Tally Ho Dodo!
Lord Dodo is no bird brain
It's ceaselessly astounding what the human mind can come up with.
Every now and then, a truly great mind comes along to change the world. Just think: where would the world be had Isaac Newton not sat down by that apple tree one day and wondered why the apple fell downwards and not upwards, or had Albert Einstein not sat in the streetcar on his way home from work and pondered what would happen to his perception of time if the streetcar moved at the speed of light?
Likewise, in 1965, Lord Dodo (a.k.a. Sir John Verney) asked, "How can endlessly busy people save themselves from extinction due to the pressures of modern life?" His answer gifted the world with something so incredible that we believe he has cemented himself among the most revolutionary thinkers of our time.
The Idodeal daily organiser for the whole family
Lord Dodo, who today is chairman of Dodo Towers, conceived the Dodo Pad as an entertaining weekly planner to help the owner keep track of important dates and deadlines. Each edition of the spiral-bound diary is impossible to lose, thanks to the annually altering brightly coloured cover, and features Lord Dodo's extremely practical grid system, a true innovation of organisation.
Each week is clearly presented as a grid with each daily row divided into five columns. You can assign one column to each family member (with room at the side to 'marginalise' extra family members), or you can split the day into five because, let's face it, a single square is hardly ever enough room for an entire family or even one terribly busy person. By using the Dodo Pad, everyone can stay in sync and in the loop – coordinating family life has never been easier!
We have often wondered what humanity would have suffered through had Lord Dodo never concocted this ingenious invention. Friendships would crumble under the bitterness of forgotten birthdays; family arguments would erupt when parents repeatedly fail to attend their children's music recitals; and, frankly, just thinking about all those accidentally missed dentist appointments is enough to give us a toothache.
Thankfully, the Dodo Pad put an end to all these worries by providing you with a creative way to keep sight of your goals. Never again will you experience the sheer amount of stomach-churning stress that comes upon the sudden realisation that your super-important presentation was actually this Thursday and not next. Phew!
Lord Dodo's dodelightful doodles
As the descendant of a long line of distinguished doodlers, Lord Dodo is positively emphatic about drawing, spending his days scribbling and sketching away as he resides in his drawing room at Dodo Manor. The Dodo Pad has given him a way to put all his daydreaming and doodling to good use. His signature illustrations adorn every page of the Dodo Pad, giving each week a unique theme and allowing the reader a glimpse into his truly remarkable brain. His Lordship's favourite jokes, quotes, brainteasers, and unusual facts and anniversaries can be found throughout each Dodo Pad, and he even honours the Dodo dynasty with historical facts about his eccentric ancestors. Any appreciator of unconventional history and a good joke will feel at home in Lord Dodo's company.
Lord Dod's art may even inspire you to do some doodling of your own, which is why we've left a (mostly) blank space opposite each weekly grid for you to sketch your creations.
This Dodo's far from extinct
Initially starting with just the week-to-view spiral-bound diary, the Dodo Pad range has expanded and evolved throughout its 50-plus-year history to cater to every busy Dodopadler. University or college student with deadlines to keep track of and exams to plan towards? Our Acad-pad is perfect for planning out the academic year, from August to September. Prefer to see the whole month at a glance? Our month-to-view wall calendar is an excellent alternative to the diary. We also have looseleaf versions, Filofax compatible refills, and pocket- and personal-sized planners. Not only that, but Lord Dodo has finally joined the digital age and now produces interactive DigiDodoPads for use on your phone or tablet!
Whichever Dodo Pad product you choose, they all capture the buoyant spirit of Lord Dodo and his hardworking team at Dodo Towers. That's why the front cover of every single diary released, including the very first edition in 1966, proudly reads: "If you too are nearly extinct with the daily pressures of modern life, then try the Dodo Pad". And every back cover, accompanying the picture of a mother and baby Dodo: 'After using your Dodo Pad for a year you may find you're not as extinct as all that!'
So, don't face extinction! The Dodo Pad diary has everything you could ever want and more from a planner. Once you've become a member of the Dodo Pad family, you'll be amazed at how you ever managed to live without one of these infinitely helpful diaries in your home. It's no wonder why so many Dodopadlers are fanatic about our products.
The unequalled equine organiser from Lord Dodo
If, like Lord Dodo, horses are your mane love in life, you’ll want to look after them the best you can. Instead of having a mare with your horse care, keep your stallions stellar and your ponies prancing by managing them with the help of Tally Ho Dodo!, Lord Dodo’s organiser for looking after stupendous steeds.
This hard-backed ring binder measures 24cm x 20cm and will help you sort and sift through all the essential info you need to look after your galloping neigh-bour.
Saddle up and take the reins of your horse care
His Lordship has always been one to buck the trend, which is why Tally Ho Dodo! goes one step beyond your run-of-the-mill organiser by giving you the means to create an extensive equine encyclopedia.
Tally Ho Dodo! comes with 12 dividers, which allow you to keep a record of everything you would possibly need to keep your favourite filly feeling fine. With deep pouches on the reverse side, these dividers are perfect for stuffing and storing lists, notes, and cuttings on every aspect of your horse’s care.
The 12 sections included in the organiser are:
- Saddlery & Bedding
- Farrier Lessons & Training
- Vet & Dentist
- Complementary Therapies
- Events & Gymkhanas
- Membership Notes
And, of course, all the dividers feature exquisite equine illustrations from the pen of Lord Dodo himself.
More fantastic features for you to fawn over your foals
Lord Dodo realises that owning a horse means being saddled with a lot of responsibility. To help you keep on top of all the regular requirements, he has included a Perennial Planner, a wipe-clean calendar that you can use to schedule clipping and worming appointments, inoculations and vet visits, insurance renewals, and any other ongoing obligations.
Tally Ho Dodo! also includes a clear ziplock pouch to keep particularly precious documents and certificates safe and a strong elastic bandeau to hold everything securely inside. The ring-bound book is also refillable, so if you ever need more room to write your nag-related notes, you can buy extra sheets of our high-quality paper to insert in whichever section you’d like, creating a thorough organiser for your thoroughbred.
So, stop stalling and get a tight rein on your stable today with Tally Ho Dodo!, the indodispensable organiser for horse and pony owners.
But Lord Dodo is no one-trick pony. He also has plenty of other organisers that have earned him a loyal colt following, including the Dodo Book of the Precious Pet to help with the care of your other four-legged friends.