Yes, a small number* of handmade and numbered Ecks have limbo-danced their hairy way across the secure border between Brooklyn and North London and are now available for adoption to discerning individuals.

If you’re confident you can give an Eck a good home, please get in touch here, and a social worker will contact you for a series of endless in-depth interviews on a variety of irrelevant, intrusive and highly personal subjects. We particularly encourage applications from passionate animal lovers and the indecently wealthy.

Please answer the following questions before submitting your application:

  1. Were any of your direct ancestors Ecks?
  2. Do you consider a long sticky tongue to be a social asset?
  3. Have you ever owned a copy of The New York Times bestseller, 100 Quick and Tasty Eck Recipes For Busy Moms?

If you answered yes, no or maybe to any of the above questions, you’re in with a chance.

[orders now closed].


*Available Ecks are limited to the number that can be brought through customs with a plausible explanation, ie, extremely limited.

**All proceeds from Eck sales go directly to the master Eck Maker, Nick Godlee.  So you might want to buy a copy of There Is No Dog (at your favourite independent bookshop) as well.





  1. Caroline Coxon 7 years ago

    I think Nick’s done a brilliant job of capturing Eck’s lugubrious personality. He sits on my desk gazing at me like my good conscience. (Eck, that is, not Nick – though he would be very welcome too, as long as he’s quiet)

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      Now that you mention it, Caroline, it’s fairly close to a self-portrait. Must introduce you to Nick someday. He looks a bit like an Eck. You’d like him.

  2. Noah Libson 7 years ago

    love these ecks, they look like a little army in the photo! i can’t wait to be the proud owner of one of these creatures. i will have the sandwiches ready and waiting. by the way im anne’s son.

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      Not everyone is willing to share his or her Eck. Just warning you.

  3. Alice 7 years ago

    Yey, my Eck is on its way then? can’t wait!

  4. raych 7 years ago

    *covets, lives in far-off country, sulks*

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      Ah, but Canada is very close to Brooklyn if you really do want one.

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