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Dogs helping to recycle

June 29, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Dogs helping to recycle

I recently had a parcel delivered with an incredible amount of cardboard and paper packaging. A few little treats scattered amongst it made a brilliant game for the dog who was staying with me. Needless to say, there was a lot of noise, excitement and rubbish everywhere, but at least the packaging was useful for something else!

Summer’s here again

June 29, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Summer’s here again

We may have passed the longest day, but the summer's really only just getting going. Luckily there are lots of shady walks to choose from in this area so that dogs don't need to get hot....or me! My latest treat for dogs is to freeze cooked sausages to make a sort of sausage lollipop. The only downside is that they never last long once a dog gets a hold of them!

Exbury Gardens

March 31, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Exbury Gardens

I'm giving a shout out to Exbury Gardens, the very dog friendly home of the Rothschild family in the New Forest. The paths and tracks give dogs lots of opportunities for sniffing and on-lead exploring around the trees and plants, as well as near the Beaulieu River. They're also welcome in the cafes and on the steam train and most dogs aren't bothered by the sound of the train whistle! A really lovely place to visit.

Longer spring days

March 31, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Longer spring days

It might be chilly at the moment but it's lovely to have the longer days now. Although dogs don't seem to mind if it's dark or light, they do seem to be a bit more perky at this time of year which makes walks more fun!

Spring is on its way again

February 11, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Spring is on its way again

The gradually longer days and the flowers coming up are certainly cheering me up and dogs seem to be enjoying the new sets of sniffs. Even the frosty mornings make them perk up! Here's hoping we all feel that Spring in Our Step soon.

Another nice coffee stop

January 08, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Another nice coffee stop

I'm always on the look out for a dog-friendly cafe. While it's not new, I only recently discovered Forest Edge Roasting Company at the top of Lyndhurst High Street. It's small, friendly, welcomes dogs and, as the name suggests, roasts coffee on-site. I recommend it!

2022

January 08, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

2022

It's nice to welcome in the New Year and see the days starting to get longer, even if it is only by a minute here and there! Most dogs don't seem mind what the weather is, as long as they're got somewhere exciting to go to although, of course, there are those who just don't like the cold and wet! Having said that, the New Forest still looks lovely amongst the doom and gloom! Happy New Year.

Canine Christmas

November 10, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Canine Christmas

On the countdown to Christmas, I'm planning the advent calendar and Christmas stocking for the dogs who will be staying with me then.....of course, I won't say their names in case they're reading this! (Just do make sure if you buy any treats for your dogs that they are doggy treats, not human ones)

Autumn and Winter

November 10, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Autumn and Winter

It's definitely autumn, as the New Forest is looking beautiful now that the leaves are changing.  Dogs seem to love crunching and running through the leaves as much as we humans do! Every now and then we're having frosty mornings and some dogs enjoy rolling in it, who knows what that's all about!!

Watching the world go by

August 29, 2021  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Watching the world go by

It's so important for us to stop every now and then and just look around us and it's the same for dogs. They love to sit on a bench or in a cafe and watch the world go by. Not only is it great socialisation for young dogs who are learning about normal sights and sounds, but dogs are just as curious as us humans about what's going on! So, enjoy those quiet moments together.