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The older dog

January 31, 2023  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

The older dog

I enjoy looking after older dogs because they have usually "been there, seen it, done it." They tend to be quite worldly wise and just want gentle walks, company, a snuggly bed and blanket.........and food and treats, of course!

It’s still cold enough for a coat!

January 31, 2023  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

It’s still cold enough for a coat!

The days are getting longer and the frost hasn't been around for a while, but a lot of dogs still like wearing a coat or jumper outside. They don't have to be elderly or frail to want some extra warmth; they all definitely like going out whatever the weather for all the sights, sounds and sniffs that they can find. The dog staying with me at the moment has brought ten coats with him, quite a choice!

Another January arrives

January 01, 2023  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Another January arrives

After the all the busyness of the festive period, it's rather nice to get back to normal. Of course, our dogs are happy with walks, play and company whatever day it is. So, it's time to get used to the changeable weather of January again and enjoy our furry friends.

Christmas is on its way!

November 30, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Christmas is on its way!

Another year has whizzed by and so I am just getting the doggy advent calendar ready for my canine guests. As usual there are all the lovely toys, treats and gifts around for our pets but what they really love, as ever, are our time, love and as many cold, wet walks as we can bear!  

Dogs like a cuddle

November 02, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Dogs like a cuddle

Although there is the whole of the New Forest nearby to visit, dogs do like getting back to their home comforts, don't they? After they are dry, had a drink and a snack, it is especially nice as the weather changes to have a dog sitting next to you (if they're allowed on the sofa, that is!) for a cuddle and a nap. Of course, some of them do snore quite loudly, but that's the joy of living with dogs!

Welly boots or shoes?

October 02, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Welly boots or shoes?

As usual our English weather is keeping us all on our toes. Just as I think the dog walk is going to be a wet and muddy marathon, the sun shines and vice versa! Of course, dogs don't mind what's happening as long as they can have a good sniff and run about with a drink and a treat afterwards!

Dogs in West Quay, Southampton

September 03, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Dogs in West Quay, Southampton

I think I'm late to have discovered that the West Quay Shopping Centre in Southampton now allows doggy visitors. So I took a trip there last week with two little dogs who were very curious about where we were, but very happy to stop at Waterstones for coffee when they knew that treats were involved!

Autumn rolls around again

September 03, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Autumn rolls around again

The recent heatwave has made the trees drop some of their leaves, acorns and berries early so that the main tree can survive. The result is that it's still sunny but looks like autumn; one day dogs need their raincoats, the next they need suncream on their ears, very confusing! The dogs don't seem to mind because most of them seem to enjoy playing and kicking through the leaves.

Saving water

July 31, 2022  |   News   |     |   0 Comment

Saving water

In the midst of the hot summer days, it's lovely to find that some streams and rivers in the New Forest are still flowing. Even dogs who aren't keen swimmers like to dip their paws in to cool down. I recommend the Ober Water Walk between Brockenhurst and Rhinefield, because a large part of it is in the shade and the river is beautifully clear.

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!