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Keeping your dog occupied if you’re in isolation

It's highly likely it's going to happen sometime soon.  We're going to be asked to isolate ourselves, either as a precaution, or because we're not feeling well.  We're sort of okay - we have the telly, books or hobbies.  What about the other members of our family -...

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Festival of Sleep

It’s the festival of one of my favourite hobbies …. Sleeping!   Yes, there’s actually a festival for it – I don’t think it’s a festival such as Glastonbury – I don’t think there’d be much going on to be honest, apart from the sounds of slumber. Or as in the case in my...

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Why you should be in photos with your dogs

We almost lost Tillie this weekend. She slept most of the weekend, which I suppose is nothing new, but it was the little things she didn’t do. She didn’t follow me around when she was awake. I normally literally can’t go anywhere without my little black shadow. She...

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More than a Christmas Tree – a tree of memories

  Last weekend was full of mixed emotions ….. the Christmas tree is being put away! Christmas trees are seen as a symbol of Christmas; waiting for the presents and having families around for the special day.  I see my Christmas tree as a tree of memories – every...

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Living with an elderly dog – are you prepared?

Tillie wet her bed last night. The other day I didn’t open the back door quick enough after she ate dinner, which meant the poop that was supposed to be outside ended up inside the back door. I walked into the kitchen and she was there; I went upstairs to the bedroom...

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Muddy dogs: 5 ways to get dogs dry and clean

  With Spring coming shortly, undoubtably, with the burgeoning daffodils will come the rain and mud!  Having three dogs myself, I know the ongoing battle with keeping that rain and mud on the outside of the house, car (and our motorhome) and not all over the floor and...

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Don’t take photographs of your dog sitting down

  In this age of cameras being on practically anything technological, there is no excuse for not having at least one photograph of your beloved dog or dogs. I find when working with my clients, their initial reaction when I get my camera out is they immediately ask...

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How a second-hand GSD stole our hearts

We hadn't planned on getting another dog just yet.  We already had a nearly 12 year old Chocolate Labrador (Buffy), who was still recovering from major spinal surgery the September before, and Tillie, a beautiful 10 year old Black Labrador, who with my husband and me,...

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Dogs – healers of souls, perfect hairy stress relievers

  Today marks an anniversary that I will be celebrating with my husband, a glass of something and huge cuddle with the dogs. The anniversary?  A year ago today, at approximately 4pm (or 16:00 if you prefer), I suffered a nervous breakdown.  It changed my life,...

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