A tea party for dogs with Harringtons

Our dogs are a huge part of the family. We take them on holiday – last year they came over on the boat with us to the Isle of Wight; they come with us on days out, play with the children and generally get involved with everything that’s going on.

So when Harringtons contacted us and asked if we’d like to throw the dogs a party, I thought it was a brilliant idea! This afternoon while the girls were having a nap, there was a knock at the door. Bubbles has a sixth sense for when a delivery is for her, so she was first there to greet the delivery man. And of course, she was right. It was time for the dogs’ Harringtons tea party.

Our Harringtons tea party

First, they put on their bow ties and took a few selfies. They even posed for some more formal portraits.

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

Then we laid the table for a tea party. And of course, every good tea party needs a cup and saucer – and someone to drink from it. If ever there was a dog who was born to drink from a cup and saucer, it was Pluto. So he was first in line, but Bubbles soon came along to share.

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

As well as bow ties, a selfie frame and some bunting, Harringtons kindly sent the dogs a Harringtons mixed selection box and some small dog bowls for them to eat from. So they sat to the table and got stuck in.

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

And of course, the other essential ingredient for the perfect tea party is some of your best friends being there as your guests. Well I did say previously that the dogs were part of the family, and Harringtons gave us everything we needed for the family to join in with the tea party.

A dogs tea party with Harringtons: Win your very own party pack for your dog

Our dogs have had such a lovely time getting involved with the Harringtons party. They are also looking forward to polishing off the rest of their mixed selection box. The chicken and potato with vegetables pack that they tried today was definitely a hit!

Win your own Harringtons tea party for your pooch!

If your dogs would like to have their own party, you can win them their very own Harringtons party pack. One lucky winner’s pooch will receive a food pack of either 6 x 150 mixed flavours or 4 x 400 mixed flavours, some bowls to eat from, bow ties, a selfie frame, some dog masks and even some DogBuddy poo bags to clean up afterwards.

You can enter using the very simple rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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Please note, this post and competition are in collaboration with Harringtons. All views, opinions and dogs (real and otherwise) are my own.



  1. Bev
    April 8, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Misty makes me laugh every day! Today, she tried to steal a toy from Cookie and in doing so, got herself tangled in her blanket….as if that wasn’t enough, she decided to growl at and shake her blanket!

  2. Jo Hutchinson
    April 8, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Roxy getting so excited to see someone and her legs moving frantically on the lino but she’s not moving forward.

  3. Harline parkin
    April 9, 2016 / 5:11 am

    He pooed on someone’s newly laid driveway! Doesn’t care where he does it

  4. Tracy Nixon
    April 9, 2016 / 6:07 am

    After being in heat, our chihuahua thought she had been pregnant and given birth to a pup – emmmmm – my sock! She carried my sock around for three weeks, slept with it and growled if anyone tried to take it from her. She is now booked in to be spayed!

  5. amy fidler
    April 9, 2016 / 6:48 am

    My 9 year old black lab jack,was being walked at Greenham Common a few weeks ago,when i spotted one of my old school bullies,i don’t quite understand how it happened,but i think Jack sensed they were/used to be a nasty person,he went bombing up to her,to say hi to her dog,but insted,knocked her over into a cow pat!!!

  6. Jo m welsh
    April 9, 2016 / 7:05 am

    He made me laugh when he was just sitting there and his tail moved making him jump he’s only 12 months but has a right character

  7. April 9, 2016 / 7:15 am

    My brother’s working cocker spaniel is really well trained but equally mental. Been telling my MIL how much better trained he is than her dogs (he has a few rosettes from their local class and can’t be taught any more) so when they were here she came over to see him. But he got really excited while she was taking her shoes off (no not *that*) and started jumping around. Anyway he ended up head butting her while trying to lick her face then leaping around my living room all over the sofas in uncontrollable excitement! It took him about 5 solid minutes to calm down while my MIL got over the shock of being headbutted by a dog in her face.

    He is so well trained that my brother can put treats on his head and tell him to stay. My MILs dogs barely sit when you ask haha.

  8. Ruth Harwood
    April 9, 2016 / 8:10 am

    He bounces on the spot when he needs to go outside! when he wants food he runs in circles lol

  9. amanda walsh
    April 9, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Honey is only 4 months old and always getting into mischief, she likes to shread toilet roll at the minute

  10. marie powell
    April 10, 2016 / 6:06 am

    Barney loves to come out with us in the car, he is only little and likes to sit on my knee to look out of the window, he likes to do the head out and “smile” in the wind which looks very funny

  11. Iris Tilley
    April 10, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I love his first tail wag in the morning when he sees me & how he puts his paw on my lap when i kneel beside him.

    He once made me laugh when i gave him a homemade yorkshire pudding, he held it between his paws then spent 5mins nibbling on it lol (i felt honoured)

    April 10, 2016 / 10:46 am

    I have four of the critters so life is one long party! The youngest two adore each other and they playfight by “boxing” with their front paws whilst wearing the most enormous sloppy grins 😀

  13. Michelle Ferguson
    April 10, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    My choc Labrador Nessie is obsessed with food, she ate a cadburys mini roll a couple of days ago without taking the wrapper off :o(

  14. Gemma Massey
    April 10, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    My gorgeous chug Arthur never fails to make me laugh, he’s got such a great personality. Yesterday he decided to eat one of my lipsticks then it looked like he was prancing around and puckering up for a kiss lol was such a funny moment ( once I stopped stressing as I didn’t know if it would of hurt him but luckily it was ok ) xx

  15. Tony Metcalf
    April 10, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    We have a wooden floor in the living room. Many times Briar has come rushing in and her legs go in four directions, or she goes sliding across the floor. Has happened many times, but always amuses. Wouldn’t be so bad, but she hates having her claws clipped!

  16. April 10, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Saw this the other day, read it but forgot to comment! Doh!

    We took Samson out for a walk and bumped into another Westie. She was lovely and friendly and I made a little fuss of her. I think Samson got a little jealous because he decided to “scent” me! I ended up going home with a soaked leg and trainer where I wasn’t quick enough to move!

  17. Ali Thorpe
    April 11, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    My dog hides treats around the house and insists on sharing a biscuit with me (usually by dropping it on me in bed) at bedtime. I think she thinks I should have it just in case I get hungry at night.

  18. Gwyn Sharps
    April 12, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    He pinched my friend’s ipod out of her room, brought it to my room, took it out the case, detached the earphones and left it on my bedroom floor.

    April 16, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    My sons doggy chewed his A team slippers on xmas day (I think she got clattered) no xmas dinner for her

  20. loretta mcdonald
    April 17, 2016 / 11:02 am

    My boxer Katie is still only a pup but from the tiny bundle I brought home is now like a small pony that insists my bed is more comfortable than hers.I’ve had to start locking my bedroom door as anytime she’s missing she’ll be upstairs having a duvet day in my bed!

  21. Anthony Harrington
    April 19, 2016 / 8:42 am

    my 2 Border Collies are always making us laugh, the latest thing was the two of them found one of my socks and stood guard over it for ages, they once they knew they could have it, they had a great game of tug of war with it.

  22. rebecca nisbet
    April 19, 2016 / 11:43 am

    just him being himself makes us giggle, we call him a human in a dog suit, he does not act like a dog at all.

  23. Hayley Atkins
    April 19, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    One of my 3 dogs,Louis,is a Saluki x greyhound x antelope x wookie x kangaroo! He has a very deep butch bark but is a real baby and happily lets our 6 cats cuddle up with him. Today on his walk a neighbour”s cat attacked him! There was a lot of hissing and swearing and calling of names and the cat kept punching poor Louis in the face.Louis bravely hid behind his dog walker! Luckily he wasn”t injured but it was a very traumatic experience and poor Louis has lost all his street cred with all the other dogs in our neighbourhod!

  24. Rachel Butterworth
    April 20, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    My dog chased a giant bumblebee away from my frightened two year old niece recently, my niece rewarded her with a biscuit bone and a big hug.

    April 24, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Our dog loves to lick our grandsons neck and ears to make them laugh and so they give her treats

  26. Sue price
    April 27, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Boo makes me laugh everyday, he’s a real character. Had me in stitches this morning. Running around in circles chasing his tail, until he was going that fast that he fell over!

  27. Rosie Holloway
    April 30, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Gimli makes me laugh every meal time as he likes to play football with his dried dog food – he takes a piece into the other room and you have to kick it for him to chase and eat before he will eat the rest of his food normally.

  28. Samantha Loughlin
    April 30, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    She ate my ugg boots couldn’t help but laugh

  29. Jennifer Conn
    May 1, 2016 / 4:32 am

    Our new puppy, a American Bulldog named Spartan has a habit of backing himself up and sitting on top my female Dogue De Bordeaux’s head. It’s so funny because she just lays there and lets him do it.

  30. Wendy Guy
    May 1, 2016 / 8:45 am

    My dog is very old and on a walk recently he mistook my sons leg for a tree and wee up his leg. Very funny.

  31. May 1, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    My dog fell in my sisters pond once….made me laugh…..he is so silly sometimes. I have two dogs and they are such personalities.

  32. liz ferguson
    May 1, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    rusty is a small dog, so it was quite a sight to see her, drag a huge carrot from my veggie rack and sit chomping on it xx

  33. Kirsty Hosty
    May 1, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    We find it funny that when we let buddy out for a night time we, once he’s finished he runs to the stairs and starts talking to us (I.e whining, grow noises) saying come on hurry up I want to go to bed.

  34. Teresa sheldon
    May 1, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    My gorgeous beagle Mr Toz is very mischievous
    One down whilst exerting him on our local field there was a father and son flying a kite the other side on seeing this colourful thing a few feet in the air he raced across the field took one leap in the air and ran off with their kite, I was mortified so too were they they were Chinese and on holiday here and we’re so shocked it costed me a new kite and some chocolate to apologise on his behalf as for him he loved running around in circles hoping for us to chase him

  35. alice lightning
    May 2, 2016 / 2:31 am

    I call my little Alfie milkychops as he always creep and have the cats milk he ends up wearing more than he drinks

  36. Susan B
    May 2, 2016 / 10:37 am

    He turns round and round with his blanket in his mouth to make a little nest before plopping himself down in the middle of it. If it’s not right, he goes round and round the other way.

  37. Jackie Dawson
    May 2, 2016 / 10:58 am

    My little furry baby has just picked up the habit of when i’m eating she climbs up on me and taps on the table as if to say “my turn now” shes so cheeky!

  38. Kim Tanner-Hill
    May 2, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    When our gorgeous boy was a few months old, we had popped out fir an hour, when we returned we found him in the back garden. We were very confused as we left in in the house and locked the doors as you do. When he saw us he bolted back into the house – he had obviously been stufying the cats as he had taught himself to use the cat flap!

  39. May 2, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Bracken got stuck under the sofa the other day – she still thinks she’s a puppy! She could get under, but couldn’t quite get back out. 🙂

  40. Karl Borowy
    May 2, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    watches tv and makes noises when pleased

  41. Victoria Prince
    May 2, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    The most recent was when they were all running around in the garden together playing, Solei ran skilfully avoiding the pond and Sadie completely forgot it was there and ran straight into it! The expression on her face as the ground disappeared from underneath her was priceless

  42. Kirsty Woods
    May 2, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I left a bunch of bananas on the kitchen table and my dog Wolfie stole them took them to his bed peeled them and ate them all 🙂 he is strange lol

  43. Natalie Crossan
    May 2, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Attempted to drink some wine. Really liked the smell of the glass

  44. Brenda Wilkes
    May 2, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Basil has recently had an operation and so he has been allowed to sleep on our bed. Bentley thought he would go a step further and go under the covers and push Basil off!

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