Happiness is a dog on the beach

Do you know the dictionary definition of happiness? Don’t quote me, but I’m fairly certain if you looked it up you’d find a photo of a dog on a beach. Bombing around, chasing a ball and launching into the sea. Tail wagging, tongue sticking out and covered from head to toe in sand. No chance of stopping until the day is well and truly over. Then it’s time for their favourite dinner, before flopping onto a comfy bed for a head scratch before nodding off. That’s what happiness looks like. Walking my dog on the beach and seeing her having…

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15 tips for holidaying with your dog

If we go on holiday in the UK, we want to bring the dogs with us. As soon as we get a camper van, they’ll be going abroad with us too. Not just because of the inconvenience of finding someone we trust to look after them, but because they’re part of the family. There is a quote I love from John Grogan who wrote the book Marley and Me. He says, “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” Luckily these days, there are loads…

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Interviews With Pets Chapter 3 – Monty’s Story

Louise is one of the few bloggers I’ve actually met, but oddly enough I’ve never seen her off a trampoline. So I thought it would be a good idea to get all the gossip on her from someone who knows. Last week’s interview featured Donna’s Cat Leia so here’s Pink Pear Bear‘s dog Monty to represent the canines!  1. What’s your name, what sort of animal are you and what makes you a brilliant pet? I’m Monty, I’m a 12 year old chocolate Labrador and I’m a brilliant pet because I ensure that the family don’t contribute to the food…

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#RSPCAPetPeeves – my story

You may have read Pluto’s sorry tale of woe, and Jamer’s week in the life of a cat. So when the RSPCA got in touch and asked if we’d like to take part in their #RSPCAPetPeeves campaign, there was only one candidate for the role. Bubbles popped over last week to tell you all about her beauty regime, and now she’s back with a few more words of wisdom. #RSPCAPetPeeves by Bubbles Well I’ve been sent over to tell you all about my annoying habits. But of course, I don’t have any. So, I thought I’d tell you about my…

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5 Gift ideas for dogs

The past few weeks, Bubbles has been spoilt even more than usual, and she loves it. This got me thinking about all the dogs in shelters who have nobody to spoil them. And so many of those are soppy staffies like Bubbles. So if you can manage to find an extra gift, do spare a thought for the dogs at your local shelter and drop a gift off for them. Many shelters also have an Amazon gift list so you can buy something that will be sent to them directly. Here are my 5 gift ideas for dogs. 1. A…

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