A review and giveaway of Meg Heath bespoke dog leads and collars

Bubbles is one of the most incredible dogs I’ve ever met. She’s totally submissive to other dogs, obedient to us and even does as she’s told by the children. She’s the perfect running companion and a fabulous playmate for both Pluto and the girls. She knows basic commands and always comes when she’s called. Her beautiful nature is likely to be due to her breed – she’s a crossbreed but mainly Staffordshire bull terrier. And along with the incredible attributes her breed possess, she has also inherited the one bad habit. She pulls terribly on the lead. So did I want…

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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 5 – Holly Bobbins’ Story

Holly Bobbins read Bracken’s Story last week and commented on Twitter about what a beautiful dog he was. I thought this was a particularly kind thing to say about a fellow canine, so I thought Holly Bobbins would have a tale to tell as well. As it happens I was right – she is the canine force behind Mandy’s photography blog and it turns out she’s quite the local celebrity! Over to you Holly Bobbins! 1. What’s your name, what sort of animal are you and what makes you a brilliant pet? My name is Holly Bobbins and I am a…

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Interviews With Pets Chapter 4 – Bracken’s Story

My interviews with pets are rapidly becoming some of my favourite posts. It’s great to have people taking part who are up for a bit of a laugh and willing to see life from their pet’s perspective. This week it’s the turn of gorgeous Bracken who owns Jess Powell from the fabulous family and lifestyle blog Babi a Fi. Bracken is in fact one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen. Shh, don’t tell Bubbles and Pluto! 1. What’s your name, what sort of animal are you and what makes you a brilliant pet? My name is Bracken and I’m a dog, a…

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Top 5 Beauty secrets revealed

Today, yet again, somebody stopped us in the street and asked what my secret was. How can I possibly manage to remain so beautiful with so little effort? Well of course, I have youth on my side, and my gorgeous natural colourings help as well. My shiny brown hair and my big, puppy dog eyes just can’t be copied. But I do have a few beauty tips, so listen up you ugly bunch, here’s how it’s done. Never underestimate the importance of protection Even my beautiful complexion could be at risk if I was to expose it to the stresses and strains…

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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…

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10 reasons to rescue a pet

Once you have decided on the right pet for your family, the next step is to decide where to get it from. It is all too easy to head to the nearest petshop or find a breeder, but here are 10 reasons why you should stop and think about it. 1. Save a life Last year, over 47,500 dogs were abandoned in council pounds. This is in addition to those handed in to charities. It also doesn’t take into account other pets. On average, one unwanted dog is put to sleep every two hours in the UK, simply because they…

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