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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Toddling dogs and teenage cats

Have you ever noticed the striking similarity between dogs and toddlers or between teens and cats? I’m not talking appearances here, although my staffie does look rather like a stroppy toddler when she sulks. But just think about the mannerisms. If you don’t believe me, here are a few short experiments that you can conduct at home to see for yourself. Toddling dogs 1: Tantrums Give a ball to a toddler and an identical ball to a dog. After five minutes, take both balls away and watch carefully.  Bottom lip out, temper tantrum. Walking back and forth to where you…

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