Enjoying a Trip to the Beach with …

Sunday was pretty glorious here on the Island. There was very little wind and the temperature reached around 16 degrees. We always try to take the dogs to a new walking spot on days like these. We harnessed up the dogs and hopped in the car, heading off to the west side of the Isle of Wight. There’s a lot of farmland and forest on this side of the Island but we decided that it…

The Struggles of Getting Betty Healthy Again

So early this week I was given the fright of my life. Betty had just finished eating her breakfast at 6:10 am on Tuesday morning. She began walking across the kitchen and then promptly fell on her side and had a seizure. 30 seconds later and she’s awake and responsive but unable to stand up. We helped her up and after a few seconds, she was able to walk, although still a little wobbly. Five…

Human Foods That You Should Never Feed …

Before we welcomed Barry into our lives, I didn’t really have much idea of which foods are unsafe for dogs. I knew that chocolate was a big no-no but that’s about it. Over the years I’ve found that there are actually hundreds of human foods which are incredibly unsafe for dogs, but also that some human foods can be very beneficial to our four-legged friends. I’ve compiled a list of safe and unsafe foods which…

The Do’s and Dont’s of …

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is undoubtedly very exciting, but it can also be overwhelmingly stressful. Trust me, I know. Think sleepless nights, chewed slippers and the mind-scrambling phenomena that is house-training. It’s an awful lot of work, but also infinitely rewarding. Choosing a puppy doesn’t need to be stressful. I’m hoping I can maybe make actually choosing a puppy a bit easier for you. The important thing to remember is that you’re looking for…

Homemade Grain-Free Coconut Bite Dog Treat Recipe

Why grain free? Adopting little George was one of the best things that I have ever done, but it didn’t come without its difficulties. George arrived with us aged 7 months old, very smelly and very itchy. We managed it as best we could with special shampoo, but it wasn’t really getting much better. It was only a month after George came to live with us that things took a step in the right direction.…

Insights: what it’s really like to …

Pugs everywhere. Pugs are a controversial breed in that people either love them or hate them. There doesn’t seem to be an in-between. With that aside, there’s no denying that they have taken the world by storm. These days you cannot enter a shop without seeing at least one product emblazoned with the face of a pug. They’re everywhere. With an unprecedented amount of pugs making their way into rescues right now, I’m here to…

Review: Danish Design Vintage Dogstooth Slumber Bed

Everything happened pretty quickly with Betty. One minute I was without a care in the world, packing my suitcase ready to take Barry and George on a little weekend break away – the next minute I found myself in the pet shop panic-buying anything a new dog could possibly need. The pet shop had a huge selection of beds, but I found myself drawn to the Danish Design ones as we had already owned Danish…