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Time Passes on Regardless

Time Passes on Regardless - 19/10/2016

I HAVE spent a lot of time in this book talking about how it was when my dogs were young, because it was such a learning curve for me (and them) and I can remember thinking how much I wanted them to calm down and be less of a handful.

Farewell To Gordon MacDonald

Farewell To Gordon MacDonald - 04/10/2016

HOW DO you say goodbye to your best mate? Someone you have spent the last eight years hanging out with every day on the hill come rain or shine or on the sofa, in the kitchen, first thing in the morning and last thing at night?

Getting Older

Getting Older - 10/06/2016

LIKE ME, you probably have the odd occasion when you think about what it will be like when your best furry mate leaves this world but recently I have had to face up to the fact that my dogs are getting older and are slowing down quite a bit.

Dog Crush

Dog Crush - 25/11/2015

ONE OF the many nice things about sharing your life with a dog (or two!) is that they bring all sorts of new people into your life.

Serena: 5 years forgotten

Serena: 5 years forgotten - 14/09/2015

Serena is a sweet natured, loyal, gentle companion. She’s small in size, quiet, well behaved and friendly. She’s neither overbearing, nor over-excitable, and she even gets on with cats.

Adoption challenge update

Adoption challenge update - 24/08/2015

ON JAN 1, 2015, I set myself the challenge of rehoming 50 Cyprus strays by the end of the year...

Is your dog a heavy drinker?

Is your dog a heavy drinker? - 24/08/2015

IN HER LATEST blog Cat explains what it could mean if your dog is drinking too much.

Dog vs Viper

Dog vs Viper - 05/08/2015

IT'S NOT every day that return from town and your dog has turned into a turkey...

Arnie and Bunty’s diary: final day

Arnie and Bunty’s diary: final day - 24/07/2015

SAM, NICK and the children are back late tonight so it’ll be going home time Bunty.

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 8

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 8 - 17/07/2015

Wonder if it’s okay to give her some smoked salmon? Let’s hope so cos she’s just had some with her breakfast.

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 7

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 7 - 10/07/2015

YESTERDAY I tied Bunty up briefly outside the Co-Op in Bolnor Village to get her some treats (having been given the all clear to do so from Sam in Turkey).

The good, the bad and the Pugly!

The good, the bad and the Pugly! - 10/07/2015

I HAVEN'T slept for weeks, my nails have taken a battering and I’m not sure whether I’m excited or about to throw up – welcome to the world of event organising!

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 6

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 6 - 03/07/2015

HALF WAY through this dog blog and I am reminded of a book by the newscaster (and former colleague of mine at ITN and Anglia TV) Reggie Bosanquet called Let’s get through Wednesday. I know what he meant. Sort of.

Canine Esperanto

Canine Esperanto - 03/07/2015

BECAUSE I work from home I spend a lot of time with my dogs. We hang out together as I sit in my office writing, alerting each other to anything interesting that might be going on down the street (a neighbourhood cat having the audacity to saunter...

Puppy farming: the shocking reality

Puppy farming: the shocking reality - 30/06/2015

SHOCKINGLY, 41 per cent of people who bought a puppy last year did not see the mother with the pup...

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 5

Arnie and Bunty's diary: day 5 - 26/06/2015

BUNTY doesn’t disturb us till gone 8am, and seems in a good mood apart from trying to eat my dressing gown...

Arnie and Bunty’s diary: day 4

Arnie and Bunty’s diary: day 4 - 19/06/2015

DOG ALARM around 7am. One thing I forgot to mention in my report for Saturday was the strange case of Bunty versus the wire brush on the end of a long pole that we use to scratch out weeds...

Does my dog need supplements?

Does my dog need supplements? - 12/06/2015

A LOT OF people are persuaded by clever and attractive advertising and marketing to spend money on supposed ‘health’ products for their pets. The internet is full of products that promise cures or improvements to your pet’s condition – but are...

Arnie and Bunty’s diary: day 3

Arnie and Bunty’s diary: day 3 - 12/06/2015

BARK ALARM at the relatively civilised hour of 7.20am. No eye contact (as suggested by Sam to avoid her peeing immediately before she’s even out of the house) but all she does when I open the backdoor is turn straight back almost into my arms.

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