• dying dog

    Calm, panic, calm; the rhythm of living with a dying dog

    A few months have passed since a vet gave my sweet Sally, a German Shepherd mix of A Certain Age, the diagnosis: a fast-growing malignant tumor on her front left elbow. Since deciding on palliative care, I’ve been keeping her as comfortable as I can, without knowing how many months ...
  • Sherlock the bulldog

    Finding Sherlock; transforming a scared, shy fighting dog

    At the platform of a busy station, I click my fingers to get my dog Sherlock’s attention. Then I hold up a finger to get him to sit. A few people look impressed, and one comments on how well-behaved he is. I feel a swell of pride and say, like ...
  • Carob Cookies

    Carob Cookies For Your Dog

    Dogs can enjoy the chocolatey treats we love to eat by us using carob instead, like these carob cookies! The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it. You will need: A Baking Tray A Rolling Pin Ingredients: 280g Wholemeal ...
  • tail story

    A tail story

    I was born in a stinky place in Bhubaneswar. I opened my eyes to see the world 21 days thereafter. I could hear the squeaky sounds similar to mine nearby. I realised that they were my siblings. We were a pack of five and our mother would feed us for ...
  • Kit Kat

    Thank you Kit Kat

    Kit Kat (2002-2016) I woke up this morning, got out of bed and saw you weren’t there. Went to get my coffee, maybe to share a morning bite – looked down - but you weren’t there. Peeked out of the curtain while taking my morning shower. You were always our ...
  • Does not walking your dog make you a bad dog owner?

    When it comes to feeling guilty about our four-legged friends, the most common reason for owners feeling guilty is when they haven’t walked their dog everyday of the week. Most training books, websites and professionals will tell you the number one rule of dog ownership is you must take your ...
  • Things I wish I could tell you, from the owner of a reactive dog

    “Don’t worry, he’s friendly.” “Mine is not!” I wish I could tell you what is behind that response. The truth is, my dog is relatively mildly reactive to some other dogs, and occasionally, when he feels threatened, some people. On the reactivity scale, he is not bad; he will bark ...
  • A goodbye letter to my dog

    Dear Angel Doggo, I still wake up at 4.30am to the sound of mellow woofs and pillow-scratching. I often forget that I don’t need to take you out for your ‘early morning rituals’ anymore. I try my best to go back to sleep but I end up staring at our ...
  • Blueberry Biscuits For Your Dog

    Why not try making these delicious blueberry biscuits that your dog will love! The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it. You will need: A Baking Tray A Rolling Pin Ingredients: 140g All Purpose Flour 40g Fresh Blueberries ...
  • When a dog isn't for life

    It’s hard to believe that it was way back in 1978 when “A dog is for life. Not just for Christmas” was born. Clarissa Baldwin OBE came up with the most famous slogan in the dog world for The National Canine Defence League (NCDL). In fact, this catchy slogan was ...