Just across the road from where we live there is a small beach where Mummy goes swimming sometimes in the summer. Daddy used to swim in competition when he was young and was a very strong swimmer but he...
Many years ago, my husband and I were flying into Burbank after attending a wedding in Boston. The flight was smooth… until it was time to land. Just as the plane was gliding towards the ground, the engines whirred...
Wellbeing is defined as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” When we think of looking after our mental and physical wellbeing, it sometimes isn’t as easy to understand how our pet's wellbeing can be catered for. But, if...
Scents of love

Scents of Love

Scents of Love When the morning air has a pungent, prickly, peony scent, I know maw (my lady love) is going to work. She's all golden in front of the glass spraying and powdering until she finally clicks and clacks...
Dogs are the UK’s most popular pet and with 25per cent of households owning at least one, owners are well aware of the importance of providing them with regular exercise. One of the joys of dog ownership is getting...
When I wrote my first adventure, I said that I can be naughty. Mummy decided that I was becoming quite a handful when she took me out, so she signed me up for dog training classes. The trouble is...
In this very human crisis, animals are being forgotten. Many charities have been able to access emergency funding, from government support packages and major emergency fundraising appeals. None of this funding is available to animal rescues. Freshfields Animal Rescue has...
Wetnose Animal Aid has been helping animal rescue centres for 20 years now, but we have never seen anything like this before. Things were bad with the credit crunch in 2008, but this is on another level completely. Not only...
Anyone with a new puppy will probably be very aware of the limitations our current climate puts on effective socialisation, or at least our expectations of how socialisation should be done. I collected a foster puppy just as the...
Leading Groomer Stuart Simons makes the case for grooming being classified as an essential service. He warns that trying to trim your own dog in the lockdown could make extra work for the already overworked emergency services.  On the day...

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