Harvey Remembered

Harvey Remembered Today it’s three years since this tiny rescue dog died in my arms on the way to the vets.     You’ll find Harvey’s story here. Harvey Harvey’s New Lease of Life Farewell Harvey   When the rain is blowing in your face And the whole World is on your case I could…

My Doggy Bucket List

My Doggy Bucket List I’m just mad about dogs…all dogs, every breed, and size, I often spend my time daydreaming of all the dogs I would like to have in my life, one way or the other. It is not a practical bucket list but an idealistic one. So, there are no exceptions.   I…

Darcy, Miniature Dachshund.

It’s approaching two years since Darcy came to stay with us. Sometimes I feel like my training fell upon deaf ears, which anyone with a dachshund will experience on a day-to-day basis. Ask them to stop barking at next doors cat for the umpteenth time and they happily ignore you, but one creak of the…

Introducing a Puppy to an Older Dog.

Introducing a Puppy to an Older Dog. When we lost Alfie suddenly, one of my main concerns was for Holly, who was his constant companion for the whole of his nine years,  They did everything together sleep, eat they even pooed in unison! Holly was the oldest and definitely the boss but Alfie was her…

The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling

TThe Power of the Dog - Alfie

  The Power of The Dog by Rudyard Kipling THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; And when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog…

Do Dogs Dream?

  Do Dogs Dream? Anyone who has ever sat beside a dog pawing the air, growling and yapping whilst supposedly fast asleep will have no doubt that dogs dream. And experts agree. They believe that dogs enter the R.E.M stage of sleep just like we do. That is the deep sleep or Rapid Eye Movement…