Darcy’s DIY Dog Bed.

When Darcy the miniature dachshund came to us as a rescue he didn't have one possession, not even a collar. He didn't even recognise the name they provided us with (Dappy!) and he was already an adult dog. When I offered him a treat for the first time, he backed away, and he still doesn't know how... Continue Reading →

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Living With An Anxious Dog

Just like humans, dogs can be prone to anxiety and it can show up in many different ways, and each dog will react differently. Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems and causes immense stress for the owner because everyone has to leave their dogs sometimes. It's hard to know the size of the problem... Continue Reading →

Are Dogs Addictive?

Here are my own two dogs (Alfie has now sadly died) my daughter's cava poo Rosie and Mickey the Yorkshire Terrier who is an ex-foster dog who comes back for holidays. As you can see they all got on really well! I came across this poem recently and it got me thinking Why own a... Continue Reading →

Who Rescued Who?

Yesterday I received a phone call from the lady who adopted my first ever foster dog, Misty, who is on the right in the picture. She just rang me for a chat, an update and to see how I was, how lovely is that? It's been six years since I started fostering. I had enquired at... Continue Reading →

Harvey

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 I used to sing this song to him, it's by Adele When the rain is blowing in your face And the... Continue Reading →

The Long and Short of it.

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... Continue Reading →

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