Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Greyhound Gala

This Sunday is the Northants Greyhound Rescue 'Greyhound Gala' @ Towcester Racecourse and we are going to be there!! Yaay! We are really looking forward to it. The day starts at 10am and includes a 20 class dog show - yes..20!! All breeds are welcome to join in the fun & judging starts at 11am. There will be lots of fun things going on including trade stalls of all varieties, food & drinks and a chance to meet some doggies who are looking for their forever home... maybe it will be with you!! ♥ We will have an extra large collection of our greyhound & lurcher bandanas with us, along with our "Race Cars not Greyhoundscotton shoppers & special greyhound & lurcher coats. x x

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Jerry Green Fun Day

Today was the Jerry Green Fun Day at Brixworth, Northamptonshire! And doing exactly as promised...it was lots of fun!! :) The weather was not kind today with near gale-force winds & torrential rain showers but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits & everything carried on as if we were basking in tropical sunshine. The marquees just about stayed pinned down and after the storm we got some lovely sunshine to dry off in! There were so many lovely bits to do & see including doggie healing, a fortune teller, bric-a-brac from just 10p (!!!) & agility training classes. And as if that wasn't enough, a full dog show! So many lovely doggies came along it made it very hard for the judges to choose winners. Our handsome greyhound friend Jake won his 2nd award in less than 10 days, coming 3rd in the puppy class. Yaay! We loved meeting all the dogs and their owners & had a great time. Looking forward to seeing how much money was raised for the centre - they really do work sooo hard & help so many doggies who without their intervention would have been sent to doggie-heaven early *leaky eyes*. If you would like to donate, click here! x x

More pics after the jump! >>

A Brilliant Birthday

Yesterday was my 26th birthday & I really had a lovely day. I am such a lucky girl to have such wonderful family & friends  ♥ Lee really spoilt me this year *blush* with these AMAZING Vivienne Westwood Melissa Ultra Girl Shoes AND a Paul's Boutique hoodie!! It's a really fab one too ... with 'have a nice day' smiley & 'LOVE' patches and diamonte lightning bolts all across the back! *squeal*

Arsenal were even kind enough to win for me against Blackburn before we went for dins at Fusion here in Northampton with Mum, Peggilini, Nicola & Mark. It really is a great restaurant with such a huge choice from the buffet - my faves were mini vegi spring-rolls, chocolate & cream cups and the gorgeous pineapple sorbet. Afterwards we went downstairs to Fuse, the basement level bar, where they have a seperate 'powder room' complete with hair straighteners to use free of charge!! Very impressed! Check out their website ... www.fusion-fuse.co.uk/ ... we didn't get in until 1am! Gasp! We had the Jerry Green Fun Day to do today! Lols x x

Love for London

On Friday we headed to the bright lights of London for a girly day out with Mum & Nicola and we had sooo much fun! Besides admiring the pretties of Harrods' jewellery departments & the beeeautiful Chanel collections *wistful sigh* we all went crazy for the 'Pet Kingdom' dept. on the 4th floor which was choc-a-blocka full of woof-a-licious designer beds, clothes & toys including Roberto Cavalli's very glamorous pet collection ...BUT then we saw that they also sell puppies and were not happy AT ALL!! Very angry indeed that puppies for sale in a department store. They are behind glass and in a 'reasonable' size space which we assume & sincerely hope is air conditioned etc but there is no daylight, mama dog OR love and attention. It isn't nice at all to have people staring at them like they are in a fish bowl and taking pictures despite the 'no pictures' signs... not a good start in life even if it is in the most famous & expensive store in the world. We assume that they must have been checked out by the RSPCA but who stays with them at night etc??  If anyone knows anything, letting us know would be greatly appreciated - the cashier didn't really want to talk about it so we left. Really do not think it's neccessary to have them in there at all - purely gimmic. Hmmpff!!!

*and breathe...*
Other doggie-themed wares in the famous gold & green store included aprons, brollies & of course the Harrods doggie himself on EVERYthing you can imagine. Here are couple of our faves... although sadly the electric lighting has given all my pics from inside a funny orange glow...eek!

After our little outrage we headed to the Manolo shop where a very chic little chihuahua was shopping with her mum... unfortunately she was camera shy ... unlike Nic who can be seen here modelling her gorgeous new boots from the AW collection:

Also fell in looove with this doggie themed jumper & these yummy (and surely mega mega expensive!) cakes before having a lovely lady from the Mac counter show us how to contour our cheeks!! Lols x x

Wonderful Weekend!

We have had such a lovely bank holiday weekend so far! Our day out in London, Birthday fun, Jerry Green Fun Day... far too much to cram into one post so... day-by-day posts coming up!! x x

Thursday, 26 August 2010

We have missed you!!

Our computer has been poorly sick for a whole week & sadly still hasn't been fixed! *fingers x-d will be soon though!*  That's why we've been AWOL! But my lovely Mummy has lent hers for a few days so we are back... yaay!!

And it's an exciting few days for us ... this Friday we are going to the Big Smoke for a day out admiring Manolos & visiting the Harrods doggie, then Saturday is my birthday (Eek!) & most importantly on Sunday it's... the Jerry Green Fun Day!! Yaaay!! We are very excited about it!! It is going to be lovely & hoping lots of the lovely dogs there will find their forever home. The Market Square Dog Show was great & we loved meeting all the doggies and their owners. I just found out that the day raised just over £1000 for Animals in Need which is fab news :) I will be uploading photos later today.

Buzzy is still training to use his Poochie Bells but the rain has been a little bit of a problem... he has always hated the rain & wet and getting him out is a challenge but we are getting there. Honey is still scared of the bells but we are working hard to get her used to them! Think making some progress :) x x

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Collingbourne K9 Festival

PUPPY LOVE is going to be at the Collingbourne K9 Festival on September 18th at Parsonage Farm, Wiltshire!! It is the very 1st year of the festival & we are very excited to be taking part indeed. Money will be raised for Help for Heroes, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Wiltshire Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue & Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue. There will be a Kennel Club Licensed Dog Show with 18 classes, a 'Max-Factor' talent competition, food & drinks stalls, charity & trade stalls PLUS a Guinness World Record Attempt!! It is for the "the Largest Simultaneous Dog Stay" and starts at 1pm. The record is for the greatest number of dogs who ‘stay’ successfully at a single venue. The current record (as of 31st May 2010) was 627 dogs at an event called “Super Sit” organised by the RSPCA at the Wag and Bone Show, Windsor Great Park (UK) on the 6 August 2005. If you can make it, come along and help beat the record!! It looks like going to be such a fun day!! For more details click on the link below x x

Monday, 16 August 2010

A Busy Weekend!

Phew...! We have been rather busy again this weekend... in between dodging the ma-husive thunder storm & bucketfuls of rain mother nature bestowed  on us, we have made a new batch of scottie dog cushions, oilcloth pegbags & have trialled a new product... the draft excluder!! Pics of that to come in the next few days!!

We also rehomed this not-so-little guy from the Cancer Research Charity shop.... 

His name is Henry and he is our new Large & Extra Large bandana model!! You can meet him on our stall at this Sunday's Northampton Market Dog Show & the Jerry Green Fun Day on August 29th 

You may have been wondering how Buzz is getting on with his Poochie Bells ... well he has given them his 1st cautious little nudge so we think he is making progress... yaay! Although the rain is still a problem - he just hates it & it's such a problem when trying to get him out *sigh* but we will get there. Honey on the other hand is not at all scared of water...but is scared of the Poochie Bells so we are working on getting her used to them! xx

Friday, 13 August 2010

Birthday Girl!

Today is Honey's 4th birthday! Yaay! We made her a special party dress ... white cotton jersey with a black lace skirt and baby pink glittery trim PLUS 3 polka-dotty & rosebud bows down the back... very girly & pretty! 

And not wanting to be left out, Buzzy donned a pair of wings for the party... lols! Although we're not sure he looks as cute as Mops the Pug, who we met at Dog's Trust Salisbury's Fun Day, did in hers...

Birthday girl even did some dancingAfter aLOT of yummy treats (including some doggie birthday cake!!) & dressing up fun, though, she was cream-crackered!! xx

"Night night lil sis!" -Buzz
P.s. Honey would like to know what you think of her dress please? Is she a trend-setter? x

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Poochie Bells for Mr Poopy Bum!

Buzz is very proud to be doggie tester for Dougals Den over the next few weeks! He is testing out their new  Poochie Bells as we all know he needs to poop aLOT and we don't always realise that he needs to go out because he doesn't tell us... I think he gets embarrassed bless him! So, lovely Dougal and his secretary Lynn have sent us some Poochie Bells for him to try out & review. Poochie Bells are new to the UK & are bells that he will learn to ring when he wants to go out! It is such a simple method & no dog is too young or too old to train :) Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?! Buzz is 8 ... or so he tells us! As he's rescue we can't be 100%! The bells hang on the doorhandle & before doggie goes out, we ring them & say "Outside...ring the bells!" then praise Buzzy & let him out. How simple is that? They come in all different designs ( we have paw prints... v cool! ) & you can buy them for just £9.99 here! And they come with a little collar tag too! P-awesome!!

We will be keeping you updated on Buzz's progress! Follow us on twitter for real-time updates!!

More pics after the jump!! >>

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Jerry Green Fun Day on 29th August

Yaay.. another fun day for PUPPY LOVE! We are very happy & proud to be a part of the Jerry Green Brixworth Centre's Fun day on August 29th. They are a fab centre & all the staff and volunteers are so dedicated to helping and rehoming the doggies that come in to them in need of a home. The fun day is taking place at the centre, just outside of Brixworth, Northampton and starts at 12noon. It is going to be such a fab day - there will be a doggie artist, ice-cream & even doggie healing therapy! Plus free parking for evreyone! You can find out more here . xx

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Pizza Pooch!

Aww check out this little guy... he's a Pizza Delivery Pooch

Gizmo used to get very stressed & noisy when his owner, Sean, goes went to work delivering pizza on his motorbike in Plymouth... so Sean built him his very own Doggy Box for the back of the bike. It has airholes & a fan & Sean says Gizmo has always been happy travelling and now gets to see more of the journey! We hope that Sean is a very safe & careful motorbike driver!! Looking at the piccies in today's Daily Mail though...Gizmo sure looks like he was Born to Ride... xx

Monday, 9 August 2010

Manic Monday!

Well... not quite! But the countdown to PUPPY LOVE's next public outing has begun ... just 12 days to go until the Market Square Dog Show! New designs previewing at the show include Zingy Zebra print & Stylish Gold and Black Harlequin which will be available to buy online after the 21st :)

And talking of fashionable pooches... check out this handsome fellow posing with Paris Hilton in today's Daily Mail... 

But we think Buzzy wore it better earlier on in the season... what do you think?? 


Do you have any pics of your doggie (or self-portraits, anipals!) modelling sunglasses?? I want to see them!!! E-mail me :) xx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Wayne Rooney & Wellingtons

Wayne Rooney has spent £10k on underfloor heating for his doggies! Aww! Nice that they be kept nice and warm in their kennels... nicer still if they kept warm in the house but.... at least showing some love for them all the same! I wonder if he would like some of our "I ♥ MAN UTD" bandanas?

I Heart Man Utd

We went to the Northampton Umbrella Fair this afternoon on the Racecourse & got a chance to wear our new wellies! Yaay! The fair is only in it's 2nd year and is focussed on all things natural & earthy and a nice change from all the commercialism found at the Balloon Festival.  We met some nice Etsy sellers & also tried some yummy 'raw' chocolate... mmmn! xx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Northampton Market Annual Dog Show

Ooh... more exciting PUPPY LOVE news!! We have just confirmed our stall @ the Northampton Market Square Annual Dog Show on August 21st! It is the 3rd year the show is taking place after being a huge hit in 2008 and 2009 & we are sooo looking forward to being a part of  it. There are 12 different judging categories to enter & prizes for top 6 in each. Download your entry form here. Proceeds go to local animal charity, Animals in Need, where I used to volunteer!! They are very dedicated to their cause - helping all animals from cats & dogs right through to hedgehogs & squirrels. 

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Dog's Trust Salisbury Open Day

Just heard that Sunday's Open Day raised over £15,000 for the doggies!! Yaaay!!! Such fantastic news!!! xx

Monday, 2 August 2010

What a lovely day! x

We had such a lovely time at the Dog's Trust Salisbury Fun Day yesterday! Loved meeting all our new customers & their owners :) HUGE big shout-out and thanks to Lesley from the centre who did an awesome job organising the day and making us feel welcome... she's fab! We saw Stormtroopers from Galactic Knights, big cool Harley Davidsons & tried yummy Honey & Ginger ice-cream. Great news that over 5000 people (!!) came through the doors and helped raise big money for the charity which really is so deserving

See our customer gallery page for Salisbury cutie-pies modelling their new accessories & there are more piccies from the day after the jump xx >>  

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