Thursday, 23 September 2010

Collingbourne K9 Festival 2010

So, this Saturday just gone, we went to the Collingbourne K9 Festival at Parsonage Farm in Wiltshire... And we had a super day and met some really wonderful people!! Sadly, the turn-out was hampered by a terrible crash which shut the M4 (the main road in) which meant that the Guinness World Record attempt was out... :( but everyone still did a practice sit!! Lee and our jumper model 'Bruno' even joined in much to the amusement of the crowds! 

Claire Lingard, the festival organiser, really did a fantastic job organising the day & there were so many lovely stalls and amusements for the children - including bouncy castles & a laser-quest!! The show had a great country feel to it with haybales to sit on around the ring & even cider! We saw the lovely ladies from Dog's Trust Salisbury again which was brilliant - we had met Lucy's little doggie at Kenilworth but this time Lesley's little bundle of fun came along too :)

Another pair of lovely ladies we met were Sarah & her mum Jennie from The Enchanted Tree. We had a good ol' natter & giggle with them & bought a gorgeous mobile of hens for our kitchen. All their items are fair-trade & our little hens were made by a women's co-operative in Kenya :) . The site is & is soooo worth a visit! Brilliant prices & a great range of goods from mobiles to shopping bags to hand knitted kenyan toys! Plus all natural & ethical too - what more could you ask for?! Here's a sneaky preview of 2 of our faves and see more pics & our hens after the jump... xx >>

Sunday, 19 September 2010

"Write a post, help a dog" - the Pedigree Adoption Drive Blog Hop! #Dogsrule

This weekend has been the special Pedigree Adoption Drive Blog Hop. For every blog post made Pedigree will donate a 20lb bag of dog food to an animal shelter!! What a brilliant idea! Animal shelters are always under a great deal of financial pressure no matter how big or small & donations like these will make a big difference :)

  • Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
  • This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a "Fan" or "Likes" the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.
  • Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive through September 19, PEDIGREE will donate a bag of its new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It's simple: Write a post, help a dog.
  • Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop to help raise awareness for the "Write a post, help a dog" effort.
Be sure to pass the message on by blogging, tweeting & facebooking with the hashtag #dogsrule :) Join up to the blog hop too after the jump... xx

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Little & Large

Check out these cutie-pies! Boo Boo, a tiny little chihuahua girl, weighs just 2 pounds and stands 4 inches tall and is the world's smallest doggie. Yesterday at Central Park in New York, she met George... the world's largest dog! He weighs 245 pounds & stands 43 inches tall!! Boo Boo's owner, Lana, said she is her little miracle after vet's did not expect her to make it. When she was born she was just an ounce! George is a gentle giant who sleeps on a queen size mattress at the end of his owners' bed & loves to play. The two got on well and Boo Boo was not scared of him - she went over to say to hello! Cute!! x x

If you would like to part of a Guinness World Record, come down to the Collingbourne K9 Festival on Saturday 18th and be part of the largest simultaneous sit!! We will be there with our stall in the shopping village & would love to meet you! :) x

Monday, 13 September 2010


This weekend a very brave Staffy chased off 3 armed burglars in Wigan! The men broke into the family home with a gun and attacked the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and then his human sister but he wasn't put off and chased them away down the street. Bless his brave little lion heart! The breed get such a bad name in the press, so it is so lovely to see a positive story ♥ Click the title link above for the full story.

This coming weekend, the 18th, is the Collingbourne K9 Festival which is supporting 2 very deserving Staffy charities... Wiltshire Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue & Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue and PUPPY LOVE will be there! Yay! We are so looking forward to the whole day & the Guinness World Record Attempt. Be sure to tell all your friends & anipals to come along if they can to take part! x x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Busy bunnies!

We have been very busy the last few days... getting ready for and then restocking after the Greyhound Gala on Sunday. Northants Greyhound Rescue did a great job organising a fab day out for doggies & their owners! The weather was a little challenging... it was sooo windy!! Lols! And we were treated to showers but just like at Jerry Green it didn't dampen anyone's spirits & then we had some gorgeous sunshine as a reward in the closing hours...

We made some lovely new friends too - Lisa, Teagan & their gorgeous Greyhound girl from Dog 'O' Nine Tails who make Greyhound collars & other crafty bits. We were sorely tempted for one for Mr Buzz and will be measuring him up at Xmas for sure! x x

 More pics after the jump >> 
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