Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Disaster Dye Job? Australian Lady dyes her Labradoodle's fur Tiger Print!!

Hmmn...we don't like this! *frowns* A groomer in New Zealand has dyed her Australian Labradoodle to look like a tiger! Jody Woodhouse, Celebrity's owner, owns her own grooming salon and in what we think is fun-gone-waaay-too-far has been showing off Celebrity to locals and now the World's press. Publicity stunt much?! *bigger frowns* The dye she used is 100% safe she assures the Daily Mail and this is the first time she has dyed her fur sooo much. 

Ms Woodhouse said: 
'This is such a nice way to make people smile and give them something to talk about.' 

I don't think poor Celebrity looks too smiley about it though! Dyeing ears and tails is routine in grooming salons for aesthetics but this is going much tooooo far we think. And poor Celebrity is stuck looking like Tony the Tiger until her fur grows out.... What do you think?! Would love to hear comments x x

To read the full article visit the Daily Mail website here.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Friday Funny

"Happy Friday y'all!" 

This week's Friday Funny is soooo cute, it even made our Peggilini giggle and coo and she is quite scared of kitty's after a bad experience when she was little... we hope you enjoy it too! 

Before that though - a quick 'Congratulations!' to 2 of our Paws for Japan Prize Draw winners... Ted and Teagan. Don't they both look gorgeous? Big snuggles to them both! 

If you'd like to see more cuties in their Puppy Love bandanas and other Puppy Love items, check out the customer gallery here!

Did you love it? Sooo sweet! Why not share it with your friends online by choosing one of the share buttons above or the email button below!? x x

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Hero fireman in Hull saves Sunny the Dog ... Yaay!

This is p-awesome fireman Mike Dunn from Hull and gorgeous little terrier Sunny....
Photo @ Metro Online by Capers
After Sunny's owners Beryl and Ken went out shopping this weekend, a blaze started in their home, knocking Sunny unconscious. By the time the firefighters arrived, it was thought Sunny had died *leaky eyes* as she showed no signs of life. But Mike thought that since mouth-to-mouth works on was worth 'giving it a try' on little Sunny! And it worked! Half an hour later, following some deep breaths using an oxygen mask, she regained consciousness and was given the all-clear by the vet! Totally P-awesome news story in amongst all the sadness and destruction of late :) Enjoy x x

If you need to learn more about mouth-to-mouth on an animal, click here!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Prize Draw, Prostate Cancer and Saturday Smooches!

Don't forget that there is still time to enter the Paws for Japan Prize Draw to win your very own custom-made bandana!! Just fill in your details below or drop us an email and you could be picked out of Buzzy's bowl on Sunday.. P-awesome!! The total raised so far for Paws for Japan is over $35,000. AMAZING! See Thursday's post for more details.

We have been having a fab time this weekend with Dad, who is visiting until Monday! It is the first time we've seen him since he had cancer and we are sooo pleased to see he is looking really well! He has put on 8 kilos and had the first of his check-up tests come back clear and looking good! We cannot thank his surgeon enough for saving my Daddy back in December. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men and we hope that his story and fast recovery can inspire other men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer that having the operation is something to go for as soon as you can!! There is nothing to be scared of and any side-effects in THAT area are not forever. Infact, March is Prostate Cancer awareness month and if you need to find out more or want to donate, check out Spread the word! 

We are also doing the Saturday BlogHop this co-hosted by Two Little CavaliersLife with Dogs and Confessions of the Plume . We love meeting new furriends and finding fab blogs across the globe! Be sure to check out at least 3 from the list after the jump and we promise you won't be disappointed!! :) Enjoy! x x 

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Paws for Japan Day in aid of World Vets for the animals of Japan

Today is Paws for Japan Day!
Paws for Japan is uniting all animal-lovers across the world in a bid to raise as much money as we can for all the animals affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week. There are lots of fun things happening all across the internet today - including a special edition of the monthly #pawpawty on twitter, hosted as always by the woof-a-licious Dougal from Dougal's Den, a blog hop which you can join or check out here after the jump, and tons of promotions and giveaways...all with one aim in mind - helping animals like these:

This beautiful dog would not leave his injured pal behind and it is a perfect demonstration of the loyal devoted nature of animals. Major *leaky eyes here*. Amazing news though...both dogs were rescued and are now recovering in a shelter. Animals like these need rescuing by professionals who can sooth and treat them - please please donate using the ChipIn widget below...

All funds raised by Paws for Japan will go to World Vets who are currently deployed in Japan rescuing and treating animals affected by the disaster. Sooo... for a chance to win a p-awesome custom made Puppy Love bandana for your pet AND help out this great organisation and homeless, ownerless, voiceless and injured animals... have a go at our special Paws for Japan Prize Draw!!

There are 3 designs to choose from and to enter is sooo simple....

1) Fill out your details below or email your details to:
2) Donate as much or as little as you can,using the secure donation site, ChipIn ... preferably in pennies...but if you can't just send your prayers for all our furry (and not-so-furry) friends

Woof-a-licious!! The winner will be notified by email after Buzzy picks a winner out of his bowl on Sunday! See more of the fab Paws for Japan events, including the Blog Hop, going on after the jump>>

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Help Japan

Over our last few posts, we have been full of excitement for Crufts and our new online store... but away from that, since Friday we have been following the situation in Japan very closely and our heart has been breaking. Words can not express the devastation there and we send SO much love to all the people and animals affected by the disaster. We want to highlight the animals of Japan in this post as they are the ones who have no voice to tell us they are hurting and are often overlooked. Here are some ways we can all help our Japanese fuuriends and of course their owners too

  • ARK - Animal Rescue Kansai - this local animal shelter is preparing for a massive influx of animals following the quake and tsunami and already have some facilities in place and a team of experienced staff able to deal with traumatised animals. You can donate through paypal on their site. 

  • World Vets - a non-government organization (NGO) that provides veterinary aid around the globe in collaboration with animal advocacy groups, foreign governments, US and foreign military groups and veterinary professionals abroad. They are getting supplies and a first responder team ready to deploy to Japan.

World Vets is the charity of choice for the Paws for Japan #Pawpawty on Twitter this coming week... on March 17th, instead of celbrating St. Patrick's Day and the 2nd year anniversary of the #PawPawty, there will be a day long event in conjunction with the Paws For Japan Day. If you'd like to get involved with Paws for Japan, here's how to pawticipate:

How to Participate

1. Grab the badge(s).
2. On March 17th, post, tweet, or share on Facebook about the World Vets effort for animal relief in Japan. Be as creative as you wish in promoting the cause!
3. We will create a blog hop using Linky Tools. Please add your blog link.
4. If you are a retailer and would like to donate a portion of your profits that day to World Vets relief effort, let me know and I will share that on Thursday. As always, giveaways are also a great way to support the cause.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Crufts 2011's all over for another year now after gorgeous Jet the flatcoated retriever claimed his THIRD Crufts title... this time as Best In Show! Jet is 9 and it was lovely to see an older doggie (who is still very much in his prime) take the title.... but to us they really are all winners! Every single doggie there (over 21,000 of them too) was absolutely beautiful to us and are awarded the Puppy Love 'You're P-awesome' award.

Photo @ The Daily Mail
We had a wonderful time there at the NEC on Saturday and met so many lovely people & doggies. There is so much to see and next year we will be going to 2 days for sure! We didn't go to the main arena and show-rings as really we just like to see the charity stalls and stands - like the wonderful Galen Therapy Centre who gorgeous Karen is training with and Support Dogs UK. Here is a demonstration of Canine Myotherapy in action... doggie was so relaxed, she fell asleep! 
Sarah from Galen Therapy at work

We also saw some fab doggie products, like the 100% bio-degradeable bowls at Beco Things. Here are a selcetion of the goodies we picked up:
Almost as soon as we arrived, we met up with Soxi's Mami & Papi, Karen and Neil who are truely two of the loveliest people in existence! We had such a giggle and Karen proudly sported her Puppy Love 'Race Cars not Greyhounds' Shopper all day. You can get one for yourself here! We can't wait to go visit them and gorgeous Soxi, Brooke and Dino later in the year :) 

Now, I know some of you will already have heard of serotonin boosters and how the sunshine can make you feel happier and is great for your well-being etc etc...maybe some of you wild-ones have heard of some of those recreational drugs too? Well, we have found something even better! It is very exclusive and we feel very lucky indeed to have been able to have been given some for free..... introducing the BEST smile and well-being enducing treatment on the planet... Cassie Cuddles!! ;) 
It was so lovely to meet support dog Cassie in the reals and her p-awesome mommy, Sylv who has the coolest hair-do and is truly an inpirational lady :) We found out too, that not only is Cassie extremely beautiful, she is also very very clever as she wasn't trained until she was 4. Before that she was Sylv's pet doggie. The bond between the two of them was so wonderful to see and gave us the *leaky eyes* when we left them. Happy leaky eyes though - not sad ones :) Hope we can visit them both again soon!! We are making Cassie a little fleecey hoodie for after her hydro-therapy sessions. 

A special shoutout also to Cassie's fellow support dog, and our newest twitter friend, Merlin and his girlie Grace who were in the final of Friends for Life at Crufts last night...they also gave us the happy leaky eyes... and we are so proud of them! Winners to us and all your twitter family guys! And to our little minxy-moo's family and breeder, Jackie from Hitmonchan Cresteds who was there showing off that amazing Hitmonchan gene pool! 

All in all, a fab time was had by by all! Lee even for-go-ed the Arsenal game to stay longer! That's saying something! Crufts 2012 here we come... x x

More photos after the jump... >>

Friday, 11 March 2011

Friday Funny

Oooh we are sooo excited here at Puppy Love HQ... only one more sleep until we go to Crufts!! AND mere hours before our online store opens!! Full of great new products including snoods, cushions, our fab new ECO© collection and more!!

It's also time for this week's Friday Funny! This week it comes from the beautiful Ginger... x x

You can see more of Ginger's woof-a-licious videos on her channel here

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Pooch-friendly Pancakes

Today is Shrove Tuesday and that can only mean one thing....PANCAKES! Yummy! Here's a recipe for poochy pancakes as all that sugar we put on ours (eeek...calorific!) is not good for doggies. Enjoy! x x


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray


Preheat a griddle, a pan, or a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. 
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter and honey. Gently whisk in the 2 flours, the baking powder and cinnamon.
Spray the griddle/pan with cooking spray. Drop the batter, 2 tablespoons at a time, onto the greased griddle/pan; cook until bubbles begin to form and break, about 3 minutes and then flip and cook until brown on the bottom, about 2 minutes.      Voila! 

Friday, 4 March 2011

Friday Funny

Who's got that Friday feeling?! We have here at Puppy Love HQ... the countdown to Crufts has begun... only 7 more sleeps! And that means.... even less until the new Puppy Love online store opens it's doors!! Woo!

So in the spirit of Friday fun.... here's this week's Friday Funny from the p-awesome . Enjoy!! x x

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