Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal Wedding T-Mobile Friday Funny

Today's the DAY! In honour of the Royal Wedding, here is this week's Friday Funny, the BRILLIANT T-Mobile  Royal Wedding advert:

Enjoy! x x

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Royal Wedding bandanas SOLD OUT!

Only 3 more sleeps until the big day... we bet Kate and Wills are getting excited now for their big day! Nervous too! We have been sewing like crazy here at Puppy Love HQ making our Union Jack print Royal Wedding bandanas and have sold so many that we are now completely SOLD OUT! If you would like a Best of British bandana, we will be getting more fabric in next week but for delivery by Friday, as Bugs Bunny would say, 'That's all Folks!'.

We are sooo looking forward to adding more pics to the Customer Gallery and are so excited and honoured to know that on Friday so many doggies across the country will be sitting down to watch the wedding in their Puppy Love bandanas and having lots of fun at all the street parties they are going to... let's hope there's lots of left over nommies! BoL! 

It's all getting very patriotic with the flags going up along the routes in London and it really is nice to see the country getting excited and the media covering something lighter. We don't like to be ostrich-like but sometimes all the horrors of the world can get you down and it's nice to have some light-relief. How lovely do all the flags look on Regent Street?!

Do sooo hope the day goes off without a hitch as there are fears about protests and violence from opposing political & religious extremists .... makes us angry! How disrespectful can human beings be sometimes?! *Hmpfff* 

Where will you be watching? x x

Friday, 22 April 2011

Good-Friday Funny: Easter Bunny Doggies! As chosen by Buzz.

Hi everyone! Buzzy here! I do hop(e) everyone is having a wonderful Good Friday and enjoying the lovely weather. Me and my sisfur have been sunbathing a little this afternoon, nice! But Mummy and Michaela been keeping an eye on us and keep dobbling our noses with suncream!! I keep trying to lick it off of mine but my tongue isn't always long enough to get it all! BOL! Mummy says this is a good thing though! 

Here is this week's (Good) Friday Funny I picked with Michaela... it has a special Easter theme. Enjoy! B x

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Easter Holiday Sun! *Nice* But make sure your dogs stay safe! Heatwave Pet Safety Tips from the RSPCA

Wooo... the Easter holiday weekend starts tomorrow and is the beginning of  couple of lovely 4 day working weeks here in the UK. With the Royal Wedding on the 29th and then May Day Bank Holiday too, we will all be spending some time enjoying the great outdoors and Britain is set for some scorching weather! Lovely for us 2 legged sun-worshippers but not always so lovely for our furry friendsTemperatures in cars can rocket in this kind of weather, up to 47 degrees in just an hour when it is 22 degrees outside! Brain damage in dogs starts at 41 degrees. Also, don't forget that suncream is not just for humans... any delicate areas and 'pink bits' will need an application. Check out these fab top ten tips for keeping your pets safe in the sun from the RSPCA:

1. Your dog should always be able to move into a cooler, ventilated environment if he/she is feeling hot.

2. Never leave your dog alone in a car. If you want to take your dog with you on a car journey, make sure that your destination is dog friendly – you won’t be able to leave your dog in the car and you don’t want your day out to be ruined. If leaving your dog at home is the best  option because of the weather, 
always ensure that his/her needs are properly catered for.

3. If you have to leave your dog outside, you must provide a cool, shady spot where he/she can escape 
from the sun at all times of the day.

4. Make sure your dog always has a good supply of drinking water, in a weighted bowl that can’t be 
knocked over. Carry water with you on hot days and give your dog frequent, small amounts.

5. Never leave your dog in a glass conservatory or a caravan. Even if it is cloudy when you leave, the
sun may come out later in the day and could become unbearably hot.

6. Groom your dog regularly to get rid of excessive hair. Give long-coated breeds a hair-cut at the start of 
the summer, and later in the season if necessary.

7. Dogs need exercise, even when it is hot, but walk your dog early in the morning or later in the evening. Never allow your dog to exercise excessively in hot weather.

8. Dogs can get sunburned too – particularly those with light-coloured noses or light coloured fur on their 
ears. Ask your vet for advice on pet-safe sunscreens.

Great tips! Make sure you share them with your friends! Also be aware of the signs of Heatstroke and what to do should you think your pet is suffering from it. The most obvious sign of heat stroke in dogs is excessive panting and profuse salivation. Other signs include:

  • Overly red or purple gums
  • A rapid pulse
  • Lack of co-ordination, reluctance or inability to rise after collapsing, seizures, vomiting or diarrhoea

You must act fast! It is LETHAL!

According to the RSPCA:

  •  Pets should be moved to a cooler spot straight away before ringing your vet for advice immediately.
  • Douse your dog with cool (not cold) water. You could put your dog in a shower and run cool water over him/her, spray your dog with cool water and place him/her in the breeze of a fan. Never cool your dog so much that he/she begins to shiver
  • Let your dog drink small amounts of cool water
  • Continue to douse your dog with cool water until his/her breathing starts to settle and then take him/her straight to the vets
To read the RSPCA's full article in PDF form click here.

We hope everyone has a a totally p-awesome time over the weekend and enjoys the sunshine! Stay safe! x x

Monday, 18 April 2011

Britain's Got Talent Dancing Dogs and our new 'I've got Talent' bandana for your dog!

Britain's Got Talent started again at the weekend with new judges Michael McIntyre and David 'The Hoff' Hasselhoff joining Amanda Holden on the panel. We loved singer Michael Collings who did a SuBo, stunning everyone with his amazing voice, and Steven Hall who did a dance-medley of moves to famous tunes. But without a doubt, the stars of the show were Mega and Biba and their mummy & handler, Donelda Guy:

Watch their totally p-awesome audition at (they wont share the video...*sniffles* ). Inspired by BGT and using our beeeautiful new embroidery machine, here is our latest bandana design:

'I've got Talent' from just £5 with FREE P&P 

Buy yours today in our online store!! Click to shop. x x

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Showbiz Saturday: OC Star Rachel Bilson and her gorgeous Russian Terrier out in LA

Today we have a new feature for you... Showbiz Saturday! Instead of gossiping about what the celebs are doing with their glamorous selves, we want to know what their dogs have been up to...and we bet they could tell us a few fur-raising stories about their celeb pals!!  

This week's featured A-list pooch is Rachel Bilson's gorgeous big Russian Terrier... and he's nearly as big as her!! 
It is lovely to see a celeb with a big dog, teeny tiny OC star Rachel is almost the same size herself... here they are 'doing lunch' on Friday in LA:
See...You have to SMILE for the Paparazzi mama
Hey, enough of this healthy-food...let's go get a Burrito! Nommies!
Isn't that Paris Hilton's Tinkerbell over the road?! I want to go play!!
You can read more about gorgeous Rachel and her doggies...and of course her love life with current on-off-on again beau Hayden Christensen... by clicking here to read the full article in the Daily Mail Online

Saturday can also only mean one's time for the weekly Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop brought to you by Two Little Cavaliers, Life with Dogs, and Confessions of the Plume! Join in the fun & see the woof-a-licious Pet Blogs taking part after the jump... x x  

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Just 18 days to go until the Royal Wedding on April 29th... Is your dog ready?

Kate's got her dress but what about the doggies?! We have the answer... our Union Jack print Royal WeddingBest of British, bandana! 

It's now just 18 days to go until the Royal Wedding on April 29th... we are getting quite excited here at Puppy Love HQ. It really is lovely to see, what can be a rather apathetic British public sometimes, getting out their Union Jacks and well-wishes for the happy couple. Here at Puppy Love we wish them all the joy in the world ♥ 

We will be going to visit Soxi, Dino & Brooke and their woof-a-licious Mami & Papi, Karen & Neil to watch the nuptials in style with brunch and cake!! Where will you be watching?? 

Do you think Her Majesty's little corgi's would like a bandana each to wear?? :P Maybe if I call up the palace?? 

You can buy your very own Royal Wedding bandana in our Online Store from just £4 with FREE P&P to the UK or if you'd like to bump up your eBay feedback...don't we all?! I dream of a purple star! can buy them through eBay by clicking here to view our listings. Remember all our bandanas are fastened with durable Velcro for ease & comfort and edged in lovely soft cotton bias binding so they are light as air... no hefty buckles in sight! Yaay!! x x

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunday Sunshine's still tropical here at Puppy Love HQ! In between making over the flat and our workspace ready for our new *squeal* embroidery machine, we have taken some time to soak up the sun and it's been beautiful! Of course the sunshine can mean only one thing for doggies... The dreaded B-A-T-H!!! Here's our little furbubbas post-dogwash!

How have you been enjoying the sun? Send us your pics!! x x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Friday Funny: Cooling off in the Heatwave

The UK has been experiencing a wonderful heatwave these last few days and here at Puppy Love HQ we are loving it! But if you struggle in the heat and need to cool down, take a tip from this gorgeous boy, Wolfie, the star of this week's Friday Funny:

If you have a funny video you'd like us to feature on our Friday Funny spot, email it to us here! x x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Getting Egg-cited for Easter? New: Easter Bunny Dog Hoodie and Snood

It seems like only a few weeks ago we were getting ready to celebrate the New Year and still living off of turkey nut roast sandwiches...and now Easter is just around the corner! Do you have any special plans for the holiday? We are looking forward to spending time with friends and family (of both the human and furry varieties) and hoping for some lovely bank holiday weather - the mini-heatwave we have at the moment has whet our appetite for more of the warm stuff :)

Here at PUPPY LOVE HQ we have been making a special new fun design for Easter... the Easter Bunny Dog Hoodie! Also available, the Easter Bunny Dog Snood!

Whatcha think?! Cute huh? Made using a lightweight fleece and quilted satin-ette both designs are super-soft and comfy for little furry ones. Prices start from just £10. These will be limited editions for the holiday so if you'd like one drop us a line here with your doggies vital statistics (breed, size) now! x x

Coming Soon.... Royal Wedding Bandanas!! x

Friday, 1 April 2011

Happy Birthday Buzz

Today was Buzzy's birthday! Yaay! We think he turned 9 years old today but I always like to knock a little bit off for his vanity and my own fears for the future... so we'll say 8 and 3/4 :) Now, April 1st is Buzzy's chosen birthday and we can only guess his age because he was a rescue with no history what-so-ever other than a huge fear of everything and everyone and a big chunk missing from one ear. He was found wandering by the city's flyover, alone and terrified. When I think back to the first day he came home to live with me as my absolute rock at whilst I was living alone at University, I still get the leaky eyes and an ache in my chest. He was painfully thin despite being looked after so well by the small local shelter who had taken him in for the last few weeks and cowered at the slightest fast movement. He was particularly fearful of men and loud noises but with lots of love, patience and the help of my beautiful little Dolly, he gradually learned how to be a doggie and grew more comfortable in his own skin. He learned to play, which he had no idea how to do in the beginning and began to put on weight. He experienced his first snowstorm (very late for the UK really) and stood mesmerised in my little back yard looking up at the sky with me and occasionally looking back to me for reassurance that I was still there. That memory will be with me forever - it was the start of his blossoming into the happy, loving and playful boy I know today, and I could see he was beginning to love me as much as I already loved him. I chose April 1st as his birthday because it was his rebirth - the way it should have been the first time around...surrounded by love and kindness and warmth and comfort. Without Buzzy you would not be reading this blog and PUPPY LOVE would not exist... so Happy Birthday Buzzy and thankyou for being both a constant companion and truly my saviour. x x

To read more about Buzzy and how Puppy Love came into being, click on the 'ABOUT PUPPY LOVE' tab above for the full story and the inspiration behind our poster-girl, my Dolly-dog.
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