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Missing You Already

Dogs’ lives are too short.  Their only fault, really.  ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull


5th February 1999 – 11th September 2011 

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Perfumed Pets

“subdued sweet vanilla notes combined with muted orange woody tones” mmm, I bet that smells divine.  It’s not for you, however, but for your pampered pets.

Today’s Saturday Selection is from Natural Pet Products and is a cologne to make your dog or cat more pleasant to be around.  I must admit, my old golden retriever is a bit smelly – it’s all the oils in her coat which help to repel water when she’s retrieving the ducks and other birds I have shot (not!), so she can’t help it but I think  some subdued sweet vanilla certainly wouldn’t go amiss.

All together now – Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

Have a look at Natural Pet Products for some wonderful natural grooming aids for your pets and also for some more gorgeous photos.

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Dog Painting – Is There An Upside?

Apparently, there is a craze in China for painting or dyeing dogs to look like wild animals. 

Golden Retriever as a Tiger

A bizarre spectale, but the wealthy middle classes in China  have, apparently, taken dogs and cats to their hearts and spending on pets has increased by 500% in the last decade.    There is now pressure, from these people,  to remove dogs and cats from the menus so maybe a little bit of paint or dye in your eye is preferable to ending up as a meal.


Chow Chow as Pandas

I wonder whether the craze will catch on elsewhere.  I suppose it’s only a short step from dressing up chihuahuas in hooded t-shirts and I knew a hairdresser once who used to put red streaks in her dog’s hair so, who knows? 

Anyway, I was way ahead of the trend and once did my golden retriever  up as an orangutan –

Golden Retriever as Orangutan

Only joking about the last one – she came back from a lone walk  looking like this and I have no idea what she had rolled in to achieve the fetching red tint.

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Happy Dogs

Sometimes I feel like I could really do without walking up our ‘side of a mountain’ garden in the mornings, especially when I’m still half asleep and it’s raining.    Then I look at these little faces and see how much they enjoy themselves and it’s suddenly all worth it.



Taz (the fool)

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