We were very lucky to adopt our puppy at the beginning of lockdown, or so we thought. Yes, little Francesca Louise – AKA Frankie-Lou – joined our family full-time on the23 March 2020, just as lockdown descended on the whole country. And here we are again, this time in October entering Tier Two Lockdown. So
By Frankie the Cockapoo About the farmhouse Gwlgri farmhouse near Church Bay is owned and managed by Pete Thomas, who inherited the property from his parents and converted it into holiday accommodation. Apparently, every year Mum and Freya enjoys a holiday with ‘the girls’ and this was a return visit they enjoyed it so much!
By Frankie the Cockapoo About the hotel Built in 1719 for James Brydges, the first Duke of Chandos, The Castle Hotel derives its name from the fact it was constructed from the ruins on part of the site of the original Norman hilltop castle. Located in the heart of the market town of Bishops Castle,
By Frankie the Cockapoo This was the first time I’d visited Spot in the Woods, a boutique Bed & Breakfast hotel located on the edge of The New Forest. My sister Freya stayed with all the family a couple of Christmases ago; we thought it would be lovely to spend a few days here again
The decision to neuter Freya three months after her first season, was made solely on the advice of my vet, Dan. Having never had a dog, and after fully researching the subject in 2017, I could find no definitive answer as to when was the best time to neuter a female or male dog, and
Extract: Effective Options Regarding Spay or Neuter of DogsFrontiers in Veterinary SciencePublished 7 July 2020 Research TopicAssisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers, and Urinary Incontinence There has been much indecision with regard to when it is considered the best time to neuter your male or
Let me introduce you to my lovely friend Ruth of Digby and Amber fame. Every time we meet for our dog walks, I’m the one with no make up and hair all over the place. Ruth on the other hand is immaculate – every time! But it seems the switch from suits to sensible boots
Cleaning your dog’s teeth was not something I’d thought about until recently. Freya is three this week and every time I’d checked her teeth over the years they’d sparkled. Why would I ever need to clean them? So it was a shock to discover recently that there was a small amount of tartar (Calculus) on
This article follows on from the introduction Adopting your Second Puppy, which explained the How and the Why our fluffy addition came about. On reflection, a real positive of adopting my second puppy was that I knew in advance exactly what I wanted for the future. Life with Freya had been perfect before Frankie and
The Why and the How OK so my starting point here is 15 weeks in and all I can say is adopting your second puppy is absolutely exhausting. Just like your second child — if you’ve had one — you forget all the negatives of your first; nature’s cunning way of ensuring we keep reproducing!