Guide dogs and fintys treats.

Hi all,

Today I got an email from the lovely lady who runs my guides saying that next week on Tuesday we will be doing a sponsored walk 5 times around a field in the dark in our onesies for guide dogs (good job I have a dog onesie) for the blind.

 Then we will hold a cake and refreshments stall for anyone to come too. Then next week a man from the guide dog centre will come and bring a guide dog so if you have any questions for me to ask him which I will then post them on the blog.

I am pleased to be doing something for a dog charity and you don’t have to go to guides or a club to do it. There is an event called go walkies for guide dogs where you can take your dog on a sponsored walk to raise funds for guide dogs for more info go to http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/dogs-unite/

Sorry their have been not a lot of posts lately as my cat has been very ill.

Here is the late sepia Saturday blog hop

Have  a good first sepia Saturday hosts Ruckus and Earl!

Winning treats

Hi all,
Today a parcel came in the post and when I opened it there lay 3 packets of pet munchies dog treats!  that I have won from a your dog competition. I gave some of them to Finty today and she loved them. They are all 100% natural fish and the different packets are salmon fillets, salmon bites and salmon skin chews.  They are all low in fat, wheat soya and gluten free and lots of other good things. I have taken a picture of Finty with her beloved treats but the battery from the camera has gone dead so I will charge it tonight so  I can upload the picture tomorrow. You can buy it from: http://www.pet-munchies.com/en/ 

Breed Traits

Hi,
Today as you know I am talking about different breeds and their traits. As you know Finty the black lab is staying at our house and just loves tennis balls and playing fetch is her favourite game because Labrador retrievers were bred  to fetch game that hunters had shot.

You will find a lot of these instincts among many individual breeds and dog groups such as terriers will often love to dig because they were used to hunt vermin underground., whereas collies like to “herd” sheep or other animals.

Here is a video of Finty playing fetch in the garden.

Here is the blog hop

http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=238527

Happy autumn and Finty is here

Hi all,

First of all wishing you and your dogs a happy autumn as today is officially autumn!

I have some very exciting news… Finty my grandmas black Labrador is at our house for the whole of this week! So I am trying out a dog  puzzle toy on her so read on for the review.

The Karlie doggy puzzle
This is mine and Finty’s review on this doggy puzzle. 

First impressions: Well made and sturdy also looked fairly easy to use

How it works: You place a smelly treat under one of the pieces and let your dog lift up the piece they think it’s under and eat the treat.
How Finty liked it: It took her quite a while to get the idea of how the puzzle worked but she managed to find it in the end after a lot of sniffing around.
Finty sniffing around for treasure

Conclusion:  It was a good product considering it was free with some dog food but you could buy it from pet shops. You would need to think about how suitable it would be for your dog and there age because it wouldn’t be great for little puppies as they might find it too hard so try placing treats under yogart pots that are upside down for them to sniff out and get.

Score out of 5: 4/5

Todays blog hop!

 

http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=238527

Sepia Saturday and dog coats

Hi,
Hope your having a great weekend so far! Today will be our very first ever sepia Saturday so that makes this weekend even more pawsome! So here is our first ever sepia Saturday image.

Now as Autumn is coming I am going to talk about dog coats because it really is getting chilly. 
So what do you want in a dog coat?
Well…
  1. Waterproof, so the rain won’t dampen are spirits when we go walkies.
  2. Comfy, who wants an uncomfy coat?
  3. Nice looking because we all like a bit of fashion on are walks
  4. Warm so the cold won’t get to us.
Today we are participating in the Sepia Saturday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the eskie 

http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=242602

Mental stimulation- toys

Hiya,
Today I am talking about dog toys. Not just any dog toys but mental stimulation dog toys i.e. toys that keep our dogs busy. These types of toys are very useful if you want to keep your dog out of trouble or if your busy doing your homework it gives them something to do. Here are my top 5 stimulation toys.

  1. The Kong
This is a classic food based toy that is very popular! You can stuff the inside of this rubber toy with anything from peanut butter to kibble and can last your dog ages trying to get the tasty treat out. You can buy all shapes and sizes of this toy to suit all breeds and ages of dog, this toy is a definite winner! You don’t have to buy the original kong either as there are many different sorts.You can buy it from all good pet shops and for more kongtastic info go to: http://www.kongcompany.com/en-uk/
2. Green
This is a green toy with little bumps and sticky up things that you can scatter your dogs food over so that they eat slower. This can be used for dogs who eat to quickly or for dogs who are just plain old bored. You can boy it from most big pet shops or online. 

The Green
3. Bottle with kibble
A non-expensive treat, all you need is a plastic empty water bottle and a handful of treats/food and you just have to put the treats in the bottle for your dog to try and get them out. This activity needs supervising incase your dog chews of a bit of bottle and swallows it.
4. The buster cube is another toy but this one is very tricky for dogs to do so not best for a little pup. You can choose from a variety of colours but do only buy one if your dog can easily master the kong as they are very tricky!
The Complex Buster Cube

5. Dog puzzles are my final dog stimulation toy choice and you can buy different varieties

of trickiness and dispense food from underneath some are better than others and you also need to take into consideration your dogs age and intelligence when buying a puzzle but they can be great fun.

dog cake and autumn walks

Hi,

I’ve been baking at my local guides club yesterday and we had to decorate an animal show stopper cake. So can you guess what my animal was? Can you believe it I did a dog! So here are some photos of my best in show cake.

Can you guess the breed?
 The cake with an icing bone and a poop cupcake

So now the nights are getting darker and so are dog walks so remember to wear brightly coloured clothing especially when walking near a busy road so cars can easily see you. You may also want to get a useful waterproof coat for you dog to prevent it from getting muddy, cold and wet by British autumn weather.