Thursday 26 August 2010

Dog wash

We visited a huge and well stocked garden centre and we came across this dog wash machine. 

Here are the instructions.
Click on picture to enlarge.

I cannot image putting Belle in one of those.  She would hate it!

Monday 23 August 2010


The other day we had tea in our favourite beach café run by a New Zealand lady on one of the most spectacular beaches of North Cornwall.  Best saffran cake in the world, incidentally!
RW decided to have tea with his 5 year old Labrador, Murphy.
We chatted about this and that.

Wednesday 18 August 2010


We saw these people running around on a secluded beach in North Cornwall and witnessed their collie rounding them up until they eventually were together in a group. It turns out they were scattering their granny’s ashes!
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Tuesday 10 August 2010

Brave dog

A perky black Labrador whose bomb-sniffing exploits helped save lives in Afghanistan was decorated for canine courage in a ceremony at the Imperial War Museum a few months ago.
Eight-year-old Treo joins a menagerie of heroic animals honoured over the years with a special award known as the Dickin medal, including 32 pigeons, three horses and a cat.
Sgt. Dave Heyhoe, the black Lab's handler, said he was "very proud indeed," adding the award was not just for him and his dog but "for every dog and handler working out in Afghanistan or Iraq."

Friday 6 August 2010

RIP Kookaï

My friend, EdN, lost her dog a few months ago.  I asked her to write a few words and this is what she wrote:  "Merci de penser à ma petite KOOKAI adorée que nous aimions tous beaucoup malgré sa mauvaise santé depuis le début et son air un peu simplet et ses tonnes de médicaments tous les jours !
En fait elle est retournée sur ses terres pour mourir !
Née dans les Carpates en Pologne chez un apiculteur le 30 janvier 2004 et morte à Krzeczyn Maly en Silésie le 16 mai 2010 !Snif ! snif !"
EdN lives in Brussels.

Sunday 1 August 2010

Surfing USA

More than 60 dogs showed up for the 5th annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog competition in Imperial Beach, California this week to compete for an adorable, if odd, honour. In 10 minutes the dogs had to prove their physical prowess to the judges who were looking for confidence and length of ride.
A dog owner spoke to a journalist about his pup Buddy saying: "He's really passionate about it. He sees this as a game and he wants to play. I'm sure he's ridden more waves than any other dog. My job is to get him into the critical part of the wave."
This year's contest raised money for the San Diego Police Department's canine unit.

These dogs do not look happy to me.  I do not agree with Buddy's owner.