More than 9 lives… week 1. Voucher giveaway.

If you follow our blog at all or social media you will possibly be aware that our grand old lady cat Layla turned 13 (human years, which makes her in her 70’s in cat years) recently and for us this is a big celebration because when she was a kitten she wasn’t supposed to live […]

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A treasured memory of your pet with Arty Lobster

We all love our pets and some of us, take photos of them, to keep memories of the things they get up to, or just because we want to have some lovely photos of them. I take a lot of photos of our cats, particularly our older cat, Layla. She even has her own social […]

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A tail of ticks and Hibbiscrub

That my friends is a very unhappy camper in cat form. You see a bottle of Hibbiscrub and a rather annoyed looking cat. You are wondering what the connection is? Layla had a little friend. A nasty, biting, blood sucking little friend. Yup, that little friend was a tick. Ticks are an issue where we […]

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Helping your kitten or cat cope with changes…

Helping a cat a cat or kitten cope with change in their homes, routines or lives can be a bit tricky. Moving house, introducing a new baby, or even a puppy, like we are thinking of, needs a bit of thought and planning to keep things as stress free as possible. We thought sharing this […]

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The cats are NOT happy….

The cats are not happy. Why are the cats not happy? The children are happy. We’ve moved rooms around. The small boy has a new bigger space for all his Lego, cars and toys, and the tween has her own bunk bed desk and a new and more grown up room (it’s in the process […]

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Keeping Your Cat Bright Eyed And Bushy Tailed

It can often be very easy to tell when an animal doesn’t quite get the care which it needs. Their eyes will look flat, their coat will lose its old shine, and they probably won’t quite be acting themselves. Alongside this, when it comes to cats, they will often also be very vocal about their […]

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Preventing dehydration in your cat…

As a pet owner, there are things I have to do, to look after the health and well being of the pets in my care. This is mostly day to day health, making sure they are eating a healthy diet, that they see the vet regularly, and that they are generally being looked after and […]

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Layla’s mid life crisis…

Something is up with the cat.  Mostly, she’s normal. Well, normal for her, if you call being taciturn, grumpy, hating everyone, demanding human food, abusing the other cat, and regularly depositing hair balls in delightfully unexpected places, normal.  But she has started featuring a regular behavior that we have been calling “mental kitty” or rather […]

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Whinniepedia – A Beginners Guide to Caring for Your Horse

*this is a collaborative post* Image by Wendy Corniquet Owning a horse is not for everyone. There’s the investment of time, money and resources as well as the simple practicalities, like the space required and the knowledge and experience to adequately care for such a large, intelligent, emotionally sophisticated creature. However, ask anyone who owns […]

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5 Worst and Best Dog Breeds for Families

*this is a collaborative post, all images are sourced from Pixaby* Choosing the right dog for your family is important, especially if you have young children. Choosing the right dog breed is not only essential for your security, but for the well-being of the dog as well. Different dogs have different temperaments and react differently […]

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