HI I'M TOURING EUROPE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT DOGS AND PETS ON EUROPEAN CAMPSITES?
This has just occurred to me while sat tasting the local brew on my first campsite in Luxembourg City, I thought to myself I'll bet loads of people back in the UK have questions about dogs and pets in Europe and on camping and caravan holidays.our questions and post them back here on the
So ask away and I'll do what I can to answer all your questions and post them back here on the local dog walkers website, Hey see you back in Blighty.
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Merry Christmas hope you get all you wished for
Merry Christmas to all our doggie friends and their owners of course
Once upon a time not so far away
Little dog breeds don't you you just love the little fellows? One fine day out doing my job for the dog day care centre which by the way I love I was dog walking a bunch of small dogs all different breeds and a lovely bunch they were all but one (why does there always have to be a but)
Anyway everything had gone so well on the the river bank walk so far that I was just thinking this is nice and I sat down and removed the leads from the dogs 1 scotty black and tan called gyp, 2 westies grey 1 had the name of john and other was called boy.
Great when your shouting for them to come back yelling john boy john boy it sound like an episode of little house on the prairy, the last dog a poodle named sue. (his owners called J. Cash I believe)
All was calm and as it was a great sunny day I took my top off to soak up a wee bit of the sun, I'm lucky in that I just go brown no creams needed I think it's some thing to do with my complection,
Just as all was nice and the dogs were playing away jumping about on the edge of the water I heard such a comotion coming from the fields behind me, as I turned round the dogs had just started barking whoof whoof whoof yap yap yap.
Sorry been called away will fill you in on the end of the story in the next blog.
Dog blog today we are going to talk about the type of dog owners who bring dog ownership in to disrepute
Dog blog today we are going to talk about the type of dog owners who bring dog ownership in to disrepute, you know the sort I am referring to and the owners out there who do the deeds that cause dog ownership to be drawn in to said disrepute I’m sure you know who you are and don’t care one jot about it.
I f I miss any of the things these unscrupulous dog owner get up to please let me know and I’ll do another blog post with an up date including any deeds that wind you up and deserve to be on the dastardly miss deeds list.
Here goes then in no type of order or about any dog breeds in particular just as they pop in to my head:-
Not cleaning up after your dog I think this would come top of everybody’s list dog owners and non-dog owners alike.
Not walking your dog can lead to unfit and deceased dogs so it should be pretty high on the list, if you don’t have the time or the financial resources to pay for a dog walking service then maybe you should reconsider ownership of a dog.
Failing to keep on top of dog grooming your dog whether by doing it yourself or paying for it it comes close in my opinion to not feeding your dog properly.
The above not feeding dogs correctly is next on my list and in today’s world of Google and social media there really can be no excuse for not knowing the right diet and dog food for your dog it’s so easy to check on the internet.
My next grievance is dog owners who think all the general public share their love of pooches and just expect them to take to the dog when in reality lots of people are if not outright frightened of dogs are very wary of them, other people reaction to dogs can vary from mad for them to absolutely terrified.
It may be that I see it as I was not always a dog lover as such don’t get me wrong we had dogs when I was growing up but when I got married I was working away from home and the good lady was quite house proud and didn’t let the kids have a dog. I stayed out of it as being away a lot dint give me much skin in the game and the wife only gave in when we had our first Grand Daughter living with us.
As I said if you have so little niggle about dog owners let me know.
Just had my home and contents renewal
Hi I know this is of the dog walking topic slightly well maybe not because if a household name home insurance company can do this to me then they are probably all tarred with the same brush.
Anyway a couple or three days ago my house and contents insurance renewal was popped in the letter box by our jovial (not) postman (I wish I could of said the other morning as I was leaving for work but hay ho that's a long time ago when post came early and a moan for another day)
I looked at it and thought looks about write off the top of my head I'll check later and put it in the cupboard in my sort of pending pile, and with it being Christmas and all I forgot all about it.
Then when I went to feed the dogs the dog food had ran out and I had to nip to the shop so the little darlings didn't starve when I got to the till I didn't have enough cash so I gave the girl my Barclays debit card which was promptly declined.
No problem I said and offered another credit card which worked OK and I left the shop thinking I'll have to go on line and see what’s happening, then I realised the best thing was to try and use the card in a couple of other places.
First port of call was for a slow puncture that needed repairing so I went to my mates tyre garage and had it fixed, offered the said Barclays debit card and again it did not work.
However this time the girl on the till just swiped it and it worked great I thought and off I went then I had a nagging thought what if it's kaput and I can’t use it over Christmas and new year.
So my next stop was for diesel and the only pump free was a pay at the pump probably busy because of the holidays, the upshot being yes you guessed Barclay card didn't work again and I had to use a different card.
You will understand my feeling infuriated when upon ringing Barclays going through the actually very quick system (I was impressed) I was then told they had to cancel my existing Barclay card immediately and I would not receive my new Barclay card for at least four days.
With it being Christmas I thought you will excuse me not expecting it before new year, after the nice Barclays guy explained I could walk into a Barclays branch only 12 miles away and they would make me a new card on the spot I made the decision to keep my old card not let them cancel it as at the worst case I could use it in my local Barclays branch.
OK back to the dog insurance and home insurance rip off I started with, after all the carry on with my card I went home and logged on to my bank account which turned out great because I have saved just under two hundred pounds.
How you ask? Well upon scrolling through my online bank account I spotted by chance the monthly amount I had paid for my home insurance over the last year and it was a shock to realise that the insurance company had put up my cover by 30 percent yes that's what I said thirty percent in one year’s renewal.
I have read stories in the papers about this sort of thing but never really believed them now I was being confronted with irrefutable evidence they had always been telling the truth.
Naturally I rang said home insurance company and spoke to a very nice man, who being told of the increase didn't give me chance to explode with him he said give 2 minutes sir and I'll get your quote to as near to your old one as possible.
Sure enough he came back on the line a couple of minutes later and my increase was only pennies much less than a pound a month increase instead of 30%, I was gobsmacked and just said OK and put the phone down.
How in hell can these people keep getting away with this, how many times have I been done over like this, you may want to check all your renewals now this has shocked me that two hundred quid will buy and awful lot of dog food for my dog walkers and dog sitting duties.
Over the next 8 posts we will check out Dog Food and Dog myths
Dog Food Dog Myths 8 Can Dogs Eat Pork
Initially my first thought was WHAT! Then I looked in to why not many dog foods contained pork in the recipes. After a quick check of the Internet I was gob smacked to see many who reckon pork is dangerous for dogs, some of the reasons being pork has high fat content that can cause pancreatitis I thought this surprising as on checking pork only has a third of the fat beef contains, another site said it contained some mystery ingredient that is somehow toxic for dogs (though they didn’t elaborate)
My favourite was the one about they eat horrible things yuck why do we humans eat it then? Another website said pork was rare what a load of bull it’s by far the cheapest in any butchers or supermarket.
On subsequently checking I located a few dog food companies with pork as part of their recipes. Also pig’s ears are sold as dog treats, so don’t snouts and feet and any other pig parts find their way in to dog food factories. As it a possibility of trichinosis in uncooked pork, it’s never going to be suggested as an excellent raw ingredient of dog food.
I decided that my own research was not good enough and I needed a more authoritative source as confirmation of my understanding, so I read a little more especially on the sites of companies that offer pork dog food and that convinced me one such company is Nutrix who I have no connection with though before you ask I don’t get paid to promote them and have never met anyone from the company. On checking it turns out pork is an easily digestible animal protein, a great source of amino acids, it’s also a unique protein not all dogs typically get the chance to benefit from. Much more unlikely to cause any allergic reactions that some pets can have with other proteins. Pork is the other white meat and it has more calories per kg.
Dudley The Puggle Dog
Dudley The Puggle Dog On The Doorstep
Please help me stay sane and tell me your stories of similar happenings that way it will stop me thinking I’m losing it, both my son and daughter say he never does it to them so they reckon that it’s just my imagination do me a favour and tell me I’m going mad on
Dudley the Puggle dog waiting patiently on the door step to come in from the snow we had last week,
you couldn’t make it up dogs are funny are they not normally I cannot get him to go out the back door for a widdle under any circumstances.
Soon as it snowing he wants to be out and will not come back in for ages, in the summer he’s jumping at the back door to get back in soon as his business is done, I’m beginning to think it’s his way of having a go at me because I will not let him on the furniture.
My son lets him on the furniture and the bed well he is his dog really so It’s only natural as he takes him out for great dog walking on the beach and all over the place, he baths him and takes to to the vet when needed so when I come to think of it maybe Dudley the Puggle dog has a point.
Dog By The Fire Hearth
Picture of the narrating dog cosy by a roaring fire
(Don’t let the picture lull you into a false sense of security if you upset me I am like a coiled spring waiting to pounce)
Hi my names Oscar I’m a mixture of dog Santa Clause and agony aunt as well as being just a smidgeon pizzed off with life at the moment, why you might ask? Well it’s a long story so to make a long story even longer here we go.
When you get to read messages like these every day it would pizz off a saint I nearly said pope but I think he’s having his own crises at the moment. Anyway this latest message that’s caught my imagination is from a Poodle by the name of missy, this is about the bloke who considers himself this Poodles owner because he handed a fistful of notes over to some Gypsies down south, he has changed from a stoner who grew weeds for a living if you could call living in shit living into a stand-up guy working all the hour’s god sends.
Naturally this guy justifies leaving the Poodle on its own all day and not walking him with the old I don’t have time mantra, well I have news for all you to%%ers who think like that, it makes you just like those Hollywood miscreants and your time is fast approaching.
When the dog man’s best friend will rise up and take over this world just like in planet of the apes it be doggie’s world and you will all have to walk yourselves while we dogs go down the pub and watch the go fetch cup final, it will be just like all those photos of dogs playing poker and such like on pub walls.
And so this is Christmas and please remember a dog is for life not just for Christmas, this is very very important do please take notice of our little rant here as it could save some poor little pets a lot of sorrow they don’t deserve.
While we fully expect most people to say we know this already it doesn’t hurt at this time of year to remind everyone how easy it is to buy a pet at leisure and then regret for ever with some sad pooch on the receiving end of poor treatment that is most often not done intentionally.
Intentional pet abusers are best reported to the R.S.P.C.A and let them have the full force of the law brought down on them, no this little post is just trying to get you to think about the consequences of pet and in particular dog ownership.
We see every day in the news stories of well-intentioned dog owners who fall on to hard time through no fault of their own especially in today’s financial climate and it kills us when we hear of dogs taken somewhere they don’t know and just left to roam on their own.
With the cost of putting a pet to sleep so high these days when you can no longer afford to look after them then it can seem an attractive way out we fully understand this. That’s why we try to get people to be absolutely sure they have the time money and inclination to keep a pet before buying one.
We also know how hard it is to resist when children beg and beg for you to let them have a dog for Christmas. Anyway rant over thanks for reading this.