Collar

Alfie was due to be born on the 29th January 2013. It is now the 30th and he’s still hasn’t arrived! Patience is not my best trait so it is getting quite hard to patiently wait! Because I am so eager for him to be born, I thought I would buy just a little something…

I bought a collar! This collar, I bought from Pets At Home for £7.99. Click here to view the page for this collar and purchase for yourself.

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The whole collar.

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Here is all the details on the tag. As you can see it is an X Small (10-12″/25-30cm) leather collar by Wainwright’s.

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It is brown leather and tough yet soft to the touch. It is tough enough to not break if you were to really tug on it, yet soft enough to not hurt your dog or rub against its neck. The buckle is easy to do up but you have to push quite hard to undo it so the dog could not just catch it somewhere and pull it off.

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The collar came with a name tag holder. It looks like a silver tube and when undone it has a small piece of paper which you can fill out contact details onto. So that’s an extra bonus! Even though I am planning to get an engraved name tag so it is easier for people to quickly get my contact details.

Overall I think this collar looks great and I hope it will be just as good to use at it looks! I am planning to do reviews on all the products I do these types of posts on. In the reviews I will rate it out of 5 stars and I want to do a ‘Before use’ rate, so here it is!

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5 stars! So far I can’t think of anything that looks like it could be a concern or a problem. It feel soft yet firm which is the texture I was going for. I wanted black but I preferred this color once I saw it. So 5 stars it is! Lets see if it lives up to my expectation!

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Wordless Wednesday BlogHop!

So it is that time of the week again. The Wordless Wednesday BlogHop is hosted by BlogPaws. This week, I’m changing it up a bit! Instead of posting a picture of my pet, I’ll be posting a picture of…..
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BONNIE!
DISCLAIMER-I do not own this dog or indeed know the person who does. I have simply just taken the picture from google and photoshopped ‘BONNIE’ onto it.

The reason for posting this picture is that my friend Jessica has decided to buy a Rough Collie. Oscar her black Labrador, recently passed away due to a heart attack. She was devastated and didn’t think she could ever find another dog that would make her as happy. However she has fallen in love with Rough Collie’s and has decided that a black female called Bonnie is just what she needs!

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Most owned dogs

I was recently flicking through some websites when I came across a post about the most owned dogs across the world. This really interested me and I thought I would share with you the top 30 most owned dogs in UK and America.

UK 

  1. Labrador Retriever 
  2. English Cocker Spaniel
  3. English Springer Spaniel
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  7. Golden Retriever
  8. Pug
  9. Boxer
  10. Border Terrier
  11. Rottweiler
  12. Shih Tzu
  13. Miniature Schnauzer
  14. Lhasa Apso
  15. Yorkshire Terrier
  16. Bulldog
  17. Doberman Pinscher
  18. Bull Terrier
  19. Weimaraner
  20. Pug
  21. Whippet
  22. Dogue de Bordeaux
  23. Bichon Frise
  24. Border Collie
  25. Siberian Husky
  26. Shar-Pei
  27. Dalmation
  28. Great Dane
  29. Cairn Terrier
  30. Beagle

America 

  1. Labrador Retriever 
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Dachshund
  7. Boxer
  8. Poodle
  9. Shih Tzu
  10. Miniature Schnauzer
  11. Chihuahua
  12. Bulldog
  13. Pug
  14. Pomeranian
  15. Boston Terrier
  16. American Cocker Spaniel
  17. Rottweiler
  18. Maltese
  19. German Shorthaired Pointer
  20. Shetland Sheepdog
  21. Doberman Pinscher
  22. Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
  23. Miniature Pinscher
  24. Great Dane
  25. Siberian Husky
  26. English Springer Spaniel
  27. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  28. Basset Hound
  29. Bichon Frise
  30. Weirmaraner

So a Labrador Retriever is the most owned dog! Wow!

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Saturday Pet Blogger Hop – Funniest dog video

Welcome to this weeks Saturday Blogger Hop! Hosted by Two Little Cavaliers I found this video on YouTube and it made me laugh so much that I thought I would share it with you!


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Dog Birthday Cake Recipe!

My friend recently sent me a link, to a website, that she had used to bake a cake for her dog.  I read the site and, wow, if I was a dog I would LOVE a cake like that! So I’d thought I would share it with you! This recipe was found on Food.Com click here to view the official recipe.

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Total time: 1 hour
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients and equipment:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Cooking Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup of Honey
  • 1 Cup of shredded Carrot
  • 1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of  Baking Soda
  • 6 cup ring mold/muffin mold
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sieve
  • Wire rack

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C, Gas-mark 4)
  2.  Grease a 6 cup ring mold (or, if you have chosen, a muffin mold)
  3. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla and honey, into a large bowl. Blend well.
  4. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly.
  5.  Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold it into the carrot mixture.
  6. Spoon the cake batter into the prepared mold.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then turn it out and leave it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cool decorate as you wish.

Feedback!
Let me know if you baked the cake! Did your dog enjoy it? Was the recipe easy to follow? Let me know! Also tell me if you would like me to write more of these dog recipes! Personally I think they’re great!

Wordless Wednesday


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In the Wordless Wednesday blog hop all you have to do if post a picture of your pet so here is my picture of Benjy the cheeky Border Collie! 

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This is a picture I drew of Benjy on a computer! I thought this blog hop needed a bit of art!
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Beagle Freedom Project

This post is something I feel very strongly about.

The Beagle Freedom Project is a project designed to rescue beagles from research labs. They are a team of amazing workers saving beagle lives. These research labs keep dogs in cages where they are tested on every day for things such as makeup or medicine. However these dogs are never free. Most spend their whole lives in these labs and when they are no longer useful, they are killed. This is such a sickening thing and its disgusting to think that somebody actually has the courage to murder innocent dogs. The Beagle Freedom Project will come in and rescue these dogs and re-home them so they can live the rest of their lives, happy.

The most recent rescue mission has been with AstraZeneca. The Beagle Freedom Project have found that they have a breeding facility in Sweden with over 400 beagles. These dogs will spend their lives either breeding or being tortured for medicine. The Beagle Freedom project are hoping to rescue all of these beagles. However, its not all that easy. Emails were sent from AstraZeneca explaining their side of the issue and why the Beagle Freedom project will not be able to rescue the dogs. Here is the reason they gave.

“Because these dogs have been purpose-bred for research, the best solution is to continue to utilise them for research at AstraZeneca facilities and by third parties acting on our behalf.” – Head of Corporate Affairs for AstraZeneca in Sweden, in a letter to the BFP.

However as the Beagle Freedom Project has proved, beagles are very friendly and lovable dogs which adapt well to the life they are given. So by rescuing a beagle and putting it in the normal world; the beagle would not suffer or find it hard to adapt.

Here are two screen grabs from their facebook page explaining what you can do to help.
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So if you did not understand by the description on the right of the picture, to help all you have to do is email. Send an email to AstraZeneca to either of these address’s: kontakt@astrazeneca.com or IR@astrazeneca.com explaining why they should let The Beagle Freedom Project save some of the beagles. Another way for you to help is by signing this petition: Save The Beagles. For more information on the matter check out http://beaglefreedomproject.org/ or visit their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BeagleFreedomProject

PLEASE HELP!
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