Dog Blog August 2017

Hello viewers, and welcome to a summary of some of the dogs that I boarded during August. First off the line is Bert, a miniature Schnauzer, and what a lovely boy he is too! He is only young less than a year, as I write he is sitting on my lap at the table, supervising me using my laptop.

Schnauzer dog boarding

Me and Bert

We had some nice adventures together walking over Cannock Chase this summer, I’m looking forward to seeing him again around Christmas time, as his owners have rebooked him with me. Thank you for the repeat business!

I like this breed, Bert is going to be on the large size for a miniature but who cares! I’ll leave the breed standards debate to the breeders, regardless of size he’s a great dog!

Bert and I walked ourselves tired in the morning!

Next up Major the Blonde Labrador returned to board at short notice… his owners aimed to take him to their caravan on a family holiday, but they found out that they did not to have enough room for him in their car!! Ooops!
I’ve cared for him many times so only too pleased to help, and they’re children were happy as they know from my phone updates and Facebook that Major always makes new friends when he’s here. Everyone had a great time, and I got another booking.

My Doggy Day Care Service is also going well of late, I’ve won some regular weekday contracts that will start next month, in between these regular booking I have old friends returning as and when should the need arise in anyone’s life to attend to matters, but circumstances preclude the dog from coming too. Below we see Bertie and Belle a brace of Springer Spaniels, they are devoted dogs to their mum and dad, so I tried my best to make them comfortable.

Next out of the traps! is Bella a greyhound originally from Ireland! (Ah Ireland the land of me fore-fathers!…any chance of an EU passport post brexit?!). Take a look at this beauty below, what a running ‘machine’ she was, now retired, but still very active.
I’ll be looking after her again soon, the owner plays golf, so as a responsible dog lover he lets me care for her when the coarse is calling him…Fore!

I made another new friend this month, his name is Archie, a cross between an American Bulldog an a Staffie, I’ve not seen one before but I think he’s very handsome. What say you?

Archie is sporting a new harness that his owner bought for him, I’d not seen the brand before, and was impressed with is strength of construction, rather like Archie himself! The harness is available on Amazon, and I’ve now adopted using them with more the powerful bigger dogs, just in case I need the control. That said Archie is a gentlemen and never gives me cause for concern when we’re out walking.
Archie may be a strong looking dog, some people may be weary of, but as you can see, he mixes very well. He has a loving lady owner, and he’s a clever boy. Above he is mixing with Mickey a Cocker Springer on a walk, and directly above my friends 17 year old Jack Russell, Jack, who needed some TLC and to be around dogs as he had just lost his life long friend and brother due to old age. Archie stayed with Jack and showed him the garden, as Jack is nearly blind, deaf, and almost toothless. It’s as if they know not to bother an old dog too much, and help if necessary, Archie did this, what a brilliant dog.

Back to the boarders and I welcomed Benjie a King Charles Spaniel and Bubba the Pug for a few weeks. They are of similar age, Benjie, has a party piece, he sings back to you, and Bubba is very affectionate. Below they are here with Jack, Brian (Parsons Jack Russell) out on the walk, and they were joined by Rolo a caramel coloured cavalier spaniel.

  As well as the dog boarding and the dog day care at home, I make visits to dogs where the owner prefers me to take their pets out for walks from their own home. One such is Lexie a staffie cross, whose owners play in a band, so in the evenings they are gigging I make visits to Lexie, walk and fed her, so she is comfortable, in her own home, waiting for mum and dad to get back from the stage.

Finally this month I wrap this August blog up with one to melt your hearts…. This is Louis, a Frenchie pup, these are a popular breed at the moment, so I’m not letting him out of my sight. I’m working with his owners to try and get his diet right as he’s having some digestive problems, it may take time to get the balance right but we’ll get there. He’s ace, love him!

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