Hoping for Spring…

We have had some lovely weather over the last few weeks, shh, don’t scare it away! I have to admit though we are all very much hoping this is a break through for the Spring season so we can finally say good by to the horizontal rain and sleet. We still LOVE walking in our beloved city’s open spaces, but not a single pup or two-legger could deny that a little sunshine goes a long way to making our adventures more enjoyable. Come on Spring! We are ready for you!

Check out these beautiful blue skies! P.s. Don’t be fooled its still freezing! Gloves and hats required but hey, its not raining!!!


Two truly wonderful models in the form of Gus and Moomoo. All that adorable squishy goodness!IMG_5140[1]IMG_5141[1]

This lovely shot of the crew and Arthur’s Seat ruined by my shadow photo bombing haha!IMG_5413[1]

Ruben and baby Bramble continue to be inseparable. Their antics are hysterical and endearing all at the same time.  IMG_5451[1]

Crazy face competition. IMG_5452[1]IMG_5453[1]

Dogs in a row…IMG_5498[1]

Can you spot Ruben? His tiger-brindle coat is doing its job here! He is no more than four feet in front of me and all but disappears! Amazing…IMG_5499[1]IMG_5500[1]

My beautiful lady…is in serious need of a mother-daughter spa day. This girlie needs a hair cut and a bath pronto!:DIMG_5501[1]

Gus falling asleep sitting up after the morning walk. Its such a hard life aye munchkin?IMG_5502[1]IMG_4853[1]

So much cheeky-monkey in one photo! These lads would keep anyone on their toes 😉 They are so much fun to work with. IMG_4852[1]IMG_4851[1]

Oh no….they found a plunge pool! Queuing up for a mud bath!IMG_4849[1]

We love Bramble…IMG_4850[1]IMG_4848[1]

We just can’t get enough of these gorgeous mornings… IMG_4846[1]

A little bit of winter still remains up in the Pentlands. Miss Bramble was very bewildered by this snow man in the woods! I had to go up with her to show her there was nothing to be afraid of, and then she nicked his arm! Poor snowman hahaha!


After all our outdoor adventures nothing in this world can beat cozying up and napping with my dogs. This is Molly and I’s traditional sleeping position. Sleeping alongside your dogs is not only a fantastic bonding experience, but it is also extremely soothing and the best stress reliever for you and your dogs. Gus by the way sleeps curled up behind my knees, so I have a hot water bottle AND a teddy bear! Bliss….ZZZZzzzzzIMG_4688[1]


Hello February…

We are starting February on a slightly sad note. The gorgeous Miss Tia is moving to her Nana’s down in Sunderland. We have known Tia for at least four years as she belongs to a very good friend of ours. She will be greatly missed by all. We know she will be very happy with her Nana and Papa though, especially as her boyfriend (another lurcher) is down there counting the days 😉 We hope we will see her again, it was hard today on our last frolic not to shed a few tears. We love you Tia, we know you will be very happy xXXx


All the fun and games enjoying literally EVERY second that is decides not to rain! Weeeeeeee!!IMG_5025[1]

Its a two-headed Airdale!!! Rarrr!!! IMG_5024[1]

More canoodling from the star-crossed lovers…IMG_5026[1]

Smudge be like, “Get a room already you too, bleugh!!”IMG_5027[1]

Miss Bramble is looking so grown up already. She has lost a lot of her puppy Airdale black coloration is favor of more ginger! IMG_4155[1]

Speed Queen Miss Molly…IMG_4217[1]

Frosty mornings have the dogs all hyped up 😀IMG_4218[1]

Miss Ella manages to always look like a lady even when she is sticking her tongue out at the camera haha!IMG_4219[1]IMG_4362[1]


These photos just crack me up! I can’t stop laughing looking at them, BI-YONGG!!IMG_4476[1]

Not one paw on the ground hehehe!IMG_4478[1]IMG_4470[1]

The beautiful silhouette of Miss Dixie, what a stunning girl she is xXXx IMG_4477[1]

Taking a moment to soak up how amazing my job is and how I LOVE being outdoors, yes even when the weather is not as gorgeous as it was on this day. IMG_4566[1]

Come on Molly girl, lets do one of those pouty selfie photos….

Nailed it. IMG_4567[1]

Isn’t my girl just beeeeeautiful? Its a rhetorical question don’t worry 😉 IMG_4568[1]

Kiss kiss kiss those soft chops ❤IMG_4569[1]

Bramble is definitely getting her posing for the camera down ❤ ❤ IMG_4570[1]IMG_4363[1]

All the gorgeous puppies!

Emptying the camera of all the amazing photographs! ❤ ❤

Every day that it doesn’t rain in winter time is a darn good day!


Lovely Winston… Bleugh!IMG_2988[1]IMG_2871[1]

Gus’s usual position, you know just encase any biscuits accidentally leap out of my pocket. IMG_2870[1]IMG_2869[1]

Ruben playing the “hahaha I got the ball” game with Smudge 🙂IMG_2868[1]

Show off 😉IMG_2867[1]IMG_2866[1]IMG_2865[1]IMG_2751[1]

Crazy faces!IMG_2750[1]IMG_2749[1]IMG_2699[1]

Some more crazy faces! ❤IMG_2672[1]

Gus and his new toy of the moment…IMG_2671[1]IMG_2658[1]IMG_2632[1]IMG_2631[1]IMG_2613[1]IMG_2573[1]IMG_2543[1]IMG_2539[1]One of these things is not like the others lol!IMG_2528[1]

We have lift off!!!!

Hello everyone!!! Guess what… WE FINALLY HAVE INTERNET AGAIN!! Geezo that was a long four months. I could go on a rant about how utterly rubbish the big internet providers are to deal with, but instead I will just plough on with the photos as my phone is quite literally fit to burst! I can’t fit any more photos on the memory until I have uploaded and deleted a whole bunch.

So a very Happy New Year to you all and here we go!!

Happy chatty spaniel Hugo…Smudges sarcastic face, “I’m surrounded by idiots..” hehe


All the Christmas cookies for my puppies…IMG_3839[1]

We LOVE wintery blue skies ❤IMG_3817[1]

Awesome crew xxxIMG_3816[1]

Puppy Bramble and her love Ruben, these two are sooooooooooooo smitten with one another 🙂 IMG_3734[1]

I LOVE this photo 😀 So who wheres the pants in this relationship? Hmm, I wonder, lol!IMG_3733[1]IMG_3732[1]

Canoodling with her older man….IMG_3731[1]IMG_3664[1]

My darling love bugs are not fans of the winter weather. Getting them out of bed in the morning is very challenging!IMG_3635[1]

Crazy flooded river in the Dell, I have never seen it so high! No swimming today guys!IMG_3625[1]


Winter sunshine bliss…IMG_3561[1]

I think this is one of my most favorite group shots xxxIMG_3509[1]

Awesome girls!IMG_3508[1]IMG_3507[1]IMG_3494[1]IMG_3471[1]

Sponsored by Equafleece! Thee best dog coats, hands down!IMG_3469[1]IMG_3458[1]

Gus buried in blankets…IMG_3449[1]

Christmas time!! Photos (of course) and a few sobering words.

As we are winding down for the Christmas holidays I am still trying to find time to catch you up on all our walking fun from the last few months. Hopefully next year I will have the internet up and running again in my home and be able to get back on track with making these blog entries a more regular and consistent event!

It will seem a little odd looking at fairer weather photos now considering how awful the weather has been here in Edinburgh the last few months. Winter has hit us hard, cold and wet weather pelting us at every turn making our walks a soggy affair. Perhaps a little reminiscence therapy of milder days gone by is exactly what we need right now! Though if I am honest I absolutely love Christmas time! I am a huge geeky Christmas fan at heart! I wish I could fill this blog posts with snowing dog photos haha. Sadly we have only had rain and sleet here, no snow as of yet. I live in hope we have some snowy days in the not too distant future.

To start us off, a beloved handsome face. No one ever believes that this stunning boy could be a rescue. Truth be told, Winston much like my own Molly-dog, stands as a testament as to how amazing rescue dogs are. You should never make snap judgments about why a dog has ended up needing a new home. Rescue dogs can carry a stigma that something is ‘wrong’ with them or that they are a ‘bad’ dog and is quite simply the biggest pile of dog poop! Take from someone who has worked in rescue centers both here in the UK and abroad, the vast vast majority of dogs given up for re-homing has nothing to do with them as individuals at all! It does however have everything to  do with the people who hand them over.  Some have genuine heart braking reasons for why they can no longer care for their pet. But all too many just lose interest, can no longer be bothered with the effort involved or did not seriously consider the costs behind owning an animal. Many many rescues like my Molly or Winston here are quite simply just a bit behind on their training due to previous owners not putting in the time required, that’s all!  With training, patience, understanding and a great deal of love and affection you have quite simply the most amazing loving loyal companion! Who after having a rough start with ahem, ‘dodgy’ humans, thinks you fart rainbows. IMG_7157[1]

Rescue dog are without a doubt the most fantastic dogs, I can’t stress this enough. Perhaps as it is the Christmas season I feel the need to talk about the amazingness of  rescue dogs even more. I really hope that with this following story as an example you will understand more fully as to how many dogs end up in shelters especially around this time of year, and how they are truly just innocent victims of circumstance. This weekend a man tried to buy Gus my French Bulldog in a pub because his daughter, ‘…wanted one of them for Christmas…’ like he was some sort of fashionable toy. It was a horrific experience especially as the man proceeded to become angry and insulting when my partner refused asking him in return which of his family members he would like to sell for a Christmas present! He even waved cash in my partners face and seemed totally perplexed as to why we wouldn’t jump at the chance to sell our beloved Gus for cold hard cash. As if ANY amount of money would make us part with our heart and soul. When I volunteered for the SSPCA Boxing Day would greet us with dogs and puppies being abandoned in droves, the result of children and adults already bored or overwhelmed having not thought carefully enough about the care or attention a dog would actually require. Some poor souls were even tied to the gate waiting for us before we had even opened the center. I have no doubts that an individual who thinks it is acceptable to try and rudely haggle a dog from clearly horrified owners in a pub, just because his teenage daughter fancies the look of one for Christmas, would also not hesitate to dump said dog again as soon as the novelty wears off.  Safe to say, as I clutched Gus closer to my chest, we were not very polite in letting the man in question know that Gus would never EVER be for sale! But with so many puppies being punted on gumtree as ideal presents for the big day, I can’t help but think what ever pooch that man does get his hands on for Christmas will not be long destined for the local shelter. So my last parting word on this matter would be that if you are seriously considering introducing a dog into your family, please please take your time, do your research THOROUGHLY, and don’t shop, please adopt. There will no doubt be many more confused and frightened unwanted Christmas pups waiting for new loving homes as soon as the day is over.

On with the photos! You know I love my group shots!


Help! Half my face is melting! lol IMG_7452[1]Brother and sister, my inseparable pair…IMG_7467[1]

Miss Tia! IMG_7468[1]

Also known as Miss Tia ‘Frog Legs’ haha! IMG_7485[1]

Giorge. IMG_7536[1]

But I wanna sit up front!!! Waah!!!IMG_7548[1]

More Frenchies, I can just never get enough!IMG_7549[1]IMG_7550[1]IMG_7551[1]IMG_7552[1]

Just a little reminiscing about the beautiful summer forest foliage.  Sigh… IMG_7586[1]IMG_7587[1]

Ready for home! Biscuits first please, of course!IMG_7611[1]This summer I took a few lovely beach trips. I was joined by Stephanie Parker who owns and operates Pawfect Therapies here in Edinburgh. If you haven’t already checked out Stephanie’s site I highly recommend you take a gander! She also offers walking with the city center and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! (http://www.pawfecttherapies.co.uk/)IMG_7139[1]

Miss Stephanie dishing out treats, Molly in the background doesn’t yet realize she’s missing out hehe 😉   IMG_7158[1]IMG_7636[1]IMG_7637[1]

One last photo where we had a freak spell of, yes you guessed it, snooooooooooooooooow!!!! It only lasted about four minutes though! IMG_7638[1]

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone, lots of love from Gus, Molly and Andie xXXx