I-phone photos…



Well we have been having some outstanding, truly spectacular weather recently!! It has been roasting! And we have been loving every minute of it!!

I have recently purchased an I-phone (I have finally caught up with the rest of the world haha!) and so have been experimenting with the camera and posting on instagram. For anyone who would like to follow my daily doggie photo posts on my instagram account the name to search for is;  Andreajackalleg. There are some art and fish keeping posts on my instagram page but mostly it’s of the amazing pups I spend my days with! After all, they are just so dalm photogenic!

Here is the catch up of photos from the last week.

First up its Molly who would like to take a minute to remind all our lovely customers that it is tick season especially with all this long grass to play in! So please check your pups over of a night-time for any unwelcome hangers-on!

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My own Molly-moo posing pretty in the sunshine…


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Ella and the Big-Yins on Friday. It seems a long time since this meadow was in full bloom. Summer is officially here!

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Mr Hugo, who sadly will be leaving us for roughly four weeks as he holidays with his Nana and Papa in Ireland. Have a fab time lovely boy, see you in August!

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Ruben is now dwarfing his mate Kobi, what a big lad he is turning out to be!

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My my how long is you tongue Kobs?!

All the better to kiss you with Auntie Andie! Slurp!

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Pant pant, up-hill in the sunshine?! What are you trying to do to us Andie!

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Maud-monster staying in the shade. Bullies are not good at coping with the heat, so remember folks to always have water to cool them down. The fastest way to chill out any dog if they are not a big fan of going in the water on their own (like Maud is!) is to soak their chest, stomach, neck front legs with cool water. This acts as sweat and draws the heat out, helping them lower their body temperature faster. Paddling pools are a good idea if your pups like playing in the sun in your garden. If your dog does not like water at all then avoid taking them out at all in the heat of the day, opt for cool morning or evening walks instead. And most importantly folks please remember to NEVER leave your dog in your car in this weather. It can reach over 40 degrees in your car in under 20 mins, even with the window open. Each year dogs die in hot cars. Even if you just want to pop into the shops for ten minutes, leave your dog at home! Don’t risk it. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/watch-what-happens-you-leave-7165791

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Lots and lots of swimming to keep cool last week!

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Ruben with the Labs, he has caught up to the big guys now! And he still has a way to go yet!



One none doggie-photo, a very pretty birds egg we found!

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The summer has begun and this heralds the start of our annual busy boarding season. To start us off we have Mr Leo in da house!

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Cutie-pie! Real men do pink 😉

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More rain…and ‘The Dude’

Spoke too soon at the weekend, boy did we get wet today!! And muddy, no I mean seriously muddy!! I had to take Winston and Rocket-Dog swimming after the second walk as they were so muddy I couldn’t see how I would even get them from my front door to the bath tub without leaving a trail black sludge behind us!

This is little Murphy folks (say ‘Hi’) who is with us for just four short days. There is no other way to say this, Murphy is ‘The Dude’! He is literally the coolest little dog. Sat shotgun with me, slotted right in with the pack cool as a cucumber, off lead straight away, speaks perfect English….Not a dog, a wee-man in a dog suit.


Check out the swagger…

‘Bad boys, bad boys, what ya gonna do, what ya gonna do, when they come for you, bad boys,bad boys…’


I am very happy to finally be able to introduce Tillie! Tillie will be joining us every couple of weekends when her Mum has to work. She is a delight, four stone of sweetness, my goodness I love Bulldogs!!! I simply cannot wait for her to meet Maud-monster!!

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Raar!! Tillie incoming!!


Get this Gus..and then the guy said, ‘Aren’t Bulldogs supposed to be dangerous?’



Kiss me quick! 😀

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The magnificent Flying-Frenchie! P1210826
Ruben and Rocket-Dog playing chase, Ruben so happy to have another youngster who will run around daft with him!
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Ruben, King of the mountain!P1210838 P1210840  P1210845 P1210847
Already soaked, now just need to add some mud!
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Actually we have changed our minds, we are not wet enough…

…that’s ok, this GIANT puddle should do the trick!

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Snuggles and jumpers at home. 🙂
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Need for Speed…

Some days you just get the feeling its a lucky day for taking good photos. When that happens I take LOADS! hehe…

Hugo is all healed and returned to us today for his first walk with the group in two weeks. His mum did warn us prior to picking him up that our resident ‘Rocket-Dog’ is probably going to be turbo charged!!! Hmmm, I dunno…looking at that ever so slightly hyper expression before the walk… ‘What do you think Hugo?’

‘Well Auntie Andie, I FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!’







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Half an hour later (no joke!) ‘Pant, pant,pant…. ‘


‘Ok, I feel normal again now.’


Murphy and Ella posing for treats…

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Honda and his buddy Smudge. Considering Honda kinda wanted to eat Smudge at first (‘He’s one of those curly-haired rabbits right?’) these guys have come a long way and are great pals. Trust and friendship between dogs, exactly as it does with people, just takes time. The one major difference is that dogs hardly ever hold a grudge.


An afternoon of Bulldogs and Terriers… and one baby Boxer 😉


My wonderful Frenchie duo xXXxx

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LOVE this photo, so happy I managed to snap it!


Kobi and Ruben’s friendship is coming along brilliantly. It gives me such joy to watch a relationship between dogs develop and blossom over time. What makes it so funny is that they are VERY similar personality wise, yet Ruben is about a year behind Kobi in doggie manners! I have to laugh as the stuff Ruben does which Kobi finds annoying (barking to get him to play, ‘paw-punching’ etc) , is exactly what he used to do to other dogs when he was younger! The shoe is on the other foot now hehe  😉
Ruben is all about Kobi on the walk, he is like a little brother desperate to please so that he is included in the game! There are four other dogs on the walk and yet Ruben instinctively knows that Kobi is the energy he wants to be around most. From my point of view I am delighted that Ruben has chosen Kobi as his mentor, Kobi is one bomb-proof Frenchie! Perfect recall, perfect with all dogs he meets, perfect with all people. He has any more great attributes and is just in general is a brilliant dog for Ruben to learn from. With help and guidance Ruben is slowly but surely getting there and it shows through clearly on days like today when Kobi spends more time playing chase and ball games with Ruben, making him one happy puppy.

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Gus and Wee-man have only one thing on their minds, TREATS!!! P1210724P1210726P1210727

Maud photo bombing hehehe…


Happy walk, happy dogs, happy me…


Bring on the sun…

Catch up from the weekend…

Molly and Elvis enjoying the woods on a Sunday morning.

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More sunshine today and lots of ball games…


How handsome is Ruben becoming! Starting to loose his baby face, just a wee bit. Still a ways to go though, its great seeing him grow and mature.

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Check out Winston’s epic skid mark, yes it was worth it, he got the ball! It was honestly like six foot long, so worth a photo. Booboo was so proud!




Gus having a little maddy with his tongue out…

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They always manage to find the only puddle in the field to wade in….I’m telling you its a crazy skill my munchkins have…

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Pretty girl…

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Molly and Maud-Monster playing chase. Maud is one healthy Bulldog keeping up with a Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel, makes me so happy to see. Every Bulldog should be able to run, exercise and play like this. I love the breed, but hate seeing the ones that cannot walk far or run because they are too heavy, short legged or have breathing problems (amongst other hereditary issues) . Maud is one of the best examples I have ever seen, she may never be a fly-ball champion but she is most definitely happy and healthy. Her breeder should get a medal.

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Muchos fun being had all round!


Maud sandwich…


Louis wades in…


Raaar!! 😀


Sunshine is awesome, keep it coming please!!


Sunny showers…

What a lovely day it was outside today! There were a few showers here and there but we seem to have managed to dance around them all and enjoyed the sunshine bursts instead. Happy faces all round, all the doggies get five stars for their imacculate behaviour today as well. Happy days 🙂

My adorable girl sporting her new haircut and looking amazing!


Molly’s happy face lights up my life!



Smudge playing with his new friend Buster.



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Stopping for a drink at our favourite private spot nicknamed ‘Middle Earth’ 🙂




Honda has his racing muzzle off down at our wee spot just for a drink, I couldn’t resist a wee photo of his proud gentle face.



Molly and Gus running up and down the hill 🙂



Beautiful day in the Scottish woods…




Two of the coolest dudes I know, and I love spending time with these lads, they are a scream together. Bags of character!!