Down and out…

Well sadly I suppose it was bound to happen at some point in my career! Being out and about on the hills all day everyday, one day I was bound to hurt myself! Actually my family know me as one … Continue reading

Summer weather!

Well we have had the two most opposite weathers possible these last two days! Pouring rain and then blazing sunshine!

Time for the photo medley!

Don’t make us go outside today Andie, we can hear the rain!! No don’t try and pretend its nice outside, don’t you know we can hear sounds at a much higher frequency over a much greater distance than humans!? We can hear each massive raindrop as it falls!! We aint leaving this sofa!!

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Wet, wet, wet!!

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And then……22 degrees sunshine!!

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Gus checking out the hotties from his shotgun seat, like a boss! (don’t worry worry-warts he is wearing a doggie seatbelt.)

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Take me to the river…

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Phew its dalm hot!! Time for a wee break in the shade.

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Oh flower of Scotland….

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Chase me Andie!!!

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Everyone meet Hamish!! Little Hamish is a sweet terrier cross who is a new flexi-walking client. He had a great first day with us, loves chasing balls and his new mate Kobi!!

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River monsters!

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One little one of Maud and Miss Molly I forgot from last week! Maud is joining us tomorrow for a sneaky walk though, whoopee!!!!!

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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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SUNSHINE!!!!!

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MORE SUNSHINE!!!! 😀

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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!

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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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Gus and Molly do Scotland (Part 1.)

 

 

Well it has been a very eventful week! We simply cannot wait to see all our friends tomorrow!!Yippee!!!

Here a little blog post on what we did with our time off, we would just like to take a moment to promote the amazingly wonderful Dugs N Pubs folks, whose fantastic website helped us plan our amazing camping trip! If you haven’t visited it already, get yourselves over there to ogle all the amazing trips and places you can visit with you four-legged best friends!

http://www.dugswelcome.com/

First stop for us was Belhaven Bay. It was an amazing weekend weather wise with the first day being one of the hottest! The sun shone until the very last-minute, it was stunning and we had a blast rolling about in the sand and enjoying the epic blue skies. All this and only 40mins drive from Edinburgh!!!

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Happy sunbathers…

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Yes don’t mind me guys, just have a wrestle right next to my face…ta!

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My BEAUTIFUL girl. Words simply cannot describe how much I love my fuzzy teddy-bear.

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The big-man posing for me. He knows how to work the camera!

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Sun setting over Belhaven Bay.

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After breaking camp the next destination was Tyninghame Beach! It was not a sunny but believe me it was hot!! I so wish I had brought my swimming costume! The water was crystal clear and so inviting.

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You could be forgiven for forgetting you were in Scotland here, this stunning stretch of coast looked more like New Zealand!

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Fluffy teddy paws in water 😀

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Molly-moo swimming in the sea…with just a little encouragement 😉

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Gus as you can tell is not up for it haha! Though he did have a little paddle with Mums help and support. He is not the most confident in the water, though it is the fastest way to cool a hot doggie.

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Thanks to a lovely local lady we met out on the beach walk we were directed to this fantastic wild camp ground just over the ridge from the beach. Gorgeous….

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Molly the next morning refusing to get up! After two days of extensive beach walks my two munchkins were very sleepy and more than happy to laze about in their sleeping bags whilst I read my book 🙂

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After our super lazy morning we then broke camp and carried on along the coast to visit Tantallon Castle! I have to boast just a little bit now, the lovely man at the front desk said that although the dogs were perfectly welcome (on-lead) into the castle it has steep steps, and so we would probably not be able to see it all as the dogs may struggle. Did they heck!! My doggies got loads of attention from other tourists, taking photos of them as we climbed all over this amazing relic. My darlings were beyond well-behaved, wowing the men who were there to supervise visitors with their calm and obedient behaviour. Proving once again that your dogs are at their happiest when they are with you and will overcome any obstacle as long as you are there to guide and support them. They relished the challenging terrain, Gus especially was loving bouncing all over the castle and insisted that I lift him up to look out over the surrounding coast when the walls were too high. He even asked to be lifted to look down the staggering 36foot deep well!! (And no need to worry folks I had a firm hand on him each time so he was in absolutely no danger)  They took the whole thing completely in their stride. I couldn’t be prouder, I could have burst with pride!

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‘None shall pass!’

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At the top, ‘Yup check us out Mum, climbed the castle, like a boss!!’

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A stunning boxer we met outside Tantallon Castle, ‘Please come and play with me!’

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Next stop, North Berwick!

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Exploring the man-made swimming pool on North Berwick beach. What a lovely sea-side town, could happily live there! Such a beautiful part of the world in general, everyone should head here at some point for a fantastic doggie day out! We even had lunch and a pint at the dog friendly pub ‘The Ship Inn’ situated in the town centre about ten mins walk from the beach. All in all we had an amazing camping trip and I will be returning to this area for sure! Perhaps with some of clients doggies at the weekend when we have time, after all its only about a half hour drive away from Edinburgh! Look out North Berwick we will be back! xxx

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