Exploring the Fun World of Snuffle Mats

I am beyond thrilled to share how much my dog loves his snuffle mat! From the moment I introduced it to him, he has been completely obsessed with it. Watching him use his nose to sniff and hunt for treats hidden within the various crevices of the mat brings me endless joy. Not only does this toy stimulate his mind and provide healthy mental stimulation, it also offers a perfect opportunity for us to bond as we play together. The fact that my furry companion has taken such a liking to something which can offer him so much enrichment is truly a wonderful feeling. I am excited to see continued growth in our relationship as he continues to explore and enjoy this incredible treasure. My dog and I both highly recommend getting a snuffle mat – trust us, your pup will love it too! https://amzn.to/3TX9gpr

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Disappointed Doggy.

I am currently being summoned by my lovely and commanding canine companion. Despite having taken him on two walks today, he is once again demanding my attention. Unfortunately, it is not yet time for his dinner, so he may be disappointed to learn this fact. Furthermore, we will not be embarking on a third walk as the sky is quickly clouding over and becoming darker.


Not all balls are equal.

Trust me on this, I have tried many different balls.

I’ve spent fortunes on finding an acceptable ball of the right weight and consistency.

After trying several different makes, the result is in. The orange and blue chuckit balls win!!! Sadly for me they are also one of the more expensive brands, but they last extremely well so worth it in the long term. https://amzn.to/40c5vhV

Of course, I’m talking about dogs toys. What did you think?!

dog with ball in it's mouth.
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Max wants a frisbee.

Once upon a time, there was a collie named Max who loved nothing more than chasing after balls. He would spend hours running after them, catching them in his mouth, and bringing them back to his owner. But one day, while playing in the park, Max saw something that caught his eye – a frisbee.


Max had never seen a frisbee before, but he knew he had to have one. He watched as other dogs chased after the flying disc, leaping and bounding through the air. Max longed to join in the fun, but he knew he couldn’t do it with a ball.

So, Max set out on a mission to find a frisbee of his own. He searched high and low, sniffing out every toy store and pet shop in town. But no matter where he looked, he couldn’t find a frisbee that was just right.

Finally, after weeks of searching, Max stumbled upon a frisbee lying in a field. It was old and worn, but Max didn’t care. He picked it up in his mouth and ran back to his owner, eager to show off his new toy.

From that day on, Max was the happiest dog in the park. He would chase after his beloved frisbee, leaping and bounding through the air with joy. And though he still loved his balls, Max knew that nothing could compare to the thrill of chasing after a frisbee.

If your dog would love a frisbee, have a look at this selection https://amzn.to/40hhw5t

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Cats or Dogs?


There’s an age-old debate that shows no signs of slowing down: cats versus dogs. On one hand, you’ve got your feline overlords, known for their aloof demeanour and razor-sharp claws. On the other is man’s best friend, the canine cohort who’s always ready to play fetch and slobber all over your face. Sure, cats may be content to lounge around the house all day while dogs beg for attention at every turn, but let’s not forget that cats can also be fiercely independent and endlessly entertaining with their playful antics. And while dogs may be more easy-going and affectionate than their purring counterparts, they’ll never quite match the regal charm of a cat lounging on a windowsill or batting at a piece of string with deadly accuracy. Whether you’re Team Cat or Team Dog (or maybe even both), there’s no denying that our furry friends bring joy and companionship into our lives in unique ways.

Myself, I love animals in general, but I am on the dogs side in this one.

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Snowy March?

We didn’t have any snow for Christmas but now March is started the forecast is looking colder and colder. I have a love-hate relationship with snow.

I love it because it looks magical, it just changes the familiar into a new world. It creates what appears to be a totally new landscape. Fantastic for photography, and is something we rarely see in this part of the UK.

On the other hand, I hate it because it’s cold, and as well as this, snow is most definitely not wheelchair friendly!

If it’s not too deep I do manage to go outside in it just for a few minutes to take some photographs then I come in and have a nice hot chocolate afterwards.

The dog meanwhile absolutely loves it. If you throw a snowball he will try and catch it but can’t understand why it disappears when he bites it.

Will there be snow next week who knows!

Animal lover

What are your favorite animals?

I really am a huge animal lover, but dogs have to be my all time favourite animal.

They are so loyal, understanding, patient and caring. Given the time and care they truly deserve, they’ll pay that back 1000’s of times more over their lifetime.

I don’t believe there is such a thing as a bad dog. A traumatised one, a scared dog, an under exercised and under stimulated dog, and definitely confused ones. But not a dog that’s bad from birth.

It is our responsibility and commitment to care for and look after them, and we need to do the best we can by them. Ensuring they feel safe, loved, secure, comfortable, and healthy.

They really are the perfect companion/friend.

A Blogging Crisis?

… I haven’t been blogging much lately. Every time I sat down at my desk with the intention to write a post, our now nine-month-old Vader laid down at my feet and looked at me with his puppy eyes. Perfect dog owners don’t grow on trees, they are carefully trained by their dogs -and I […]

A Blogging Crisis?

A view from the countryside.

Thought you might like to see pics from part of one of the walks I take the dog on. I do this using my powerchair, obviously not if it’s really wet with puddles etc…, but otherwise the chair manages fine.

As you can see the ground is not bone dry here. Doesn’t it look beautiful.

Obviously if there’s anyone else about I put him straight on a lead, but this track was deserted at the time, and he has good recall so I’m confident that he’ll come straight to me on command.

I’ve told the dog.

I have informed the dog that we will NOT be walking his usual and more favourite walk tomorrow. There’s a good reason for this…..

To be totally bluntly honest, it’s because it STINKS!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love living in the countryside, but what I don’t like is the muck spreading times.

Yes I know it needs to be done to help the farmers grow stuff, but by golly does it smell, and not in a pleasant way.

Don’t worry, the dog will still get a lovely walk…. in the opposite direction.