Alex & Friends

Alex & Friends

With 2 Blogs of my ‘Pawsome Pros’ Series already under my belt, I was all set this week to meet some more amazing dogs – and the lovely lady who looks after them – Alex Mc Cormick. Alex runs a Dog Walking and Pet Sitting business, called Alex & Friends – and has recently passed […]

Bentley’s Buddies

Bentley’s Buddies

For the second blog article in my ‘Pawsome Pros’ Series, I spent a couple of days enjoying the company of Dawn Hooper and her doggie friends … Dawn runs a successful Dog Walking & Pet Sitting business called Bentley’s Buddies, which was originally formed 6 years ago – born from a passion for dogs and […]

Dog-Friendly Pubs in Essex

Dog-Friendly Pubs in Essex

The Black Buoy in Wivenhoe, Essex is a great place to visit with your dog whilst you’re out walking. The pub is thoroughly dog-friendly and welcoming, with its cosy feel and happy staff. It’s just tucked a few paces away from the river frontage, yet is a much better destination than the Rose & Crown […]

Rusty in Brighton

Rusty in Brighton

  Travelling down to Brighton for a few days with Rusty, I was keen to get some images of him on the pebbles – ideally with a view of the dilapidated West Pier in view.     It was quite late in the afternoon when the two of us headed down to the beach and […]

In-Paws to Out-Paws

In-Paws to Out-Paws

For the first of my ‘Pawsome Pros’ Series, I spent an extremely enjoyable day shadowing Katy-Jayne Pain – a professional Dog Walker and Pet Sitter here in Colchester. Katy set up her business In-Paws to Out-Paws in April 2019, after leaving her hospital career as a Study Leave Administrator. Having been raised as an ‘outdoor’ […]

‘Pawsome Pros’ Series

‘Pawsome Pros’ Series

Whilst I was brainstorming my blogging plans for 2020, I came up with the idea to write a series of articles about my fellow dog professionals in the Colchester area. I thought it would be good fun to get to know them; finding out exactly what they do and what their passions are. Being a […]

The Cavapoochons

The Cavapoochons

The weather in Boxted today was very dreary – mizzly is probably the best description. Rusty and I had planned to go to the beach for today’s walk, which seemed like an unappealing idea in the circumstances. The mist was going nowhere and I was unsure of the potential for any useful photography practice. Nevertheless, we […]

Dogs at Helmingham Hall

Dogs at Helmingham Hall

Helmingham Hall Estate, with its vast grounds, deer park and moated Manor House, is the venue for various exciting events throughout the year. The owners always welcome dogs to the shows – and also hold the annual Suffolk Dog Day Festival here. Last Sunday was the Autumn Suffolk Heritage Plant Fair – and I was […]

Dogs at the Beach – Felixstowe

Dogs at the Beach – Felixstowe

My friend and I took Rusty to felixstowe in the week for some fun on the beach. It was great to fill our lungs with fresh sea air and meet some cute dogs too … Like Ted, the Golden Doodle -:   Rusty had great fun chasing his ball, even though Felixstowe has a shingle […]

Rusty in the Meadow

Rusty in the Meadow

I found this old image today of Rusty laying in the grass on one of his favourite walks near Leavenheath.  It cheered me up after being stuck inside all day due to non-stop rain …  

Tilly

Tilly

Tilly is a cute and very active ‘Staffy Cross’ I met near the viaduct at Chappel in Essex … Despite the rain and cold,  she was determined to have fun chasing her ball –  Dogs are great at being adaptable and seeking Joy.  We have a lot to learn from them …    

Rusty at Cudmore Park, East Mersea

Rusty at Cudmore Park, East Mersea

Rusty and I took our first trip out to Cudmore Grove Country Park on Mersea Island today and we were very impressed.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; meeting many friendly people and lots of new friends for Rusty to play with … It’s a perfect place for dogs to have fun – with both plenty of […]

Rusty’s Camping Holiday in Dorset

Rusty’s Camping Holiday in Dorset

Do you want to take your dog on an enjoyable, hassle-free holiday in the UK ? Dog Holidays are my favourite type of holiday; especially camping holidays – because I get to exercise lots, spend all my time in The Great Outdoors and live a simple, stress-free life for a week or two … with […]

Dog-Friendly Watering Holes in Suffolk

Dog-Friendly Watering Holes in Suffolk

The Nethergate Brewery Tap at Rodbridge near Sudbury is a great place to stop off when you’re out with the dogs. The lure of a refreshing pint, cool glass of Prosecco, or flavoured gin, is certainly an encouragement to walk a little bit faster ! The taproom and shop are dog-friendly and there are always […]

Rusty at the Stables

Rusty came with me at the weekend whilst I visited a friend at her stables. I was so excited to meet the horses in her care and didn’t want to leave Rusty at home alone – so this was a brand new experience for him.   He certainly appeared a little unsure of things as […]