Welcome

November 28, 2012
General

Apparently owners don’t just look like their dogs, they share personality traits as well. Although the same probably can’t be said of cats, it’s easy to see why both furry friends make great pets. This pet blog is all about celebrating cats and dogs, whether they are playing with their favourite squeaky pet toy or hoping for a treat. Looking after a pet doesn’t come …Read the Rest

Animal Friends study shows grass seeds in dogs’ flesh most common seasonal illness for UK pets

Animal Friends study shows grass seeds in dogs’ flesh most common seasonal illness for UK pets
July 15, 2016
Dog Health

A new study has revealed that grass seeds embedded in dogs’ flesh is the most common seasonal illness for UK pets. Analysis of pet insurance claims conducted by AnimalFriends.co.uk has revealed that almost 500 cases occurred in the summer of 2015, costing pet owners an average of £337 to treat. Foxtail grass seeds are a risk to dogs as they can easily become embedded in …Read the Rest

Cat lovers crowdfunding campaign for The World of Cats

Cat lovers crowdfunding campaign for The World of Cats
April 21, 2016
Cats

You’ve heard of Monkey World, Flamingo Land, Bird World and theme parks claiming to offer whole worlds of adventure, but what about The World of Cats? Sound crazy? Maybe not as much as you might think! Bedfordshire based mum and cat lover Caroline Harvey came up with the idea of a feline themed attraction after looking for family days out. Inspired by Bolt, the rescue …Read the Rest

Dog’s Mood (Behaviour):  A Laypersons Guide

April 8, 2016
Dog Behaviour

How to understand Dog Behaviour The misbehaviour of dogs is closely connected with their instincts, boredom and stress. Very often dog owners complain that their dog is aggressive or chases, marks and guards something in the house. But it is just the manifestations of dogs’ instincts: protect territory, food and other important for dog things. When a puppy digs and chews something, it means that …Read the Rest

Oscar, Ston Easton Park’s resident Cocker Spaniel’s Easter Treats

Oscar, Ston Easton Park’s resident Cocker Spaniel’s Easter Treats
March 21, 2016
Dog Food

If you’re a dog, Easter tends to be quite a sad time of year. While us owners all sit back and enjoy our chocolate Easter eggs, our canine counterparts give us those puppy dog eyes. With this in mind, Oscar, Ston Easton Park’s resident Cocker Spaniel, has asked the Somerset hotel’s Head Chef, Martin Baker, to share his secret recipes for some of his favourite …Read the Rest

Swedish Lund University’s “Melody in human-cat communication” Project

Swedish Lund University’s “Melody in human-cat communication” Project
March 15, 2016
Cat Behaviour

And does your cat understand what you are saying? The new research project “Melody in human-cat communication” at Lund University in Sweden may find the answer. “We want to find out to what extent domestic cats are influenced by the language and dialect that humans use to speak to them, because it seems that cats use slightly different dialects in the sounds they produce”, says …Read the Rest

K 9 Angel and Team Finds Forever Homes for 800 Dogs

K 9 Angel and Team Finds Forever Homes for 800 Dogs
March 12, 2016
Dog Rescue

Former model Victoria Eisermann has taken her passion for dog rescue to the next level. Forming the K 9 Angels 4 years ago with some friends Victoria now spearheads the campaigns and rescue work with a super team of 5 core volunteers as well as overseas volunteers too. Trading her Manolo Blahnik for wellies, with her hair in pigtails instead of backcombed and sprayed Victoria (voted …Read the Rest

New Book Buckingham looks into cats therapeutic powers

New Book Buckingham looks into cats therapeutic powers
January 22, 2016
Cat Behaviour

An entertaining mixture of realtiy and fantasy, Buckingham is not your run of the mill cat book, instead it is a story all about the calming powers of cats and how they can positively affect human lives. “Cats have always been in and out of my life in one way or another providing love and support when I needed it most. At one time I …Read the Rest