My dog likes sniffing people’s crotches

I wanted to write this blog post today to share with everyone that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We all have embarrassing moments. We all have cock ups. Okay so that sounds pretty deep right? And could … Continue reading

I’m ready!

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Well I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.

I’ve got my t-shirt & new running shorts (don’t worry I’m not running in wellies).

My running has been progressing really well and I’ve done leg strength work to help with the hills.

I can’t run 10k non-stop yet but I’ll do the best I can and will finish one way or the other.

All for a charity I don’t have much to do with but absolutely love.

Collie’s are a special breed. They are sensitive, complicated souls that are often misunderstood and end up in rescue, but then tend not to cope well with kennels.

Border Collie Trust GB really understand them and do their best for every dog which passes through their doors.

Yet due to HS2 all of their hard work is going to be disrupted and they need to find thousands of pounds to relocate their rehoming centre to a new site.

I couldn’t not do something to help. So through these past 6 months of running, whenever it got too hard or was too cold or raining, I kept going knowing I needed to do something to help this special charity.

Cannock Chase 10k… I’ll conquer you on Sunday!

 

If you would like to donate here is my Just Giving page : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruth-turner14

Everything you need to know about Cocker Spaniels

The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the UK, especially since the photos appeared of Prince William and Kate’s gorgeous working cocker Lupo. It was no impulse buy that resulted in Zebby joining our … Continue reading

Why volunteer

I’ve been volunteering as Beaver Scout Leader for my local Scout Group for nearly 10 years now, but I don’t see myself as a volunteer, I just see it as something I do. My hobby. You should enjoy your volunteering … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Zebby

Can you believe Zebby is 1 today! Where has that time gone?! 10 months ago we brought the little whirlwind home and it completely changed our lives. As a puppy he was sweet, playful, thoughtful, sensitive and crazy! He approached … Continue reading

Neewa Canicross Belt

When I started the Couch to 5k program in January I really started to look in to Canicross with more interest. For anyone who doesn’t know, Canicross is a sport where you run with your dog attached to you. It’s … Continue reading

5 things you should know before getting a puppy

The teething stage is a nightmare Puppies explore with their mouths and need to chew as their teeth grow. Unfortunately this means that your fingers, hands, arms, jumpers, trousers, chair legs, skirting board, sofa, etc take the brunt of it. … Continue reading

Helvellyn!

Two years after we conquered Scafell Pike the four of us set off for the weekend to tick off another peak from our wish list. I’m not any fitter than I was when I did Scafell, and actually due to … Continue reading

Don’t just manage, make changes

When we want to change a dogs behaviour there’s often a lot of different tools and options we can use to try and do this. One of the most common dilemmas we can find ourselves in is the choice between … Continue reading

Frozen yoghurt & cool coats

Today we all took a break from work & home and ventured out for the day to the Cheshire Show.  Thankfully it was slightly cooler than recent days this week but still pretty hot, so I took Guinness’ Ruffwear Cool … Continue reading

Spring Favourites

My monthly favourite posts have been not so monthly at the moment. Then I spotted a fabulous idea on OkGoAgility (I’ll talk about them more later) and they had swapped from monthly to seasonal favourite posts, so I am going … Continue reading

Puppy prep

As the day I pick Zebedee up draws closer I’ve been getting prepared for the addition of a new puppy in to the house. It started off with buying some second hand puppy harnesses when I saw them come up … Continue reading

Summer Events in Cheshire & Staffordshire

I love a good game fair, nothing beats wandering around a field in boots looking at stalls of outdoor clothing and handcrafted sculptures, plus watching fantastic displays of horse riding, sheepdog training, motorbikes and more. There are plenty of events … Continue reading

Daily Blog | Slow cookers, bird tables & home workout

I started this morning with the intention of vlogging my day. Ever since I moved to the farm I’ve being thinking about doing some daily vlogs. But then my camera battery was dead and I’m still not so sure about … Continue reading

Walking Snowdon

A friend of mine has never walked Snowdon and as she was home from Australia for a few months we found a weekend free and off we went. I’ve walked Snowdon twice before, using the Llanberis path both times. The first … Continue reading

My Every Day & Favourite Products

I find that I hardly ever change the dog items I use so have decided to write about my everyday and overall favourite items. I’ve left a link for most of the products at the bottom of this post, however … Continue reading