Fudge has been collared!

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orange dog collar and lead

We received a surprise cheque in the post last week. Not a lottery style win or anything, but a couple of hundred pounds that we weren’t expecting. So, only one thing for it – ‘save half, spend half!’. Adelle got a pair of new shoes, Justin needs some new jeans – and Fudge got a lovely new collar & lead set.

tissue-wrapped collar and lead with complimentary dog treat

They were ordered from Suzy Q based in Hove. Not on the High Street give 5% of the sale price to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Lovely attention to detail in the packaging – nice tissue paper wrapping, pretty labels and a dog treat!

personalised, engraved collar

The collars are very well made – and customised too which is included in the price. Just one word of caution – if you have a dog that pulls very hard, we have known this type of clip-in fastening to pop open suddenly. This might be an issue if your dog has an aggressive streak, runs into busy roads or heads off into the hills as soon as it gets chance!

Fudge sporting his new, orange matching collar and lead

We went for the vibrant orange – he might be ten years old, but Fudge still likes to turn heads. You can almost hear him saying, “Don’t I look handsome… not bad for an old man”. The George Clooney of the canine world!

Gimme Five! Dog rucksacks

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selection of 5 dog rucksacks

Going on a long walk with a dog can be like taking a child; they need a lot of stuff! Water, bowl, food, poo bags, treats, ball… All that kit can be heavy, bulky and tiring when you’re walking in the hills. The least Fudge can do is help to carry some of the load – in the most stylish way possible of course!

  1. EZYDog Summit backpack: £42.99, Wayfair
  2. Ruffwear Approach dog pack: £89.95, PetsPyjamas
  3. Lalawow durable canvas dog backpack: £15.99, Amazon
  4. RuffWear Palisades dog pack: £99.99, Petmeds
  5. Outward Hound dog quick release backpack: £29, eBay

Gimme Five: Dog beds

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selection of 5 large dog beds

Fudge needs a new dog bed. His current wicker one is falling apart. It’s probably because it gets carried up and down the stairs numerous times per day. Fudge doesn’t know the feeling of bare floorboards against his bare backside – and he’d like to keep it that way!

  1. Danish Design Heritage houndstooth snuggle bed 89cm (35″): £45.19, PetShopBowl
  2. Divan Wellness dog sofa – brown: £89.90, Zooplus
  3. Earthbound luxury tweed & waterproof bed: 94.99, Muddy Paws
  4. Beaumont large pet bed by Plush Pet Beds: £159, Notonthehighstreet
  5. FleeceLock™ wraparound dog bed: £125, Orvis

Christmas Countdown: Fudge’s choice

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Selection of dog-related, canine Christmas items | H is for Home

Fudge insists on being given the opportunity to voice (bark?) his opinion on canine Christmas matters, so we’ve allowed him to guest edit this penultimate Christmas Countdown post.

He’s scoured the internet and wishes to share his findings with his doggie buddies. We’re pleased to bring you his carefully curated collection…

  1. Party dog Christmas decoration by Horsfall & Wright: £12, Notonthehighstreet
  2. Pair of 2 Rudolf sausage dog decorations by Miss Shelly Designs: £17, Notonthehighstreet
  3. William Wegman’s Fay’s Twelve Days of Christmas DVD: £62.51, Amazon
  4. Tillsammans x-mas poster: £20, Scandinavian Design Center
  5. Lily’s Kitchen turkey with cranberry Christmas dog treats: £2.99, Monster Pet Supplies
  6. Santa & Rudolph reindeer bandana: £3.20, PetsPyjamas
  7. Joy to the World ‘Give a Dog A Bone’ ornament: £19.41, Saks Fifth Avenue
  8. Good Boy dog luxury Christmas stocking: £6.99, Seapets
  9. Good Boy Christmas dog Santa coat: £5.99-£9.69, Monster Pet Supplies

Wednesday Wish: Hello my name is…

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"Hello my name is..." pet ID tag
“Hello my name is” pet ID tag: $9.99, eBay

We finally got round to buying a new collar for Fudge this weekend – the old one had popped off a couple of times recently leaving us holding on to a dangling empty lead! He also lost his ID tag some months ago somewhere up in the Pennine hills so now’s a good time to replace that as well.

We love the red square “Hello my name is” tag that’s designed to look like those naff stickers you get stuck to your lapel on arrival at a conference.

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