#LivingArrows – Manic Monday 7/52 (2019)

It hasn’t been the most relaxed nor restful start to the half term holidays. I spent this morning visiting the A&E department for a second set of X-rays to assess the damage done during a fall earlier last week, meanwhile Paul took the dog to the vets (where she was being spayed and having a lump removed from her head) then left the kids with my folks before rushing off to take the Mini for a service.

Having established that the fracture is in fact ripped ligaments, I then made my way to Tesco where I played trolley dash before meeting up with Paul and heading towards Asda for a bite to eat.…

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Happy 1st Birthday To Maisy, Our Beautiful Basset Hound.

One year to this day our beautiful basset-hound Maisy was born. Whilst it was a further eight weeks until Maisy came to live with us, I still clearly remember receiving the text to let us know that our puppy had been born.

Paul and I were visiting our tazzy pals at their house, where we shared a variety of amazing curries whilst having a barrel of laughs as we played games, shared stories and emptied many bottles of wine. The text came shortly after we sat ourselves at the table, I was barely able to contain myself as I learnt that our puppy had arrived, Paul and I knew exactly what we were signing ourselves up for and we couldn’t wait!…

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15 Things Every Dog Needs In Order To Be Happy

Whether you’ve owned a dog for years or you’re considering bringing one into your home, one of the most important things you have to do is ensure you’re keeping it happy. Whilst they’re naturally very happy animals, there are lots of different things you can do to ensure they’re living the best possible life they can. From giving them regular treats to playing with them for at least half an hour a day, your dog will be forever grateful that you’re loving and caring for them on a daily basis.

With that in mind, here are 15 every dog needs in order to be happy:


A More Premium Brand Of Food

If you really want to treat your dog and keep them happy, start splashing out on a more premium brand of dog food.…

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How To Ensure Your Home Is Pet-Friendly

If you’re thinking about bringing a pet into your home then the first thing you need to do is ensure your home is pet-friendly.

Similar to bringing a baby into a home, making sure that your house is safe for a pet is essential for any pet owner. It will ensure your pets are kept out of trouble at all times and that you can feel safe leaving them at home when you’re out at work or running errands.

With that in mind, here are 9 ways to ensure your home is pet-friendly:


Block Off Rooms That Are Unsafe


If there are any rooms that are considered to be unsafe for your new pet, consider blocking it off so they can’t get there.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Pooch Perils

If I should ever wonder where either of my children may be, I will usually find them wherever the dog happens to reside. The pooch adores the pair of them and would follow them to the moon and back if she could.

Sitting on the sofa is no longer an individual activity, Maisy will insist upon sitting either between or on people, she is either lacking the intelligence to understand the concept of personal space or simply cannot cope without being close to us.

The kids adore the dog, I on the other hand am not quite as impressed today. Our beautiful basset decided to jump at the table, knocking my coffee all over the floor.…

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