Tuesday, 25 November 2014

NEW Luxury Greyhound Coats

We're excited to introduce our new Luxury Greyhound Coats. They are elegant, smart and cosy. We currently have two styles; Ariane shown below. Fleece on top and lined with soft faux leopard fur, and twin faux leather straps. The snood has a deep fur trim without the need for fold over. Arnaud is similar with baby giraffe fur. They look good with fleece colours camel, black or brown.

Louis is modelling the Ariane coat, and Louis below in the Arnaud. There is a matching martingale collar to go with each coat and a luxury throw in your colour choice.   

Time to get the warm coats out

Yesterday was the first real frost we've seen this year, but for late November, it's to be expected. It was sunny and bright later which made for a real Christmas feel to the day. Today was another hard frost with the added fog early, so we were unable see our friends walking in the park. It's nearly mid day here and the sun's peeking though. Love the crisp mornings with the sun out, England is so beautiful at this time of the year, and Cannock Chase is full with the glorious burnt orange colours on those trees with leaves remaining.

We've now ditched the raincoats for a while and have fished out the Double Fleece coats which are super cosy and warm. Here's Louis and Ellie wearing their warm twin top fleece coats on Cannock Chase.  

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Purple Poppy

Tomorrow is Armistice Day, the day England remembers those who lost their lives protecting our nation during the many conflicts of the past 100 or so years. Traditionally we will wear a red poppy as a symbol of remembering those whose lives were extinguished in such huge numbers and often so young. There were millions of other victims of war too.......

The Purple Poppy

What it means: This poppy was created in 2006 to remember the animal victims of war. All donations go to the charity Animal Aid, who say of their appeal: "During human conflicts, animals have been used as messengers, for detection, scouting and rescue, as beasts of burden and on the front line. Please wear a purple poppy and help us to raise awareness of these forgotten victims." "Animals are not heroes, they are victims. They do not give their lives, they are taken."

How to wear it: Alongside your purple, white and/or red poppy.
War affects all living things. Lest we forget.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night....sounds cosy, fun and good doesn't it. But not so for our hound friends. We have a trembling household when the bangs go off. It seems they get louder each year. I've seen them displayed in shops, with names so fearful you'd think we were in a war zone protecting ourselves from an enemy. But hey, it is only a bit of fun isn't it. Well it isn't fun for animals, indoors or out. The birds outside have roosted for the night, so they will be affected, the cows, sheep and horses, foxes, small mammals and others must all be terrified.
We understand that Teresa May has a petition going asking for people to support regulation for fireworks - signed of course, and shared. How many people who fire these 'weapons' into the sky actually think about those who may not share their enthusiasm for such noise? Hate to be a damp squib, but for me when I see our houndies in such fear and terror, I can't go with the majority of firework revellers. I hope one day it will be regulated so that only responsible, licensed individuals can be allowed to light them and let them off, and ideally in brownfield site areas away from anything that breathes! Had my annual bonfire night moan now. Just hope it doesn't run for the next fortnight....as it often does