Posted on: December 06 2013
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land,
Happy pooches were snoozing, treasured toys close at hand.
The dog leads were hung by the back door with care,
In the hope that long walks were a Christmas day affair.
Little puppies were nestled all snug in their beds,
Thoughts of playtime destruction danced through their sweet heads.
What fun and excitement, a fully laden new tree,
What are those twinkly lights? Let’s tug them and see…..
Oh dear, run, run, run! They’ve all heard the commotion,
Better strike a cute pose, look at them with utter devotion.
For they may be cross now, that’s no real surprise,
But no-one can resist, these soft puppy eyes!
Posted on: December 03 2013
Ellie Garland from Stay in UK, a leading tourist information website, gives her rundown of the top ten winter walks in the South West. Whether you’re looking for a long, rambling cliff top walk or a leisurely woodland stroll, we’ve put together our favourite walks for dog owners.
This Dartmoor walk is perfect for walkers of all abilities and dogs can be off the lead most of the way round. Start off in the car park next to the Fingle Bridge Inn and follow the well signposted six mile route taking in woodland scenery and the legendary Castle Drogo. This is a circular route that brings you back to the pub, perfect for a well-earned lunch!
For a shorter walk,...
Posted on: November 28 2013
In our recent survey called ‘Your Dog at Christmas’ we asked you how much you treat your canine companions during the festive season, with nearly 1 in 5 respondents (17%) spending more on their dog than their partner at Christmas!
We asked you 10 questions to find out about Christmas dog shopping habits, the average amount spent, and the gifts that dogs get given by the rest of the family. The results showed that 92% of respondents will be buying their dog a present this Christmas, with the majority spending between £21 and £50.
Dogs are becomingly increasingly humanised and are often considered part of the family. The survey results really bring this to life, especially given that...
Posted on: November 14 2013
We're celebrating Oscar's 8th Birthday at Muddy Paws HQ today! Emma and Rupert bought Oscar from a private family in Cambridgeshire 8 years ago and he's a fantastic dog to have. He is loyal, relatively intelligent (apart from jumping off a cliff) and we would never be without him. He is always happy and his tail always wags when he hasn’t seen you for at least five minutes!
One of my fondest moments from when he was a puppy was coming home to see him fast asleep in the middle of a pile of decimated loo roll – somehow he had managed to find the spare rolls and shredded the lot and once he was done he fell asleep on top – if I can find the photo I will post it on here another time!
Posted on: November 11 2013
Get into the Christmas spirit with our festive Facebook Picture Pawfect competition. There’s a Virginia Hayward Season’s Greetings Luxury Hamper (which is for humans not dogs!) worth £50 up for grabs, and your dog could be the face of Muddy Paws this Christmas!
We want to see some festive pictures of your four-legged friend so simply upload a Christmas-themed picture of your dog via our Facebook page, telling us why they should be the face of Muddy Paws this Christmas, and cast your vote for the winner! Whoever gets the most votes wins, and the champion Christmas dog will be featured on the cover photo of our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages (please note if a previous winner gets...
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