Thursday, 3 September 2015

An Update and Petshop Dog Food Competition

The summer has been quite hectic for me so I haven't managed to get blogging much. My Chronic fatigue has been very unpredictable with good and bad days. Hence the lack of posts so I thought it was time for a little update of what's been happening. 

I spent a lovely two weeks down in Midsomer Norton with the family. I can't believe how much my niece Lilly has grown up. She is going to be 10 years old this month. It seems like only yesterday that she was a baby. I also got to see my other nieces and nephews who are all growing far too fast. 

Cousins all together.

I loved getting to spend time with my Mum, sister and Lilly. We even went to the cinema to see Inside Out which was fun. I really loved the Lava short before the film too. I was really pleased that I went because one of my anxiety I hadn't been to the cinema in 10 years and I was fine. I really enjoyed myself. 

I also took up adult colouring too whilst down in Somerset. I find it relaxing and it's been good for my fatigue because I can colour and relax without sleeping. Whilst colouring I have been watching some great programs on Netflix including Orange Is The New Black and recently Dance Academy. 


One of my colourings. 

And finally we took Shortie to another local park fun dog show and he came third in the scruffiest dog category. He may be a scruff but we love him so much. 

Our scruffy boy Shortie

*** COMPETITION *** 


Our friends at PetShop have kindly given us a 12kg bag of Hills Ideal Balance Large Breed Adult dry dog food worth £52.99 to giveaway to one lucky reader. 

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125 comments:

  1. I was unable to read the blog post comment on competition 😪😪 hope I'm not disqualified xx

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  2. We have a Hungarian Vizsla called Freddie, he is a large dog who thinks he is a lap dog and is more demanding than my toddler lol

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  3. a Labrador, he`s extremely calm and loves cats, especially washing them!

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  4. We have enjoyed a nice relaxing summer ,lots of cold water,hosepipe games and cooling fans to ensure our boys dont overheat!

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  5. I have 3 dogs and they are all wonderful. They keep me busy but worth every minute.

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  6. we have a staffie called lola whose 11 and a cavaliar king charles spaniel called stanley whose 7 months, lola is grumpy and getting to old for stanley, and stanley was castrated a few days ago bless him.

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  7. We have a GSD x malamute called Sally. Shes 2.5years old and never planned on having another dog, my last dog Narla was 13 years when we had to put her to sleep. I call her my own dog as I had her before my husband.
    Sally are current dog is full of it and a great family dog.

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  8. Lots of walkies on the south downs :) xxx

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  9. I have a lovely collie called misty she has one ear up and one ear down it never changes

    Kay Panayi

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  10. I had great fun with my 2 Border Collies over the meadows in the sunshine and torrential rain!

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  11. I have a very boisterous springer spaniel called eddie :)

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  12. Shortie's a cutie! :) Our gorgeous staffie / labrador cross Ebony died earlier this year, she was so food orientated. Anything for food! We recently got a new puppy we've named Bracken - she's the total opposite to Eb. Everything has to be broken into dainty pieces for her before she'll touch it!

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  13. My dog's name is Scruffy, he's a yorkie, though quite a big one, and he's slightly mental. Be has taken t running out of sight on our walks, think he likes to scare me

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  14. We have a completely spoilt white and cream long coat chihuahua! She loves going out in the Summer but when it gets colder (like now!) she pretends she is asleep in her bed when she ses me get her leash! She hates the cold!

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  15. We played in the park very early in the morning and sat in the garden for the day

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  16. My black lab Jack has recently turnt 9 we named him jack black x we took him down to somerset with us for a week in a dog friendly cottage,took him for long country walks and swimming in the sea,he's full of life,has been since a puppy x

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  17. We have a mini Schnauzer called Sadie, she's joined a doggy walking group and meets her pals at Hove park

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  18. Great prize thankyou very much

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  19. We have a SBT called Dylan and he is crazy for water. We took him to the lakes and he loved swimming fetching sticks from the lake.

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  20. We have 3 dogs. A rescue mixed breed and 2 labradors who are sisters, one chocolate and one golden!

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  21. we have an german shepherd who just loves been outside on walks

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  22. I've got a proper mutt, and there's definitely some labrador in him but it's hard to tell what else - he's a pretty unique looking fella!

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  23. New Golden retriever puppy, full of energy, I'm knackered

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  24. We have a staffy, she is so loving, and a proper family dog, she loves been with us

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  25. My dog is a border collie called Monty. His favourite thing to do is have a drive out to the countryside and finding something wet and dirty to roll in. I think he has a built-in tracking device for puddles!

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  26. We have a black Labrador named Chloe, she enjoys eating everything

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  27. We have two dogs, both lhasa apsos, Barney and Poppy :)

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  28. stan loves going for walks in the woods

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  29. We rehomed Tess from RSPCA in April. She is a Landseer Newfoundland - 2 years old and a bit of a handful when we got her. She has made great progress and is going for her first clip next week - fingers crossed all will be OK

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  30. Black labrador puppy called Brady, who has spent the morning digging up the garden!

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  31. My little dog loves going out for walks off the lead though.

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  32. Tell me a bit about your dog or what you got up to this summer . . . . . . we have a great dane called Thor. He's three years old, and we've had him since December as he's a rescue dog.
    His favourite 'activity' is . . . . sleeping

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  33. Mistress Daisy is a Golden Labrador with a fascination for licking feet!

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  34. our german shepherd Monty is recovering from 2 tumours on his bum which has left him with the runs we tried him with nappies and my partners shorts as he kept licking himself he is now on the mend and has a inflatable rubber ring that he wears like a life jacket which stops him licking himself , he sleeps alot due to the medication but he soon wakes up when he hears his leader and soon livens up when we go out for our walks, he would love to win as i know how much he enjoys his treats x

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  35. long walks in the woods with my new puppy

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  36. Our dog called Sophie has lots of energy and adores playing Frisbee

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  37. I've got a gorgeous welsh collie called Thandi, and this summer after our walking holiday with Thand on Isle of Sky, we adopted a tripawd collie cross big boy (called Boy!) from Romania. We look forward to taking them both on holidays together.

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  38. An inexhaustable Jack Russell Fox Terrier cross called Alf who spent all summer chasing stuff.

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  39. My dog is half a Patterdale Terrior and Jack Russell who loves cuddles, walks, cats, balls and bones :) xx

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  40. My dog loves walking and has done the West Highland Way with us this year
    Claire D

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  41. We live where there is plenty of doggy walk, but she loves it when we have BBQ I wonder why

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  42. We have a border collie called Pandora (Pan) and she loved going to Gatcombe Horse Trials and watching the horses - Joanne Beale

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  43. My dog is a 15.5 year old black and white border collie. Still free runs for 2 hours daily, has the appetite of an ox and loves her walks though her vision is somewhat compromised x

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  44. I have a black Labrador called Sasha who is 15 months old. She is bouncy, destroys all her toys and loves jumping into the mucky pond in the park when on her walk.

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  45. We have a Chihuahua x Jack Russell who is six years old. This year was his first time apart from us for a week. He stayed with friends and a great holiday of his own! so glad i didnt put him in kennels being so small x

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  46. Our dog is a English Springer Spaniel called Dylan he is 8 years old but still acts like a pup

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  47. My dog Hugo snores louder than any other dog I've heard XXX

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  48. Jack spent lots of time with Marley in the garden playing and being best friends (Jack is my 3 year old son)

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  49. My dog Holly (a staffy) has spent most of the summer upside down sunbathing!

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  50. We have a couple of old basset hounds that smell and are very fit at 12 yrs old

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  51. My boy Dexter spent most of the summer, chasing flies, lying in the sun and enjoying longer walks

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  52. I have a large crossbreed called Jasper

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  53. I have a daft labrador called Rocco, he came with us on holiday to Scotland. He spent most if his time in the sea.

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  54. My dog is a westiepoo and he is lovely. We have spent time outside over the summer, walks in local parks and the beach. He is such a quiet, timid dog and so loveable!

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  55. We've got a Beagle called Bruce who we've had for a year. He'll be 7 on 24 September! At the moment he is laid with me, flat on his back snoring his head off!

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  56. We have a loving German Shepherd called Charlie who loves to play all day long.

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  57. We have a border terrier called Eric x

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  58. i would give this to my friend who has a very large rottweiler who has had some serious surgery this summer and she needs spoiling

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  59. I have 6, Luke a shetland sheepdog age 9 who is a grade 5 agility dog. Ellie a 7 year old working labrador, Jude a 6 year old Border Collie, Poppy and Kushka 4 year old Afghan hounds and now Elsa a 6 month old long hair chihuhua. We went to scotland on holiday

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  60. my dog spud is a border collie and he loves his walks and cuddles

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  61. my dog is a great friend, he is called Bob, he is 5 years old. We have long walks to the park

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  62. My pooch Zander and I have spent lots of time at the park with a tennis ball this summer :)

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  63. I have three dogs! Lucy is a brindle greyhound, I adopted her in 2011 aged 2. Katy is a Lurcher, she was abandoned as a 5 week old pup, suffering from mange and a gut infection. She's 4 now and fit and healthy! Bobby is a greyhound, he was also abandoned as a pup, when he was 4 months old. I adopted him soon after.

    We've been to the beach a lot this Summer, they love the freedom and running is their favourite thing to do! Here's a link to a photo of them.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/17007737827/in/dateposted-public/

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  64. Our dog Glen is a Border Collie and just loves to round us up when out for walks

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  65. My dog is a mini dachshund called Poppy and she loves to chase birds!

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  66. Holly is a rescued spaniel and is very active considering her age

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  67. Our one eyed dog Olive came with us when we went camping around Ireland, she loves a lick of Guinness froth now!

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  68. We adopted a rescue 5 year old newfoundland called Nessa who had been abused was totally untrained and had some medical problems. We have spent the summer teaching her to trust and training her. We have sorted her medical problems but most importantly have taught her that she is loved, Ben on lots of fun walks and swimming at the lake or beach.

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  69. My dog is a poodle. He's 12 now and as sprightly as he ever was.

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  70. I have 2 dogs a shitzu who is 16 years old :) and Lucky who is a 4 year old poodle

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  71. My dogs name is Spud,he is a 14 year old Jack Russell,and a very much loved family pet

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  72. Mr Tozie Beagle has enjoyed lots of lovely walks on the South Downs and along the Beach were he loves meeting other doggie friend and human ones too. His also been spending time laying in his paddling pool in the garden when the weather was warm and playing in his ball pool too his just so wonderful

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  73. I have been competing in dog agility shows with my border collie Rhos and my younger collie Daze has been coming along for the ride as he is still learning. We haven't been on holiday but have had lots of long walks to make up for it.

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  74. We have three Jack Russells and they've spent a lovely summer of digging,swimming in ponds and exploring long grasses

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  75. I have a 6 year old border collie who still prances around like a pup!

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  76. I'm visiting my aunty and uncle in Scotland and their lovely springer spaniel chloe

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  77. My dog is a beautiful rescue Cavalier King Charles

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  78. I have a staffordshire bull terrier called millie who is 7 years old. We have just lost our other dog over the summer so i think she is a little sad:) She has had lots of extra walks and hugs :)

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  79. I have a border terrier names mister sweep who is 5. This summer he gained a new baby brother, Egbert who is a Chihuahua cross :)

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  80. I foster rescue french mastiffs! :) got a new one coming this saturday <3

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  81. We went on holiday to Wales. My parents have two dogs Roxy and Rio!

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  82. our dog Janey is a 3 year old golden lab, but I think she should have been a brown one, as she loves digging. Normally ending the walks covered in mud

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  83. Billy the collie - romping on the commons of south London, swimming in the ponds and barking at the crows (and the joggers - oops)

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  84. I'm wanting to win this for my daughter's two dogs. They are 3 year old Staffies called Boo and Honey

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  85. My dog is called leo (staff) i've had him since he was 7 weeks old he is 8 now.. this summer he has been a very good boy considering i had a baby 6 months ago, he has been good as gold :) x

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  86. B enjoyed playing out in the sunshine and digging holes in the ground

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  87. We have two dogs, a jack russell x cairn called Fidget and a lurcher x collie called Jack!

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  88. EJ Dunn

    My dog is called Barney and he is a Patterdale Terrier!

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  89. I don't have a dog, but my friends do. He's a rescue dog from Romania.

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  90. I have an 18 month old Bullmastiff called Ralph, he's been on holiday to the Lake District this summer which he loved and he loves his food and everyone else's! :) x

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  91. My dog New Year is an African street dog currently being looked after in a local shelter. I am looking forward to saving enough money to visit him again soon.

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  92. I have a gorgeous 11 month old red and white English Bull Terrier called Honey and 3 year old Miniature Jack Russell called Astro. We had lots of fun walks and doggy meet ups this summer. Honey is a big baby, she's totally bonkers, loves all the attention and she's very much food orientated! She's so mischevious but she does make me laugh and I wouldn't have her any other way. Astro is really chilled out and sleeps the majority of the day, which Honey isn't too happy about. She will try anything to wake him up haha even if it means jumping all over him and making silly noises. Astro is obsessed with toys but especially squeaky toys. If I put away the toys he will patrol the house for hours crying and looking for them and keep coming up to me as if to say 'give my toys back mum' :)

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  93. i have 2 dogs. a chocolate brown labrador who is like a big cuddly teddy bear and a cairn terrier who looks like a tiger

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  94. I have a cocker spaniel called Tilly. She is incredibly active and obsessed with her ball!

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  95. I have a springer called Bixby, he's 16 months old and full of fun!

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  96. His name is Kato and he is a very cheeky little Chihuahua!

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  97. we live on hadrian's wall, so we always do a lot of hiking.
    but, we have also enojed our beach days, too xx

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  98. Fergus is wobbly on his pins these days he's 15 a lovely old loving lurcher

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  99. Our dogs names are Tara our German Shepherd, Merlin our Border Collie and Max their new pup. I have had a busy few months over the summer coping with Husband, Son, 2 big dogs and 6 new puppies. Thankfully 3 puppies have now gone to their forever loving homes and there are 2 more to go (it will be lovely to get back to normal!) x

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  100. Barney is a cheeky Cairn Terrier who alerts us to the fact that it is his dinner time by sitting and continuously looking between his food on the kitchen counter and up to one of us until we notice and get the hint.

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  101. Barney is a cheeky Cairn Terrier who alerts us to the fact that it his dinner time by sitting and continuously looking between his food on the kitchen counter and one of us until we notice and take the hint.

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  102. My dogs are Standard Poodles - Mum Bella 14 and son Ringo 12 - they love their food and walks and tend to get their own way around the house or there are major sulks.

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  103. My dog is called Tia, she is 4 and a Jacvk Russel/Patterdale Terrier cross. She is also currently pregnant.

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  104. We have a German Shepherd called Max he was a rescue dog and loves to be around us, he is a bit larger than the usual german shepherd and loves trying to lie on your knee or push you off the sofa so he can stretch out

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  105. Ozzie is a gorgeous collie x, about 12 yrs old. We adopted him two years go from a charity that saved him from death row at the pound. He had been picked up wandering the streets. He's absolutely gorgeous, a lovely nature x

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  106. I have 3 1/2 dogs! Three are mine, the fourth belongs to friends but has lived with me for over 2 years now so she's basically mine ;) Three Papillons - Solei who is 11, Elton, 6, and Sadie, 2. Then my Kooikerhondje Ria who is 4. Slight madhouse but love them to pieces!

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  107. Polly is a lovely sweet black doggy with a very waggy tail

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  108. I have two boys, Noah the labradoodle and Yodie the shepherd cross rescue. We got out and about, mostly in and around the Northumberland coast. The walk from Boulmer to Craster was the best :)

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  109. I have a puppy who likes demolishing everything! he's getting really big really quick my lump :)

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  110. My dog is a cheeky half Springer Spaniel named Finley. He is always being naughty and getting up to mischief but he is always so loving and cute that we have to forgive him.

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  111. Fudge is a greedy 10-year-old Weimaraner who gets attention wherever he goes!

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  112. I have re-homed two scruffy minature poodles Jack and Ollie, both a little crazy with the most loving personalities

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  113. I have two dogs, Pip is a Westie x Bichon Frise a small bundle of joy. Bruce is a Liver Retriver x and a huge pup at only 8 months he is very big and very stong both are well loved members of our family x

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  114. I have 2 very food obsessed Basset Hounds named Dudley and Stan

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  115. I don't have a dog I have cats but enter dog comps to donate the items to dogs charities

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  116. shes mia and a jacuhuha and a nitmare lol - but I love her x

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  117. Buscuit (my Labradoodle) and I had lots of lovely walks in the fields of County Durham :)

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  118. My dog is called Doofus, he's an 11 year old Collie/German Shepherd cross. I got him when he was 2 and a half from a rescue home. He's come through a lot of problems and although still a bit crazy I wouldn't change him for the world.

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  119. My dogs called Marney. He's an adorable staffie who doesn't stop licking! X

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