Monday, 6 May 2019

Hello again!

Wow have I been rubbish at blogging!

No real excuse this time other than i've just been favouring Instagram! But we've got such an exciting summer planned and I wanted to document it here too!

Since our last post we've been quite busy!
Neville and Lily qualified for Crufts 2020 - which is a massive deal given that Lily has beaten IVDD three times! :)
The boys have been to a few shows (Luna's a bit more shy and is having a few months out whilst she grows up and gets braver!

Summer plans:

We'll be attending Dogfest South again (this would've been our forth year had last year not been cancelled!). We will be there on the Saturday and i'm super excited - Dogfest is one of my favourite events!
We're just taking the boys to this as I think it'd all be a bit too overwhelming for Luna! 
A separate blog post on this will follow.

The following week we are also attending Dogstival in Lymington, again on the Saturday. This is a brand new event and it is super local to us! Its being held on the 18th & 19th May (just under two weeks time!) and I cannot wait! Our friends over at Luna's Loft will have a stall and i'm planning on spoiling the pups (no surprise there).

Will any of you be at either Dogfest or Dogstival? If you will be, let us know!

Thank you for reading,
Jaime & the Dachshunds xo

Monday, 10 December 2018

2018 Christmas Gift Guide

I can't believe it's almost Christmas time again!
I love everything about Christmas, and this year is extra special as it's our first one together in our house! :)

This year i've not included as much as I have in previous years, but have included a variety of things from our favourite companies, both old and new.

'The Melody' Pink Oops! Pouch - Teddy Maximus £14.95
This is the perfect gift for anyone who's fed up of having pocket fulls of poo bags! This one lives in my Mulberry handbag and is chic enough to pass as a luxury bag charm. It comes in a variety of colours, but I love the pink and gold combo!

Frayed Bandanas - Luna's Loft
These frayed bandanas from Luna's Loft really are lovely, my favourites are the Finn (the blue) and the Delilah (the pink). They come in a wide range of colours and sizes making them perfect gift for any pup!

Candy Cane Weather Proof Lead - DevilDoodDesigns £27.50
I have been saving this lead for December and it is just brilliant! It adds a perfect festive touch without being too in your face. The biothane handle is super comfy to use, and the weather proof rope is perfect for the wintery weather, dirt simply washes off and the lead is good to go!

Signature Print Dog Toy - Teddy Maximus £17.99
The bone we have is in the light blue fabric (which perfectly matches our Slumber bed!). These bones are surprisingly tough and ours is still going strong! They have a squeaker in too, which the Dachshunds love!

PoochPlay Activity Tracker - £39.99
This is by far the best dog activity tracker we've used! The PoochPlay is a tiny little device that records your dogs activity levels, the bonus with these is that the device itself is tiny, not bulky and super lightweight making it perfect for smaller dogs and puppies. They now come in a variety of colours!

100% Pure Wool Bows - MaddieMakesForYou - £6.50
I picked up three of these in their recent relay to ship sale and was super impressed with the quality! These bows are perfectly sized and very well made, they attach to the collar with a loop of elastic.
Pictured are the Formby (blue), Lavender Cottage (lilac) and the Bramble.

Turkey and Cranberry Dental Bones - PlaqueOff
These bones are quite new from PlaqueOff, i've used their dental powder for years and these seasonal themed dental bones make the perfect guilt free treat for your dogs!

'The Kimberley' Scalloped Navy Tote Bag - Teddy Maximus £150
The new tote bags from Teddy Maximus are just dreamy! This gorgeous navy coloured bag is top of my Christmas wishlist this year! TM has released the tote bag in three stunning colours; Tan, Black and the Navy (which is my favourite!). Each tote bag comes with a complimentary Acme dog whistle which in itself is a dream Christmas gift, which is gold plated and matches the individual tote bags perfectly!

So, what is on your Christmas List this year? Do let me know!

Thanks for reading, Jaime and the Dachshunds xo

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Discover Dogs 2018

We're super excited to have been invited to Discover Dogs on Sunday with Teddy Maximus to be part of #TeamTeddy!
We're taking both Sev and Lola this year, which should be fun! It'll be Lola's first big event but I know she'll love it!

As always here's my wish list!

Teddy Maximus - I'm planning on stocking up on bits and bobs for the puppy!
Richmond Tan Oops! bag

Richmond Tan collar

The Melody Pink & Grey harness

Dapper Pets
Lumitube Collar

Spots Collar (our go to puppy collars!)

Canagan - Lily's favourite food!
Free-Run Turkey Dental

I'm excited to meet the team behind our favourite activity tracker!

JR Pet Products
I plan on stocking up on Sev & Lola's favourites

Lily's Kitchen
I'm planning on stocking up on their Christmas goodies ready for the Gift Guides!

I've even planning this years' Christmas Gift Guides so will be looking out for things to add to those! :)
Let me know if you're going to be there!

Kind regards,

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Catching Up!

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while! Since I last posted life been a bit of a whirlwind; I started a new (somewhat stressful) job, our puppy grew up, we went to London for the Dachshund Cafe, we've been renovating the garden and garden and been here, there and everywhere!
Life has finally calmed down to the point I have time to dedicate to the blog once more, i'll be honest, I've really missed it and it definitely feels good to be back! :)

Lola is now 6 months old and is massive and gorgeous, and oh so clever!

She went to her first show last week and qualified for Crufts twice on her first time out! :)
Sev also qualified for Crufts multiple times over the summer too!

We met us with Chloe and Winnie to head to the London Dachshund cafe in August. It was Sev's first time on the underground and he took it like a pro! Definitely helped by our Teddy Maximus carrier which has been absolute lifesaver.

Lily is doing brilliantly and is fitter than ever, she's so happy back at home with the girls and my parents :)

And the most exciting thing thats happened in our absence was the announcement that another Dachshund pup would be joining our family. Luna is a shaded cream miniature longhaired dachshund who will be joining us mid November - I cannot wait! Our little family is finally complete :)

We're off to Discover Dogs next weekend to be part of Team Teddy, separate post to follow on that!

Thank you for reading!
Jaime, Sev & Lola xo

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Travall Dog Guard & Why We Think It's Fab!

Hi everyone, sorry for the radio silence! We have been super bus with the pups and then we went on holiday, but we're back and i've got lots planned!

In July we took delivery of our brand new car (setters take up a lot more room than a dachshund, haha!) We spend a lot of time doing long car journeys with the dogs so we chose a car that was safe and comfortable for all of us; a Dacia Sandero Stepway, and set off on the mission to find a good quality dog guard that would ft.

We came across Travall who actually sell guards specific to our car (we really struggled to find any!) and very kindly sent us one to review.
Travall are absolutely brilliant and sella huge range of accessories made specifically for your make/model of car, my mother has a Travall Dog Guard in her Mercedes and thinks it is great!
The Travall site is so easy to use, you input your car make and model and Travall will show you a list of everything available for your car so that everything is guaranteed to fit properly; we went back and bought the mat set for our car too!

The guard itself was super easy to install and took about five minutes to fit, it's secure, doesn't rattle, and doesn't obstruct the drivers' visibility.
We have been using the guard for a month now and think it is absolutely brilliant, we have gone on a few long distance trips with the dogs (to Windsor, Dorset, Surrey and the Isle of Wight) using it and put it to the test, and knowing they are safe and secure really puts our mind at rest.
 All loaded and safe, ready for adventures! (Dog shows in this case!)
We love our Travall Dog Guard and would definitely recommend it and the rest of the Travall Range!

Thank you for reading,
Jaime, Sev & Lola xo