Our New Year’s Resolutions

Hello everyone! Long time, no write ;)! How have you been? In the end, I decided to take a couple of weeks off after Christmas. In general, I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but certain events and our current situation has made me think that it might be …

A Brief Life Update

Well, first of all, Happy Christmas Eve! You may have noticed that I missed last week’s post, and today’s post will be more of a ramble than anything else. Last week we had a friend staying over,  and I didn’t have time to write a post. I’m been running so …

8 Reasons Why You Should Not Give a Dog as a Present for Christmas

As much as I love dogs, I have believed for a while that it’s a terrible idea to get them as gifts for other people. I’ve seen adult people, who even have children, completely give up taking responsibility or really caring for their dog, and leaving the care to someone …

Doggy Excitement and Vomiting – Have We Gone Too Far?

It’s Monday, 6:02 pm. In two hours, a new post (this one) should be up in the website. Having run out of ideas (except for the Leishmaniasis article I’ve prepared that is so long that I never find the time to keep writing and polishing it), I asked Manel a …

A Short Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog-Lovers

So, Christmas time is approaching! If you’re looking for gift ideas, either for a dog-lover or a dog, you can take a look at our selection! Today I’ll present our favourite toys, treats and accessories, among others. The selection is based on quality and our (and Nix’s) personal preference. So, …

Curver Travelling Kit – Bowls for Travel with Your Pet

Today I wanted to show you the Curver Travelling Kit. A few weeks ago, we were running out of one of Nix’s kibbles, so we had to order more online. Since we have a membership card, we’ve been accumulating points which we can spend on some products of the shop’s …

A Rant About Pet Food

The Rant Honestly, I’m tired. I’m tired of thinking we’ve finally figured out a good diet for Nix, only to find out that the kibbles we’ve chosen are not so great as I thought they were. I’m tired of writing a post, praising the food, and then realising it may …

The Other End of the Leash: Book Review

The Author Patricia McConnell is a well-known animal behaviour expert and holds a PhD in Zoology. She used to be a teacher an adjunct professor in Zoology at the university of Wisconsin-Madison. She also founded a company, together with Nancy Raffetto, called Dog’s Best Friend which specialised in dog training …

How Nix Lost a Tiny Bit of Her Ear

The Sunday of the same weekend that we visited Montserrat was supposed to be a relaxing day for us all. As usual, Manel took Nix out for a walk and frisbee fetching first thing in the morning. As I think I’ve mentioned earlier in the website, Nix can be possessive …

Dog Stories (II): Syd (2002-2012)

This post is part of a series of stories on the dogs that have been part of my life. You can read the story of my first dog, Desi, here. The post will be updated with links to next stories. A Peculiar Background Syd was a German Shepherd crossbreed. She …