Nix’s Current Toys

Today I thought I’d talk about Nix’s toys and how her interest in them has evolved over time. It may be useful to anyone wondering what toys to get for their new dog or guess which ones would be more appropriate according to their dog’s personality. How did we start? …

Summary of the Week: Monday 10th to Sunday 16th October

The week where Nix sleeps at my in-law’s alone for the first time and our water supply gets cut for too many hours… Monday 10th On Monday my cold was still going strong, so I decided to spend the morning working from bed. Nix spend time downstairs and with me. …

To Get or Not to Get a Dog

Adding a dog to your family is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. Dogs are excellent companions, but they also require your care, time and money. If you’re really set on getting a dog, do not let this post deter you, but rather take it as a reminder of …

Summary of the Week: Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October

 A pretty boring week, where Nix tries wasabi for the first time and seems to enjoy it, and I catch my first cold of the autumn/winter season… Monday On Monday I decided it was time to clean Nix’s toys. As I didn’t want to clean them manually, I decided to …

Toys: Kong AirDog Squeakair (Tennis) Balls

About two weeks ago, we decided to get some Kong AirDog Squeakair balls for Nix. We had noticed her increasing interest in balls, and she seemed to enjoy tennis balls especially. I think this was due to a mix of their softness plus their bouncing properties. The Kong Squeakair balls …

Summary of the Week: Monday 26th September to Sunday 2nd October

The week where Nix does some remodeling while we’re away, she tries a new food, and “outsiders” stay for the night for the first time… Monday 26th On Monday things did not start off very well. I had to leave at 8:00 and Manel stayed home with Nix until 9:00am. …

Toys: The Kong Classic

One of the most well-known and probably loved toy for dogs is the Kong classic. It is made of rubber and it has the form of three balls of increasing sizes stuck together, with a smaller hole at the top and a bigger one at the bottom which connect to …

Summary of the Week: Monday 19th to Sunday 25th September

The week where Nix visits a new park and takes the train again… Monday 19th On Monday morning we discovered that Nix enjoyed her bed so much that she was not as eager to get up as she used to be. Therefore Manel was able to take a shower before …

The Quality of Dogs’ Food

A few years back,  when my dog Syd was still alive, I became interested in dog food. At the time I  was unemployed (I had recently left my job) and was doing a course on dog training and dog behaviour correction. I believe someone at the course must have mentioned …

Summary of the Week: Monday 12th to Sunday 18th September

The week where, for the first time, Nix stays at my in-laws’, takes the train and the tram and sleeps on a dog bed… Monday 12th On Monday morning we went to the vet. We had many questions over some things we had detected and we wanted to make sure …