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 …

Dog Stories (I): Desi (1992-2001)

I’m a German Shepherd lover and fan. If you’ve read the “About” page, you’ll know that all the dogs I’ve had have been German Shepherds or German Shepherd crossbreeds. I thought that it’d be interesting to write one post for each of the dogs that have been an important part …

Dealing with a Broken Ankle and a Dog

If you’ve read the previous post, you’ll probably remember that at the end of February I had the misfortune of breaking my ankle as I was going down some stairs. Unfortunately, despite the stairs having no more than 3 steps, I had a bad fall and a pretty awful break. …

Nix’s Evolution in the Last Year

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve written about our daily life with Nix. When I started the blog in August 2016, I used to write weekly reports on what she had done and how she was doing. Eventually, I stopped writing these and decided to focus on dog-related …

German Shepherds: Working Lines vs Show Lines

Not all German Shepherds are created equal. “Sure”, you may think, “just as people have different personalities, so have dogs”. Yes, this is true. But what I refer to is the fact that there are different lines within the German Shepherd breed, and the dogs within these lines are prone …

Dog breeds and Nix: Border Collies, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds.

During the time Nix has been living with us, we have seen her interact plenty of times with many different dogs. And, while it is true that each dog is different from the others, we have also noticed certain patterns in Nix’s behaviour towards other dogs depending on their breed. …

Eyenimal USB LED Collar: A Review

  A couple of months after Nix came into our lives, we realised that as days got darker it was more and more difficult to spot her at night, especially in one of the parks where there are quite a few trees. We had seen some dogs wearing blinking LED …

Safe Car Travel with Dogs

You may remember that before Nix came into our lives, we had no car. We mainly moved around using public transport and borrowed a car whenever we needed one. However, about 4 or 5 months after Nix joined our family, we felt the need for a car more acutely, and …

Nix’s First Year With Us: A Photo Review

Last Wednesday marked a year since we took Nix home with us. To commemorate it, I’ve selected a few images (one per month, except August 2016 which I’ve added two) to illustrate the year and show Nix’s growth. I hope you enjoy the photo selection!!