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!!  

Another Lesson Learnt: We’d Better Avoid Cheese

As I explained in last week’s post, Nix has been having some stomach issues of (so far) unclear cause. Last Tuesday we stopped giving her any kind of medication. Fortunately, it seemed like she had recovered, as she didn’t throw up… until Friday night. On Friday we invited my aunt …

Broken Toys: Why You Should Get Rid of Them ASAP

Currently Nix is taking medication. Again. The whole thing started about a couple of weeks ago, when she threw up various times on different days. The curious thing was that she wasn’t vomiting immediately after eating nor was she vomiting whole amounts of food. It was either bilis or a …

Nix’s First Swim

Or the reason why you should not trust your dog near water… Usually we take Nix to a couple of parks that are close to where we live. On Saturday, however, we decided to take Nix to a different park, which is quite far but it’s lovely. Although it’s not …

Another Trip to the Mountains

A few weeks ago we took Nix again on a morning trip to the mountains. This time our goal was to reach a castle on top a hill with views over the Mediterranean sea. Nix wasn’t feeling her best but I think she enjoyed herself nonetheless. We parked the car …