A Day Trip to Montserrat

Last Friday, taking advantage of the Spanish National Holiday, we decided to go on a trip somewhere with Nix. The chosen destination was Montserrat. Actually, the name means “serrated mountain” in Catalan, due to the mountains’ form. There is a monastery at the top, famous for both its location and …

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. …

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!!  

5 (+1) Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Dogs

In a previous post I discussed some of the things that having a dog implies. In it, I concluded that dogs can be a lot of work and can require a lot of expense, especially if they get ill. However, they can also be a sorce of valuable life lessons. …

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 …

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 …

Summary of the Week: Monday 5th to Sunday 11th September

Monday 5th It was a pretty standard day. Nix behaved properly for the whole day and didn’t give much trouble. We managed to follow my ideal schedule for the day. She was left alone for an hour and didn’t break anything. Overall, it was a really good day. Tuesday 6th …