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Sophies first photo’s



Bobby First Day Home, July 29 2005


First meeting Bobby at 6 weeks, July 2005

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Bobby at 6 weeks, Jluy 2005

Jasmine and the pudding cup

But, I wasn’t finished with it yet….

Canine Coolers

What to do when the high temperatures are threatening to melt your dog’s into a puddle? How about letting the canine crew dog-paddle around the pup pool then resting in the shade of a favourite tree with cool and refreshing poochie popsicles?

Paw-ty Punch

3 1/2 fl oz (100 ml) apple juice 3 1/2 fl oz (100 ml) cranberry juice 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Optional: Add low-fat yogurt for a healthy, creamy cooler and/or stud with berries for a flavour boost.

Cheeky Chicken

Cocktail Cooler
7 fl oz (200 ml) chicken soup, cooled

Chicken Soup

Makes: 3 1/2 pints (2 liters) Prep time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 30-35 minutes 1 free-range chicken, cut into quarters 2 carrots, sliced 3 1/2 pints (2 liters) cold water 2 Tbsp corn flour, diluted in 3 1/2 fl oz (100 ml) cold water 2 oz (50 g) cabbage, shredded 1 Tbsp dried oregano

1. Place the chicken pieces in a large saucepan with the carrots. Add the measured water and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the stock and set aside.

2. Bring the stock back to simmering point, add the diluted corn flour and stir until it has thickened. Add the cabbage and oregano and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to cool.

3. Discard the chicken bones and skin, and finely shred the meat. Add to the cooled soup.

Freezing Instructions
Mix the Paw-ty Punch or Cheeky Chicken ingredients together in a jug. Pour the punch, or the chicken soup, into popsicle molds or ice cube trays. If you want, replace standard lollipop sticks with rawhide chew sticks. Freeze and feed to cool your canines on hot summer days.

Recipe and photos courtesy of Pup Snacks: 35 Delicious and Healthy Recipes to Bark Home About by Stephanie Mehanna (Octopus Publishing Group, 2007)

*Photo Update* Happy news all wrapped up in Pink

“It’s a Girl (Brittany Spaniel!)”
Congratulations to our best friends/American cousins on the latest addition to their family!
Isabella joins her three brothers Ripley, Andy and Owen.
Sophie, Bobby and Jazzie are all thrilled to have a new cousin and send all their love to little Izzy.
Smoooooooches and hugs and lots of love, love, love from your Auntie Sue too!


When God had made the earth and sky
The flowers and the trees
He then made all the animals
And all the birds and bees
And when his work was finished
He said “I’ll walk this earth of mine
And give each one a name”

And so He travelled land and sea
And everywhere He went
A little creature followed Him
until its strength was spent.

When all were named upon the earth
and in the sky and sea,
The little creature said “Dear Lord”,
There is not one left for me”.

The Heavenly Father smiled and said
I’ve left you to the end.
I’ve turned my own name back to front
And called you “DOG”, my friend”.