My Pet Story

From as far back as I can remember I’ve always had cats. When I was a lot younger we had a ginger cat called Cat, original I know, but Cat adopted us, he was never really ours but we all fell in love with him. My mam & dad loved cats; so naturally I loved cats too. I didn’t like dogs, dogs were scary. Growing up there seemed to be a lot of stray dogs hanging around, one of whom bit one of my cousin’s and that was that. Dogs were bad and scary. Dogs weren’t friends. I would never have a dog.

cockapoo puppy Autumnal dog walks my pet story

Fast forward a lot more years than I care to mention, I am now the owner of two cats and a dog. While I will admit that Dobby the Cockapoo absolutely is a pain in the bum, he is definitely not big and definitely not scary.

Pain in the bum or not, we do love all our pets. I love chilling out with the cats, relaxing and unwinding after a stressful day. I love that Dobby gets Aria and I out walking, and I love watching Aria and Dobby run around together enjoying the fresh air. I love that Aria and Dobby will grow up together and become the best of friends.

black and white friendly cat my pet story

Bum pains aside, we love our pets and want nothing but the best for them, which is why Petplan Pet Insurance is absolutely essential, after all, we all know how crazy expensive those unexpected vets bills can be.

I’ll be completely honest, I think I’ll always be a crazy cat lady deep at heart. Cats are easy, loving and low maintenance. Dogs demand attention, they need walking, grooming, they want to play and they are always up to no good, or at least that is the case with Dobby! It really is like having another child, another child who Aria plays with and loves.

red cockapoo pup with toddler my pet story

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Dog Christmas Outfits – My Top Picks

photo credit – Jenny Giles Photography

As a family we tend to wear a lot of festive clothing throughout December, Aria and I like to wear twinning Christmas dresses and we all like to wear an array of Christmas jumpers, even the dog likes to get involved! Now, I got a little excited when I first became a dog owner and bought a lot of Christmas outfits early on, not considering the fact that my puppy would grow before December. As a result I am once again searching the internet for the very best dog Christmas outfits, and so I thought I would compile a few of my favourites here!

Every dog wants to be an Elf at Christmas time, especially dogs called Dobby! This cute little outfit comes with a hat and can be seen modelled by Dobby in his festive photo above.

Dog Christmas outfits

If your dog isn’t one for all out festivities how about keeping it plain and simple with this quirky jumper from Not On The High Street? Be sure to check for the best Not On The High Street voucher codes and sign up to Quidco to get 5% cashback.

I’m not sure if the dogs are going to like this one to be fair, but I love it!

Dog Christmas outfits

If comfort and warmth is your dogs thing, how about this lovely dog’s Rudolph jumper from World Stores. Be sure to sign up to KidStart to collect cashback on your order and check out voucher codes for World Stores here.

Why wouldn’t your dog want to wear a light up Christmas jumper? I mean it looks amazing and you won’t lose them when you take them for walks in the dark evenings. Everyone is a winner.

Dog Christmas outfits

Why not get the whole family twinning, including the dog? There are lots of Christmas jumpers available featuring this quote, even this one from Debenhams for your dog! Remember to search for voucher codes for Debenhams to save a few bob before ordering.

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