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

*Disclosure – This post is in conjunction with Petplan but all thoughts are my own*

FURminator – Review & Giveaway

Some days it seems like we have a house full of animals, or, more affectionately, fur babies. We love our fur babies most of the time but sometimes their fur gets a bit too much; causing guests to sneeze and adding a whole new layer to our outfits.

We really are not fans of the malting from both cats. One of the many reasons that we opted for a Cockapoo when deciding on a dog breed was the fact that they don’t malt. We couldn’t deal with adding even more hair into the mixture.

Not only is their malting annoying, it can also cause our feline friends discomfort. Cats are self groomers and they end up swallowing portions of their loose hair, which results in messy, stressful hairballs.

FURminator - Review & Giveaway - easy pet grooming

We have decided to nip this in the bud using the FURminator deShedding tool from the FURflex range, a grooming tool with interchangeable heads which makes grooming a breeze, FURmLock technology lets you easily swap heads, from de-Shedding tool to grooming brush to comb depending on your grooming needs leaving you with a fabulously fur-free home.

The deShedding tool collects so much hair, I’m shocked that the cats haven’t halved in size! I’m only slightly exaggerating when I say that Spencer would usually be left with a lap full of hair the size of the sheddling pictured below after smoothing the cats. Instead he collected it all up in this super handy deShedding tool.

FURminator - Review & Giveaway - easy pet grooming

Even Dobby loves a bit of FURminator action!

FURminator - Review & Giveaway - easy pet grooming

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The Story of the Car Sick Dog – Travall Guard Review

There once was a car sick dog named Dobby. Dobby’s parents loved travelling and so this really wasn’t an ideal situation. Dobby’s parents didn’t want them and the car covered in sick. Dobby’s parents were smart, Dobby’s parents got the Travall transport pack.

Travall dog guard review - dog car guard

Not only did the Travall guard keep everyone safe and secure, but the boot mat liner also meant that any sick could be easily wiped up.

Travall dog guard review - dog car guard

The Travall transport pack includes a guard rail which is used to separate your boot from the rest of the car, giving your four legged friend a comfortable, secure place of their own and also providing extra security for your passengers, particularly children in rear facing seats, protecting them from the hazards of loose items in the boot should you need to brake suddenly. The guard is vehicle specific and as a result it won’t rattle in transit and little paws won’t be able to squeeze in through the edges.

Travall dog guard review - dog car guard

This pack also includes a boot mat liner, a tough and flexible mat providing protection against sick, claws and any other little accidents. The mat also reduces road noises and improves comfort for your pet, as well as smelling delicious with it’s long lasting vanilla scent.

Travall dog guard review - dog car guard

Hopefully one day Dobby will get over his anxiety and resulting car sickness, or we will find tablets that actually work for him, but in the mean time the Travall boot mat liner is keeping our car clean and saving our sanity.

Once he gets over the anxiety and resulting car sickness we really hope that the comfortable mat and secure guard will be a relaxing space where he can travel in comfort.

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