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Smile with your tail

A blog for dogs, by dogs

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Baird, heartthrob extraordinaire

Friday, 20 February 2015

The Lake District

Sana enjoying the snow on Latrigg
Hello everyone, we hope you all had a loved up Valentine day.
As most of you know we live in Cumbria, right on the edge of the Lake District National Park, we do lots of hiking with Mum and the Lakes is like a big doggy playground!
The Lake District is such an amazing stunning place. It is home to Englands biggest mountain Scafell Pike (3209ft), longest lake, Windermere (11.23 miles) and lake Wast Water (258ft)

Daisy Boo on the summit of
Middle Fell with Scafell Pike (under cloud cover) and Wast Water in the background.

The Lake District is very dog friendly, with over 3,100km of rights of way footpaths for you and your four legged friend to enjoy. There are countless landscapes to enjoy, forest to dig up and sniff, mountain tops to conquer and lakes to swim. 

Dante, Baird and my ever helpful other half by the cairns below Great Burney.
As the landscape is so varied it suits any kind of dog. If your dog is very active you can walk for as long as you want reaching several fell summits in a day (if you are very fit!) a walk round the flatter levels for the less active or less brave! One thing to remember though, the Lakes is home to a lot of livestock, especially sheep and it is very important to keep your dog under control at all times around them.  
Eyeing up the Herdwicks 
Oh, there are even CAVES to explore!
Cathedral Cave, Langdale
The summit of Stickle Pike
Once you and your furry friend have hiked, swam and any other outdoor activity, the many little towns of the Lakes are very dog friendly with many of the shops, pubs and restaurants accepting well behaved dogs. So you really can enjoy every moment together. 
Don' mind me Mum, just browsing.
With the Lakes being so dog friendly, it seems only fit that there is accommodation that is the same way, Lake Lovers offers an amazing range of dog friendly cottages to make you visit extra special. 
Gummers Howe, with Windermere in the background

Hope you visit soon!


Monday, 2 February 2015


Just a handsome mugshot of Baird ;) 

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Snowy Hike up Black Combe

A very belated Happy New Year all! 
We have been having so much fun lately, the Lake District had it's usual sprinkling of snow on the higher ground so we made it our mission to hike and find some. Now I'm a bit rubbish with the cold so I had to wear my thermals, my jacket and some snow booties!
Stay warm all! 

Friday, 26 December 2014

Merry Christmas

A late late-whoops!


Sunday, 14 December 2014

A cold day up the Fells



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Sultry Sana

He makes for some good photos!


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dog Health

Did you know that it is only 5 weeks until Christmas this year. Comes up quick doesn't it? This is the time of year that our humans eat, drink and be merry. They also seem get a big rounder round the edges too!
Being healthy and in shape is really important for humans,  but it is also incredibly important for us doggies too- a healthy dog will live a longer, better life than an unhealthy one.

Lets face it, us dogs love getting out into the great outdoors. Be it walking, running, swimming, jogging, chasing a ball, chasing squirrels etc; dogs just love to be out doing something and physical simulation contributes greatly to our over all health. BUT it is not the end all or be all of dog health, we need other things too.
Dogs need their a good work our for their minds as well as their bodies. You can do this in the shape of interactive toys, such as kongs and food puzzles. But training sessions are the main way to tire our big old brains out.
You can work on basic obedience or  learn new tricks in a few short (no more than 15 minutes a session) each day, bur remember to keep it enjoyable for both parties!

Parasites, Internal and External
Worms, fleas and ticks, YUCK! Make sure your humans keep your treatments up to date, the last thing we want are any of these disgusting little creatures.
First Aid 
Because life always has it's little emergencies it is good to be prepared with your very own dog first aid kit for those minor scrapes.
Joint health & Supplements 
Regular readers are probably well aware of Dante's constant joint pain and without his glucosamine supplements he would have a very poor quality of life indeed. Supplements can help dogs with all kinds of ailments and some just give them a healthy boost!
Teeth, eyes and ears 
They don't do doggy dentures, so it is important to keep our pearly whites gleaming! You can condition your dog to enjoy getting their teeth brushed, or there are plenty of alternatives such as chews or rope toys that promote good dental health. Similarly keeping your dogs ears and eyes clean of debris through the use of wipes gives you a very happy and healthy hound!


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Happy Birthday Baird!

We love you to the moon and back.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sunset over Coniston, Beacon Fell