Human Tragedy Encourages Self Improvement in the Palmer Snellin family. Sadly my daughter lost a life long 14yr old school friend to suicide in 2019.
"I went to school with his mum and the ripple effect on everyone his life touched has been immense." Said Sandra,, John's wife. "You don't realize the huge problem teenagers are having with social image and technology adjustment. I...Read more
Are dogs an anti-aging cure? We believe so! The benefits of a companion dog in later life are well documented. A proven recipe for the wellbeing of both dog and owner. Loneliness, as we grow older, is a real and present danger and one that could potentially be addressed with the inclusion of a four-legged friend.
We probably all know someone, maybe a relative or close fr...Read more
‘Antlers in the Rut’, what’s that all about then? I'll try to dispel some myths. So, what exactly is Deer Antler made of…??? It must be bone? Is it the hair? Then surely horn or is it similar to fingernails? Perhaps something else entirely…..???
Well, go to the top of the class if you said ‘BONE’ – Yep, that’s exactly what it is, and its actually a bizarre ...Read more
Hedgehog rescue and hibernation weights are a passion of mine at the moment. It all started when we realised we had 5 hedgehogs visiting our garden.
Hedgehogs are one of the few mammals that are true hibernators. Hibernation is complicated. It is often a perilous energy conservation strategy. It is not just ‘going to sleep.’
In sleep, all bodily functions remain nea...Read more
A Prickly Situation……
Have you got hedgehogs and dogs living side by side in your garden? Have you looked at night with a torch? Apart from dogs (and quite a few other animals if I’m honest), I have a particular fascination with – Hedgehogs (aka ‘Hedgepigs’, ‘Lil Hogheads’, ‘Spikey Monkey’ etc……)
Theses amazing, elusive, odd-looking little creatures do SO MUCH good in th...Read more
Dog Treats Made Easy
So, what are they – a reward for ‘being good’, a pacifier, a training aid, or just because you’re getting ‘those eyes’ or because ‘you’re worth it’…….???
Ultimately, all of the above are potentially a good enough reason - apart from perhaps the pacifier, because if that’s the only route to pacify your pooch, then something earlier and more elementary...Read more
‘From little acorns, mighty vets bills will grow’…….
I know of several dogs who just love to chase around with an acorn, dropping it, picking it up, repeat again, and again, and again…..
Whilst this behavior is, in the main, quite safe. After all, nature has just provided a whole new natural toy box. Remember there are inherent dangers if our furry friends start to explo...Read more