Two sad bits of news for dog owners in London this week. After 79 years of trading, Harrods have decided to close their famous Pet Kingdom.
A spokesperson for the store told us “Harrods confirms its Pet Kingdom department, located on the Fourth Floor, will close to make way for further exciting planned developments in our [...]
Dogs are very clever creatures, they quickly learn what gets our attention. Most dogs have their owners very well trained to respond to their barking, chewing, digging and general mischievious behaviour.
For dogs and cats it’s an onslaught to their senses with alien sounds whizzing and exploding overhead. Not understanding what’s going on, our pets turn to their fight or flight instinct in an attempt to rationalise the situation.
We all remember the headlines in 1996 surrounding the arrival Dolly, the first British cloned sheep. Hailed as one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs, Dolly was considered highly controversial.
Our two dogs are belligerent bull breeds and always eager for a nap and a bit of peace. Leaving them home alone for a few hours surely served them well. Therefore, we had assumed that their lack of enthusiasm upon our return, was due to their acceptance of our absence.
On Thursday, Noodle, a cocker spaniel-poodle, belonging to the International Development Minister Alan Duncan took the top award at Westminster’s Dog Of The Year. The final was judged on the lawns outside The House Of Commons.
Research is essential in finding the perfect pooch. Remember the bigger the dog, the bigger the ‘doo-doo’.
Completely upstaging any photo opportunity of an MP falling Kinnock style across the shingle, was the image of a protestor being bitten by his own dog!
A caller to our radio show, once described the magical scene of dining in a fine Parisienne restaurant, whilst watching Yves San Laurent accompanied by his dogs, at the next table.
We all know that UK animal rescue centres are bursting at the seams and the charities involved are constantly appealing to the media in order to highlight their plight. However, this week, all focus moved to Romania. In the wake of a four-year old boy who was tragically mauled to death by a pack of dogs, locals have now turned against canines.
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