By Ceri Chamberlain

Father’s Day

Sunday 16th June is Father’s Day. Buying presents for Mother’s Day is easy: a pretty card with a cheesy poem, a bunch of her favourite flowers, a pampering treat. Father’s Day is not so easy! What to get Dad leaves us scratching our heads and frantically googling gift ideas. Another super-dense historical novel (that you […]

June is National Camping Month - Camping With Your Dog
By Ceri Chamberlain

Carry on Camping with your canine – June 2019

June is National Camping Month (henceforth, for the sake of type-speed, known as NCM.) This is by no means a new-fangled thing – NCM has been around since the 1970s. Here at NHHQ we celebrate NCM with a mixture of excitement and trepidation: we love a bit of camping – but we love coming home to a hot shower and clean sheets and a proper toilet after camping too. There is one thing for sure though, the kids adore everything about it, and there’s another member of the family for whom it is certainly the best week of the year: the dog.

Dog with sunglasses on
By Ceri Chamberlain

May Bank Holiday

Let’s face it, the best holiday is a holiday shared with the family pet. No worrying about whether the poor blighter who has been left in charge of the dog is inadvertently undoing months’ worth of training (no feeding at the table!); whether they are giving them enough water; whether the beloved pooch is actually […]

mature dog sitting next to dog bowl full of Nature's Harvest Senior Chicken
By Ceri Chamberlain

Spotlight on Nature’s Harvest Senior – Chicken

Everyone loves a puppy: it’s an almost universal truth. We are hard-wired to find their little stubby, pudgy faces adorable; we are all programmed to find small creatures endearing. It’s not just puppies, we find almost all baby animals more pleasing to look at than their parents. Being appealing lends a natural advantage because the […]

Dog being stroked on it's head
By Ceri Chamberlain

Dementia Action / Awareness Week 2019

Dementia Action / Awareness Week takes place between the 20th and the 26th May this year. The commendable goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage people to take some kind of action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, ultimately working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with the disease do […]

Dog thinking about the FA Cup FInal
By Ceri Chamberlain

Football Fever

The time has come. The final approaches. Saturday 18th May at 5pm is the 2019 FA Cup Final. Here at NHHQ we are convinced that dogs can sense the build-up of excitement that comes with big matches. The tails get a bit waggier, the eyebrows a bit twitchier, the jumps a bit higher, the smiles […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

MAY we have a word?

Hooray! It’s May. There’s no denying that Spring puts a spring into your spaniel. Dog walking is much more appealing when not trudging through icy puddles in the driving rain, nervously shuffling around the park in the dark, or fruitlessly whistling into biting winds for your dog to return. Spring and summer also herald the […]

poorly mary
By Chieko Clark

This is Mary, Part Three

It’s been an extremely eventful month for Mary, and so it would seem, for us, her people. It all started out quite normally, we have decided to venture into trying some new meat for Mary and we’re very pleased with it, especially Mary. It doesn’t smell like dog food at all, it smells like human […]

Marry, Friends of Natures Harvest
By Chieko Clark

A busy month in the life of an ageing Staffy

Well it’s been a busy month in the life of an ageing Staffy called Mary. We’ve had some fun in the snow, sunny days at the allotment, country walks and plenty of naps. Mary absolutely loves the snow! Don’t all dogs?! There were years when she would bound around in the snow, up to her […]