By Ceri Chamberlain

Time to Travel

Summer holidays are coming! It’s time to dust off the suitcases, dig out the passports, book an emergency appointment at the waxing salon (TMI?) and get ready for The Big Summer Trip (henceforth referred to as the TBST). No work, no worries, and – fingers crossed – no sunburn. Taking the Dog? Increasingly, us dog-owners […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

The humble sweet potato

Did you know that Christopher Columbus brought sweet potatoes back to Europe from his America trip in the 15th Century? From there they spread across the globe – through Asia, Africa and Latin America. There’s almost nowhere on the planet that doesn’t appreciate a sweet potato. It is very quick to grow – it can […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Bring Your Dog to Work Day 2019

After all those bizarre “official” days in the year that we have to entertain (prime examples: “Learn your name in Morse Code Day” – January 11th, and “National Windmill Day” – second Saturday in May**) FINALLY, there’s an event we can all really get behind! This year, Bring Your Dog to Work Day falls on […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

cat under a blanket
By Ceri Chamberlain

Cats -v- Cucumbers…

We have all seen them, the videos on the internet showing that cats are terrified – utterly terrified – of cucumbers. Why on Earth is this? What possible reason could a cat have for a deep-seated fear of a harmless vegetable (or is it a fruit? It’s a fruit, isn’t it?). In the majority of […]