Beware the pine processionary!

pine processionary

The pine processionary (also known as Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is a caterpillar which comes down trees between December and April in a “procession” of several caterpillars winding their way to a soil loose enough to burrow.  

So far, so good. Yet this tiny insect, in the larval stage, can turn out to be extremely dangerous for dogs and humans alike, especially if you spend a lot of time outside.
Continue reading

Dogs hate Halloween

halloween

We hope that we are not hurting anyone’s feelings when we say that our canine friends hate costumes, and that if they had the choice, they’d rather parade around in the altogether on All Hallows’ Eve. However, Halloween can be a fun occasion to turn our pooches into little monsters, fiends and other strange creatures. Some dog owners show amazing creativity and we have to admit that some of their costumes have brought more than a smile to our lips.

If you feel inspired by them, just bear in mind the advice we give you below and make sure your dog is terrifyingly dressed for Halloween but also safe and hazard-free!

 

 Now let’s begin, without further ado, the journey into the dark…

Continue reading

Record Breaking Dogs!

Every year people attempt to break world records and many of them succeed. They cover a enormous span of weird and wonderful, from achievements such as the world’s most tattooed man to the longest duration living with scorpions. The Guinness Book of World Records itself holds a record for the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. However, it is not only humans that enjoy trying to beat these records, many animals also take part and here are some of the amazingly talented and unusual world records held by dogs. Continue reading

Dog Facts

Facts!

The muse

Pablo Picasso had a Dachshund called Lump, named after the German word for ‘Rascal’. Picasso was once cited as saying, ‘Lump, he’s not a dog, he’s not a little man, he’s somebody else.’ It is reported although Picasso had many dogs, Lump was the only one he took in his arms.

Continue reading