Friday, 7 September 2012

Meet the girls


Ok, owning 2 dogs isn't the smartest idea when your budget is tight but I wouldn't part with them for the world.  Lucy (left) is 7yo and Emma (right) is 8mo. Both are black labs.

Lucy is the sweetest natured dog I have ever owned. She is very shy and timid.  Her favourite activities are fetching a tennis ball (she can do this for hours!!!) and swimming.

Emma is totally bonkers!  But her zest and enthusiasm for life is just awesome.  She has a naughty side which involves stealing clothes and shredding them!

ATM my monthly food bill for dried dog food is around £65.  I have pet insurance for Emma which is £15 per month.  So that's £80 before spending anything on toys (they get destroyed!!) or collars/leads.  The trainer I'm working with suggested changing their food to raw meat and veg.  She believes that feeding dogs dried food is like feeding your kids junk food.  And I have never done that!  You can buy frozen raw meat from the pet store but I've worked out it would cost over £100 per month to feed both dogs this way.  Sadly at this moment in time I just can't do it.

But the pleasure we all get from them is beyond measure.  Going for walks, going for a run, playing ball with them are all free activities that benefits both humans and dogs.

2 comments:

  1. Oh my word I was just admiring your Tartan scotty dog when I saw your black labs, Emma especially looks like my dog Harry. I don't agree that all black labs look alike but they are in my opinion the kings of the dog world personality wise

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  2. Hi there I found my way here via down to earth. We switched out dogs to raw food about 6 months ago and haven't looked back. Previous to this we used to cook rhondas dog food which you can find on her blog. It is so much healthier for them and it works out about the same as dry food.

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