|Posted by peacockspetcare on March 1, 2021 at 12:05 PM||comments ()|
As you can imagine it has still been very quiet during this latest lockdown.
I have had a few of my regulars still needing walks due to work or shielding so have been able to get out and about regularly. Even bumped into a few of our regular boarders and owners on our walks so been lovely to see them and say Hello so they know I haven't vanished completely.
The weather has been all over the place so had a real mix of walks, even in the space of a couple of days it changes so much. No coats needed the last few days but today it was chilly again. Some of the dogs love the cold and snow, Biffy loves to catch a snowball though even he has had enough of the cold by the end of the hour. The sun's reappearance and slightly warmer days meant that old boy Herbie has been able to join us a couple of times which has been lovely. Poor thing can't cope with the old so we don't inflict it on him, his Grandson Buddy doesn't even bat an eyelid at leaving him behind.
The boarding has been almost non-existent unsurprisingly, had a couple of days where people have needed me for authorised days away from Bury but otherwise we are just counting down the days, like the rest of the world I suspect, until people can go on holidays again. Fingers crossed!
Looking forward to a time when I can welcome back all of my furry friends and have lots of cuddles and trips to the beach with them!
Hope you are all safe and well!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on January 16, 2021 at 11:25 AM||comments ()|
Sadly this virus isn't going away as quickly as hoped but I sincerely hope you are all safe and well.
As you can imagine the impact on businesses like mine is quite wide reaching but thanks to my loyal customers and the government grants we are hanging on in there.
We are now in the 3rd Lockdown and under government guidelines and recommendations from the CFSG I can continue trading. Obviously the dog boarding is not happening as nobody is able to go anywhere but the walking is continuing. During this lockdown I have about half the number of dogs to walk that I normally would as some work places are insisting workers go into the workplace unlike the work from home scenario in the first lockdown. I also have a couple of vulnerable owners that I walk for so am unable to offer a walking service for anybody who is isolating due to a positive test result.
Hopefully when this starts to abate we can see a return to normal!
Take care everyone!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on May 17, 2020 at 9:05 AM||comments ()|
Who knew when I wrote my last entry that Coronoavirus was going to become a pandemic around the world. Back then it was just something in China that had cancelled my daugter's school trip there.
As you can imagine the effects for us have been the same as for many businesses around the world and caused us to ground to a halt!
Whilst we are able to offer our services they have had to adjust and due to lockdown, home working and travel restrictions there is actually very little for me to do. Thankfully we have government financial support so it is not as stressful as it could be.
Hopefully once this is over then we can pick up and start to rebuild a new normal.
As holidays get cancelled I have had numerous cancellations for both boarding and visits which is understandable.
If you find you are suddenly able to go away, either in the UK or abroad I may be able to help you out. Please do not hesitate to ask. I have updated my calendar but as we all know things are very fluid at the moment.
We hope that you and your loved ones, human and animal, are all keeping safe and healthy during this time!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on February 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM||comments ()|
The year has started as busy as it finished, making lots of new friends as well as old ones returning for a holiday.
New boys Fred and Lenny arrived for their stay, they were great characters and as you can see from the photos poor Fred was a seat for Lenny at times! Hope to see them again soon!
Tess and then Riley arrived for a stay over the same weekend, both are big softies though they were very perplexed when Dotty joined us on the Sunday and dived straight into the flooded ditch! Springers don't seem to be able to resist that ditch when it's full!
Little Frida has been in and out on her stays, each time she is a bit bigger than her first trip, she'll be fully grown before we know it!
We then had Frodo the Cockapoo in for a stay, a very cute and cuddly chap but his stay was made complete when he met Tiffin the Cavapoo. They went crazy for each other! It's so lovely when my boarders hit it off so well!
Kia and Harvey had a short break, followed by the return of Izzie and Millie and Bailey for their holidays.
Walks have now continued as normal, lots of trips to King's Forest, Hardwick Heath and Ickworth Park as well as local walks for the dogs in their area.
I have also been back visiting my feline friend Candy, enjoying laptime as she purrs away.
We all survived Storm Ciara unscathed, went in to hibernation on Sunday with the dogs having the odd garden break but otherwise not keen on being out in that noisy wind themselves!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on May 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM||comments ()|
How erratic has our weather been? First sunny and only T-shirts needed and then there is the day we got hailed on, couple of not very happy dogs that day! Then of course we have had the rain and sun on the same day.
On Wednesday I had three very unhappy dogs in the pouring rain whilst the two Springers didn't have a care!
On Thursday we had an encounter with a Slow worm and then later in the walk we saw what we thought was a pile of manure only to discover as one of the dogs went up to it that it was in fact a swarm of ground dwelling 'miner' bees. Poor Benji ended up with a stung nose and leg but luckily apart from a little swelling he survived, luckily one of his humans was home from Uni to administer TLC for him.
After being rejoined by Marley and Jess for their holiday they have now gone and we currently have Kia and Harvey in. Harvey is up for walks regardless of the weather, he is like a polar bear and has a dark skin under his white coat so changes colour in the rain, but Kia is a proper sulker!
Looking forward to more of the changing weather conditions of the English Spring!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on April 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments ()|
It has been all go over the Easter Holidays. I have been visiting lots of my cat friends over the past few weeks and continue to visit some for the next couple of weeks too.
Once we got into the school holidays a few of my dogs went on their holidays and didn't need walks whilst my regular walkers Bertie and Oreo came to stay with me for their holidays.
We also have elderly Jess in who would quite happily spend forever asleep, she loves the idea of walks but the reality is something different!
We have had the usual trips to the forest, Hardwick Heath and Nowton Park as well as a couple of trips up to Norfolk.
The heat rose which saw our walks adjusted accordingly, the rain this morning was a welcome respite for them.
We are now out of the school holidays and returning to the normal routines. Bailey the Cocker has now come in for his holiday. He was a tad excited!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on February 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM||comments ()|
What a funny few weeks, we have gone from the snow a few weeks ago to these mild temperatures we have had now,
The dogs and I have been enjoying the warmer weather now, though surprisingly the little ones who normally sulk in bad weather weren't too fazed by the snow.
My guinea pigs who moved in for the cold spell are now enjoying a spell in the outside run!
We have had a couple of old friend's return. Both Emma and Toto came back for a short break with us, we have also had a new friend in, Jess the elderly Lab.
I have been back visiting a number of cat friends over the last few weeks, with the usual mixed reactions from them.
Hoping this weather stays nice for all the furry's out there!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on January 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM||comments ()|
Two weeks in to 2019 already!
We hope you are all having a good one so far.
We waved off Holly-Belle then Pip and Benji after their owners returned from their exciting jaunts around the world.
We then had a new girl come and stay, Lucy the Lurcher was a little shy at first but soon settled in and we discovered she loves a good cuddle!
Then it was time for Riley to return. He is still as cheeky as ever and enjoyed his trips out with the other dogs, walks with just us is just plain boring!
The walks are now returning to normal after the Christmas and New Year working weeks and we have had trips to the forest, Hardwick Heath and Ickworth Park.
Sadly one of our own guinea pigs passed away on Sunday, at nearly 6 we were not too surprised but still sad and are now currently doing a gradual introduction to the remaining two. Crunchie is happy on his own but Bueno has always lived with Aero so we are hoping that the boys will become friends.
Hope you are all well and enjoying walks and time with your furry friends.
|Posted by peacockspetcare on December 30, 2018 at 5:20 PM||comments ()|
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to a great 2019!
We have had the pleasure of Holly-Belle, Pip and Benji for the full Christmas/New Year period and loved having them and they seem to have thoroughly enjoyed their walks and cuddles and fuss.
They loved our Christmas Day trip to Felixstowe beach, Pip and HB were straight in the sea, Benji keeps his distance. A bit later Charlotte was in too for a Hospice dip.
Before Christmas we have had Jess and Marley back in for a holiday. We have made new friends in Abby the Lab and George the Cockapoo, two very cute dogs we loved having to stay.
I have been visiting lots of my cat friends again. The usual mixed response from them all.
It's been lovely to have so many warm and sunny days out it's hard to believe that it is winter. Hopefully we will have many more lush walking days.
Wishing you all well for 2019
|Posted by peacockspetcare on August 6, 2018 at 12:55 PM||comments ()|
Back from holiday and straight away visiting our furry friends. Whilst I do love a holiday and we had a brilliant time I have to admit I do miss my dogs!
Of course the weather has made this job a little trickier as it is all about ensuring they stay safe and cool. So we have managed walks when the heatwave broke (humans and dogs running around in the rain that first night!) but otherwise it has been a lot of garden play. Paddling pool has mixed reviews whilst it takes some of the dogs a while to realise the benefits of water pistols (catching it mid-air is fun though for most), have resorted to setting up various shaded areas to help them all out but after a bit of time indoors the cooler inside rooms become the favourite spot to hang out.
With school holidays we have been very busy with both boarding but also visiting our feline friends. Some happier to see me than others.
We have had to wave off Trippy as he moves away with Mum and Dad's new job, we already missing him!
Hope you and your furry friends are surviving this heat, remember that even if the sun isn't out to check the temperature, it is the heat than kill them not the sun. Even early or late it can still be too hot to safely walk, they are relying on us to keep them safe, as they would happily run and play till they collapse! Stay safe!!