|Posted by peacockspetcare on May 17, 2020 at 9:05 AM||comments (1)|
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 (0)|
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 (0)|
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 (0)|
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 (0)|
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 (0)|
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 (0)|
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 (0)|
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!!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on July 12, 2018 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
It has been a very busy and very very hot month!
I hope all of you and your furry friends have managed to keep cool these last few weeks.
We have been relieved to finally have cooler weather the last few days as it seemed like weeks of house visits and garden play back here! The dogs love a get together and a play in the garden but I think like me they were ready to really stretch their legs and run around and explore again.
The forest, like my garden, is very yellow, a reminder of how flammable it is out there. I hope all the wildlife has found relief and some water!
We have had Oscar back for holiday as well as Heston, Trippy, Poppy and we met the lovely Jetta's sisters Molly and Honey (she would have had fun playing with them!) A London dog called Arlo came down for a night, he was very cute and he and Trippy hit it off.
The school holidays start soon (and the weather will probably turn wet then) so the chaos and dogs in and out really starts then!
Weather looks to be heating up so remember lots of water, paddling pools and shade is better for the dogs than a walk in the baking sun!
|Posted by peacockspetcare on April 28, 2018 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Been a while since I updated, a whole school term. an entire Easter has been and gone and my twins are rapidly approaching their GCSE exams.
We have had a number of furry friends in and out of the past couple of months, Lisa has had a few stays with us again as well as Mischa, Izzie and Millie, Tommy, Monty, Holly-Belle and Hamish and Stanley have all been back to stay with us again and we've loved seeing them all again for cuddles and play. Two new dogs arrived for a stay, Kia and Harvey, they settled straight in and love lots of fuss and attention and playing in the garden.
The walks have as usual been varied, trips to the forest at the moment are eventful as I am never quite sure which corner I will turn to find the path closed for tree felling. We seem to be narrowed down to just a couple of loops at the moment.
In the heat last week we spent some time in the shade and had a trip to the pond for a few of the dogs to have a dip.
Poor Albie had a mishap, possibly catching a ball, which caused one of his fangs to break. Sadly it meant he had to lose the tooth as it could have lead to infection, he will now have an extra special smile!
I've been keeping very busy with all of my visits, walks and boarders and after the sun from last week this week has seen a bit more rain dodging going on, especially as the little ones get a bit sulky with wet paws!
We have an old friend in at the moment, Bailey the Cocker, and a new girl in for the night, Jessie a Cockapoo, who has settled straight in.
I hope you and your furry pals are all well!