The A-Z of a Cockapoo (or 2)

A Cockapoo is a ball of friendly fun that just wants to be with you as often as possible.

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Affectionate Bear-Like Cockapoo Dog

Eden Furrtography Groomers Human

Irresistable Jessie Kiss Lazy

Max Nuisance Obedient Pugilists

Queue Running Snow Tease

Underdog Vain Weightwatchers Exessive

Yuk Z-end

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Homemade Chicken Treats

As far as making treats go, these could not be any easier.

The starting point is a pack of boneless Chiken thigh Fillets.

Place on a tray and pop in a medium oven. The idea is to cook them not too hot, but for perhaps longer than you would do for yourself. You are aiming for chewy and a little dry, not soft and tender !

Once done they will have no pink bits inside and will be a little tough. 
For ease leave to cool and then cut into cubes or chunks.

Once chopped, If they are a little greasy you can always pop them back in the oven
on a low heat to dry them out. Then all that is required is to put them into reasonable sized food bag portions. We normally have enough in a bag for 2 - 3 days and freeze the rest in similar sized bags. As we get to 1 day left in the current bag ( kept in the fridge) we get another bag from the freezer and put that in the fridge, it defrosts overnight.

Cooking with Jessie


If you own a dog you may be familiar with the concept that they want to be involved in EVERYTHING you do.

With that in mind we thought we would share making our evening meal with you, and let you realise, you are probably far more normal than us !!

Not a brilliant chef, due to no opposable thumbs and and furry paws, that doesn't stop Jessie wanting to see what goes on at every stage of a meal.

Tonight it was home made pasta and meatballs.  Let the cooking begin.

Grating cheese to go on the Cauliflower, always an opportunity for small bits to drop on the floor or even the occasional bit that gets too small to grate !

Cauliflower cheese, endless opportunities, falling cheese or even a dropped dish, well worth the wait.
Often seen as a two dog job !!


Meatballs, the gold standard of potential kitchen food. They are balls made of meat! 
If the name isn't enough, the possibility of them rolling off the tray is ever present !

The pasta machine, a bit scary ! 
You wouldn't want to get your tongue caught in that while snaffling something. 
The Pasta drying rack however, a lot more tempting !


The only real chance of anything once the pasta goes in the pan, 
is a strand being dropped during taste testing !

Dishes being put out, mouth starts to water!

Food plated up and its a race to get sat down on the sofa before the humans get there.
Well TV dinners are first come first served aren't they?

The only thing left after eating is cleaning down and washing up. 
Need any help licking that bowl clean ?

Snow day

There is something about sand and snow that makes our dogs go bonkers ! Probably your dogs too..

Thanks to the "Beast from the East", as the news has named the prevailing weather from Russia, we had a nice amount of snow overnight.

With snow clouds passing our morning walk swung from bright and sunny, to cold and overcast 


Running, bouncing and pretending to be a snow plow were all part of the fun.