My dad was speaking to a dog owner who normally walks at Park Street gravel pits. His dog has become ill and it appears that other dogs also walking there have also recently become ill.

Not sure of the details, but if you normally walk there, be careful. Perhaps keep your dog on the lead for now or call local vets to see if they have any more information.

We are extremely sad to announce that Keith Higby passed away on Friday 17th March after an extremely short battle with cancer. Keith worked for us for 9 years and was very popular amongst his clients, due to his dedication, reliability and love of animals. 
We were not only very lucky to have had him work for us, but also to have known him as a friend for a lot longer. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him - including the animals.

Should anyone wish to pay their respects, his funeral will be at 3.20pm on Monday 10th April at Garston Crematorium. There will be no dress code as it will be a celebration of his life.

Have a happy Christmas and a happy and healthy 2017 for you all and your pets.

Christmas photo 2015

I didn't particularly want to go out this morning to feed the cats. It was chucking it down and my bed was very comfy. But I came home in such a good mood. The cats make me laugh so much. 
I went to one house and although the cat has a catflap, she sat pouring at the patio door for me to let her out. I told her it was disgusting out there but she didn't listen, so I opened the door for her. She went out in the rain, realised, shot under the bush, didn't get much shelter there and then shot back in again. Tho look on her face made me cry laughing. It was a mixture of disgust and "you did that on purpose"!

Then I went to another house and I ring a bell and the cat comes running down the garden to greet me. I'm standing there ringing the bell - slightly worried that she's not coming. Then I turn round and she is sat under the table looking at me with a "what are you doing?" look on her face.

You can't beat this job. I love it!

Hedgehog 1
Hedgehog 2

Look who I am pet sitting. How cute?!!

Quadrant Pet Supplies in St Albans now have a listings page which we are listed on:-

http://quadrantpets.co.uk/pet-sitters-st-albans/ 

We are very pleased to welcome Amanda to our team. Amanda is helping Paul and I with emails and phone calls, so we shouldn't get too bogged down.

Secondly, we are very sad to be saying goodbye to LIz at the end of June. Liz has been with us for nearly 12 years and the pets and us will miss her. She has been a huge asset and we wish her happiness in her move to Dorset.

I was really saddened to hear about Carla Lane passing away.

She did such amazing work with animals and helping wildlife. And herself and Peter (her wildlife manager) helped me so much whilst I was working as a veterinary nurse, not only with advice on rearing and injured wildlife, but also she took birds and animals in her sanctuary for me that could not be released to the wild - including Henry, my one legged seagull. She also took a baby owl for me that needed an expert to rear it - not me!

I was fortunate to meet her and visit her sanctuary on many occasions and see the amazing work, her and Peter did for wildlife.

May she rest in peace. She will certainly be in Heaven, if it exists.

I was walking in Felden Tuesday lunchtime and I saw a huge fox pitifully searching for food in broad day light. After the walk, I rushed back, got a bag of dog food and went back to where I had seen him and sprinkled it in the undergrowth for him.

If your dog doesn't finish his/her food (or if you have some spare), take it on your walk with you and sprinkle it under bushes or in the undergrowth. If you have a cat that hasn't finished his/her food, you can put any tinned food on the bird table for the blackbirds, thrushes, carrion, sparrows, etc or under bushes for hedgehogs. (Avoid giving hedgehogs fish flavours).

If you are putting bread out for birds, soak it in some water first as water is in short supply for birds during frosty weather.

We built our houses on their habitat, so the least we can do is help our wildlife in this weather.

Thank you. 

I know it's freezing, but the good thing about this frost is there are no muddy paws to wipe at the end of the walk!