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Castle Cliff Beach, Whanganui

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Hey! During January, and the start of February we stayed in Whanganui. We had a lot of free time on our hands, so Diego and I got to explore many different walks and areas that Whanganui had to offer us. My stand out favourite, and definitely the dogs favourite was Castle Cliff Beach. This was only a ten minute drive from the house we were staying at, and offered us an amazing area to exercise the dogs in the evenings. It's one of those great walks that you can chose the length, time and effort that you have to put into it, and still makes sure the dogs get a fantastic, tiring walk.


Dogs are allowed on most of the beach, the only part that is off limits to them is straight in front of the main car parking area. This is the area where the life guards are on duty, and therefore a lot more people and swimmers. Along the rest of the beach it is generally quite deserted, apart from a couple of lone couples walking the length. During our stay in Whanganui, we visited this beach a lot, …

Where art thou pigs?

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Hello! I feel like all I have been doing lately is making excuses, and then writing update posts to tell you all why I have been missing in action. I want to stop this, but first I feel the need to write that update post to make those excuses so we can then all start afresh.

Where are we?
We were temporarily homeless down in Wellington so we scurried up to Whanganui for about a month where we lived with my mother and her boyfriend. Diego and I did move into a new flat though, in Wellington where we are finally settling it and getting into the swing of life again. We are flatting with a lovely guy and his dog, which means that Diego gets company during the day while I am at work. It has all worked out super well.


Where art thou pigs?
If you have been following our blog for a while, you will know that since the beginning we have had little BMO, the Rex Guinea Pig and then a couple of months later, as a friend for him we got Knuckles. I love these little guys, and I love how each of them…

Book Review: Chaser by John W. Pilley

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Hey! If you have kept up with every animal that has gone viral on the internet, then you will know of Chaser, a Border Collie that knows over 1,000 words! However, if like me, you missed this craze, then watch this video and come back to this book review: Nova ScienceNow: How smart are Dogs?


Chaser, who is owned and trained by John Pilley, is thought to be the worlds smartest dog. She has learnt the names of over 1,000 toys in her collection, and can not only pick them out of a bunch, she can also follow commands on what to do with said object. John Pilley is a retired psychologist who has spent 4 - 5 hours every day since he first got Chaser teaching her these words and commands to test how intelligent dogs really are.  Now that you know a bit more about Chaser and John Pilley, let's get into the book review!

To start with, this is a book written by a psychologist who has been testing for intelligence, so therefore the book is based around science. However, that doesn't mean …

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treat Recipe

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Hey! I always am on the lookout for easy, quick and inexpensive dog treat recipes that I can make from home. I love the idea of knowing exactly what is going into my dogs treats, and also they make a great gift to friends and family for holidays. With that being said, in December I went on the lookout for a great recipe that I could use to bake some cookies for the dogs that I know. Thus, I found this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction, tweaked it ever so slightly, and made amazing cookies. My mother loved them for her Greyhound so much, she asked for a second batch! I decided to film the process for you, so you can see how quick and easy they are!




To make these cookies you will need:
1c Peanut Butter3/4c Non-Fat Milk1 Egg2c Wholewheat flour1T Baking Powder1/4c Rolled Oats3 strips Bacon
All you need to do now is follow these easy steps:
1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius.  2. Cook bacon and leave to the side to cool while you mix together the other ingredients. 3. In a b…

The Year That's Been: 2015 Forth Quarter

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October
October was a super busy month for DaisyPets, not only were we doing DaisyPets Halloween where we posted every Monday and Thursday for the whole month but October is the month of Daisy's birth as well as her passing. So the first photo is the flowers that I got for Daisy's birthday which is the 1st of October. They were beautiful, and smelled amazing so I kept them inside with me for a week or so before putting them on her grave. Next is a photo of Diego with his new rubber chicken toy that he got from the Bow Wow Box, he loved the rubber of this toy, and the interesting sound it made, but as we all know, it didn't last long. Lastly is a photo of BMO with our Capsicum Jack 'o' Lanterns, I love this photo of him right before he grabbed it and dragged it into his den. 



November
November was another busy month so it was hard to chose my favourite photos. I love this one of Diego looking into the camera, and now have it on the back of our Daisy Pets business c…