Portraits for Christmas

I know, I know, it seems way to early to be thinking of Christmas but the truth is if you are wanting to get a Portrait done either of your dog, horse, cat or children then don’t leave it too late to book.

The process from booking to getting your product would take a minimum of 7 weeks and it only 13 weeks until Xmas day!

The session has to be booked, the photos taken and then time is taken to process the images to the highest standard, this may take longer in busy periods.

You then have to come and view the images and choose what you want to order.

The order has to be processed and sent to the printers and further checks of your chosen images are made at this point.  Wall Art has around a  7-14 day turn around time and this may be longer on the run up to Christmas.

So if you were thinking of getting a portrait done for Xmas then please do get in touch soon as spaces are already filling up.

Alternatively you can purchase a friend or family member a Gift Voucher for a Portrait session and let them get it done at a time that suits them……IMG_3284card)Watermarked

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Pet Tip – Comfy Collar

I am sure you have all either experienced or seen a pet after and operation with a cone collar on to stop them licking or pulling at a wound after surgery or something being treated. Well apart from how ridiculous they look, lets face it, they are not particularly comfortable for you pet either.

I just had my 10 month old castrated and was given the cone collar. He was showing a lot of interest in the wound so he had to have it on, but he was so miserable. I didn’t take a photo of him but for the first day he sat with his head bowed down looking completely miserable when he had it on so I took it off and had to keep a close eye on him and stayed with him over night. Summer dogs_0176Looking very unhappy that he can’t reach his toy!

My brother is the Practice Manager at a vets in Basildon, Essex and said that they use a comfy collar which are much nicer and give them to clients after surgery. I looked them up… Wow what a product. I would advise any pet owner to order one of these and have it in the cupboard just incase. Its fantastic. You just blow it up, its light and the dog can still eat, drink and doesn’t bang in to doors constantly like they do with a cone! Comical as that is for a while! They do get used to the other cone but if you have to leave them for any time, they can not drink with it on or chew a chewy or play with a toy.

Summer dogs_0175He certainly looks happier here!

What the Manufactures say. www.comfycollars.co.uk

Comfy Collars are used as an alternative to the traditional lampshade collar, to reduce the stress suffered by cats and dogs that are recovering from surgery or minor injuries.

Unlike the elizabethan collar (also known as the e-collar, ecollar, buster collar, surgical collar or space collar) the comfy collar does not restrict the field of view, so your dog or cat is less likely to bash into furniture. It is also much easier for them to see and reach their food bowl. If you’ve ever seen a dog or cat trying to eat whilst wearing a lampshade collar you will know just how difficult and stressful that can be!

Each comfy collar has an outer layer and a separate inflatable inner tube, with a velcro fastening strap on the outside edge and fabric hoops to secure against your pet’s collar on the inside edge. The top-up valve can be accessed through the outer layer and pushed in so that it stays flush. There is also a zip on the outer layer for easy removal of the inner tube.

I came home today to find my dog quite happily asleep in the kitchen using the collar a pillow.. he must have been happy as did not hear me come in, or the three kids in the background, playing the keyboard and being generally noisy!

Summer dogs_0177I will be getting a larger one for the cupboard just in case my other dog needs one. Don’t wait until you do need one as it takes a few days to get one delivered!

Thank you for reading my post. They are also good for cats.

A Happy Ending …. continued

Earlier I wrote about a little Ferret that I had found on the Ridgeway and was collected by a rescue center. Click here for the previous blog post http://wp.me/p4eAig-6E.

The story had a happy ending and his new owners very kindly dropped me a line having seen the blog post and sent me a few images. He has a new name – Pip and he now has four friends to play with. Here are some of the images that his new family sent me.

Ferret4 Ferret3 Ferret2 Ferret He looks very settled and well-loved to me.  A good result.