Monday, 8 November 2010

What's going on and how I saved the hedgehog.......

Fairly back to normal today, although not quite as normal as I would like. I tried to have a snooze under one of the desks and got told to move and stop getting under everyone’s feet. You’d think they’d let me have a well earned rest after all my hard work these last few weeks, but not a chance. I’ve never seen everyone so busy in the Dorwest offices and dispatch departments. I thought that it’d be quiet now that the worst of the fireworks is over, but no it’s not - all very odd………......

I shall have to ask what it’s all about, because I am getting confused by it all. Why are they rushing about? Has the firework night not happened yet? Maybe it hasn’t and nobody told me, but that can’t be right because lots of my friends have told me that they had a calm and peaceful time – so it must have happened even though I was so relaxed and laid back I hardly noticed it. I know that there have been bonfires built because we had one in our garden. I went out for a leg cock the other evening, just before dusk, and do you know what I saw? A hedgehog heading towards the bonfire – I wasn’t going to touch it ‘cos I’ve done that before and they are jolly prickly and hurt a lot, but I knew that it wasn’t a good idea for a hedgehog to go into a bonfire, so I barked and barked and barked and made such a fuss that my humans came out to see what the noise was about and then they saw the hedgehog and rescued him, or was it a her? Don’t know how to tell and I wasn’t going to get close enough to find out! So I’m a canine hero AGAIN – will my bravery and fame ever stop?

I seem to have got sidetracked with all my adventures so forgot to tell you that the reason everyone’s rushing about and very, very busy here is because Dorwest are giving 20% off two of their best selling products and so of course everyone is ordering them and that’s what’s caused the hectic day. I suggest that you get your humans to check out the Dorwest website ( and take advantage while you can – it’s only ‘til the end of the month they tell me – thank goodness for that, maybe then I can have a rest?

Saturday, 6 November 2010

I slept through it all............

Well - how was it for you? Personally I slept through it all last night and am just wondering what all the fuss was about. My friends on Facebook tell me that they all had a relaxing time too, so I'm really pleased for everyone.

They tell me that there were bangs, crashes, whizzes and flashes but I wasn't aware of them at all. I stayed in my cosy bed, with my new toy, having had a nice dinner, listening to Snoop Dogg, with the curtains drawn and my humans carrying on as normal watching the television. My dinner was particularly tasty as it had sardines in it which I love. It was laced with Scullcap & Valerian Tablets apparently but I didn't notice them among all the yummy food. So there we are - nothing to worry about.

They're following the same routine this evening - I don't mind at all as long as they make me feel safe and well fed, I'm a happy bunny (slip of the tongue there, I meant a happy terrier!)

Hope you all have a good evening too - and pleasant dreams.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Today's the day - but so is tomorrow !

Well today’s the day, or so they tell me, but I think tomorrow evening is going to be the worst of the weekend for us dogs and cats as that’s when they tell me some of the organised parties are on.

I hope you all have a peaceful and relaxing evening indoors with your humans. They should have got everything ready now to keep you calm while the bangs and whizzes go off but if they need a reminder then read back on all the tips I’ve given you over the past few weeks and use them as a check list.

Remind them to give you your Scullcap & Valerian Tablets from about 4pm so that you are nice and calm by the time it gets dark. I’ve been given some very fancy ear defenders to wear as well – but I do look silly in them, still if they help who cares?

I had an email today from my friend Gucci, at the NOAH office, and she sent me her picture which I’m putting on the wall by my bed – what a pin up………… thank you Gucci

Have a safe and peaceful evening my friends

Thursday, 4 November 2010

I like Jamie Oliver but thought they were sending me sailing too !!

Well, it’s nearly the weekend already and I’ve had a busy week. My personal human was talking to some people from a place called NOAH today – I panicked a bit thinking they were going to put me into a big boat and sail me off somewhere to get away from the fireworks. It turns out that NOAH is the National Office of Animal Health and when they told me that I remembered all about it as I’ve visited their offices a few times. They are all very nice to me up there and I’ve got a doggie friend there called Gucci who like me spends her day in the office under her human’s desk – I hope you are keeping well Gucci and look forward to seeing you soon. She’s a lovely, lovely girl you know – woof woof.

Then last night my humans decided to have a bit of a bash and us dogs were all invited, which was great as we’re not often allowed to these human gatherings. My friend Bertie’s humans came round and they all ate some lovely smelling food – something to do with a chap called Jamie Oliver apparently. Well I may not know who he is but my goodness his food was good. I think they are being especially nice to me because they know it’s going to be a scary weekend and I WAS ALLOWED TO CLEAN UP THE PLATE with the sweet potato on. I think it’s because I looked at it with my very best appealing expression……… I was a bit worried about poor Bertie being left at home alone but I checked that they’d remembered to give him his Scullcap & Valerian Tablets, and of course they had, so I’m sure he would have had a very happy evening asleep in his bed. Still I missed seeing him, especially as I hear he’s had a smart new haircut. See you soon Bertie!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Get on the old dog and bone........

Only two days to go ! If your humans haven’t got as organised as they should and still haven’t got around to contacting Dorwest, then all is not lost so don’t panic.
If they telephone the Dorwest Office the very nice girls there can tell them where they can buy Scullcap & Valerian Tablets or Valerian Compound near where you live. Although it is best to start giving the tablets before now, they will still help you and the Valerian Compound works in just half an hour so can be given just on the scary evenings.

Get the old dog and bone in your paws and hand it to your humans – quick !!!!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Talk to your neighbours

It’s absolutely hectic in the Dorwest office today, not only sending out lots of orders for you fire phobic friends but also because they’ve decided to send thousands of people a very SPECIAL OFFER for November – it’s a 20% discount off two of their most popular products, no wonder they are going crazy!

My tip for today is to TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS and find out if they’re having a firework party in their garden this weekend. Explain that you are really frightened of bangs and crashes and that if you know when it’s happening you can be prepared. Knowing when it’s likely to kick off and finish makes it easier to cope with – and easier to make sure that they give you a good dose of the Scullcap & Valerian tablets about two hours before it starts.

If you are one of my feline followers then ask your humans to put some drops of Valerian Compound on your bedding – it really calms you cats down a treat. Pity it doesn’t do the same for us dogs, we have to be given it in our food or even straight down the mouth, but it’s good stuff to make you reeeelaxed really quickly, so excellent in emergencies.

It’s also a good idea to get your humans to check whether there are going to be any organised firework festivities in your area – planning ahead is what it’s all about (must be the boy scout in me coming out again!)

Monday, 1 November 2010

All the serious stuff you need to know

Right, here’s the serious stuff and a reminder about all the important things you need to know that I found from reading the leaflet the other day. So tell your human friends and get them to do all these as soon as possible – only 5 days to go before it all kicks off…………….

Get them to make you a nice comfy refuge with your favourite bedding and familiar things. Preferably somewhere nice and cosy and safe feeling. Get it planned now so that us animals are used to being in it well before the bangs start.

Send them out to buy a new toy that you can have in your refuge on the days leading up to firework night. This will keep you occupied, well it does me! I must remind them to buy me a new toy as well to replace the one that I destroyed………

Get organised with the music so that we’re used to having music playing to keep us relaxed but also to stop the bangs and whizzes being heard so easily. Try various types until you find the most suitable.

If they haven’t already done it, make sure they contact Dorwest straightaway and get some Scullcap & Valerian tablets to start giving to you from now onwards and some Valerian Compound for those extra scary moment - then they'll be all prepared. At the moment they can buy both of these together at a Special Price until 5th November, so tell them it won’t cost much (humans like to hear this!) but will make such a difference to you. Although it’s best to start the tablets about now, don't panic if they haven't got them yet as it will still help if they begin later, and anyway the liquid Valerian Compound works really quickly and can be given just on the day of the fireworks and will still offer some help. So if your owners haven’t got organised tell them to get on with it as there is still time.

Talk to them about curtains. It’s a good idea to make sure that the comforting refuge is in a room where there are blinds or heavy curtains which can be pulled when fireworks are going off, then we can’t be frightened by seeing them. I find that the sight of them is quite frightening, so I do advise this as a really good idea.

See you tomorrow .................