African dogs, acting dogs and…… chickens!

Hi Furry Friends!

Well May has been a very busy month indeed for all of us here at Doggy Love Bakery.  The dog shows we attend with our stall are now well and truly underway.  This month we’ve had Bark in the Park at Calderstones Park, Beechley Riding Stables Fun Dog Show (which Alfie went to with mum and dad), Liverpool Guide Dogs for the Blind Fun Day and Paws in the Park in Hesketh Park, Southport (which Roxi attended) Phew!  All those shows and we still have two more to go – Sutton Weaver Agility and Southport Country Fair – we’ll let you know how they went on next month’s blog.

We must say, although we enjoy going to the shows and meeting all our furry friends, it is very tiring work and when we get home, we sleep for a week! Poor Roxi couldn’t even keep her eyes open for the whole show when she went to Paws in the Park, and took a nap on her blanket behind our stall!

Here’s Alfie taking a rest on daddy’s knee, and Daddy and Roxi meeting another Roxy, the mascot at the Paws in the Park day.

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Talking of furry friends, Doggy Love Bakery has just started sponsoring two African doggy pals.  Last year our mummy went to Uganda to volunteer at the Isaac’s House Children’s Orphanage.  Recently, Isaac’s House adopted two dogs as pets for the children, Suubi (which means hope) and Dumbo.  Suubi was the puppy of a neighbour’s dog and Dumbo was a local stray dog who was on the brink of starvation when the orphanage took him in as a friend for Suubi.  When mum heard about the two new four-legged additions to the orphanage, she started monthly sponsorship of the dogs, to help pay for food, supplies and vets bills to keep them happy, healthy and safe.  We are told all the kids at the orphanage love the two new pups, particularly Fred, who has a special bond with his two new pals.  Suubi is the black and tan dog and Dumbo is the beige dog with the massive ears!

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Uganda wasn’t the only place with something exciting going on – this month our home city of Liverpool was in the spotlight when the Three Queens, Cunard’s three ocean liners, were reunited on our River Mersey in front of the Cunard Building to celebrate Cunard’s 175th anniversary.  Mum and Aunty Jodi went to the prom to welcome the ships and see them all together, a once in a lifetime opportunity.  We wanted to go and see the Queens to, but mum thought it would be too crowded down at the seafront and Dolly in particular is not a massive fan of crowds and strangers, so mum thought it best if she just take some pictures for us.  Although, many of Merseyside’s dog were out in force to see the ships – check out the gallery of pooches enjoying the special day here.

We also got a new addition to our family this month, when daddy rescued a sick chicken he found abandoned in a bush near to the motorway.  The chicken couldn’t open his eyes or move so daddy Bertpicked him up and took him to the vets, where he stayed overnight and was treated for a virus with antibiotics.  Mum and dad decided to keep him and name him Bert.  He’s still at the vets at the moment, but mum and dad are going to adopt another chicken so he has a friend and doesn’t get lonely.  We’ll post pics of Bert happy and healthy in his new coop with his new pal next month.

We are all very excited to tell you that Doggy Love Bakery has expanded!  Not only do we offer home-baked treats and birthday cakes, but we now offer dog grooming services, dog walking and even doggy sleepovers!

Yes pals, if you’ve rolled in fox poop and are stinking out your owners house, or you need a fab new haircut for summer, we can help at Doggy Love Grooming! If you need any walks in the parks when your family are out or at work, we can help with a Doggy Love Walkies!  When your parents go away on holiday you will no longer need to stay at kennel, but can stay in a loving doggy-family home with all the comforts, love and attention you’re used to with Doggy Love Sleepovers!  Check out the new pages for each of these services on our website – for all prices, information and instructions to book.

Coming up next month we have Ruffts (Sefton Council) Dog Show on 6th June, Canine Capers on 20th June and RSPCA Wirral Fun Day & Love Underdogs Annual Reunion on 28th June.  Hope to see you all there!

Finally, we just want to say a massive good luck to matisseMatisse the dog in Britain’s Got Talent – we love that Matisse doesn’t just dance, but acts too!  Go Matisse we’re definitely voting for you! x

Love and Woofs

Meg, Alfie, Roxi & Dolly xxxx