Hello again people and pooches. Joe the Cocker here. This is a blog with a difference. In today's post there was an amazing treat for me. Not an edible one for a change, but a portrait of yours truly! When we were hiking the Great Glen Way last year we had a shock one morning … Continue reading My Portrait
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Hello again people and pooches. Joe the Cocker here. We have never taken you for a blast in the park since we started our blog. My human ensures that I get plenty of exercise every day. We try to get out into the countryside a few times a week. As you know, if you have … Continue reading A blast in the park!
Joe's beds! Joe has two beds in the house, one for day and one for night. Ok, some people don't agree with dogs sleeping in the same room as humans but, guess what, I don't care. Joe sleeps on his calming bed in the lounge during the day or on the couch. At night he … Continue reading Joe the Cocker’s Tips! – Other stuff
Joe's seat cover! Joe likes to travel in luxury. He has a quilted seat cover so that he can spread out on the back seat of the car. It is waterproof and easily wiped down. He is strapped in with restraints but, he still has some freedom to shuffle around. He likes to sit up … Continue reading Joe the Cocker’s Tips! – In the car
Cleaning! Joe loves a shower so, he has a good soaking followed by one or two shampoo treatments. After another good rinse he has his conditioner applied. After a good rub in he is rinsed off thoroughly. Then he shakes himself all over the bathroom. He gets a good rub down with his towel and … Continue reading Joe the Cocker’s Tips! – Home hygiene
Puzzle! Joe likes his treat based toys and puzzles the best. Obviously, he is a greedy pooch. This Nina Ottosson puzzle doesn't keep him as amused as when he first got it. It took a while but he can find all the hidden treats in a few minutes. Treats are hidden in trays, under spirals … Continue reading Joe the Cocker’s Tips! – Joe’s toys and puzzles
Daily Food! Joe eats Lifestage Grain Free Salmon and Trout. It is a dry food cooked with no wheat, pork or dairy products. No added colours or flavourings. It contains Omega 3. The ingredients are Salmon & Trout 50%, Sweet Potato 24%, Peas 9% and small amounts of potato, beet pulp, Linseed, Omega 3 Supplement, … Continue reading Joe the Cocker’s Tips! Food and Treats
Kit bag! Joe has his own First Aid kit but, after we bought it we decided to combine it with his human's kit. To keep his separate from the human stuff, it goes into a small ziplock bag, tucked into his First Aid bag. We were a bit ruthless eventually with our kits but, we … Continue reading Joe the Cocker’s Tips! – First Aid Kit and Grooming when backpacking
Clothes! Please check the post about Joe's Clothes - What he Wears! We take all those items either in my humans rucksack or I would be wearing them dependent on conditions. Sleep kit! - Mattress To insulate me from the cold ground my human brings a foldable sleep mat for me. He folds it over … Continue reading Joe the Cocker’s Tips! – What he takes on backpacking trips