Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Henry's Pedigree Joint Care+ Challenge

Henry has been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the participants of Pedigree's Joint Care+ Challenge, to see if these treats can help increase his mobility.

Henry is now approximately 9 years old and over the last few months he has aged alot.  As most of you know Henry is more than a pet to me - he is my best friend, my hero and my lifeline all rolled into one. Henry has saved my life in the past and on a day to day basis he looks after me in numerous ways, including alerting me to low diabetic blood sugar levels and calming me down during panic attacks.  I hate going out anywhere without him as he gives me confidence, so Henry's decreased mobility is affecting both of us.

I hate seeing Henry upset, or in pain - it stabs right through my heart.  When he is struggling on walks or can't play and explore like he used to, the whole family gets upset.  So we are keen to try anything that may help him, and can't wait to see if Pedigree Joint Care+ can help him.

Pedigree sent Henry 6 weeks supply of the tasty sticks, along with lots of other fabulous goodies.

So you can all see how Henry progresses through the trial, here is a short video showing Henry's stiff joints.  Hopefully as Henry becomes more mobile we will be sharing more videos of him being alot more active.

Monday, 23 July 2012

The old boy still has the winning touch!

These days Henry may be looking old and grey, but he can still charm a judge! Yesterday he went to his first dog show in a long time and came away with three rosettes, including a 1st in Best Veteran.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Say 'hello' to Billy!

We'd like to introduce you all to Billy, the new member of our family!

He was known as 'Gilly', but we thought 'Billy' suited him better so we decided to change his name.  We adopted him from the same rescue centre as we got Henry from.  He is approximately 7 or 8 months old and was no longer wanted by his previous family.  He had been left in his crate for most of his life, and had never been on a lead.  Amazingly though, he is a confident little chap, nothing seems to faze him.  We are working hard on his training and taking him to weekly classes.

Billy has settled in well and loves Henry to bits.  I am sure I will be sharing lots of photos with you over the coming weeks and months.