January Newsletter

January Newsletter


The start of a new year usually starts off full of good intentions! Intentions like not eating food that is fattening, drinking less alcohol, taking more exercise, making more of an effort to see family and friends and as the credit card statements arrive it’s difficult to keep to these good intentions. Usually by the end of January good intentions have flown out of the window!

Although the beginning of a new year gives us the opportunity to re-evaluate our way of life and often make some changes for the better. Just as we want to improve our own quality of life we should think about our pets and how we can improve their lives, better quality food, fewer tidbits from the dining table or more exercise perhaps, as well as showing our pets love and affection.

Once the magic and busyness of Christmas has gone January can seem a dour month, a bit long and with little money to spend, but nature is re-evaluating too, conserving energy in order to get ready for spring and soon spring will be with us bringing blossom and the first flowers. And then suddenly we are off, into the new year with Christmas just around the corner!

Best Christmas Song Winner

Perhaps not surprisingly the winner of our best Christmas song was ‘White Christmas’ with ‘Santa Baby’ being a close second.

White Christmas was originally sung by Bing Crosby in 1942 and has sold over 50 million copies since then making it the best selling Christmas song. Since then it has been  covered by at least 500 artists including Michael Bublé, The Temptations and Taylor Swift.

Santa Baby was first sung by Eartha Kitt in 1953 and has been covered by Madonna, Kylie, Gwen Stefani and Ariana Grande.

A big Christmas thank you to all our voters 🎄🤶🎅

White Christmas
Bing Crosby

January’s Competition

Just to get into the spirit of winter let’s vote for our favorite winterly film, it probably has to have lots of snow think, Eight Below, Eddie the Eagle, The Revenant, White Christmas, The Grey, The Polar Express and Happy Feet.


Pet Thoughts

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Pet Tales

I have been living in my new home for several days now, it’s full of humans, 2 big ones and 2 much smaller ones. When the smaller ones first saw me on Christmas Day they were very excited and wanted to play with me and run about lots.

It took a bit of getting used to but the bigger humans are much calmer especially the man human. He always makes sure that I have food and water and stops the small humans from playing with me when I’m tired, sometimes I just fall asleep even when I’m running about! He also keeps putting me outside in the garden. Although he doesn’t shout at me when I pee in the house, he always puts me outside if I do, so I think he wants me to pee outside. I will try my best but sometimes I am just so excited to be playing with the small humans that I forget to go to the door to be let outside.

All the humans are very kind to me and I get lots of cuddles from them, but I do miss my mum and my brothers and sisters, I wonder if I will ever see them again. In the meantime there is lots to do, the man human takes me for walks every day, there are lots of new smells to discover and it’s good to just be with him, he talks to me and is trying to teach me to sit when he wants me to. When we get back from our walks everybody wants to play or show me stuff and it’s very busy. I’m beginning to like my new home, it’s not as scary as it was when I first arrived and I have my favorite spots to sleep and dream.

I’m a black Labrador, I think my name is Ludo, (that’s what everybody says when they want my attention), and the man human is called Peter. I’m twelve weeks old.

We hope you enjoyed our newsletter and we look forward to sharing more news, pics and stories with you in the next one.

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