We're almost at the weekend, thank goodness! I wasn't going to write this post until next week, but I'm just so excited about my Dog Fest purchases and can't wait any longer to share them with you. There were so many wonderful stands at the show, it was super hard to stick to my budget! I visited old favourites and new discoveries, and there are definitely a few new companies I'll be keeping my eye on.
First up, we have an old favourite! Broughton & Co is just the epitome of luxury, with beautiful handmade collars, leads and accessories. These pieces are made with love and they're made to last! Archie has just outgrown the gorgeous collar he was gifted as a puppy, so I thought it was high time he got a new one. Of course, I couldn't leave Winnie out, and I nabbed one for her too. The best part was that we could have their names engraved there and then! I just adore these collars so much, and I'll be visiting Broughton & Co again this weekend at Paws in the Park... I'm hoping to pick up some love lock name tags!
(I know these photos are a bit rubbish, sorry, they were taken in poor lighting!)
Next Winnie was treated to a few new harnesses: she only has a couple of "every day" ones, and obviously I'm a shopaholic so she needed some more. They're both from Puppia, but I bought them from different stalls on the day. The first, pink design is from Snug as a Pug Ltd, and the blue floral is from Wiff Waff Designs. They're both a step in style (I believe it's design B) and Winnie wears a medium. Dachshunds obviously have a funny shape, and it's hard to find things to fit them... but this is made even worse by Winnie's HUGE breastbone, which adds several inches to her chest. I know these photos make the harnesses look a bit awkward, but they actually fit her perfectly and she can move really freely in them. They don't rub under her armpits like over the head harnesses do, so that's perfect for us.
Treats! We picked up some organic parsnip treats from Huxley Hound, and some venison Benyfit Bites from Benyfit Natural. Both purchases are going down very well with the dogs, and they're a perfect, healthy option for trick training or photo bribery!
Our final purchase is something that we've wanted for so. long... A Pit Pat tracker! They had an incredible show offer on, and I just couldn't pass it up. I'm so glad I finally nabbed one for Archie, as he's such a little whirlwind and it'll be fab to see exactly how much exercise he's getting. I'm also on a journey to get a little fitter myself, and it'll be great to compare his stats with those from my fitbit. We'll be road-testing it properly on Sunday when we go to Paws in the Park, so I'll be sure to write a special post dedicated to Pit Pat after that.
Last but not least, our lovely friend Jaime gifted a beautiful Devil Dood Designs collar to Winnie! It's one of their fab rainbow designs, and it fits Winnie perfectly. We love Emily's shop and have lots of bits and pieces from her, so I'm excited to add this to our collection! The colours really pop against Winnie's black fur, and it'll look gorgeous as we head into summer. Thank you so much Jaime!
So there we have it, our haul! What have you bought your pets lately?
Chloé, Archie and Winnie