At the beginning of July, I packed up the dogs and headed off to Paws in the Park with our best pal Bernie and his Mum. Paws in the Park is a fab day out, with fun activities like dog diving, agility, gun dog displays and a companion dog show. Of course, there's also lots of lovely food and stalls to shop at! The event is held three times annually, across several different locations. The summer show is held at Stanstead House in Havant, which is close to our usual haunt of Hayling! It's a beautiful location with a wonderful country house, perfect for taking the photos you see above.
The last time we went to Paws in the Park Archie was just 5 months old, and he was my only dog! I was excited to go back with both dogs, and our friends of course. The dogs were dressed to impress in bows from my etsy shop (Chloe Suzanne Designs) and Archie was also wearing his Pit Pat activity monitor. I thought it would be fun to see how much exercise he gets on a day out like this, and compare it to the stats from my Fitbit!
Of course, we had to stop by the Broughton & Co stand, and buy more goodies! I picked up another collar, and two personalised lovelocks for the dogs. We spotted Archie in amongst all the Broughton Pup Recruits, and he took a particular shine to Creative Director Luna (so did I!) Luna had an operation this week, so we're sending lots and lots of get well vibes and cuddles to her!
Broughton & Co will always be our absolute favourite for collars; the range of colours and styles are second to none, and Philippa offers incredible customer service. I recently had an issue with two of mine (which was TOTALLY my fault and Philippa was under no obligation to help me) but she offered to take them back and sort them out. Incredible service! We now have four collars and two lovelocks, and they're just stunning. The pieces are pure luxury, and I'm sure we'll continue to add to our collection!
We also came across a new brand, Kera Pets, who offer gorgeous pieces in a variety of colours and sizes. Our favourite was a beautiful jade green shade, and the collars were affordably priced. It's so lovely to discover new brands at these shows!
We also stopped off at Equafleece, and picked up a new mulberry number for Archie. We spotted some familiar faces!
After lots of fun with our pals, we headed off to the beach at Hayling for some lunch! At the end of the day, I checked out my Fitbit and Archie's Pit Pat: what a busy day Archie had! 255 minutes of activity, whereas my own monitor measured just 44 minutes for me. It goes to show that a good walk and some fun at the beach really gets their little legs and hearts going! I love that the monitor also tracks their play and sleep; it's fab getting an insight into Archie's day.
I hope you enjoyed reading, and that you've had a lovely week!
Chloé, Archie and Winnie