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Guest Blog by Benny the Cat

On the move, again A few weeks ago, my humans – without consulting me – catnapped me from my chilled apartment life, put me in a box, and dumped me somewhere new. I hate new. I loved that apartment – I spent my days there living my best life: mostly stretching, lounging, eating and playing.Read more

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Saying goodbye to my best friend

There’s a hole in my life, and it’s dog shaped. Last week, we made the agonising decision to have our beautiful 15 and a half year old German Shepherd/Lab cross Hallie put to sleep. I know we were lucky to have a dog for such a long time. I know that losing a dog isRead more

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My dog the expat

Hallie immigrated from Canada to England in 2015, when she was 12. We decided to bring her here as we had no idea how long we would be living in the UK, and we didn’t want to leave her behind. Shipping a dog (and a cat) to England is one of the hardest things IRead more

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Through a dog’s eyes

Hello. My name is Hallie and I am an immigrant. Not by choice, you understand. No-one even asked me if I wanted to move halfway across the world. I suppose that’s because I’m a dog, and dogs don’t really answer questions. Just over a year ago, I was living a very comfortable life, though ofRead more

Revenge of the Cat

June 2008 I don’t dwell in the past. But I am occasionally, and unexpectedly, haunted by it. Leaving my family and friends to move here 10 years ago was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Looking back, I am not sure how I managed it. I think it takes aRead more

Dog Tales

The dog that changes lives What was I thinking? Ripping a teenage girl away from her home, her roots, her friends, everything she knows? 14-year-old Kerri spends her weekends sulking in her room, bored and lonely and no doubt longing for home. I long for the nights when I didn’t know where she was, whenRead more

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