I thought I’d put my fair share of nutters online – then I advertised my pet

I thought I'd put my fair share of nutters online – then I advertised my pet

Well, it happened. I’ve moved. Again. For the third time in two years. I must admit, the packing up and moving stuff is carrying me down, but I’m hopefully only one move away from a permanent home now – one I own, as opposed to renting or looking after for a friend, like this one. … Read more

How to leave your dog (happily) when you go on holiday

How to leave your dog (happily) when you go on holiday

‘Will we have our own pool, Mummy? my eight-year-old daughter asks. “Will I get to pack my own suitcase? Is Luna allowed to come on the plane with us?” “Don’t be silly, they don’t allow dogs on planes. She can’t come with us,” her 10-year-old brother retorts. My daughter’s eyes widen in horror. “What do … Read more

I talked my wife into getting a puppy – and now I’m lumbered with looking after it

I talked my wife into getting a puppy – and now I'm lumbered with looking after it

Six months ago, after two years of lobbying, I finally talked my wife into getting a puppy. I have such fond memories of the black labrador I grew up with and wanted our three children to have the same experience, but to start with my wife was immovable, maintaining that a dog was too much … Read more