Friday, May 31, 2013

Birthday Boy!

Today is my 6th birthday! I suppose I'm middle aged now, but I don't really feel it. I do wonder, however,  if I can now sleep 21 hours a day and not just 20?...........

I've had lots of lovely presents and good wishes from my friends; I feel a very lucky boy.

Mums' bought me this lovely new bed and a pad to make it super soft.

Oh yes, very comfortable.....

Enough with the camera! I need to test it properly......zzzzzzzzzz......

These are the rest of my cards and presents. Ganny sent me a tenner this year.....that's inflation for you! I also had some dried liver slices and an unstuffy duck (or is it a chicken?) and an unstuffy chipmunk (that looks like a squirrel)

I even had a card from Beckett, Veil & Maddy over at Home Is Where The Hounds Are in Canada!

Best of all, Mum made me a cake! It is Fishy Fudge Cake with cream cheese and pumpkin frosting. 

Ooooh this looks nice!

Certainly beats kibble for breakfast......

Is there anymore Mum?!

I am just going to have a little nap to sleep off my breakfast and then Mum and I are going to go on a nice walk. After that, I might just spend the rest of the day doing this.......

Help yourselves to cake everyone!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nearly Wordless Wednesday 29/5

Aaarrrggghh!! KC have you put chili powder on my toast?!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Baking with Declan

Today I would like to tell you about my new treats that I baked earlier this week. They are called Cheesy Pumpkin & Marmite Bites. (catchy name huh? hmmmmm.....)

You will need:
 1/3 can of pure pumpkin
1tbs coconut oil (heated to dissolve)
1tbs grated cheese (Cheddar, Parmesan....)
1 clove of garlic, finely grated
1/2 tsp Marmite, dissolved in 1tbs hot water
3tbs porridge oats / oatmeal
rice flour. (this is added last - use enough to bind the mixture together)

Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and bring together with a knife and then your hands (or paws...) until you have a scone-type mixture that you can roll out. If you add too much flour, and the mixture is too dry, add a little milk or more coconut oil.

Roll out the mixture to around 1/2 inch and cut out shapes. I used a 3cm circle cutter, This makes around 50 biscuits. 

Place them on a baking sheet and cook in a 170 centigrade oven for around 30 to 40 minutes.

Well, the proof of the pudding, as they say.............

Oh yeah that is good!

If you are in the UK, Pure Pumpkin (not the pie filling) can be found in Waitrose stores and some branches of Tesco in the World Foods isle

Coconut Oil is available in health food shops and most Asian supermarkets. It is meant to do wonders for the skin and coat, so I'm taking it on a daily basis now!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Nearly Wordless Wednesday 22/5

Ooooh! Don't mind if I do. Ta very much!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ganny's 80th Birthday!

Tomorrow my Mums and I are off to visit Ganny for a few days, but this time it is a very special occasion! My Ganny will be 80 on 17th May! (I was going to schedule the post, but last time it didn't work, so I'll have to do it today instead!) In all honesty Ganny isn't very keen on the whole 80 thing and doesn't want a fuss. I don't think she can quite believe she is that age......and neither can we. It is quite likely that if anyone sends her a birthday card with 80 on it, they will live to regret it!!

Ganny would have a fit if I put a recognisable picture of her on my blog, so here are her hands feeding me bikkies in bed!

Mum and I would just like to say how grateful we are for everything Ganny has done for us. Mum's list is way too long to mention... When Mum first had Flynn, Ganny was actually quite scared of big dogs. Imagine that! Yet she welcomed him and then me into her home and loved us like we were her own. She's pretty special is my Ganny. 

Ganny and Grandad on their honeymoon in Italy in 1958.
(We may well be killed if she ever finds out about this photo!!)

A very Happy Birthday to the most wonderful caring and kind Ganny & Mum that a Greyhound or hooman could ever have.

Much love Deccy & Mum xx

Sunday, May 12, 2013

£50 Vets Food World Voucher.......The Winner!

Thank you very much to everyone who entered my competition.

In order to choose a winner, I found my special St Patrick's Day hat.

Mum placed the names of the entrants in the hat for me.

Good luck everybody; I'm going in!

I  kept my eyes shut to ensure no cheating!



Bran is a rescued Greyhound who lives with his family in Dorset. He was rehomed by  Greyhound Lifeline, a branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust, based in Hampshire. Bran said that if he won the voucher he would donate it to Greyhound Lifeline. Well done Bran; a very noble gesture! I will be in touch with you shortly by email. 

Hope everyone has a good week! Deccy x

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wordyish Wednesday 8/5

"Go ahead Squibble, make my day....."

Please don't forget to leave your comment on Monday's post if you would like to win a £50 voucher for Vets Food World  (UK residents only) They sell all kinds of pet food. If you don't need the voucher yourself, why not try and win it for your local shelter? Comments must be left by Midday Friday 10th May. Visit the post here:

Secondly, have any of you had problems leaving comments on my blog? If you have in the past, but can now, please mention in your comment. If you can view the blog now, but can't comment, please email me at declansdogsblog(at)gmail(dot)com. It seems that a couple of my NZ based friends can no longer comment. We believe the problem is linked to the Intense Debate system I use and it would be good to know if anyone else has had any difficulties. Thank you. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

One Of My Lucky Readers Can Win A Voucher For £50!

A few weeks ago I carried out a review of  Wafcol with Ocean Fish & Corn and as a thank you, the nice people at Vets Food World  have offered a £50 voucher for me to give away to one of my UK readers.

Vets Food World sell all kinds of pet food; dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, ferrets, guinea pigs, mice.... They also sell small animal bedding too. You can check out their products HERE 

To be in with a chance of winning, either for yourself or for your favourite animal charity,  here is what you have to do:
  • Leave a comment on this post by midday Friday 10th May including a contact email address and confirm you are resident in the UK. 
  • If you don't want to leave an email address in the comments, please email me at declansdogsblog(at)gmail(dot)com letting me know that you have commented and under what user name. 
  • The winner will be randomly selected by my own pointy nose out of a hat.
  • The winner will be notified by email during the week commencing 13th May and sent a voucher code for £50 to spend at Vets Food World.
  • In order to validate the code, you must spend over £50, but this can be by any amount.

Good luck everyone, and remember, anyone who lives in the UK can enter, you don't even need a blog!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Assistant is an idiot!

Just a quick notice.

I have noticed that my Assistant has advised you all that I am having a giveaway on Monday 6th June. Doh!

What she meant to tell you is that UK residents can win a £50 voucher from Vets Food World  on Monday 6th May!

Apologies for employing a numpty!

All this......and more could be yours!! See you on Monday!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Ganny's again!

As many of you will know, Mum and I visited Ganny last week. I see it as a good chance to relax.......

......because I hardly ever get the chance to do that at home.....

But I digress. Ganny has quite a large garden that attracts a lot of other animals. I spotted several cats, some squirrels, a fox and lots of birds! Sadly Mum wouldn't let me chase any of them....... she has no sense of humour you know. So I had to make do with investigating after the event.

Yep. This is the route the fox took.....

Hmmmm. Signs of nut burying.......

This was taken seconds before Mum shouted "you will get your ar*e kicked if you lick that bird poo!"

And then it was time to have a break with a pig's ear.

Of course the best thing is that I can do proper zoomies in Ganny's garden! She even had the lawn mowed to make it even more like a race track!

But all good things must come to an end......and as some of you will know, this did in rather a bloody fashion. (It was super fun though!)

Thank you everyone for your good toe is healing nicely now

If you are a UK resident, please stop by my blog on Monday 6th June as it is Competition Time!!

I have a £50 pet food voucher to give away from Vets Food World. They sell all kinds of  food and treats from dog and cat to ferret and rat. You can either get yourself some super food or snacks, or donate it to your local animal rehoming / rescue centre. The choice is yours!

Come along and see if you can win this great prize! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wordless Wednesday 1/5.

Pre-owie. When life was good and I didn't have to wear a muzzle.........