Richard Surman

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For the Dog that has everything

what about the Dog that has everything<p>Hello again, carrying on from my last piece<p>Its Holiday season I thought about the journey from your home to the …

Pets

Its Holiday season, or Holiday Hazard season, watch where you are taking your four legged friends

Lifes a beach<p>One of my readers made a valid point its coming into the holiday time of year and if your four legged friend is going with you have you …

Pets

Snow is falling thick and Fast

And so here it is Merry Christmas<p>Its sunday morning and Snow is falling<p>Stella and I went out early this morning, and it was raining quite heavily. As …

Stephen Hawking's troubled love life from marriage breakdown with university sweetheart to "passionate" but short-lived relationship with his nurse

He once dubbed women a "complete mystery". And in the years before his death, Professor Stephen Hawking's troubled love life was well-documented.<p>The …

Woodhead Pass Derbyshire

Is this the most enjoyable drive in England<p>The Day Job<p>My day job sees me driving around 1500 miles a week, not a lot compared to the trunkers of the …

Dicken Medal for war hero Chips

War heroes come in all shapes and sizes<p>The Dicken Medal<p>The Dicken Medal is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, awarded for extreme acts of …

Feeding guide for staffies

Stella has a sensitive stomach<p>Stellas our Staffies Dietary needs<p>Since we got Stella she has had an awkward stomach we tried various dog foods from …

Alaskan Malamute as a pet

The Alaskan Malamute (some say Malamute Husky)<p>The Alaskan Malamute as a breed<p>As a breed the Alaskan Malamute weighs between 32 to 43kgs fully …

Dogue De Bordeaux adoption

Hooch was a Dogue de Bordeaux<p>Dogue de bordeaux<p>With thanks to Dawn Jeffs.<p>Dogue De Bordeaux adodption is one to take careful consideration over.<p>For …

First dog Advice

So you’ve decided you want your first dog?<p>Do you know what you need for your first dog. Well here come a few tips<p>A solid lead of course and a collar …

Holidays are over Back to work

Holidays all over<p>Holidays are over<p>The Christmas Holidays are over, I sit writjng this on the final evening about to walk Stella.<p>A visit to the …

A very Staffy merry Christmas

Hello again it’s me Stella<p>Hijacked<p>Hey my Friends it’s me Stella, I’ve hijacked his Blog again I must wish you all A Staffy merry Christmas.<p>This …

Breeding Fear of Dogs

Why tar all dogs with the same Brush<p>Carrying on from last post Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I want to relate a couple of anecdotes to you. I’m hoping …

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Loyal and Headstrong<p>following on from what to consider when adopting a dog here is the first breed specific breakdown, my favourite breed the …

what to consider when adopting a dog

It is not as easy as you want it to be,<p>Ok i have stated before i am no expert, but these a few tips to consider when adopting a dog.<p>Environment<p>Your …

Staffy Nanny dog

Stella, Staffy Nanny dog<p>I have written several posts about Stella and or the reputation of the Staffy Nanny dog. Adopt a staffy being the mist recent.<p>…

Service dogs in the UK

Dogs descend from the Wolf<p>Dogs truly are man’s best friend. In the post Assistance Dogs I detailed the social aspect of how dogs help, in being an …

Assistance dogs

Not just retrievers<p>Personal introduction to Assistance dogs<p>In the post on friendlytravelguide I titled a Sunday roast on a Saturday I was at the …

Cruelty to Animals

If you can’t be nice don’t bother<p>In driving around the country and watching the shows on the television I see so much cruelty. Emaciated horses, dogs …

Spiked dog collars Banned

Barbaric spiked dog collar banned in the United kingdom<p>Barbaric<p>These barbaric spiked dog collars are banned in the United Kingdom, but there a some …

I have never

<b>V FESTIVAL and other Festivals</b><p>We all know that times have changed the big music festivals<p>V<br>• Reading<br>• Leeds<br>• Glastonbury (which is going to have a gap year …

Music Festivals

I've Never been skiing

Never been on the piste<p>Water skiing maybe<p>Moving on from Tangiers, I must confess I have never been skiing,on snow at least. I water skied a few times …

Half moon and frost

A cold crisp morning<p>Half moon<p>Oh the glories of being a dog owner it’s 6am on Saturday in December and Stella, our loyal Staffy, wants out. The …

Who am I to talk about dogs

Hey it’s me<p>I am no Victoria Stilwell and certainly no Cesar Milan going back a but I’m no Barbara Woodhouse.<p>What I am is someone who has grown up …

A dog is for life not just for christmas

A dog is a big commitment<p>Mummy mummy please, can we have a dog for christmas.<p>Sure as a puppy they’re cute, but they’re aren’t puppies for long. They …

Why cross breed dogs make better pets

In my 45 years I’ve had dogs around me for at least 30.<p>Teddy<br>• Buster (pedigree cocker spaniel)<br>• Suzie<br>• Sam<br>• Max<br>• Tara<br>• Bruno<br>• Stella (Staffordshire bull</i> …

Tangiers, a lesson in culture for a twelve year old

A Lesson In bartering<p>In.Where in the world and in Just one place in morroco I detail the cruise I went on with my mother and father in 1984 as a …

christmas is coming

Holidays are coming<p>Moving on from yesterdays post it comes at Dawn but hey Christmas has been coming, since August in some of the shops.<p>I clearly …

It comes at Dawn

An early morning walk with Stella<p>Dawn chorus<p>Come winter, spring, summer or autumn and sunshine, rain or snow Stellas routine doesn’t change.<p>As soon …

It's too cold to snow

A favourite winter scene<p>It’s to cold to snow Richard, I’ve said before my dad’s words when my hopeful face would look for the first flakes. But then …