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Basil’s Blog: Life is Sweet

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Life’s been sweet for me these past few weeks. My pet parent has had some time off so I’ve been indulged with non-stop attention - my favourite – and we’ve been out and about doing lots of nice things together.

In my last post I mentioned that I was off to the Wirral Coast for a long weekend at my grandparents and what a splendid time we had. The weather was glorious so I enjoyed lots of long walks on the beach - she kept trying to get me to go into the sea but I wasn’t haven’t any of it – lolling around in the pub beer garden (they’re very dog friendly in Hoylake) and grandad even treated me to my own little ice-cream cone.

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I also got to spend another fun-filled day with all my Northern pup pals at Trendy Pooches Doggy Daycare. My grandparent’s neighbour’s dog, Vinnie the Frenchie, who everyone says I look like. The staff are all very excited at the moment as in a few weeks, they’ll all be starring in their very own episode of Star Treatment with Jane McDonald on ITV. Catch Vinnie and the rest of my muttley crew on Tuesday 3rd September at 12.30pm.

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Fresh from my relaxed weekend up North, it was time for my first ever photo-shoot. So after a few days of practicing my best blue steel I spent one of my most enjoyable afternoon’s to date with the friendly team at Tilly’s Studio. More of that to come soon but here’s a little taster of my debut.

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In the spirit of modelling my parent put me forward for FRONTLINE® Spot On's 'Pets Will Be Pet's competition awarding the pet of all pets and to win a £1,000 doggy prize! The competition has been designed to raise awareness about protecting against pesky parasites, which are particularly prevalent in the summer months. She tells me it’s easy to enter - find a picture (or video) of your pet doing what he/she does best (for me it’s smiling) and load it up to the gallery on Hugyourpet.co.uk. The entry with the most votes will be crowned the Pet of all Pets and receive a £1,000 prize including a luxury pet hamper and a year's supply of FRONTLINE Spot On. Five runners up will also receive a year's supply of parasite protection. Hurry though as you’ve only got until next Thursday 29th August before the competition closes. All votes for little me are appreciated – view my entry HERE.

I’ll also be strutting my woof down the dog-walk this Bank Holiday Monday at the annual Paw Pageant at Old Spitalfields Market. The pet parent has entered Dressed Up to the Canines and Six of the Best so no doubt that will mean an evening of bathing (eek), buffing and preening the night before. If you’re free come and cheer us on, as I know mum is a bit nervous. I’ll be reporting on my fist ever pageant experience in my next post.

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To ensure that I’m on my best dog-walk behaviour I’m pretty sure that mum will be bribing me with the treats that have just arrived as part of Pets Pyjamas’ Hot Dog Summer Treat Box. It’s packed with goodies for me - a mouse squeaky toy (whoo hoo I can annoy my cat bros), a hand-decorated ice cream cone cookie by MyDoggyLoves, a floral bandana (I’m in touch with my feminine side), my favourite Venison treats from Billy + Margot, Woof & Brew’s tea for dogs, and for her - a luxe leather dog tag, Chateau Rouge tea, a bone shaped cookie cutter and a recipe so she can get busy in the kitchen whipping up some homemade treats. Not bad for £19.99? They’re limited edition so get your paws on them now at PetsPyjamas.com.

Until next month follow me @BasilBarkarama on Twitter or on @Barkarama on Instagram. Adieu!

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