5 Tips For Renting With Pets

AD | Collaborative post We might have bought our very first house 5 years ago now but before then both John and I have rented in various different places. There are so many different things to look for when choosing a rented property, especially if you have pets, so I thought I would share some of my tips! Start looking early One of the biggest problems with trying to rent with pets is that a lot of landlords or agencies just wont accept tenants with pets. There is a large rental market but if you are restricting your options then

New Year, New Adventures At Home

If you follow us on social media then you may have noticed that we had some changes at home a few weeks before Christmas. Just when I took on a last minute press trip to Stoke-on-Trent my Mum moved in with us. I did obviously know the weekend when she’d be moving in beforehand but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and Mum completely understood. Luckily, I went away with other bloggers so John and Erin were at home to help her get settled in. I came home to a bit of a crazy house which was to be expected.

Things to Consider About Pet Hair Vacuums

Collaborative post Pets are cute and they are fun to be with; they keep you company, just like a true friend. These furry friends do not complain much, and are everywhere, even inside the house they go to every nook and corner of your home. When they do that, they leave a mess of fur everywhere. Luckily, vacuum cleaners are now available to help clean up after your pet, especially in the fur all around the house.  Vacuum cleaners can help, but do not rush into buying one without considering a few things. When you have considered these things, you

Christmas Gift Ideas For Pets

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This year we welcomed a new member to the family. Jinx now feels like she’s been with us forever and of course, she won’t be left out on Christmas Day. If you have a feline friend to buy for this year, or maybe a playful pup, then here are some ideas for you. As soon as we brought Jinx home we wanted to make sure that we had plenty of toys for her to play with. For a while they just ended up laying around the room and getting

Adopting A Rescue Cat: How To Help Them Get Settled

AD | Gifted Three weeks ago we added a new member to the family. Jinx the rescue kitten came from a foster home with Cats Protection, where she was 1 of 9 kittens that were found in a shed. With any rescue cat they will have been living in a completely different place, with different people and maybe with or without children. When you bring them into your home, getting them settled might take a while but there are things you can do to make things easier, for both you and them. Somewhere to sleep Any cat owner will probably

Welcome To The Family Jinx

A few months ago I wrote about both of our rabbits sadly dying within a couple of days for each other. At the time we said no more pets, at least not for a while. As time went on I particularly felt like something was missing. The house and garden was too quiet. It just didn’t feel right any more. We’ve had pets since we moved into this house so it definitely felt wrong without one. For quite some time now Erin had been asking for a pet cat. I was unsure at first. It seemed too soon. But, Erin

A Home Without Pets

You may have a read one of our posts a couple of days ago where we explained that one of our rabbits, Mopsy, had passed away. This was a really hard day for us all, me especially I think, and I had just been coming to terms with the fact that he was gone. Erin also seemed to have understood that he’d died and he couldn’t come back after we explained what had happened to her. We thought that we could get on with things and make a new normal for us all. After a really nice day out on

How To Help Your Child Deal With The Death Of A Pet

On Friday night our pet rabbit Mopsy sadly died. When I was cooking dinner on Friday I just happened to look out of the window and I saw him laying on the floor so I immediately went out to him. The second that I saw him I knew that was it. Mopsy was around 5 and a half years old which for a rabbit, is pretty good going. We got him when we moved into this house and he got ill quite quickly. After 4 rounds of medication the vet said it wasn’t working and that Mopsy wouldn’t live for another