As we all often say about supporting our local small businesses, get down to Higginson Park in Marlow to Support Jake’s photoshoot. Take your family & friends too…. he’s not there all day so you need head off now. No appointments are needed.
Take your dog, kids, gran or bestie. You can also book your wedding photos too while you are there. Take advantage of chatting to a local talented photographer face to face.
Wotton Underwood Village Fête
At Wotton House, nr Brill HP18 0SB
Saturday 26th May 2018
FUN DOG SHOW
Show starts 2.30pm. Entries accepted from 2pm
Entry £2 per class. Rosettes and prizes in kind to 3rd place
• Most handsome dog
• Prettiest bitch
• Veteran – 8 years and over
• Best 57 varieties dog – most crossed crossbred
• Best child handler (under 12 yrs)
• Irish Pair – most unlikely combination – make up on the day!
• Musical Mats
• Dog the judge would most like to take home –
for dogs which have not won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd rosette
For more information: 01296 651961, or 07713 158659
Wotton Underwood Village Fete
£3 per person £2 concession Children U12 go free
The Wotton Underwood Village Fete is held bi-annually on the grounds of Wotton House, with the kind permission of David Gladstone. Wotton House is an incredible Grade 1 listed Manor house in the English Baroque style dating back to the 18th Century, with grounds landscaped in the early 1800’s by Capability Brown. We are extremely lucky to be able to host the fete here in such an incredible and historic setting! The fete is a charitable cause in aid of the village Church which features in the Domesday Book of 1086!
The fete has been created to be a fabulous family day out with something for everyone. From tours of the fabulous Wotton House itself (additional charge), Children’s games, livestock on show, a Dog Show (so please don’t leave Fido at home!!), a festival of ‘Celebration’ in flowers in the Church, food by ex-Michelin Star Chef Phillip Britten and drinks in the Bar Box (a great new concept for drinks)! There will be Live music, a Tombolo, a Raffle with loads of prizes and a main cash prize of £100!!
Also available on sale will be local produce, teas and cakes, ice-creams, bric-a-brac, and plants.
With the setting described above and all of the activities taking place, there is no-where you should rather be!!
Contact: Mrs Rayne Botha – 07823390213 – Rayne.email@example.com
This is a valuable website if you are out & about with your dog this summer… Food, drinks & your faithful furry friend.
I hate this time of year, purely because I hate to see my little dog suffering when the fireworks begin. My usually verbal & confident little dog turns into a nervous wreck who shakes & pants the entire evening. I do take all the usual measures of turning the television up loud, closing the curtains etc. but he can hear them long before I even realise they have started going off. His hearing is too good!
Tonight we have some hope though. I called Hall Place Vets & they suggested Zylkene capsules to take once a day for the next 10 days which will hopefully calm him down. They don’t sedate your pet, just make him feel calmer & therefore less ditressed. If you have the same problem, please do try these pills. For Vinnie’s size (Jack Russell x Shih Tzu – yes, a Jack Shit!), Zylkene costs just £6.68 for ten days which is not a huge cost to stop my little man suffering. (I would have paid much more!) They are suitable for cats too.
Zylkene contains a natural product derived from casein, a protein of milk which is known to promote relaxation in newborn cats & dogs.
According to the leaflet supplied with these pills, 61% of UK pet owners reported that their pets are scared of fireworks. These statistics are quite worrying when you consider that most homes have a pet. I know this is going to sound obvious, but try the following to help your pets cope.
- Bring your pets inside before it gets dark.
- Try not to leave them by themselves.
- Don’t react to fireworks yourself.
- Build them a den / hiding place & position it in a place that you know they will go. For example, if they normally hide behind the sofa, put it there. For cats, they may prefer to be high up.
- Keep curtains closed.
- Keep music or the TV on to soften the noise from outside.
- Make sure they have an ID tag or they are chipped incase they escape & run away in a panic.
- Walk your dog during the daylight.
- If they have a crate, cover it with a blanket but allow them access in & out. Don’t force them to stay anywhere they are not comfortable.
- Do NOT punish or get angry with your pet, even if they mess in the house as this will make them feel much worse.
I putting a lot of faith in this product & will let you know how Vinnie gets on. Meanwhile, be kind to your pets over the firework season!
Lovely day out at Henley Show, organised by the Henley & District Agricultural Association, a charity dedicated to promoting and improving agriculture, horticulture and the breeding and rearing of livestock.
The weather was good & the variety of stalls were impressive with gardening stalls, crafts, agricultural machinery, clothing, food & fun fair & I even spotted stands for a local solicitor & estate agents. At regular intervals you are able to watch displays including birds of prey, dog competitions & a sheep shearing demonstration. Read more…
As you know, Hiccup was our dog photo competition winner at the end of July & after meeting with her owner, Emma, I discovered that she is actually a rare breed. Hiccup is one of less than 30 Portuguese Sheepdogs in the UK. Read more…
Here is Hiccup – The winner of The Village Journal, Pooch Photo Competition!
Thank you for all your entries & watch out for the announcement of the next competition on http://www.village-journal.co.uk
Here is the winning face of the Village Journal, Pooch Photo Competition… Hiccup, who wins a superb spa & pamper package donated by Claire’s Comfy Canines.
Congratulations to little Hiccup who will know doubt enjoy the treats & the pamper coming her way!
Thank you to everyone who entered, the response was overwhelming with so many cute faces & lovely stories. I wish I could send gifts to all of you but I think this will be a regular competition, so watch out for the next announcement.
Meanwhile, if you would like to contact Claire to book a grooming session, her details are below.
Thank you once again, you all have beautiful dogs that are obviously very precious to you….Kaye.
I’ve noticed that there has been ever increasing reports, posts & warnings regarding strange people checking out our homes. Today it has been reported that 5 dogs went missing last night from a farm in Marlow & a black car has been parked up & watching people & their homes in Stratford drive.
I just wanted to make you all aware that these things really are going on in our neighbourhood. If you notice anything odd then please report it to the police & keep your homes, children & pets safe.
Although many cars park outside my house to go to the park, I will still be checking people out to see why they are there… so, if you notice me looking at you when you pull up, I’m not being awkward or nosey, just careful & I urge you all to do the same.
Thanks Kaye, x
As I’m sure you are all aware leaving children or pets in a car in this heat is unthinkable but there are people out there, who don’t think. Perhaps they think that just a few minutes while then run into a shop is going to be ok?
Sadly, this message needs to be repeated every time we have a little warm weather. Vehicles heat up incredibly quickly & even just a minute or two with the windows shut is dangerous…try it with yourself & you will discover how unbearable it is, long before you would have imagined.
The best & only thing to do is NOT leave anyone, be it your child or your pet under any circumstances even for a minute…. & remember that more people than ever before are willing to smash your car windows (I would be the first to do it) in order to rescue your child or pet & call the authorities.
For those of us that are aware of the danger, perhaps we should print off a copy of this sign to stick in our car windows in a bid to make others aware of their stupidity!