‘The caterers and other workers at the reception were obsessed with Ruby’ (Picture: David Glover/Mercury Press)From having her silhouette on the wedding cake and her own special seat at the high table, and being allowed to roam around greeting guests, Ruby really made her presence known.
It’s too much (Picture: SWNS)Feel like having a happy little twixtmas cry?For little Claire Hammer, a puppy had been at the top of her wish list since she was a toddler.(Picture: SWNS)Janee from Frisco, Texas, USA, said: ‘I was crying right along with her.
Amie rushed him to a People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) vet, who sedated Hugo and gave him an X-ray, revealing the dog’s stomach was full of foil and needed surgery.
That’s when inspiration struck: ‘When Jordan got the hoover out [to clean up the mess], he started barking at it and we remembered how scared he was of it,’ says Georgia.They plan to keep the vacuum cleaner as part of their Christmas decorations for years to come, unless Hugo starts behaving.
I don’t have any big family commitments at Christmas Day so I knew I wanted to be with the dogs (Picture: Picasa/RSPCA)One day, a couple came to visit her.
His new owner, dog warden Mel Herbert, helped him shed the extra weight after she felt her heartstrings pulling her towards the sweet guy.Claude now (Picture: Mercury Press)‘The first time we brought him to the vet,’ recalled Mel, ‘she was horrified, and now they can’t believe the transformation.
At the Cambridgeshire animal charity Wood Green, the staff are wondering whether dogs know it’s a special day while giving extra back scratches and the occasional new toy, and promising a pooch-friendly Christmas dinner.But The Dog House brings goodwill to humanity all year round anyway.
A survey of 1,000 dog owners by the charity Guide Dogs found Wham’s classic is the most beloved by canines, with 10% of the votes, followed by Jingle Bells (9%) and All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (6%).Those who took part in the survey said their animals liked upbeat tracks, compared to quieter, slower or instrumental ones.
If going on holiday and your house is empty or not being checked in on, don’t advertise that you’re away.It’s safest to plug Christmas lights directly into a socket (Picture: Getty Images)Don’t use an extension leads and extension plugs.
Practical and stylishIf you like your designer homewares then this stylish curvy dog bowl by iconic Italian brand Alessi looks good enough to serve up a snack for yourself.
Hotel rooms you won’t be sleeping in (Picture: VRX Studios)New app Dayuse is bringing an elegant solution to the problem of needing somewhere relaxing and comfortable to get changed before the office Christmas party (rather than the shared loos), or to destress after barging your way along the high street looking for the perfect presents.
They’ll be getting lots of pampering over the festive season (Picture: RSCPA)The family is now looking forward to Christmas – especially Eve and Dasher, who for the first time will spend December 25 in a loving home.
After a really rough time, Steve is looking forward to his first Christmas with a loving family (Picture: RSPCA)When lurcher Steve was found tied up to a lamp post at a bus stop, in Canterbury, Kent, he was freezing cold, terrified, and in pain.
One of our festive faves in a dog-approproate form (Picture: Pets At Home)These tasty treats are made with chicken, duck and pork sausage, along with the obligatory bacon.Sprouts Pet Toy. It’s got to be done (Picture: M&S)It’s Christmas – festive toys are practically obligatory, that this one is particularly cute.
Animal rights charities have offered their advice on how cat owners can stop their pets from jumping on their Christmas trees after a video of a woman “traumatising” her cat went viral.
Despite an earlier planning process, many gift requests for gaming systems and other items submitted to One Simple Wish have been out of stock, or are facing major shipping delays, said Daniella Gletow, the founder of the organization, which works with social service agencies across the country to facilitate holiday wishes anyone can grant for children in need.
Chris Packham backs eco drive to halt 'cruel' dolphin slaughter in Faroe Islands.CHRIS Packham and Dale Vince have backed a green group calling for a ban on the "cruel and unnecessary" slaughter of Faroe Island whales and dolphins.