So we’re getting a dog. Can I avoid the trap of talking about it all the time?

So we’re getting a dog. Can I avoid the trap of talking about it all the time?

A while ago, my wife and I took the kids to an agricultural fair, which is like a regular trade fair except you spend £30 on chilli jam and pretend to a salesman that you are going to come back and look at a ride-on mower again, even though you have plastic grass (more of that in another column).Part way through the day, we went into a barn full of people selling rabbits.

Dog owners turn their pets into Disney characters with new Snapchat filter

Dog owners turn their pets into Disney characters with new Snapchat filter

But this new Snapchat filter can make your dog look like a character in a Disney movie.She laughed that her dog Alaska, on the left, looks like ‘a temptress’ every time she uses the filter on her.

Dog turns herself blue after rolling on painting left to dry outside

Dog turns herself blue after rolling on painting left to dry outside

Bessie remained blue even after a few washes (Picture: Twitter/ @sachab71)The travel agent, from Brandiston, Norfolk, posted the photo of Bessie on social media and said: ‘What do you do when your dog rolls in some acrylic paint and it will not come out after two washes?

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Sam, as it turns out, was abandoned by his former pet parents, as they realised the difficulties of keeping a big dog in a family with children a tad too late.People tend to buy a breed that is trending and fashionable, and those end up in the abandonment circle,” Chinthana signs off.

Pranitha Subhash talks about her pet, Blu

Pranitha Subhash talks about her pet, Blu

6 Bollywood-inspired blouse designs for lehengas and saris.When it comes to saris and lehengas, a blouse can always update your look.Here's a look at six blouse designs which can be worn with saris and lehengas:.

What is Channel 4's Celebrity Snoop Dogs about and when does it start?

What is Channel 4's Celebrity Snoop Dogs about and when does it start?

Channel 4’s new show could be the perfect example of resourceful thinking – a TV programme that combines snooping around rich people’s homes and man’s best friend.Celebrity Snoop Dogs starts Friday 26 June, 8.30pm on Channel 4.

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Donia Youssef (right) with Cookie (left) who is three quarters Boston Terrier with a bit of French bulldog and Chihuahua, from Grays, Essex (Picture: ITCHPet).Archer (left), the Chow Chow, and Andy (right), from Sheffield (Picture: The Kennel Club) Do you have a doppleganger pet?

Dalmatian gives birth to litter of 18 puppies after 14-hour labour

Dalmatian gives birth to litter of 18 puppies after 14-hour labour

Proud mama Nellie (Picture: Caters News Agency) Look at the sleeping angels (Picture: Caters News Agency)The 46-year-old says she will keep just one puppy from the little and the rest will go to new homes.

Thieves ran over puppy as they stole 22 dogs

Thieves ran over puppy as they stole 22 dogs

One of the stolen puppies (Picture: Lancs Police/Triangle News) The thieves also made off with adult dogs (Picture: Lancs Police/Triangle News)‘We are really concerned for the welfare of these animals and we don’t know whether they will be looked after properly.

Please enjoy these three giant poodles playing toddlers

Please enjoy these three giant poodles playing toddlers

Just look at this cuteness (Picture: )Meet Riku, Gaku, and Qoo – three oh so adorable poodles.

Dog rejected due to underbite and wonky nose finds loving home

Dog rejected due to underbite and wonky nose finds loving home

It’s thought Pepo was a victim of abuse (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Pepo the rescue dog spent months getting rejected by potential adopters because his underbite, wonky nose, and out-turned feet left him looking like an ‘evil Minion’.

Kratu the rescue dog who is rubbish at Crufts is back for 2020

Kratu the rescue dog who is rubbish at Crufts is back for 2020

This time the rescue pooch again struggles with the tunnel before grabbing one of the poles he is meant to be jumping over and running off with it, looking absolutely delighted with himself.

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Seeing so many other dogs get adopted has knocked his confidence, so staff gave Henry a pamper session (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Henry arrived at Battersea back in September 2019 after his owner became too ill to look after him.

Dog with a wonky nose finds a forever home after three years at the shelter

Dog with a wonky nose finds a forever home after three years at the shelter

Jude’s crooked nose meant he was overlooked by potential adopters (Picture: Caters News Agency)Jude the dog has spent years at a shelter waiting to meet the perfect family, all because of his wonky nose.

How to watch Puppy Bowl XVI: Meet the 2020 lineup!

How to watch Puppy Bowl XVI: Meet the 2020 lineup!

If you're watching this year's showdown with your pet, be sure to post a photo; you may be featured on Animal Planet's Instagram story during the game.Puppy Bowl XVI will air Sunday, Feb. 2) The pregame show will start at 2 p.m Eastern time.

Dogs talk to owners with their eyes, study reveals

Dogs talk to owners with their eyes, study reveals

Pet Munchies and K9 magazine found that 58% of dogs use a look to express their needs (Picture: Getty Images)Nearly two thirds of dogs use their eyes to communicate with their owners, according to a new study.

Eight dogs pose for a nativity scene to capture ‘the real essence of Christmas’

Eight dogs pose for a nativity scene to capture ‘the real essence of Christmas’

The dogs posed in budget-friendly outfits in Lois’ living room, which the pair transformed into a stable with a borrowed bale of straw (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Lois and Claire think the photo will remind people of ‘the real essence of Christmas’ – Jesus’s birth.

Dog greets her owner with weird and wonderful gifts she finds each day

Dog greets her owner with weird and wonderful gifts she finds each day

Each time Kelly arrives home, the seven-year-old pup, Xena, greets her at the door with something she’s found that day, whether it’s sellotape, a green bean, or a single strand of spaghetti (yes, these are all things given to Kelly by Xena).

Nervous bride asks dog to join first look photos and its delightful

Nervous bride asks dog to join first look photos and its delightful

The best kind of photos (Picture: Perri Farlow/Farlow Photography)Photographer Perri told : ‘We had been shooting bridesmaid and bridal portraits for a while and Kristen needed a few minutes to calm her nerves before walking down the aisle.

Woman turns the space under her stairs into a luxury dog house

Woman turns the space under her stairs into a luxury dog house

Kimberly and her husband did all the work themselves (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram) They began by adding a door then installing electric (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram) Jersey even has her own mailbox (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)The couple even had a custom artwork made to look just like Jersey.