Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween Dog Treats from Pet-isserie UK

When this box came through the letter box yesterday I couldn't wait to share the contents with everyone.

I ordered these amazing Halloween themed dog treats from Pet-isserie, and whilst I usually make my own dog treats at home, when I saw these ones I just had to snap them up (and lucky I did because they soon sold out, and I think I might even have got the last box!)

There is no added salt, sugar or preservatives in any of the treats, so they are super healthy and safe for your dogs to eat.

Bambi enjoying a Petisserie Doggie Doughnut
The box includes one spooky mummy cookie, 2 eyeballs, 2 severed fingers and one Halloween pupcake. Yummy! 

If you want to order some goodies yourself (They also do doggie doughnuts that I got 2 of, pupcakes, birthday cakes and all kinds of sweet treats) then head over to their website at or you can find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Halloween! X

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

My New Tattoo!! Dog Tattoo by Cassandra Frances (CFB Tattooist)

So for my birthday this year I was very lucky to be given some money towards a new tattoo. I was so excited as I've been wanting another tattoo for ages and have so many planned, but with running a small business all the spare money I have either goes back into the business or into my savings account as I'm trying to buy my first property in the next few years.

I have 3 major tattoos that I have been planning on getting for a long time now (nearly 2 years) and I finally decided to go ahead and get one of them.

I booked an appointment with Cassandra Frances of End Times Tattoo, Leeds as I knew she was a great animal lover and awesome artist. Alice from Things & Ink, Rowan from KitschenSink and Jenna from Pilfered have also had work done by her before and they all gave her such glowing reviews, and having checking out he portfolio I knew I had found the right artist.

I travelled up there on morning of the 23rd from London (4.5 hours on a bus and a very numb bum!) and spent the night in Leeds (more on that later!) and then went for my appointment in the city centre at 12pm on the 24th.

My tattoo was also a cover up of 2 smaller tattoos that were there before and both done at the same time by a rubbish person disguising themselves as an "artist". I promised myself that I would not start on any new pieces until I have had the ones that I got at a really bad shop fixed, so that is what I'm doing.
Needless to say that I learnt about the importance of choosing a good tattoo artist at a very young age! 

I also have to say that I did have second thoughts about getting the lizard covered as it was a memorial tattoo and even though it is an appalling quality it is very sentimental but I have decided to cover it and get a new (obviously much higher quality) memorial tattoo which is more fitting to the person it is supposed to represent.

I'm beyond pleased with the result of my new tattoo and can't wait until it's healed to show it off in it's full glory. Bambi and Bear love it too and I can't believe how much it looks like them!
Thanks so much, Cassie. You are one very talented lady.

Old and Appalling Quality tattoos done by a sham "artist" in Buckinghamshire.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tattoo Tuesday: Cassandra Frances (CFB Tattooist)

  Today's Tattoo Tuesday blog feature is dedicated to Cassandra Frances as I'm currently making my way from London to Leeds as I type to get tattooed by her tomorrow. How exciting.

Look at her amazing work below, and I'll be back on Thursday to unveil my new tattoo!

 Cassandra Frances

End Times Tattoo -
19 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8JE

 * Tattoo Tuesday is a monthly blog feature that is put out on the first Tuesday of every month, showcasing my favourite tattoo artists around the world. To see previous Tattoo Tuesday posts from my old blog, please click here.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Dog Owner of The Week - Lynnette Peck Bateman - Owner of Lovely's Vintage Emporium

This week's Dog Owner of The Week is the gorgeous Lynnette Peck from Lovely's Vintage Emporium.

PP - Hi Lynnette! Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about what you do...

I am a style journalist for magazines so I write features and style photo shoots, plus I own Lovely's Vintage Emporium the UK's first vintage fashion retail website that focuses on fashion trends.

I enjoy sourcing vintage, going to London Fashion Week, walking my dog Miss Polar, nagging my husband Nick Bateman, watching George & Mildred and drinking Snowballs (Advocaat & Lemonade with a cherry on top).

PP - Tell us more about Miss Polar.

Her full name is Miss Polar Bear Bateman, she is a crossbreed (ie a good old-fashioned mongrel) and we think she is a Labrador crossed with a Staffy. She had her fifth birthday party on 15th August this year.

PP -  Was there a particular reason that you chose a cross-breed?

No reason other than I walked into the Dogs Trust in Canterbury and saw her in a little basket behind the reception desk and it was love at first sight. I will only ever have a rescue dog though which is why I was at the Dogs Trust. They said that she was nervous and that if I picked her up she would wee all over me...I ignored them and put her on my knee and of course she didn't wee... from that moment she was mine and I am hers.

PP - What is the most enjoyable thing about having Miss Polar in your life?

How long have you got? Everything is enjoyable about having Miss Polar. I love cuddling her, talking to her, taking her for walks etc She is the best company and as I work from home she sits at my feet a lot. Other than my husband she is my best friend really. I even enjoy bathing her. Having said all that, I am aware she is a dog and not a baby so I do respect that and don't dress her up etc.

PP -  How do you fit in having a dog around your busy working life?

Not difficult at all as both my husband and I run our own businesses so we take her everywhere with us.

PP -  What do you find most challenging about being a dog Mummy?

The thought that she will die one day. Walking her in the rain and howling wind in winter is a challenge too...

PP -  What is your most favourite thing to do with Polar? How do you like to enjoy your time together?

Play ball in the garden as we both get exercise and have such fun.

PP -  Do you have any special tips, tricks or products that you would like to share with other dog owners?

Have a few sessions with a professional dog trainer one-on-one when you first get your dog, no matter the dogs age. I found this invaluable and still use the advice she gave me. For example, she said to only give chopped up carrot as a treat/food between meals. This has helped Miss Polar stay at the perfect weight.

My favourite product is Pets at Home Antibacterial Puppy Spray which I still use as it makes Miss Polar smell amazing and does get rid of the pong of fox poop and other things she rolls in (we live in the countryside).

Isn't Miss Polar the cutest!? If you want to see more Miss Polar related things make sure you subscribe to Lynnette's blog to keep up to date with their lovely family.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Poodles and Pompadours Facebook Give-Away

Woo! it's competition time! 

 We'll be giving away a collection of 3 rock n roll themed collar charms to one lucky liker on our Facebook page when we reach 100 likes.

If you want to be in with a chance to win, stay up to date with what we're up to, and most importantly look at pictures of cute dogs, then head over to and give us a thumbs up.