On the first sunny day of the year, I jumped at the opportunity to show Ryan around one of our new favourite places, Trelissick Garden. I first ventured here before Christmas after hearing so many great reviews and of course this National Trust site didn’t disappoint! Nestled between Feock and Truro it’s tucked away quite nicely, one of Cornwall’s many secret gems! [Read more…]
Woody has been part of our lives for just over three months now and we are amazed how easily he’s slotted in to our little clan! I have always been passionate about giving dogs a second chance and I knew that once the opportunity to adopt presented itself I would definitely be welcoming a dog into our home! It turns out that was far sooner than I expected!
Being a spaniel, Woody is a lively boy who loves his walks. If it were up to him he’d be out sniffing and exploring with his friends all day everyday. He’s been described as a free spirit because he loves to roam. Brambles and bracken are his favourite to explore, the pricklier the better. I’m forever pulling thorns, grass seeds and burrs from his fur!
I’m Hattie, a dog friendly photographer based in Cornwall, UK. I’m passionate about exploring dog friendly Cornwall and am always out walking with my Working Cocker Spaniel, Woody.
Owning a dog, let alone your first, isn’t always an easy ride. I adopted Woody in the autumn of 2017. Between the selective hearing, bolting, bird chasing and of course the British weather, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Woody teaches me something new every day. From patience to confidence and most importantly, how to live life to the fullest. Woody is so much more than a household pet, he’s my fur baby and best friend. He has inspired me to follow my passions wholeheartedly and share my love of Cornwall with you.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the past few years, it’s that I’m definitely a dog person. This shouldn’t be surprising, since I’ve been growing up with spaniels from the get go. However, I’ve come to realise just how much not having a dog negatively impacts my self-confidence, sense of purpose and overall quality of life.
When my parents came down to Cornwall recently, they brought with them the remainder of my belongings. Among the few boxes and folders, were old photographs of my childhood. I really enjoyed sifting through the nearly forgotten images and it inspired me. Today I thought I’d share with you what it was like growing up with spaniels.
Strange things have been happening in our house recently. Stair gates have been installed and adjustments have been made in the garden. Sentimental and precious possessions have been relocated, far from floor level and I have been busy purchasing the bare necessities. Enough teasing and Disney references, it’s time to introduce you to our newest family member, Woody the Working Cocker Spaniel!
Dollar Cove is one of our favourite spots during summer. Soaked in a history of shipwrecks, pirates and treasure it’s hard to keep away! We enjoy exploring the rocky beach at low tide, scanning every nook and cranny with our metal detector in search of hidden treasure!
The lovely Millie, my family’s 8 year old Springer Spaniel came to stay with us for a week. She absolutely loves Cornwall and takes trips down as often as she can. Since moving back to Cornwall, I have missed Millie dearly. Her companionship and personality are so special and I was so excited to have her visit.