Oct 30

Santa Paws 2016

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Many people contribute monthly and in special cases to the dogs and cats that are less fortunate than ours. It’s that time of year again when we can pledge our support for Santa Paws

Personally I feel this is a great initiative as not only does it help the four legged furry ones but it is also a great show of support for the dedicated people who work in this tough environment. I feel it’s a great way of showing that they are remembered and that their work is appreciated.

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Oct 08

Get Your Waggle On – 30th October 2016

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It’s that time of year again. The much anticipated SPCA Wiggle Waggle. One of the biggest fundraisers for the Cape Of Good Hope SPCA. You can pre-enter via the following link or enter on the day.

Typically it’s quite warm so don’t forget the hats and sunblock and keep both humans and doggies well hydrated. Since it’s a Halloween theme this year, if you get tired you can ride on your broom for a bit while you catch your breath :)

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Oct 04

Honeywood Farm

Arriving at Honeywood Farm

Arriving at Honeywood Farm

Honeywood Farm near Heidelberg will have you relaxing from the moment you arrive. We stayed at Hunter’s Lodge, a converted labourer’s cottage perched on top of a hill. Rustic and comfortable you have perfect views to savour and long walks to enjoy. It’s well know amongst the mountain biking community and has a few nice long routes for cycling.

Accommodation wise there are a few cottages at the main farmhouse, a barn type building when you have large numbers and then Hunter’s Lodge and Woody’s which are more private and isolated. Now, we all know what bacon and braaivleis smell like to us so you can imagine what it smells like to a hound, a scent hound. This means I generally try and book cottages that are more private so Daks can have the freedom to explore without me having to be concerned that he’s inviting himself to dine with the neighbours.

Hunter's Lodge

Hunter’s Lodge

Woody's In The Distance

Woody’s In The Distance

Daks and I enjoyed long walks every morning and afternoon and really enjoyed our stay. The stars at night have nothing to dim their lustre and beauty and Honeywood is far enough off the beaten track to be completely quiet and peaceful at night.

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We spent much of the beautiful, still winter days on the deck appreciating the view. Do be aware that the cows here are pretty friendly so your dogs do need to be well behaved around livestock. Also, I think if you are taking a dog with Hunter’s may be the better choice between Hunter’s and Woody’s because, although we didn’t see any baboons, we heard them in the forest near Woody’s. We also spotted some hare’s on our evening walks which were cause for much excitement and a chance to practice recalls with ‘extreme’ distractions :)

Cattle Watching From The Deck

Cattle Watching From The Deck

On our last morning there, there was some heavy cloud cover and then the mist rolled in. Fantastic.

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Misty Morning

Misty Morning

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