Did you know I am pet mad?

Hello gorgeous people!

Again I am a pain in the bum and have been neglecting my blog!
However I have lots of juicy content coming up because….

Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite pictures of my children (fur babies).

First of all I am going to share with you some of my favourite pictures of Bloo.
Bloo is now a 7 year old German Shepard Dog. He had a big bark but he is as soft as anything. He loves nothing more than a back scratch and gets sick of me asking for kisses.


Billy is up next…
Billy is a 4 year old Staffy. We adopted him from my uncle as sadly Billy was stolen from his garden by dog-nappers. We did a Facebook search add and ended up finding out where he was taken. He is a very soft, timid dog. Any loud noises and he runs and hides. He loves nothing more than sitting on your lap cuddling up for a stroke.


Not forgetting my miniature babies!
OJ & VK were my first and last hammies. Sadly they have both passed away now. VK was a spider hammie – loved to climb up the cage walls. OJ sadly was put to sleep due to a tumour which was growing on his stomach. He had medication to stop pain and I treated him like a god for the 5 months he had left, at that point he struggled to walk so the most humane thing to do was let him pass over the rainbow bridge. around 6 months later VK passed away.
Dave & Scruff were my first ever Guinea Pigs. We initially adopted Dave from my uncle because he brought him for my little cousin but unfortunately he works away quite a lot and he thought he got quite lonely. We agreed to look after him as there was always someone in the house. We still thought he was lonely so shortly after we decided to adopt another guinea pig to keep him company. We adopted Scruff from an adoption centre and they instantly got on really well. Scruff was up for adoption because his owner couldn’t afford to look after him. These two have the most pampered lives. My granddad (may he rest in peace) absolutely loved the guinea pigs – I never seen him smile as much as when he had the piggies on his lap!
Finally there is my current guinea pigs. Pippin & Zeus. Pippin originally was the leader of the pack when I picked him up and Zeus was the runt of the litter hence my naming him Zeus! They both have very distinctive personalities… Pippin loves sitting with me chilling he will lay on his back while I feed him parsley and give him tummy rubs!
Zeus is very skittish! He runs away at any opportunity but he does love to play the touch guy with Pippin!


Based on the above images you probably think I am a bit nuts! I probably am!
I have a dream that one day I am able to open a animal sanctuary for all of the animals that don’t have a home! On top of that I would love to own a farm!

Sending you all my love!
Have a blessed day!



Eggs, Crochet, Painting and more!

Hello My Loves!

I have been scrimping on the post front as wok life is so busy at the moment.
I do however have a update on life and things that have been happening!

First of all! I totally forgot to share some cheeky pictures of the fur-babies receiving their Easter Eggs! As I was away in Bournemouth with Billy I completely forgot about my boys eggs! (what a bad mother).


Secondly I have been working on a mini project for about a month now! Just something that I dip in and out of… I made a little skirt for Mia. She asked me if I could make a skirt (she thought I could whip one up in 5 mins bless her) and I said I would use the rest of her yarn left over from her poncho to make a cute skirt. Finally it is completed!
It is nothing complex, quite simple but with a cute lace style trim.


Sundays are my lazy days… I am being adventurous if I just leave the house and go down the garden to the studio. I decided to do a touch of painting as the weekends are really the only time I have free to do this sort of thing.  I opted for sitting on my bed and balancing all my water and painted on some boxes (I obviously live on the edge).  Trying to gain some inspiration for my creation was frankly a pain in the bum today. A heavily wet Billy (he had been playing with the hose pipe) decided to jump up on my newly changed sheets and drench my bedding. This is where my inspiration came from. I have never been very good at drawing so I try to avoid portraits at all costs….HOWEVER practice makes perfect right? I figured if I want to get better… I have to tackle the fear!
The below is what I came up with. I think Billy looks alright, Bloo on the other hands looks slightly odd….


I also have some exciting news!!! (for me, not for you)
I have booked to go away this year! Adam and I were planning on staying in England this year and not going away on holiday mainly due to funds and how expensive everything has now become… This however doesn’t stop me looking and dreaming of the wonderful places I want to visit! We were initially looking at Jamaica, then we looked at Dominican Republic… I have to say I am more of a modern hotel kind of gal. Fran from work likes to call me a ‘holiday snob’ because I like to go to the best places!
Hey! can’t help it if I know what I like huh?

So the big reveal is….
We are going….

So we went Cancun last year on holiday. It was beautiful! I have to say I did not enjoy it as much as Egypt the year before! We stopped in the Beach Palace which in itself was a nice hotel, I wasn’t blown away by a variety of things, one of the most important being the food. Have a look at my trip advisor review for information and pictures of this hotel. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/members/Miss_Kirstie_Jade

This year we are stopping at Secrets The Vine which is 5 minutes car ride from Beach Palace! So we are in pretty much the same area! The hotel is a bit better however…

I am also really excited because this will be my first time flying 1st class.
We are flying with Thomson on their Dreamliner. We flew economy for Egypt and our recent trip to Cancun. Both were fine, however the people we had sitting next to us were not exactly desirable. They were painting their nails and also had lots of people constantly coming over and talking to them when we were obviously trying to catch a few Z’s. We also had huge queues to contend with both at Birmingham and Cancun…
So this year we decided why the hell not? We got a cheap deal on the upgrade 100 per person for Premium Club which not only includes the plane extras such as:
Seats with 38 inch seat pitch, additional recline, 2 seats instead of 3, complimentary newspaper, water, 4 course meal (with actual glass cutlery), unlimited drinks from juices through to a variety of alcohol miniatures, pillows and blankets and a beauty mintuires kit.
You also get Priority check in (No hour long queues which we had last year), Access to the airport lounge (this includes drinks and snacks, and just a nice place to wait for your flight), Priority Boarding (get on first, get off first)… I just think its going to make the flight and the travel so much more bearable.
We have booked to go on 25th August which is around the same time we went last year!
Very excited and something to look forward to (Only 123 days left to go!)

Does anyone else have any holiday plans? Or has anything exciting recently happened?

Sending my love and have a blessed day!


My Easter Break… ‘Billy goes to Bournemouth’

Happy Easter Everyone!!
Hope you all have had a blessed day and have had lots of chocolate eggs!

My blog today is all about my little fur baby Billy! He has been on his first holiday over the Easter break; he has came to visit Adam in Bournemouth!!!
Unfortunately due to Bloo being so huge and Adam living in a top floor flat, it just wouldn’t be feasible for me to take both of them… I do hear though that he is missing Billy and is very jealous!

It all started off when myself and Adam was discussing moving in together and how we would get a dog. In particular I have my heart set on a little French bulldog however I am big on adopting puppies/dogs and not buying #AdoptDontShop
We were discussing how much hardwork they would be and also if it would be feasible.
Nothing else was said on the topic for a little while but Adam did suggest bringing Billy down on my next visit. As Adam lives by the sea and is a mere 5 minutes from Southbourne beach it seemed like the perfect idea…

I packed up my suitcase and bags as usual for my venture down south. I was also packing for a second passenger, Billy. 6 Tins of dog food, a bag of biscuits, a bowl, harness & collar, a ball, a bed and his lead.

The bearing in mind from Leicester to Southbourne (Bournemouth) it takes about 3 hours in the car… Billy was a little star. After getting the car packed up I put a blanket down in the foot-well for him to lay on. About an hour into the journey he was looking at me slightly puzzled as if to say ‘This is a long journey to the park’. Another half an hour and we had got half way. He kept trying to go sleep but the car was too bouncy for him and the bumps kept waking him, so I pulled over to see if he needed to go toilet and then put his bed into the foot-well. The space was a little tight but it did the job, for the remaining time he drifted in and out of sleep until we got to Bournemouth.

That evening he was pretty darn petrified. He wasn’t sure where he was and he wasn’t really sure what was happening but with a bit of encouragement he was going toilet and navigating around the flat. We had takeaway food that evening and had a reasonably early night sleep so we could get up and take Billy for his first experience on the beach.

Over the past few days Billy has been on 3 walks a day! A Morning walk which consists of lots of ball throwing and chase games. The Afternoon walk which was a much more leisurely stroll on the beach shoreline. The Adam Evening walk, Adam takes him back down to the beach for the final walk of the day which is only a 30 min walk but allows him to get some fresh air and go toilet.

Our evenings consist of getting takeaway or cooking and just before bed taking billy down to the very local greenery (1 min walk) for him to go for a wee before settling down for the night.
It has been a lovely break but very tiring for both myself and Adam as well as Billy.
I will be heading back to Leicester tomorrow morning to miss the Easter Break traffic. I can only imagine Billy will be doing exactly what he is doing now… Donking out, fast asleep!

I have to say! I feel fitter, but I am in so much pain with my back, my ankles, legs, shoulder and neck. I basically ache all over. Adam and I have decided that until we buy a house with a garden, maybe we wouldn’t cope with a dog. Lucky for me I live with my granny & auntie still so I have my 2 babies (4 including the guineas) at home.

Hope you all had a wonderful break!
Billy sends lots of love and licks

Kx & Bx


My little fur-babies aka Bloo, Billy, Pippin & Zeus are like children to me.
I am a bit of a crazy dog and guinea pig lady!

I just wanted to give you a bit of background on my life of pets and how I have become reliant on animals in my life…

On birthdays and social occasions my family have been known to tell my friends stories about when I was a kid and I drank my milk out of a bowl like a cat and ran around the garden pretending to be a squirrel or at least some form of animal!
As a kiddie I was not really interested in barbies or teddy bears… I had a large selection of stuffed dog toys. The 2 most memorable ones were ‘Pluto‘ (one of his ears were missing as the actual dog got hold of him) and Beethoven (a puppy version of the well known St Bernard). I carried these everywhere with me. When going on holiday they couldn’t go in the suitcase they had to be carried on and off the plane. I can almost remember the sheer terror when I had to leave them on the conveyor belt to be scanned for potential bombs!

My family and I have had pets for as long as I can remember. We had a shark called Fred for many many years. He was small as he only grew to the size of the tank (which to be fair was quite big). We had a springer spaniel called Jasper and also a mixed breed part Labrador part horse called Eric. Eric was my first real dog that I felt was mine as I remember going to pick him up from the house.
The house smelt awful and I believe the owners were alcoholics selling the puppies off of their next fix! We couldn’t have left him there even if we weren’t going to keep him.
Eric lived for many years but had some awful medical conditions. Mid-Life he got a cyst on his neck which couldn’t be drained it needed to be operated on. The Vets wouldn’t allow us to be with him while he was put under anesthetic, causing him masses of distress. When he came out he had the wrong side of his neck shaved where they had mistaken the correct side of his neck, the cyst had gone down and we continued with the aftercare of the area. A few days later we noticed he was really poorly. We took him back to the vets they thought it was just due to  the operation, we knew better and went for a second opinion at another vets. It turns out that he had a issue with his pancreas which can only be caused by severe stress. We had to pay £50 a month for the remainder of his life to pay for a powder to stop the cause.  Sadly his death was not very nice either, his abdomen started to fill up with blood so he needed to be put to sleep.

It was quite a while before we agreed to get another dog. It could have been 2 years in the end. The house felt very quite and almost like the homely feeling we once had had just vanished.  I personally wanted a Husky or a Boxer as our next dog however we happened to stumble across an advert in the local news paper for German Shepard Puppies and we agreed to go and view them. The family were not breeders they introduced a bitch into the family and the dog got to the bitch before they had the chance to get her spade. Instantly I knew the family were genuine caring people who had the puppies best interests at heart. They asked us about our home life, our garden, plan to walk puppy etc. It felt almost like an interview.

When they family let the puppies out; there was a short haired bouncy bitch who was adorable. A playful long haired dog that was running around the garden like crazy. Then out came Bloo who at the time was a big dopey fluff ball. He seemed so chilled and took everything in his stride. We knew and the family knew that it was going to be him that we chose. The mum of the family shed a tear when we left, we left with some food and a sheep fleece which helped comfort him on the journey home.

We had arguments in the family about what to name him…. I wanted to call him Reeno, my uncle wanted to call him Maximus… Eventually we all agreed on Bloo. The reason behind the name is because my Grandad was a taxi driver (RIP) and his code name was ‘Blue’. We switched it up a bit with a different spelling but we thought it was a bit different to the usual.
Apologies for the attire in this video! But check out his skills:

has a even longer story…
My uncle Stefan and his partner Laura ended up getting a puppy for my little cousin Fletcher. (Apparently) He chewed up lots of things in the house, he weed in the house and I think they found having a dog difficult to manage. At a later date Billy was stolen from their back garden in Leicester. I did search petitions on Facebook, we even scoured the streets looking for him. Eventually we got him back by having to pay a ransom for him!! Can you believe that!?
We said enough is enough and we adopted Billy from them. Since being stolen he has been a very scared and nervous dog but he is so loving and kind hearted. He just wants to sit on your lap and be stroked all the time. He is the most intelligent dog I have met, he picks up tricks and behavioral activity very quickly. He doesn’t soil in the house and he does not chew. He does get under your feet quite a bit usually leading to almost falling over!
A cheeky video of his skills: http://www.facebook.com/miss.kirstie.jade/videos/10152791986753230/?l=5698713167011099166

We have had a fair few small pets in this house too!
I had 2 russian dwarf hamsters. One called VK and one called OJ. They were both male and got on lovely with each other. One day OJ completely flipped out and started attacking VK so sadly we had to separate them.
VK was a spider hammie – he would climb up the walls of the cage – he passed first, just from old age. He started to lose his fur a little and got quite skinny. He was completely happy and wasn’t in any pain.
OJ was a fatty but loved crawling around investigating my boots and crawling up my dressing gown arm holes. He lasted a while longer than VK but sadly he had a growth which we didn’t know if it would be cancerous or not. Because he was 3 at the time there was no point in operating, I just had to ensure he had good quality of life. The day I noticed him struggling to get into his food bowl I took him to the vets and cried like a baby as the vet put him to sleep. It was the best thing for him, I stand by that.


During the Hamsters time we had 2 other guinea pigs….
First of all we ended up having another one of my uncles pets ‘Dave‘ who was a American Smooth guinea pig. After getting him for my cousin they realised as a lone guinea pig he was extremely lonely. Due to this we adopted him. As he was living outside in the shed we thought it would be best to get another guinea pig for him to become friends with.
We took him down to Pets at Home and asked to introduce him to a Guinea Pig from the adoption center. I spotted a long haired Texel Guinea Pig called John! He was lovely. He was put up for adoption because he had ring worm and the family could afford to pay for his medication. We introduced them and they got on very well. We packaged him up and away we went (p.s we renamed him Scuff). They ended up loving each other so much.
Dave passed when he bit a cyst and he needed to go for an operation. He died on the operating table. Under a week after Dave passed we had awful weather out side… frost, thunder and lightening so I brought Scruff inside out of the shed. I  gave him cuddles and went to bed. In the morning I went to wake him with his veggies but he had passed in his sleep. I do honestly think he died of a broken heart.
Heres a quick video of my little ones when they were still here. Creepy voice alert: http://www.facebook.com/miss.kirstie.jade/videos/10151181756088230/?l=8795461141800024429


Fast forward a year and I went to Pets at Home to pick up some treats for the dogs… I spot the most adorable guinea pigs. I wanted some more after my other babies passed but my family refused. I  couldn’t help myself. I ended up picking a white and ginger American Smooth (Pippin) and a black brown and white Abyssinian (Zeus).
I hid them from my family… I still remember my heart pounding out of my chest when I had to confess what I had done! I thought they were going to kick me out!!!! 
They didn’t want anything to do with them initially but as they do they came round and they love taking to them.

Pippin didn’t have a good start. He had a cyst under his chin. After all of the bad experiences I have had with The Park Vets (I will write a blog/review on this at a later date) I decided to take them else where. I took them to Matthews in Syston. I took Billy there for his jabs, chip and castration. The neatest work I have ever seen.
Matthews drained his cyst and administered antibiotics. It never came back (touch wood). After this I noticed that Pippin had a funny nose instantly I took him to companion care which specialised in small animals. It turns out he had ringworm and he had it when I brought him from Pets at Home. Thankfully I got the veterinary bill wiped by Pets at Home as its £100 for ringworm treatment.
Since all this happened they have been happy and fighting fit!

Pets are huge amounts of work so please ensure you research in advance of buying!
Adopt where you can and if you are unsure of anything seek medical advice.

When I have a place of my own I was planning on having a micro pig if there are no issues with the council and where I am living. Sadly I do not agree with the tattooing or tagging of pigs which by law you need to do. So this is something I need to think about.
Otherwise I think a little french bulldog is on the cards!

I will follow up with future grooming, training and information you might find useful.

Thanks again my lovlies!

Stay safe and have blessed day!


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