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Tasty Dog Food For Your Faithful Friend

It’s Crufts week everyone! My little Labradoodle and I are enjoying watching all the fine dogs on display. So I thought it was a good time to tell you about our new dog food…

Choosing dog food can be almost as complicated as feeding your kids these days. There are so many choices available – wet food, complete dry food, mixer, raw…. so complicated!

When we first got Daphne, we stuck with the food the breeder had been feeding her, but we soon found out there was a huge variety of choice out there. Just step into any pet food store or even supermarket, and the range is ovewhelming.

Thankfully, the helpful people at Tails.com stepped in to help us out! They custom blend their complete dog food to your requirements, all worked out based on the size and type of dog, and their activity levels. They even take into consideration your dog’s favourite flavours! The tailor made dog food is then delivered to your door every month in the perfect quantity so that you never run out.

All of our personalised dog food products from Tails.com
Our personalised products from Tails.com

When I first saw the offer online, I thought that such a special service and delivery would be costly, but I was pleasantly surprised. All prices are different, depending on the type of food and quantity required for your dog’s specific needs. For us it was no more expensive than the type of food Daphne was eating before. Tails.com say that this is because you cut out the middleman, buying directly from the manufacturer.

Daphne and her new dog food
Daphne and her new dog food

Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so what did our little Daphne Doodle think of her new dog food? Well, we followed the very informative guidelines, and introduced the new food slowly, mixing with her current food. Tails.com supply a handy little scoop which folds down to your required size, and they tell you exactly how much to use which is really reassuring.

Daphne was so excited to have some new food to try, and we also got her a tray of the wet food, which comes in delicious sounding flavours such as ‘Fisherman’s Pate with Salmon and Peas’, and ‘Hearty Casserole With Pasta & Carrots’. The wet food worked out slightly more expensive per tray than the pouches she was having, but they were bigger. Most importantly, Daphne went absolutely wild for them!

Patiently waiting for her new dog food
Patiently waiting for her new dog food

She was very keen on the dry food too, we had no problems changing her over at all. In fact, she’s eating much better now, and she literally runs into the utility room when she knows her food is ready!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Tails.com. Everything from the service to the quality of the food has really impressed me. The uniquely designed menu, and the fact that everything is labelled with Daphne’s name are a lovely personal touch. It is also a great reminder that this is all tailor made for her.

Daphne's own tailor made dog food
Daphne’s own tailor made dog food

Would you like a free 2-week trial of Tails.com food, with only £1 for delivery? We have a special code for you! Just head to their website at www.tails.com and enter the code FAMILYMAKES.

If you would like to see further opinions, check out the reviews on Trust Pilot at https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/tails.com

Disclosure: we were sent some custom made dry food from Tails.com for this review, but all opinions are honest and our own (or our dog’s own!)

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Tasty Dog Food For Your Faithful Friend, custom made from Tails.com
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Little Loves #7 – Prizes!


The past couple of weeks since our last post have flown by in a blur, and have been filled with prizes and fun!

I used to be very keen on entering competitions before I started blogging, but with two such time-consuming activities, I found that ‘something had to give’, and so for quite a while the comping has taken a back seat.

I’ve recently started picking up the pace with it again, and it has given me something of a winning streak! We won tickets to the National Pet Show, with hotel and spending money, courtesy of Mumsnet (which we reported on here). We also won tickets for the Northern Homebuilding and Renovating show. That exciting weekend became a bit of an early birthday celebration for me.

Then, on my actual birthday, I found out I’d won some great prizes – Joe Browns clothing, and the following week £100 of Tesco vouchers with Esso.


Birthday Cards! Yay! Or should I actually celebrate being this old?



The movie about Beatrix Potter
The movie about Beatrix Potter

I’ve finally got around to watching Miss Potter after it was screened again on BBC2 recently.


I’m glad I stuck with it, as it was a really interesting and touching story of the life of Beatrix Potter.

Plus, it has Ewan McGregor in it – what’s not to like?!


I have to mention the fabulous Deacon Blue concert at the Newcastle City Hall (which we also wrote a blog post about). These tickets were a birthday present from my Hubby, and we had an absolutely amazing time.

Deacon Blue at Newcastle City Hall
Deacon Blue at Newcastle City Hall
Deacon Blue at Newcastle City Hall
Deacon Blue at Newcastle City Hall


Hugo has made a gorgeous cat house like a tiger, and he is going to share information about how to make it soon. I was so proud that he watched a YouTube video once, then made this from memory with amazing precision. My dining room table and chairs might have taken a bit of a beating, but never mind. The cat loves it anyway!

Not to be outdone, Toby made a Pet Hotel too, and both our cat and dog have been guests!

Home made tiger cat house from cardboard box
Hugo’s Tiger Cat House
Pet Hotel cardboard box
Toby’s Pet Hotel


I should show you what I chose for my prizes from Joe Browns. It would be rude not to really!

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I don’t really have anything else lovely to tell really – my back has been so poorly that the only time I’ve ventured out anywhere else was a trip to the dentist, and two trips to hospital! Hey-ho, plenty of prizes to keep me happy!

Little Loves


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