Janetta Harvey Author, Blogger and Campaigner

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“To groke” is just the start…

Last year there was an article circulating round the internet on dog-focussed websites bringing the wonderful old verb “to groke” to modern minds. It was picked up by dog folk as according to Mark...

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“On the Pulse of the Morning”

I met up this morning with my friend Rachel for a walk with the girls and amongst the things we chatted about, books featured strongly. We’re both keen readers, Rachel’s a journalist and it’s...

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Two surprises this morning

It’s not even 10am and the girls have had two surprises this morning: one nice, one not so nice. Not so nice first: the rain is back. After a pleasant couple of weeks without...

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Susie-Belle’s Papoosie

It’s been 17 weeks since Susie-Belle partially ruptured the cruciate ligaments in her knee and although she’s doing very well and continues every day to regain her strength, she is, and probably always will...

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Time passes too fast

I came across a thought provoking article this week by Karen London in The Bark Magazine where she talks about the brevity of the lives we share with our dogs. Her piece was inspired by a...

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Laughing at us….

I’ve been struggling to write this blog post for quite a while as I’ve been battling to sort out the many conflicts I have going round in my head and how best to explain the...

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“Still I Rise”

In early drafts of the book’s manuscript there were several extracts of poems and passages from various pieces of writing that I particularly like that illustrated aspects of Susie-Belle’s story. As the writing process...

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The nose knows

In a fascinating recently published study, researchers have found that for our dogs, the smell of us triggers the part of the brain strongly associated with pleasurable expectations. Although the paper is predictably complicated...