Author: Janetta Harvey

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Honouring Rufus and Fabio

Last weekend saw the UK’s picturesque Peak District host the 8th Annual Schnauzer Walk. It’s always a great event, kept simple and focussed. A fun gathering of schnauzers, their friends and families with a...

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The More You Use It

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. A favourite Maya Angelou quote. She’s right, of course, phenomenal woman, great thinker, savvy human being that she was. I am...

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Sparky’s Year

Graeme and Peggy know first-hand the difficulties faced by dogs who have survived years in a puppy farm. They’ve adopted them, and loved each one truly, deeply and unconditionally. When they lost Marnie in...

Spreadsheets or Puppy Poo

Continuing my series of blogs on what the arrival at the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre (DBARC) of pregnant puppy farm dog Lara (now called Clara) and her puppies has involved, here volunteer Anne...

Beware the gillygaupus

I recently completed a writing course with the University of East Anglia. The UEA are world leaders in teaching creative writing, with an alumni featuring literary shining lights such as Rose Tremain, Ian McEwan...

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It’s No Small Gift

When 5 month old Albert Claude breezed into our world he brought with him a canine vibrancy and innocence that had faded in my mind in recent times. Having lived for the past 8...

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The Thing Is

This week sees two good friends have separate but related experiences. For one, yesterday meant bringing a new dog into her life, and for the other, it meant letting that dog, Lara go. One...