Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even… our black Labrador Storm, who was too busy snoring away on our bed, dreaming of Brussels sprouts and gravy. In our house, birthdays, Easter and Christmas have always involved our dogs. Every birthday my wife Marina bakes a dog-friendly cake, and doggy friends are invited for doggy games. At Easter, Bonio biscuits are hidden around the garden instead of chocolate eggs. And Christmas? Well, dogs and Christmas go together like mulled wine and mince pies. When I was a child, our house was often filled with more dogs than people at Christmas. Ben Fogle (pictured at his London home with Labrador storm) shared advice for a pet friendly home throughout Christmas As the son of a vet, it wasn’t unknown for me to celebrate it with a dozen dogs all staying in my parents’ tiny farm cottage in Sussex, but that’s just how I liked it. Dad was always on call, driving around in his animal ambulance, and over Christmas we used to accompany him, calling in on elderly people whose pets were often not very ill at all – I think Dad… Read full this story
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A Christmas without dogs? You must be BARKING! Ben Fogle says the day isn't complete without a pooch (even though they might send the Monopoly board flying and try to steal the turkey) have 332 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at December 13, 2019. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.