Wednesday, 23 February 2011

New Members!

It's really great to see such lovely new members joining  Noodles is keeping her paws crossed for some wonderful romances to emerge.  This is me working really hard at getting you guys together!  Love Noodles xx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to one and all and here's hoping you have all received plenty of cards.  I have to say not only have I not received a card, but Dylan at dog training was not there today.  Wait till I see him next grrrrr!!!  Dog training went remarkably well I thought, especially as I haven't been for quite a while.  I managed a few jumps, the tunnel and a bit of weaving in and out of poles - anything for a little bit of hot dog!

Wishing you a good Valentine's evening and if you haven't got a date tonight, snuggle up on the sofa with the old duvet. log fire and peruse our dating site and who knows tonight could be the start of a new romance.  Love Noodles xx

Sunday, 13 February 2011

I have just read that dedicated dog owners end up walking more than 23,000 miles with their pet during its lifetime!  This is based on a study of 3,000 owners which shows that the average person walks their dog for 8 hours and 54 minutes a week, covering 36 miles.  If my arithmetic is correct, that's just over an hour and a quarter a day and just over 5 miles a day!  Hold on! I'm not sure what sort of terrain these people are crossing with their dogs but I'm rarely getting 5 miles in in 1 1/4 hours - must have a word with my owners!

Anyway, all of this apparently adds up to a staggering 1,855 miles a year or 23,739 miles - almost as far as walking around the world - in an average dog's lifetime of 12.8 years.  Fortunately (as you can see from my picture) I am still a young lassie with fine looks and many miles still to travel.  All this has got me thinking how much I (along with all my doggie friends) like walking and how much my owners like walking me.  I can go further, because often my owners meet up with other dog owners to go walking with me and their dogs.  That's no surprise really because loads of people like dog walking and loads of people like company!

The point is this - inevitably lots of people who take their dogs out for walks are single.  Since dog walking is such a popular pastime what a great idea it would be for single dog owners to get together and take their dogs for a walk for a first date!  It avoids any embarrassment which can follow from meeting someone in a bar for a first date.  Because we are there (the dogs) we become an immediate point of focus for the couple meeting up and an easy talking point, a great way to break the ice.  There is also very little pressure attached to dog walking; in fact, it is about the most relaxing pastime many of us experience.  It is in the fresh air and is a healthy way of passing the time with easy conversation.

This was one of the solid reasons that PetsPartnersAndPals was set up, a dating site for pet lovers dedicated to getting pet lovers together.  It's not just for dog owners, but numerous dog owners have joined us and all single pet lovers are welcome.  I am lucky enough to be 'the face' of PetsPartnersAndPals.  Just click here to have a look or click here to read the dog walking article. Love from Noodles X

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Am I seeing things?

How brilliant is this?  It looks as if these kids are swimming with polar bears, but in reality there is a glass screen between them.  These two female bears, Aurora and Nikita, live at the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat in Canada where they were brought as cubs after a hunter shot their mother.  Letting visitors get this close to the bears is all part of a campaign to end hunting.  Fantastic idea, although Noodles thinks her knees would still be knocking despite the glass screen