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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Crufts qualifiers to be held north of the border
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance customers might be interested to know that the qualifiers for next year's Crufts will be held north of the border in Scotland this bank holiday weekend. Organisers expect up to 5,000 dogs and their owners to take part in the event, which will take place on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be over 120 breeds of pedigree … More

  • Canines at Dogs Trust Merseyside brighten ill Katy’s day
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance policyholders will be heartened to hear that canines at Dogs Trust Merseyside have lifted the spirits of severely ill Katy Savage after she visited the centre. Ms Savage suffers from a rare lung disease known as Obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) and wanted a visit of the centre to meet some of its residents in order to raise her spirits. … More

  • The early separation of dogs from their litter can lead to complications
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance policyholders may be interested to hear that puppies separated from their litter too early can lead to behavioural problems in the future, research results have shown. The study – published in the Veterinary Record – examined the existence of certain behaviours in 140 dogs, half of which were separated from their mother at 30-40 days and the other … More

  • Ugliest dog in Britain finds unlikely friend
  • 25 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Pet insurance customers might be interested to hear that the ugliest dog in Britain, Mugly, has found an unlikely companion in Yorkshire Terrier Millie. The pooch, voted the ugliest dog in Britain in 2005, is hairless apart from his whiskers, one eyebrow and odd tufts of hair on top of his head. Mugly had found companions difficult to come by … More

  • Paralysed Alsatian given new wheels
  • 24 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance customers may be interested to hear that a paralysed Alsatian named Harvey has been saved from being put down after vets fitted her with a set of rear wheels. A rare nerve disease paralysed Harvey's back legs and her owner Anna Lloyd was worried she would have to put her down until vets came up with the idea … More

  • ‘Four steps to perfect wedding pictures’
  • 24 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Wedding insurance customers may be interested to hear that one expert has suggested four steps to achieving beautiful pictures of nuptials and engagements. Professional photograph Mr Soo, who won Popular Photography Magazine's Photographer of the Year award, explained how couples need to select a theme, location, cameraman and then relax. "What the couples should experience at the end of an … More

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  • Festival goers ‘should pack dry shampoo’
  • 24 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Music lovers planning on taking out their camping insurance before heading off to Leeds or Reading Festival this weekend may want to take note of one writer's advice. In an article for Female First, Alistair McGeorge used his past experience of attending the Leeds event to describe what is important to take and remember. He recommended investing in dry shampoo … More

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  • Father and son wrestle shark on Kayak
  • 24 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Kayak insurance customers may be shocked to hear how one man and his son caught a seven foot shark while fishing off their 12 foot kayak. Kevin Stevens and his nine-year-old son Hunter had paddled off the coast of Galveston in Texas where they hoped to land some small creatures. However, the pair were surprised to haul in the large … More

  • Charity event give youngsters a chance to play music
  • 24 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Musical insurance customers may be interested to hear about a DJ and Rapping Day that was held at Chalkstone Community Centre in Suffolk. The Haverhill Echo reports how Suffolk Befriending Scheme (SBS) organised a charity event designed to encourage people to play a selection of instruments and learn how to rap. Individuals taking part in the day all have learning … More

  • Richard Gere to auction 110 guitars
  • 24 August 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Guitar lovers may want to invest in musical insurance if they are tempted to bid for Richard Gere's vast collection of instruments. The actor, who is known for his appearances in Pretty Woman and Chicago, is due to auction off his instruments in October. Christies announced that a variety of Gibson, Fender and CF Martin guitars will be up for … More

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