Happy New Year to all Pooch & Mutt blog readers!
Milo and I have been hibernating under the covers for most of Christmas resisting the cold icy weather in fact it's been difficult to drag him out to the park at the best of times.
If the cold weather is beginning to get you down there's no better way to shake off those winter blues than to start the year off with a nice helping of retail therapy – for you and your mutt. And the good news is you don't have to worry about getting cold, you can just sit where you are and click away!
We've picked out some of 2009's must have gadgets and accessories and a few for yourself as well as some good deals in the sales that we think will really cheer you up.
For the wardrobe – accessorize your pooch's collar collection. hollyandlil.co.uk are having a barking mad January sale with up to 50% off some of their chicest collars available in a range of sizes, colours and patterns and made for both small and large dogs.
For the diet – treat your dog's diet to some Pooch & Mutt natural joint supplements. Mobile Bones which includes glucosamine for dogs that help loosen up those stiff bones, especially in working dogs and older mutts. The supplements are now available in larger bags of 1.5kg with three times as much in a bag for less than twice the price, saving you money and lasting longer.
For the kitchen - we love this discounted bone bowl available at posh pet shop kyraandluna.co.uk. If you're finding that your pooch is eating too fast then the pause bowl is designed to slow his speedy eating habits check out dogpausebowl.com.
For the dark – the afternoons are still short and dark so next time you have trouble making your way home Rex can lead the way with a dog leash torch from lazyboneuk.com. If you want to be safer on your walks kit your dog up with one of these flashing lights tags from woofnwhiskers.co.uk which attach to your dog's collar.
For warmer walks – here are some warm jackets to keep pooch nice and snug on those long cold walks barkingmadclothing.co.uk and Countrymun.com has a selection of winter coats to fit breeds including Greyhounds, dachshunds and whippets which are often hard to find clothing for. Don't forget to wrap up too waterproofclothingcompany.co.
For bedtime – petlondon.net is offering 50% off their exclusive petarrari, not bad for a furry sports car. If that's not enough then get your paws on the trendiest pet bed on the market, the sleepy pod. Pet fashionistas will be itching to get their mitts on this versatile dog bed which can be used as a car seat, pet carrier and static bed all in one - sleepypod.com.
And for you – hottrendypetshop.com fashionable bone wristbands for the jewellery box and if you fancy some interior deco to add character to your sofa to a few dog print cushions check out k9byigloo.com kitsch cushions. You can choose from boxer, dachshund, jack Russell or bull terrier. Very fetching!