Sunday, 27 January 2019

Tummy Tufts

Ziggy has tummy tufts!  It's taken a long time, but there is now some fur slowly coming through on his tummy.

He's still got lots of fur missing so has had to wrap up for walks, but he's happy and doesn't even mind wearing pink!

It's been a long process to get this far, Malaseb bath's every other day for the past 6 months, medication and regular visits to the vet.  But Ziggy is the happiest boy and happily gets in the bath and lets me rub in the shampoo and clean his ears so we can keep the infections under control.  Ziggy likes being dried with the hairdryer after he's been towel-dried.

After recent dreay, rainy weather, today was bright but cold, so we took a walk up at Black Dog Halt. 

It didn't take Ziggy long to get slobber on his face:

Looks sunny but the wind was brrry cold!

Ziggy does like to sniff!

Once we were home Ziggy had his bath and spent some quality time on the sofa, doing what he does best - snoozing! 

Friday, 4 January 2019

New Year Catch-Up

It’s been a lovely Christmas and New Year for Ziggy.  Actually, the past month or so have been fabbie for our baldy boy as he has had all sorts of outings and fun.  

There's been walks in the fields, despite the dreary weather:

Ziggy has been to work a few times, which he loves as he gets to hang out with his BFF, Lilly:

We went to Stratford Upon Avon to visit the Christmas market and also see our friends from the Black Dog Company, which also meant lunch out, something Ziggy is always keen to be part of:

Ziggy chose this lovely Brussel Sprout bandana from The Black Dog Company:

We’ve visited our lovely friends in Derbyshire where Ziggy got to catch up with his doggy friends Scout and Ruby and got chased out of the paddock by one of the horses.

Ziggy acquired a lovely, snuggly pink fleece from Sarah as it is too big for Scout but a perfect fit for a less hairy boy:

Back at the office, Ziggy and Lilly dressed up in their festive finery: 

Dark nights have meant dark walks but Ziggy is fully accessorised for all scenarios:

Ziggy's Grandyma came to stay with us for Christmas.  Ziggy loves his Grandyma so was very happy to have her company and show off all of his gifts.  He did actually have the most - 20!! 

Opening that many gifts did make quite a mess but Ziggy was certainly enjoying himself:

New Toys!!!

New Toys for Shredding!!

Ziggy enjoyed a Christmas Day walk up on the Downs:

And a walk at Jubilee Lake and didn't care that he was a boy wearing pink; he was warm and that was the main thing:

Over the holidays we had a fun Tweet-Up with Spangawoolley's Norty Lucy and Dilly and lovely Lab, Mollie.  Ziggy thoroughly enjoyed splashing around in the mud and getting filthy!

There was a trip to Jollyes pet store, which is one of Ziggy's favourite places:

And also to John Coles Park where he got to run around and follow some interesting sniffs:

Thursday, 13 December 2018

2019 Calendars - Still Time to Win One!

Just over a week to go and there is still time to place your bid to win one of these fabulous calendar’s featuring a whole year of Ziggy!

Without the generous support of Labrador Rescue South East & Central Ziggy would not be as improved as he is today.  We have had some ups and downs and sometimes felt like he was getting worse rather than improving but for the foreseeable future Ziggy will continue on his medication and also have his special bath’s every other day.  His skin is so prone to allergic reactions and the white blood cells are trying to attack from the inside but he is more stable now than he has been in the past, so I’m very thankful for that.

Ziggy is just one of the dogs cared for by LRSE&C through their Welfare Fund which makes fundraising all the more important.

Today, Ziggy still needs to grow some fur but he is happy and healthy and so loved, we hope we can give back to the charity by selling these special calendars.

Information how to bid is here:  Fundraising Calendar

Friday, 23 November 2018

Ziggy's 2019 Limited Edition Fundraising Calendar

We are very excited to announce the launch of Ziggy's Official 2019 fundraising calendar!

Following in the paw-steps of Wiggle and his calendar, we decided Ziggy should have his own fundraiser to help the wonderful charity who help him, Labrador Rescue South East and Central.

The calendar is a very limited edition with only 3 having been printed and they will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.  I will post to anywhere in the world for no extra cost!  

Here's a preview of this fabulously Ziggy-fied and useful calendar, printed on quality glossy paper:

There are only 3 of these fabbie calendars up for grabs - to raise funds for Ziggy's charity, Labrador Rescue South East and  Central.

The calendars are offered on an auction basis, to the three highest bidders.  If not for yourself, they would make a lovely gift for anyone you know who loves partially-furred Black Labradors.

To be in with a chance of having a whole year of Ziggy while also helping a wonderful charity, email your best offer bid to

The 3 highest bids at midnight (GMT) on Friday 21st December 2018 will each win a calendar. 

Postage and packaging, to any location in the UK or Worldwide will be paid by me.  
Once the winners have been notified, electronic payment will be required to the charity's Just Giving account, details of which will be provided.  

Good luck and please bid generously!

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Still hoping for fur....

This week Ziggy was back at the vets to see Bridget for his monthly dermatology appointment.  Good news is that she was really pleased with how he is doing and the bacterial skin infection is under control and he is certainly a lot less itchy.  

Ziggy is one of the worst cases she has worked with and he is high maintenance in his care needs but I always knew that and we will carry on with his baths every other day and his special diet and medication and keep on hoping that one day he will have some more fur..

Ziggy tries curling up small as he doesn't feel his bald area's are so visible but I assured him that I love him very much that his imperfection makes him perfect to me:

After some wet and windy weather today was beautiful and sunny:

We had a lovely walk up on the Downs and even though there was a biting cold wind, Ziggy was running to keep warm:

It's so lovely up there, especially to think of all the other Labrador's who have gone before Ziggy.

Happy boy:

I can't imagine that puddle water tastes very nice:

Joy for Ziggy = Feeling the wind in his ears and the slobber splattered down his neck!