If money were no object – Pets

Our pets are like our children, particularly our dogs. I love spending money on them. They’re ID tags are handmade in California and all of our dogs have had matching ones made. We try to give them as good a life as possible which got me thinking, if money were no object, what could we buy them?

We try to feed them the best food possible, so they have Lily’s Kitchen biscuits. I also home cook for them sometimes to change it up a bit. They also like the Lily’s Kitchen tinned food. If money were no object, I would feed them the Lily’s Kitchen tinned daily, with the biscuits, but for now they have normally have some butchers tinned meat mixed in with their biscuits or cheese, cooked beef, chicken, tuna etc.

We rent an enclosed field for them to play in occasionally. If money were no object, I’d love to do this daily.

We also took one of our previous dogs swimming a few times. If money were no object, It’d be great to do this weekly.

mimi swimming

If money were no object, we’d also like to take them to training classes and work through the Kennel Club Good Citizenship awards (although, with Leia it’d be interesting!!). The place we’re looking at also do group walks which it would be great to be a part of. I think it is so SO important to socialise your dogs!

If money were no object, I’d like to put them in Doggy Day Care once a week to socialise. In all honesty, I’m not too keen on most Doggy Day Care centres, but the one that I would use, that Ziggy has been to a couple of times, is run by trainers and behaviourists and really well organised.

If we had a larger garden, and if money were no object, I would love to get an enclosure attached to our house for the cats:


This is from ProtectaPet. I’d love to get a larger version of this so that our indoor cats can have some time outside but be safe.

If money were no object, I’d buy the cats a ‘Cat exercise wheel’:


This is from Pet Planet – £199. I’m sure our cats would love it, particularly Vito.

Oh my! If money were no object, I’d buy a couple of these for days out:


The Fortnum & Mason – 1 person Champagne rambler picnic with dog biscuits! 

If money were no object, I’d buy each of the dogs these awesome ‘Christmas Eve Boxes’:


These are from Not On The High Street.Com, from the seller ‘Modo Creative‘.

Probably one of the most amazing dog ranges I have seen are the Tiffany & Co pet collection:

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If money were no object, I’d probably buy the lot, but I’d love to get the collar charms. I’d be scared to use the bowls incase I broke them.

If money were no object, I’d buy a ‘Litter Robot‘. A self-cleaning cat litter tray!

litter robot

If money were no object, I’d love to get something like this for Leia:


This is available from ‘Turnbull and Thomas Fine Furnishings‘.

There are also many luxury hotels that allow dogs too. We stayed at Hotel Endsleigh last year with Ziggy and are looking forward to going back again with Leia also. If money were no object, we would book luxury getaways with the dogs regularly, in particular with Hotel Endsleigh, it’s such a fabulous place.

Here are some pictures of Ziggy staying with us there:

What luxury pet items would you like to buy your pet? Have you stayed in any luxury hotels with them? How did you find it? Please comment below and let me know xx


Bathroom ideas

When we first bought our home it was in a terrible state. It was a repossession and needed a lot of work. This is our bathroom on the day that we picked up the keys:

As you can see, pretty bad right? We have some shocking pictures of our entire house which I will post room by room as and when we do it up.

We worked on our house for about a month before moving in. My Husband’s father is incredibly skilled and helped us a lot thankfully, but on top of that, we had to replace all the radiators and roof, so money disappeared REALLY quickly.

These photos were taken about a month after we moved in. We’d gotten our bathroom into a kind of just ‘make do’ state. This was back in December 2009. However, over the years money has been quite tight and we haven’t been able to spend money on our house as we had hoped. At one point I returned to university (studying Fashion & Textiles), but had to leave after just over a year as we just couldn’t afford it anymore (it has to be THE most expensive degree to do! I might write a blog post about that at a future date. An expensive degree, but so SO informative and fun!) I then got ill with Adenomyosis & Fibroids which got steadily worse to the point that I could barely do anything, until my Hysterectomy.

So here we are now, 3 1/2 months post Hysterectomy and I can’t wait to start doing everything that we’ve been wanting to get done for years.

My first home project is going to be our bathroom. This will probably be something that we’ll be working on through to 2019 as, lets face it, Christmas is coming up! The first thing we need to do is replace the window (they all need replacing in the house except for my Husband’s studio window, which we had replaced last year (I think)). We then need to remove the tiling and get an extractor fan fitted. We have to have the windows open constantly, which is really hard in the winter! Or we get masses of mould.

We have changed the bath, which is now a really nice size. The one we had before was unusable as it had a weird shape on the inside that meant it could basically only be used by children or our dogs. It was tiny. So it was awesome when we had that replaced and could start having baths again. We have also replaced the shower this year. So we need to replace the toilet and sink also and some how work some storage into it. I am thinking about swapping the toilet and sink around so that we can build storage around and above the sink. I’m not sure though. It’s something we’re going to maybe need to speak to a bathroom designer about.

Anyway, I’ve started a Pinterest page here to get some ideas, but here are some pictures I love so far: