IT’S THAT SPOOKY TIME OF YEAR!

Well, we’ve arrived at that wet and windy time of year, and Skye Blue is very happy, both out and about paddling in the mud, and also in his cosy bed in front of the fire. It’s getting dark earlier every day, and I can’t believe we’re already nearly half way through October! Here at…

THE ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

Autumn has arrived early in the Dales this year, and the arrival of September has brought much cooler days, lots of rain, and even our first frost. Skye Blue loves the cooler weather, and he seems to be like a puppy again! His favourite pastime at the moment is flushing all of the pheasants and…

HAPPY YORKSHIRE DAY!

It’s the 1st of August, and that means it’s Yorkshire Day apparently! There’s only one member of our family who’s Yorkshire born and bred, and that’s Skye Blue. We can only assume this because James found him wandering on Malham Moor as a 12/13 week old puppy, and it’s most likely that he was either…

WHEN SKYE BLUE MET ALFIE PUG!

At the weekend Skye Blue met Alfie Pug! Alfie was visiting The Yorkshire Dales with his family, and we arranged to meet up in the afternoon at our favourite cafe, Wharfe View Tearooms. This is a fabulous cafe in the very pretty village of Burnsall, and it’s run by two lovely ladies, Jennifer & Heather….

Poppy Popularity!

We’re 10 days into the new website, and all is running smoothly. There’s been a clear bestselling bandana since the launch, and it’s the new Poppy dog bandana! I can’t say I’m surprised at the popularity of this design…the red poppies positively leap out from the black background of this lovely cotton, and it looks…

Easter in The Dales

Easter Saturday is a big day in the Hebden Calendar…the day of the annual Hebden duck race! The residents of our little Dales village congregate by Hebden Ghyll at 2pm for the big race! In the weeks running up to the race we can buy duck numbers at £1 each…each duck has a number.  There…

A New Competition is Launched!

On Monday we launched a brand new competition on our facebook page. I’d been trying to decide for a week or two what the theme would be this time, and in the end I decided on ‘Dudes in Disguise’. I think this is going to be great fun!  We have categories for dogs with bandanas…

Time For More Lovely New Designs!

It’s been a really busy week here at Dudiedog. I started the week with a trip to my fabric wholesaler, as several of our most popular cotton prints were running low. As usual I managed to get sidetracked by some lovely cottons that had just arrived…some hand printed tie-dyes and batiks. I decided to add these…

The Prize

The postman comes late to this sleepy little Dales village.  It was nearly 2pm when our delivery arrived today, and in amongst all the mundane bills and circulars there was a rather  interesting looking packet. Skye Blue helped to open it, and inside was a beautiful rosette. It was Skye Blue’s prize for coming first…

St. Patricks Day

It was a cold start to the day, but the sun made an appearance for a while, and Skye Blue enjoyed his morning walk up the Ghyll. The new lambs were enjoying the little bit of warmth, and Skye Blue, as usual, was very keen to have a look at them! The first primroses are…