DIY Cheese and Garlic Dog Treat Recipe – Canine Cookery

Find out how to bake healthy cookies for your dog with this very simple no-fuss recipe. I experimented with a new design web-site to create this visual step-by-step guide!

This post serves two purposes. The first rather obvious one is that I want to share this easy dog treat recipe with you. My dogs love these and I feel happy knowing exactly what has gone in to their treats! My long-time followers may recognise this recipe from a previous post, Canine Cookery – Healthy Cheese and Garlic Dog Cookies. The reason that I am rehashing this content is part of the reason behind the second purpose of this post!

So recently, I have been thinking that Fluffy Tufts could do with a bit of a makeover. I don’t know about you, but I was getting a bit tired of seeing the old site banner (the one with the doggy mugs!). You may (or may not) have noticed the new banner featuring all the gang. Let me know what you think of it in the comments!

Then, the other day, I came across a great post from the blog ‘We Live in a Flat‘ about adding text to photos. I would suggest you check it out as there are some great ideas there. She kindly advised me to try out a design website called Canva, and below you can see one of my first designs!

I would really love to hear your thoughts on the info-graphic. What do you like/dislike about it? Would you like to see more visual posts in future or do you prefer to read text?

Homemade  DIY Cheese and Garlic Dog Treat Recipe - Fluffy Tufts

Statues and Carvings – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffy Tufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! I am way behind with these, but I will keep plodding along exploring each theme as and when I can!

This time, the theme I am looking at is statues and carvings. I had a look through my back-catalogue and found a pair of animal statues. It is typical of me to always manage to find an animal when I am out and about, even if it is an inanimate one!

First, we have a beautiful wooden hand-carved owl. He can be seen perching in the victorian glasshouse at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin. I like the contrast between the glass and metal of the glasshouse and the natural wood used for the carving.

Wooden Owl at Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Then, we have this little squirrel that I spotted on a trip to Dublin zoo. He was such a cute fellow surrounded by all the live animals at the zoo! I like the splash of green in the background as it helps to make the squirrel stand out.

Squirrel Statue at Dublin Zoo

Doggy Street Photography – Crufts Edition!

Welcome to the latest Doggy Street Photography post! This time I bring you the Crufts 2013 edition!

As many of you know, I had a brilliant day at Crufts last Saturday. Of course, I brought my camera with me and got lots of photos of unsuspecting dogs. It was a bit like shooting fish in a barrel as there were all sorts of dogs everywhere! I have narrowed them down to my favourite six, but keep on eye on the Fluffy Tufts Facebook page for more Crufts photos.

Which of these photos is your favourite? And can you spot the odd one out?!

For my newer followers, click here to check out my past Doggy Street Photography posts.

Medical Detection Dog at Crufts 2013

Waiting on the benches for his turn in the Breed Ring - Crufts 2013

Pets as Therapy Dog - Crufts 2013

A Happy Dog in the Breed Ring - Crufts 2013

Shopping at Crufts 2013

What's wrong with this picture? - Crufts 2013

What I Really Do! (Wordless Wednesday – 5 December 2012)

What I really do meme - Fluffy Tufts

Fluffy Tufts is participating in the Blogpaws blog hop. Come and join the fun!

Posh Pooch (Wordless Wednesday – 7 November 2012)

Munchy the Shih Tzu

Fluffy Tufts is participating in the Blog Paws blog hop! Come and join the fun!

Do you think Munchy is cute?? See more photos here:

Munchy Aged 16!

Munchy’s Lovin It!

A Quick Update

Doggy Street Photography – Dublin City

It has been several months since I last posted any doggy street photography!

Click here to see the past Doggy Street Photography posts!

We went for a wander around Dublin City yesterday and I managed to get a good few shots of unsuspecting dogs.  They can be a difficult subject to capture as they are invariably racing along and all I end up with us a blur or a streak of fluff! Still, I ended up with a few half-decent dog shots.

Which one is your favourite?

Having fun playing fetch!

A sniffing Schnauzer

A different Schnauzer!

Fundraising Dog!

Jack Russell waiting for owner

Water – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! I’m a bit behind on these challenges, so this week I am going to look at the water challenge!

One of the first photos I took as a photography student was the outside tap in the back garden.  I experimented with different shutter speeds – with a fast speed you could capture each drop of water in the flow, but if you used a slow speed, the water gained the appearance of silk pouring from the tap.

I was delighted with one of the photos I captured that day. I processed the film myself in an old-fashioned dark room. Then, I printed the image and watched it magically appear as I soaked the paper in developing fluid. I still have this photograph and when I look at it, it invokes memories of my carefree student days, the smells of the chemicals in the dark room, the pride I felt when my image appeared.

Unfortunately, I do not have access to a scanner, so am unable to share it with you. However, here are some water images from more recent times!

Elephant at Dublin Zoo

Howth Harbour in Dublin. Ireland

St Fiachra's Garden, County Kildare, Ireland