Welcome Friend. I’m glad you stopped by! My name is Mr. Piddles, although I'm known by a number of other monikers. My carer calls me Pot Roast. He says for a grown man, especially a member of the clergy, shouting out the name Mr Piddles sounds, well…a bit ‘woofy’ if you get my drift. He also calls me Scallywag – but I take great exception to that. I’m not by any means a scallywag. It’s just that ‘D’ (that’s what I call him) sometimes gets frustrated because I won’t always do exactly what he asks.

He just doesn’t understand that a dog’s got to do what a dog’s got to do! Rabbits abound, there’s a cat passing by. I love cats - preferably quartered and basted in their own juices, but I’ll settle with them just being my friend and not being so doggone aloof whenever I want to have a chat with them!

I’m a working dog in the truest sense of the term. My primary role is to look after D, making sure he’s on his toes all the time. But I also help him at church, in nursing homes, at bereavement visits or even in hospice. Nursing homes are my favourite places. There are people who need me and I need to have a chat with them.

I’m going to share some things on my blog that I think D isn’t quite ready to talk about in his diary at: Big World Small Boat. He can be a bit long-winded at times - everyone says so, but especially when I’m gagging to get out the door to go check my wee-mail!

You humans really don’t understand the intimate connectivity the canine community has with you. That’s unfortunate. If you did, you might be able to learn a few things from us.

I love D very much. He’s not as cuddly as Miss M – ‘our’ daughter and my room-mate. I let her share my room because that’s just the kind of dog I am.

For now, I’ll leave you to it. But take a moment to check out D’s blogs. You may find some thoughts that could help. Or you could learn a bit about what’s important to him.

There’s one thing he and I share in that’s sacrosanct. And if you browse through his diary, provided you don’t have the mental capacity of a catnip sniffing feline, you’ll figure it out quite quickly.

I readily admit that I’m hopelessly dyslexic. But that never interferes with my passionate and personal convictions. Perhaps we share in similar values? For now, I’ll just say that I have an unwavering and eternal faith in DOG!

Perhaps you need a little DOG in your life as well!

Woof! Woof! Thup! Thup!

Mr. Piddles

SPECIAL NOTE: Here's a short film of D visiting his street children at the building he let last winter. He has successfully secured the same building again for this winter as well, but the landlord says the children don't deserve to be in such a nice place! The second room you see is adjacent to a cattle barn. Three kind gentlemen from the Rotary Club of Hailsham made the 1800 mile journey, bringing an emergency generator, medical supplies, and other emergency goods. These kind men have helped D in ways they can never imagine. D has many more items that need to delivered, but airfares have sky-rocketed! Sadly, there are no budget carriers that fly to Moldova and airfares currently run between £300-400! So D is trying to raise frequent flier miles to use. Do you know anyone who might have some spare miles available?. Watch the children here!

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Some of my canine friends have occasionally asked me to describe my vision of ‘Doggie Heaven.’ Descriptions such as these can be as elusive as water flowing over your paws. But I can come close….
Yesterday D and Miss M took me to the Pet Spa at Harrods! Mon Dieu, quel luxe! I’m fortunate enough to have visited some nice places before, but this truly takes the biscuit! (The picture here is of my friend Shadi, one of the owners of Harrod's Pet Spa. I'm the one on the left!)
A beautiful lady named Amy escorted me into a counselling room where she chatted with me about what would not only warm the cockles of my heart but even the heart of my cockles! (I’ve been thinking about those lately!). She suggested for the holidays that I should have a hair trim, a relaxing manicure and after all my international travel, she felt I must have a luxuriating massage and moisturising mud bath! I quickly glanced at D because I know how he feels about me having the occasional roll in the muck, but this time he was smiling!
D and Miss M went downstairs to meander through the Perfume Rooms at Harrods. Miss M wanted to select a new perfume for Christmas. She never listens to me….time after time I’ve invited her to try some of the toilet water…she never listens!
Harrod’s Pet Spa is an independent ‘concession’ that operates on the fourth floor of Harrods. The owners, Stephanie and Shadi, are amazing people whose love for animals is readily apparent. In fact, Stephanie is the author of two international best selling books PupSnacks and Mutt Munchies.
I’m not accustomed to all this pampering and attention and was excited about what the day would bring. Amy took me into an amazing private room that was warm and inviting, where I stood on a soft matt. My personal ‘aesthetician’ gave me a careful inspection and offered suggestions as to what might best compliment my professional image. She carefully tended to my form and style, as she clipped and trimmed my svelte body. From there I was able to relax in an actual bubble bath where gentle hands massaged my aching joints. (Being a dog can be really exhausting at times!)
Only once in his life has D ever clipped my nails. To save him embarrassment, I won’t go into it. Needless to say, he drew blood and in a flood of tears, swore up and down that he’d never-ever attempt to clip my nails again. Thank you for that D! It really didn’t hurt…much.
I am SO impressed by the wonderful, caring, and gentle treatment I received from all the staff at Harrods Pet Spa. Without a doubt I will be visiting again soon!
As I mentioned, Harrods Pet Spa is a ‘Concession’ within Harrods. There are several independent concessions that provide pet related goods and services. But as with all fine stores, consumers will only see a seamless service where dedicated staff serve in all areas.
Harrods Pet Spa was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I intend to tell all my fellow woofmates about it! I also intend to let my Cat friend Bailey know about it as well. They give GREAT Kitty!
By the way...Please don’t tell D about this, but there was this fluffy pink poodle that….SSssshhhh... I shared the gift Stephanie gave me from the Canine Cookie Company! Yummeeeeeeee!