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August 31st, 2010


Merry Christmas

December 16th, 2009

So it’s that time a year again and in line with previous years Once again this year we’ve pulled out all the stops to put on a Christmas illumination extravaganza. Despite the deep recession every expense has been spared again this year.
And although we do say so ourselves it’s a display that Blackpool would be envious of and draws gasps of awe from the passengers on the number 347 bus.
Despite the bitterly cold gale force wind and the lashing down of rain and as our fingers turned blue with the cold myself and Chrissie endured the best part of 10 minutes preparing, erecting and testing this year’s display and we think you’ll find the results speak for themselves!


Although I can’t take full credit for this year’s effort, Chrissie was of course choreographing the whole proceedings from the sidelines, as I risked life and limb from the dizzy heights of my milk crate! Then gives me a real ear bashing if one of the lights was half a millimetre out of position; but it’s this minute attention to detail that makes the difference between a bog-standard display and a truly great display.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cheeky Boys

November 29th, 2009


Clive and Claude’s mum decided she needed some time out from her hectic work schedule and decided a trip down to Londinium for a long girlie weekend and a little bit of retail therapy was in order.
So we were entrusted to look after the cheeky boys.
Yes, Bonnybanks answer to the X Facture’s “Jedward.”
Granted John & Edward don’t quite have the dashing good looks or the immaculate hair style of Clive and Claude but the one thing they do have in common is great big personalities. Yep, the whole place certainly comes alive when these two little curly guys come into the kennels for a stay. And although the boys are now the grand old age of eight years old they still have the energy of a couple of two-year-olds.


A Wee Fable

September 24th, 2008


Once upon a time,
In a land far far away is the beautiful kingdom of Ayrshire, and there within lay the tiny hamlet of Littlemill.  Where there lived a kind and gentle fairy godmother, along with her “long-suffering, overworked, underpaid” Wizard…
of a husband.
They kept a boarding kennel that went by the name of Bonnybank; where all the happy dogs and cats came for their holidays.
One day three Labradoodles appeared in their midst, They were Toby-a-doodle, with his fine white coat, then Max-a-doodle, a very noble dog indeed with his curly locks, and finally little tiny
Millie-a-doodle, well she’s just cuddly-a-doodle.
Ho! What fun they had along with all the other dogs frolicking the day away in the lovely Ayrshire sunshine.
“What sunshine”? quiet !
But like all good things they come to an end, and the fateful day came when they had to bid farewell to the fairy godmother, and her Wizard.  Boo-hoo!
But the story has a happy ending because they will be coming back very soon.

Thunder From Down Under

March 12th, 2008


 “G’day cobbers” I was like a dingo with two tails when I found out I was going back to Bonnybanks Boarding kennels for a short stay, those friendly old pommy’s down there certainly know how to look after a bloke on his holidays.  There’s always plenty of tinny’s.. . .  Of dog food; you get a fair suck of the pineapple when it comes to time in the playground hanging out with all the Bruce’s and Sheila’s.  Cripes! Then there’s the great Ayrshire outback, it’s a Bonzer place for an Australian cattle dog to go walkabout.So if you folks are thinking of booking up for your Summer holidays.  You better get your flaming skates on; this place is filling quicker than a pub at opening time.   


March 7th, 2008


Ernie, Long term boarder Ernie is now in his eighth week here at Bonnybanks boarding kennels.  His owner a very nice elderly lady is having to spend a long spell in hospital. Unfortunately Ernie’s future is looking somewhat uncertain.  Having come from a dog rescue centre, it looks like once more he could be returning there.  Ernie didn’t have the best start in life, but his present owner saw the special qualities and the gentle nature of this dignified little dog, in return he as  repaid her by being a loyal and faithful companion always by her side.  Ernie certainly deserves all the tlc we can give him while at our kennels.  But of course we can’t replace all the home comforts that Ernie has grown accustomed to, like raiding the fridge for a midnight snack, sleeping in front of a nice roaring coal fire, then there’s his favourite TV shows;  The Dog whisperer also for those very naughty canines Dog Borstal.Although he enjoys walks in the Ayrshire countryside around the boarding kennels Ernie’s starting to miss family life. So we’re keeping our fingers crossed that there will be a happy end to this doggy tail very soon.

All things White and Wonderful

February 22nd, 2008


The peace and tranquillity of Kayla’s cosy little world has been shattered by the arrival of this little whippersnapper who goes under the name of Ben. This canny little West Highland terrier knows how to keep Kayla under his paws or so he thinks; of course Kayla has different ideas. She soon knocks him into shape. So the chase around the playground begins. It just goes to show you there’s life in the old girl yet. This boxer is not ready for retirement and never throws in the towel. She is a pure champ always ready for another few rounds with her sparing partner.

♫ I’m a Labradoodle dandy ♫

February 2nd, 2008


Here’s one for the Ayrshire Chocoholics Anonymous; goes under the name Dixie. She’s a lovely Curly Wurly. This four-month old chocolate Labradoodle is an absolute joy to look after she’s the new stablemate of our old favourite Casey (a black Labrador) who is a regular here at Bonnybanks boarding kennels.
Not long after her arrival at the kennels Dixie soon made it clear that she wanted to be introduced to the rest of the pack. So under the watchful eye of myself, Chrissie, and of course Casey; She was let out into the playground to mingle. Dixie was an instant hit, “everybody loves a puppy” introductions over it’s down to some serious play, and with Dixey’s abundant energy and acrobatic skills she soon left the rest of the pack panting in her wake. So with her 20 minutes of fun and games over (we don’t want to over exercise a young puppy). it’s off for a quick nap in the cosy kennels under the nice warm heat lamp; reinvigorated for the afternoon’s events.

Up with the Lark.

September 24th, 2007

Lark the Lab
Five lovely friendly black Lab’s in last week here at Bonnybank boarding Kennels. The one pictured is called Lark; complete her with her old comfort cushion which was never far away from her side. Although she was a little hesitant to join in with the fun and games at the beginning of her stay she soon grew in confidence, and trust and really started to enjoy her holiday. Lark is a beautiful Lab with a big personality and we enjoyed having her board with us.

Hey Good Looking!

August 29th, 2007

We get our fair share of good-looking dogs here at Bonnybanks boarding kennels, and this dog is no exception.This affectionate Shar Pei goes by the name of “Harry” with his loose fitting skin which is a characteristic of the breed, and a wonderfully expressive wrinkly face which is bristly to the touch a bit like a guy who has not shaved for a few days.
Although he looks like he’s frowning Harry is a very happy, friendly and playful dog who slobbers profusely, and then wipes his jowl all over your trousers.A great party piece cheers Harry!

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