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!

We are Tonkinese if you please.

August 2nd, 2007

Merk flossing her teeth.

I have to allow at least an extra 15 minutes when cleaning Merk and Lotus’s pen, it’s quite hard to sweep and, mop, when you have a Tonkinese hanging on the end of your equipment,
then when you bend over to tidy up their toys, Merk! (that’s her in the top picture) thinks it’s great fun to jump on your back, and my waterproof trousers aren’t quite as waterproof these days they are slightly perforated, it seems if you’re a Tonk, popping your claws through that nice shiny material is quite a nice sensation, and let’s face it you can’t ignore a cat that hitching a ride on your trousers 😉
Tonkinese have a mischievous streak, with a friendly disposition, they are a beautiful breed who love to be with their human companions.


Summer Holidays.

July 2nd, 2007

So the height of a another busy season is now upon us, and we would like to take this opportunity to ask all our customers to assist us in the smooth arrival and departures of your pets by making sure you keep to the opening time’s which are. 9 / 11 a.m. and 4 / 6 p.m. On arrival your dog must be kept on a leash. Please make sure you have with you: pet’s up-to-date booster certificates, and in the case of the dogs this must include their kennel cough certificate.If you have your own insurance please bring the policy details so we can update our records.

Payment is on departure and is by Cheque or Cash only, we do not have the facilities for switch or credit cards.

We thank you for your co-operation in these matters.

Chrissie and Robert.

Portrait of Corrie

Variations on a theme.

May 8th, 2007

Lucy and Tonto

Despite being on medication for epilepsy, Tonto doesn’t let this get in the way of living life to the full. We are told he loves nothing more than going for long walks on the beach with his trusty mate Lucy. This distinctive dynamic duo of Dalmatians with their striking liver and white colouring,certainly makes them stand out from the crowd; They get admiring glances, wherever they go. When they come here to Bonnybanks boarding kennels, they are always model guests with impeccable manners.

The Italian stallion.

April 28th, 2007

It is well documented that the Italians love all things fast for example, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati, well now there’s a new kid on the block, Dash.
The Italian greyhound, with blistering acceleration that will match any of those gas guzzling monsters and corners as if he’s on rails, this dog is fast! He has a lightweight chassis with sleek bodylines, and velvet like upholstery, a canine that is definitely built for speed not comfort.


Black Beauty

April 21st, 2007

Regular boarder here at Bonnybanks kennels. Bracken this powerfully built black Labrador is a fine example of this working breed. Hey! Did someone say working? Bracken doesn’t do working she only does playing. This lovely girl is full of life and vitality, often forgetting her own strength when we are having a game in the playground. If she launches herself at you, make sure you brace yourself otherwise you will go flying. Of course, as all great athletes will tell you. You can’t play on an empty stomach so we come to her other great love in life, yep! Food. Bracken has a healthy appetite. After a hard day playing, and as evening approaches Bracken has had a very busy day, so it’s off to bed for a well-earned sleep, see you in the morning Bracken.


“A Boxers Tail”

March 10th, 2007

Harvey and Frankie

And a particularly fine example, although we do say so ourselves.
Frankie certainly Likes his tail as it is in constant use, wagging all day long.
“Harvey” Frankie’s Big Brother admires it with envious eyes.
Like all boxers, these boys are light on their feet, good at ducking and diving, and like to go a few rounds before breakfast, a lovely pair of athletic dogs, who are constantly sparring with each other making good use of the playground.
We look forward to there next bout, here at Bonnybank Boarding Kennels in the summer, when Frankie would have moved up through the weights

“King of Terriers”

March 4th, 2007


Coogee is a friendly outgoing gentle Airedale, who spends many a holiday here at Bonnybank boarding kennels. He is always ready to join in the fun. This active boy likes nothing better than a game of ball out in the playground. Due to his gentle nature, he gets on well with many of our regulars especially Patti and Lucky. This cheeky boy will tip over the bucket of balls and throw them around the yard. If by chance, you ignore his plea for a game, he will chase after your ankles, to make sure you aren’t ignoring him. He is a gentle giant and a great companion. Everybody here enjoys his visits. Hopefully he will be back at Easter. This now leaves me to remind those of you going away April/May. The kennels are getting very busy, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Woolly Jumper.

January 29th, 2007


The nice thing about living in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside is you never know whose going to pop round to see you. This sheep has taken shelter from the adverse weather by camping out by our cattery for the last few days. She has obviously taking tips from the dogs for when Dolly see’s us she comes trotting over to have a nose and see what’s going on.
Its all part of the country living and adds to the pleasure of the daily routine here at our kennels and cattery.

Pug’s U like.

January 21st, 2007


Dory and Bruce two crossbred Pugs are hap…hap…happy little dogs with very friendly personalities.
In for a short stay after the Christmas festivities, these energetic little dogs were always up for a game of football, and that other favourite game ripping the head off the cuddly toy in a tug of war, or just lazing under the heat lamps.
Two delightfully affectionate dogs that can’t fail to put a smile on your face.
We look forward to their next visit here at Bonnybank Kennels.

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