The Cav Collective Christmas Social

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Sunday’s Cav Collective social… Christmas jumpers, wooly hats and gloves, freezing cold weather, a deep white frost and not forgetting the antlers… it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Thanks to Sharon for her warm welcome at Watergate cafe at the end of our walk – it was freezing (too cold for some of the youngsters who had to give the walk a miss and warm their cold hands and toes at the cafe). Yummy luxury marshmallow hot chocolate was just the medicine!

The next Cav Collective meet up will be Sunday 14th January 2018 setting off on our walk promptly @9.45 AM from the main car park and finishing at Watergate Cafe. Please check the weather and dress appropriately/wrap up warm if it’s another cold one!

Photographs by Leanne Warren.

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Halloween fun

A really lovely Halloween doggie social in the park, some very cute costumes, lots of very fast fluff, an honorary doggie called James and even a little bit of cake… what more can you ask for?

To download the photos click on the photo then right click it and press ‘save image as’ to save to your computer. All snaps taken by Leanne Warren @ Whickham Walkies… feel free to share but also any shout out for my photography services would be much appreciated  😉

Merry Christmas!

Thanks to customers, family and friends and other dog care pals for your support this year (and all the lovely prezzies). Wishing you all a fantastic festive season and a very happy and healthy 2015!!!

Despite being mad busy and only having two pairs of hands and walking dogs in groups, I’ve fought the odds and somehow managed to achieve some Christmas photos in the last couple of days last week. The outtakes are hilarious – we’ve had antlers chewed, buried and covered in mud and slobber, some weren’t so keen and needed some bribery and some of them didn’t want to take them off – spot the posers!

Photos by Leanne Warren  @Whickham Walkies, December 2014

Christmas Wishes


As a big thank you to all our loyal customers over the last couple of weeks we’ve managed to squeeze in some brief Christmassy photos sessions. Finally I’ve found the time to take a look at them and rather than going with a minimalist style, the designs I’ve come up with have a bit more pizzazz and sparkle than usual. On reflection this could be described as a bit over the top, but hey – is that really possible at Christmas? I’ve had the most fun photographing the dogs (they didn’t seem impressed with the antlers and hats on offer though) and apparently you can never have enough snowflakes (so much for ‘less is more’).

Thanks again to customers, family and friends for your support this year and wishing you a fantastic festive season and a very happy and healthy 2014!

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Please note our last walk is tomorrow morning (24th December) and services resume as normal on the 30th December.

All photos by Leanne Warren at Whickham Walkies.


This month one of our doggies, this beautiful cockapoo, was sent off by her owners for a much needed radical new haircut, after her coat got into a little bit of a mess. Paws N Play on Front Street in Whickham gave her a shiny new haircut. Whickham Walkies picked her up and delivered her home afterwards. For the moment she’s looking like a little lost lamb after losing her long locks – but not to worry – she has a smashing new red coat to preserve her modesty!

Long locks




Sporting the red coat look


Autumn antics

It seems to have been a long hot summer this year but there is no mistaking a change in seasons this month; we seem to have had all the seasons with extra lashings of rain. The dogs have been out having fun in mud and we’ve managed to capture a few moments along the way…

Autumn, first time face time

This delightful duo are going to have to be nicknamed ‘the fozzie bears’ for the time being. Any fans of the Muppets will know, it just has to be…

facetime fozzybear