Tag Archives: Prince William

Royal visit to New Zealand – the dog connection

Today was the last day in New Zealand for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate).  And finally, we have something dog-related from this visit!

The Duke and Duchess visited the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua this morning.  There, they met puppies, dogs in training, and fully-fledged police dogs.

William and Kate cuddle with police dog puppies (photo by Getty)

William and Kate cuddle with police dog puppies (photo by Getty)

A soft toy police dog was a gift to Kate, presumably for Prince George (photo by Getty)

A soft toy police dog was a gift to Kate, presumably for Prince George (photo by Getty)

And after this doggy (and soggy) visit, the Royals are now off to their next stop on the Royal Tour – Australia.   I hope Australia’s dogs will also be able to participate in their visit!

 

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Awaiting the royal baby…

William and KateAs the world awaits the arrival of William and Kate’s baby (which by all accounts is due in days), I’m wondering if there’s anything in this happy event that can help animal welfare.

What if shelters around the world named puppies born on the new Prince or Princess’s birthday after the royal baby?  That way, adoptive owners will be adopting their own royal baby and can take part in the historic event.

Puppy

Let’s hope that all of the puppies born that day are healthy and able to thrive in loving homes!

William, Kate and Cocker Spaniel make three

People magazine speculated several weeks ago that Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, had expanded their family to include a puppy.  “The dog beside William and Kate’s side is most likely a black cocker spaniel.”

It’s now been confirmed.  The Prince and his wife are owners of a male cocker spaniel whose name hasn’t been released.  The pup will be company for Kate, who is home alone for the next six weeks as Prince William takes up his military posting in the Falkland Islands.

For my part, it’s nice to see the Royals confirm that they are dog people.  (As we know, the Queen has always been partial to the Corgi – read my previous blog posting on this breed).

May Kate, William and their little bundle of joy enjoy a happy life together!

The Royal Wedding goes to the dogs

It is less than a week to go before Kate Middleton marries Prince William.  There is lots of merchandise out there to buy to commemorate the Royal Wedding.    Now your dog can get in on the action too, since dogs can’t go to the Royal Wedding but the Royal Wedding can go to the dogs!

How about the  Royal Wedding t-shirt for dogs?   A ribbed cotton t-shirt for dogs of all sizes which proclaims “Official Royal Wedding Corgi”  Price = $35.30  This shirt is available in traditional white as well as mint, lilac, pink, heather and light blue.

The Urban Pup is offering a range of 100% cotton t-shirts for dogs for NZ$34.29 each.  Their designs include a shirt to let your dog proclaim its love for Prince William!

Bonnie Dogs offers a bride and groom dog t-shirt for £18.99.

And not to be outdone, French Horse and Country offer a Crown Jewels collar for £36.20 – £46.00

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand