THE PIRAN POST
Answers to July Piran Post Quiz
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Argos was the faithful dog of Odysseus
Gromit is the animated dog in Wallace & Gromit
Evie is Nicky’s dog (Piran Pets Adventure Treks)!
Copper is the bloodhound from Disney’s The Fox and the Hound
Barry Manilow’s dog
Muttley was Dick Dastardly’s sidekick in the Wacky Races
Nipper was the dog that featured on RCA Records with the old style phonograph horn
Bruiser was the name of the chihuahua in Legally Blonde
Blondi was Hitler’s favourite german shepherd
Nana was the nursemaid dog in Peter Pan
The famous Blue Peter dog with John Noakes – the famous saying ‘get down Shep’!
The pet dog of Dennis the Menace in the Beano
Beagle belonging to Charlie Brown
Cairn terrier in the Wizard of Oz
I hope you enjoyed the Dog Quiz!
PIRAN POST – JULY 2020
The July edition of the Piran Post can also be found in the centre pages of the July copy of The Bolster, hope you enjoy reading it!
Walk 4. Polberro & Cameron Estate
Walk distance 3.5 miles
Me and Evie really enjoyed this walk today as it took us along a lane we hadn’t walked before, so here goes……
We started the walk at West Polberro in St Agnes, along Trevaunance Road from the village then turn right as signposted towards West Polberro. Follow this road until you come to a path on the left taking you across the quarry.
Follow the path until it widens and then head left until you reach a wider track.
Again, turn left so you are walking towards the Beacon.
When you reach Beacon Drive, turn right and walk along the road until you reach a gate and a lane to the right that looks like a path to the sea.
Follow this path to the end then when you reach the large stone turn left.
At this point take the right hand path
At this point take the left hand path then cross the road and continue along the narrower path and onto the Cameron Estate. Keep walking along this path until you reach the road, turn left then almost immediately left back onto a track. Follow this path towards the Beacon.
At this point, follow the left hand path that takes you past a field on your right and towards a style. Follow the road to a gate and turn right back up towards Beacon Drive.
Upon reaching Beacon Drive, cross the road as if you are going to walk up the Beacon but take the lower path to the left of the National Trust sign. You will be walking across the bottom of the Beacon with the sea on your left.
When you reach Beacon Road turn left and walk until you reach the junction with Beacon Drive.
Cross and follow the lane with the cottages on your left. This will take you back towards the quarry.
Look out for this narrow track on your right as it will lead you back to West Polberro.
I hope you found your way back ok !
How to become a Piran Pets VIP (Very Important Pooch)
There are many benefits to becoming a Piran Pets VIP. At Piran Pets Adventure Treks there are certain services that are only available to Piran Pets VIPs. This ensures that all of the dogs in our care know each other and get along. For this reason we no longer look after dogs who are in Cornwall on holiday. We offer a local service for local dogs. Some of the exclusive services available to you as a VIP include :-
- Home Boarding
- House Sitting
- Saturday Super Treks & Fun Day Sundays
- Access to a closed facebook page especially for Piran Pets VIPs where you can view the latest photos, stories, offers and news.
- Access to multiple walk discounts
To apply to become a Piran Pets VIP you will need to do the following…….
- Contact Nicky to arrange a free consultation by email: [email protected] or by phone: 07737843781
- Complete a pet sitting agreement form
- Your dog will then accompany Nicky on a trial walk to determine their suitability – at Piran Pets Adventure Treks we like to ensure all our dogs are super friendly!
Once you have successfully completed this application process you will have access to all of the VIP services on offer.
Dogs Love Adventure Treks!
Since focussing on adventure treks, Piran Pets have been rewarded by seeing so many happy dogs. Dogs playing with each other on the beaches, in the woods and across the sand dunes. The fast paced walks use up energy and provide them with much needed exercise.
They also offer lots of different stimulation. Your dogs are stimulated by their changing surroundings, by the different smells, by water and by sand. They are stimulated by each other. Most of the Piran Pets Adventure dogs know each other so they have already bonded and developed a group dynamic. In addition to all of this they are also stimulated by the many other different dogs and humans we meet on our exciting adventures.
The Wednesday Retriever Romp has proved very popular, providing an hour and a half of exciting fun for this water loving breed. We have been enjoying the empty beaches – one of the positive outcomes of bad weather The dogs just love bouncing all over each other, splashing through the waves and chasing each other across the dunes. I especially love to run down some of the steeper dunes at Holywell Bay, with 6 retrievers in tow and lots of barking and happy wagging tails!
On Fridays, the Big Dog Adventure Treks have also been very well attended. We have been enjoying a few Friday afternoons going off piste at Idless. As soon as paws hit the bouncy woodland floor the dogs are so energised, they chase each other, chase smells and enjoy a cleansing dip and cool down after so much adventure.
The smaller dogs can’t always walk so far so I always tailor their walks to suit smaller paws – but they still have lots of fun and adventures, but with dogs of their own size who won’t flatten them in play or knock them over!
Whether big or small, your dog will love Piran Pets Adventure Treks!
Let your dog’s adventure start here.
Please contact [email protected] or telephone 07737843781
Piran Pets Adventure Treks – Newsletter & Prices, Winter 2018
Specialised Walks Offered by Piran Pets
Dogs of a certain breed love walking and interacting together. In group walks, dogs of a breed generally tend to flock together. This gave me the idea of offering specialised walks for particular breeds.
On Wednesday afternoons I now offer a retriever only walk. The retrievers are loving it. They are big dogs who love to jump on each other and chase balls. They especially seem to share a love for water and love the beach, particularly the rock pools. Walks are individually tailored to meet the requirements of this breed. I do try to stay away from mud though!!!
On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons I offer a group walk specifically for smaller breeds (currently well attended by chihuahas, cockapoos and small spaniels). Some of the smaller breeds can be intimidated by the larger dogs so this walk offers an opportunity for the smaller dogs to enjoy a run around and play with other dogs of a similar size. The smaller dogs really come into their own on this walk.
In the last few years there has been a massive increase in the number of different poodle crosses. Labradoodles, cockapoos, yorkipoos to name but a few. These dogs love to interact and run around with a ball and enjoy a specialised walk together on Monday afternoons.
If you are interested in introducing your dog to a specialised walk, please contact Nicky 07737843781