Scooping Poop

Updates about our new life running Hilltop Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The bookings have exploded! Things have been steadily going up and up since our quiet February, and here we are nearing the end of May and we are pretty much full to the brim. We're occasionally having to turn away good business for longer stays in June as we simply do...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The days get longer and I get fatter. Jasper is now walking and is officially known as a toddler, though it's more like a John Wayne style swagger. It's actually remarkably similar to the waddle I'm doing now. Walking opens up a whole new world of opportunities, it's v...

Monday, April 21, 2014

I had a revelation in the last couple of weeks. Not only does my breadmaker make bread, hoover the house and do the ironing, it makes jam. JAM! I think I'm in love. What some of you may not know is that here we have a plum tree, apple tree, damson tree, fig tree and a...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

As the weather improves and the holiday season gets closer, we're getting a lot busier and life can get a little hectic. Luckily our computerised booking system is a real life saver, saving us so much time, but today it did almost catch us out.


Usually owners are very...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Things at Hilltop are ticking over nicely and gradually getting busier after a fairly quiet February, as expected. Simon has his face to the ground every morning checking the degree of dampness, still waiting to hop on that mower to tackle the ever-growing grass, not t...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Is it too early to hope that spring is around the corner? We've been having some absolutely beautiful days here, interspersed with days of the usual mizzle. I have spotted Simon darting in and out of the shed with a mower whenever the sun decides to show itself! Don't...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Phew! It’s now been just over a month since we took over Hilltop, and what a month it’s been! Here I’ll give you a glimpse into the lives of two townies who decided (not without a lot of thought, by the way) to become Essex country folk, a little bit about our backgrou...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Patience is a virtue apparently. If that’s true then we must be beyond reproach. 15th October completion? Ha! We finally exchanged on 18th November with an agreed completion date of 10th December.

Although we have a firm date now (woohoo!) the only drawback is that it m...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Well it’s now 00:22 and I’ve been tapping away on this ruddy keyboard for hours, tweaking our embryonic kennels website ready for launch day which looks like it could be 15th October 2013!

Although it seems like ages since we agreed a price for the kennels, it will only...

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Coronavirus Update:
Our opening hours are reduced until further notice, but we are still open from
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