Dog Christmas| Buying for your 4-Legged Friend*

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If you’re a pet person you’ll know there are 2 camps – those who buy their pets Christmas gifts, and those who don’t.

I think you will all have guessed that I’m in the first camp, so when Freedem Pet Superstore asked me if Bobbie might like to try out a few products from their extensive range and write about it, we decided that yes, that’d be an awesome idea.
Freedem is the UK’s leading online pet store – and they specialise in all things pet – from food to accessories to novelty jumpers. I’ve also found that their prices are really competitive compared to companies like Pets at Home.

He was kindly sent the Danish Bobble Quilted Mattress (£16.99) and some IncrediBubbles (£2.60)  to share with his brother Charlie, who is camera shy and didn’t want to appear in this post.

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First of all, I’ll start by saying that usually Bobbie does not like having something specifically ‘dog’ to lay on – he much prefers the sofa, bed or even your knee. We’ve tried him several times on baskets and he lasts a couple of minutes before sloping off to lay on the cool floor.
The quilted mattress he was sent, however, seemed to impress him greatly. Its made from a sort of polyester which means its cool on his belly, and he’s fully adopted it as his go-to lounger. There have even been a few showdowns – Charlie also wants it.
As you can see, though, Bobbie is thoroughly enjoying having a new place to lounge. Plus the Nordic type knit print looks great beside the recently assembled Christmas tree. Bonus.

He sometimes just lays there, belly up, gazing at the tree. What a heartbreaker.

Anyway, when I decided to introduce him to the bubbles last week, he thought all his birthdays had come at once!
He’s a really attentive kind of dog, he likes to chase flies and stuff, so chasing bubbles is like a dream come true for him.
The beauty of the IncrediBubbles is twofold – firstly they are flavoured, and not made of soap – so its super safe for your dog to eat them.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly for Bobbie (who doesn’t mind the odd mouthful of bubbles) is that they don’t burst on impact.
They stick to whatever they land on until you (or your dog) pop them.
Let me warn you, it says on the package these are Peach flavoured, but I tasted them and they totally weren’t, but thats OK because they were for my dog and he liked them.
You can see how much he liked them on this YouTube video – where you can also see how we made a mess of Mum’s kitchen.

Here he is mid-dive after a fresh stream of bubbles.

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I was impressed with how long they’re lasting – we blew and chased them for about 20 minutes and barely used 1/4 of the test-tube sized pot.
We’ve had to hide them now, because every time he sees the tube he goes nuts.

So, how would I rate Freedem? Well, since I tried out the products I placed an order for a few other things from other departments and the delivery was great (really fast), the communication of shipping etc wasn’t shabby either – and since the pricing is much better than other places for the same products I think I’d be more inclined to go back here than buy pet accessories on the high street.

Bobbie kind of agrees, he had a total blast playing with the bubbles!

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