Southwater Pet Services

Southwater Pet Services We are a small family business that specialise in dog walking and visits to home alone pets.
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Happy New Year everyone!!!!Tom and I will start 2024 being โ€˜Henkedโ€™ around Horsham and surrounding villages all day toda...
02/01/2024

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

Tom and I will start 2024 being โ€˜Henkedโ€™ around Horsham and surrounding villages all day today ๐Ÿ˜‚

If the weather gets dangerous weโ€™ll swap walks for garden let-outs but will be in touch with you to let you know what weโ€™ve done.

Stay safe everyone.

A huge, huge thank you to all of our clients who gave us cards, chocolate, alcohol, money, biscuits and other lovely gif...
29/12/2023

A huge, huge thank you to all of our clients who gave us cards, chocolate, alcohol, money, biscuits and other lovely gifts for Christmas.

Weโ€™ve even had messages and cards from people who have never been our clients just to say thank you for putting them in touch with the right people in the industry to help them.

Tom and I are always overwhelmed with your kindness towards us both, our boys and Jess.

We do a job we both love, we get paid to do it AND get gifts, thanks and praise for doing it too!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ We are completely humbled as always.

Thank you also for the lovely gifts for the two boys and Jess too. (They are going to write their own thank you notesโ€ฆnot Jess though ๐Ÿ˜‚).

We all hope youโ€™ve had a fantastic Christmas however and wherever youโ€™ve spent it.

All our love
Em, Tom, Josh, James and Jess
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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸผTom is out on his early Christmas morning pet feeding rounds. Heโ€™s been working since 6am and has m...
25/12/2023

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Tom is out on his early Christmas morning pet feeding rounds. Heโ€™s been working since 6am and has messaged me to say heโ€™s nailed a load of chocolate already ๐Ÿ˜‚

The kids are waiting patiently for Dad to return so they can open their pressies ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Christmas everyone!!!

18/12/2023

Help us to end homelessness.

A beautiful photo taken at a clients wedding back in the Summer this year. Photo credit to Katy at Gingersnaps Photograp...
15/12/2023

A beautiful photo taken at a clients wedding back in the Summer this year.

Photo credit to Katy at Gingersnaps Photography who can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Itโ€™s raining stair-rods in West Sussex today!!!This is our own dogโ€™s response to being asked if sheโ€™d like to go for a w...
12/12/2023

Itโ€™s raining stair-rods in West Sussex today!!!

This is our own dogโ€™s response to being asked if sheโ€™d like to go for a walk ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sheโ€™s telling us with her eyes alone โ€œyouโ€™re kiddingโ€ฆright?!โ€

Sampson and Maaya were all-weather dogs. Jess, being part Chi, is not keen on anything except sunshine ๐Ÿ˜‚

Just seen this on a local page ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Nobody to credit sadly. Itโ€™s brilliant though!! ๐Ÿ˜‚
12/12/2023

Just seen this on a local page ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Nobody to credit sadly. Itโ€™s brilliant though!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hi everyone!Iโ€™m playing catch-up with lots of messages and emails on multiple platforms ๐Ÿ˜ฑSo sorry that Iโ€™m a bit behind ...
07/12/2023

Hi everyone!

Iโ€™m playing catch-up with lots of messages and emails on multiple platforms ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

So sorry that Iโ€™m a bit behind this week.

Iโ€™m hoping to reply to everyone by tomorrow morning at the latest.

We have been massively in demand since December hit. Itโ€™s great to be so wanted but the admin is a blooming nightmare ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Just know youโ€™re not being ignored, youโ€™re just in an administrative queue โ˜บ๏ธ

Em

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05/12/2023

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โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR ANIMAL FEEDING VISITS๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผโ˜ƒ๏ธGood morning everyone,I know itโ€™s not December just yet but we are s...
27/11/2023

โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR ANIMAL FEEDING VISITS๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผโ˜ƒ๏ธ

Good morning everyone,

I know itโ€™s not December just yet but we are suddenly booking up very fast for animal feeding visits over the Christmas & New Year period.

If youโ€™re going away over Christmas and New Year and would like us to visit your home alone animals for you again this year please get in touch sooner rather than later as I think weโ€™re going to be fully booked sooner than expected this year and would hate to disappoint people.

Have a great week in the lead up to December everyone.

Kind regards
Em & Tom

Thank you for my birthday messages  ๐Ÿ™‚  I'm having a great day despite the dodgy weather.I thought I'd share with you the...
09/11/2023

Thank you for my birthday messages ๐Ÿ™‚
I'm having a great day despite the dodgy weather.

I thought I'd share with you the best card I've received today (Emma suggested I blank out the naughty word as we're a "family business" ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Tom x

๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆHappy birthday to our very own Tom today!Heโ€™s already being fuelled by birthday chocolate for his dog wa...
09/11/2023

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Happy birthday to our very own Tom today!

Heโ€™s already being fuelled by birthday chocolate for his dog walks in the rain today ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒJust a reminder that pumpkins shouldnโ€™t be discarded outdoors in woodland or fields. Although pumpkins were introd...
02/11/2023

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Just a reminder that pumpkins shouldnโ€™t be discarded outdoors in woodland or fields.

Although pumpkins were introduced in the UK during the 16th century by the Tudors they are not a natural plant for UK wildlife to eat and can make some wild animals quite unwell.

They should instead be put into your home garden waste bin.

Orโ€ฆ

There are always people on Facebook that will take them from you for hen rescues or other appropriate rescue centres.

I know Kelly Laker will probably accept a few donations of pumpkins and she undoubtedly will know other people who could use some too.

Em

Okayโ€ฆjuuuuuuust a few more โ˜บ๏ธ
02/11/2023

Okayโ€ฆjuuuuuuust a few more โ˜บ๏ธ

CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ We love our job!!
02/11/2023

CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ We love our job!!

What do you need on a rainy, dull day to make everything all right with the world?โ€ฆโ€ฆAnimal photos!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ
02/11/2023

What do you need on a rainy, dull day to make everything all right with the world?โ€ฆ

โ€ฆAnimal photos!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Thank you to Dog First Aid - Sussex for sharing this.
02/11/2023

Thank you to Dog First Aid - Sussex for sharing this.

DONT FORGET YOUR PETS THIS FIREWORK SEASON ๐Ÿงจ

We are getting close to one of the most stressful times of year for our pets - firework season.

Fireworks can be really fun for us but incredibly frightening for our dogs, especially since they are susceptible to loud and sudden noises which can cause pain in their ears.

More than half our pets will show signs of fear during fireworks, but we often donโ€™t give it consideration until itโ€™s too late.

Your dog need not suffer, here are some useful tips to help you plan ahead and ensure your beloved companion feels safe throughout the fireworks season.

Good morning everyone,Tom and I will be walking dogs as normal today. If the weather gets too bad weโ€™ll make a decision ...
02/11/2023

Good morning everyone,

Tom and I will be walking dogs as normal today.

If the weather gets too bad weโ€™ll make a decision at that time whether to do a let-out or shorter walk with your dogs but weโ€™ll let you know what we do straight away.

Your dogs welfare is always our priority; the same as when we have extreme hot or cold temperatures.

๐Ÿ˜ฑ Definitely going to need lots of towels today!

Hmmm ๐Ÿค” look at that cloud! My client is currently whistling โ€˜There may be trouble aheadโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚
31/10/2023

Hmmm ๐Ÿค” look at that cloud! My client is currently whistling โ€˜There may be trouble aheadโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN EvErYoNe!
31/10/2023

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN EvErYoNe!

Sleep well Bobi ๐ŸŒˆ
23/10/2023

Sleep well Bobi ๐ŸŒˆ

The Guinness World Record holder, from Portugal, lived to be 31 years and 165 days old.

My wonderful red companion, the gentle drone of the A24 in the distance, buzzards calling to each other, the buzz of a r...
17/10/2023

My wonderful red companion, the gentle drone of the A24 in the distance, buzzards calling to each other, the buzz of a red damselfly (that Iโ€™ve never seen before but appears to be following me๐Ÿ˜‚), a fox padding along on dry leaves behind the bramble hedge next to meโ€ฆweโ€™re all out enjoying the Autumn sun ๐Ÿฅฐ

Honestly couldnโ€™t be further from my old career.

Mind over money ALWAYS.

Em x

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15/10/2023

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Living with old dogs is a vast array of clunky chaos. You might wake up one day in a puddle of piddle. Or you might avoid the piddle that day but wake in a panic running for the dog nose-shaped inhaler; where on dogsโ€™ earth did you put it?

Trips to the vetโ€™s cost not only hard cash when you live with old dogs, but they also cost your state of mind and heart. You go through the highest and lowest emotions in a single vet trip. You never really know whether this is the time youโ€™re getting the bad news. Is it operable, or is it just a fatty mass? Do the teeth need pulling? Howโ€™s the heart sounding?

Stairs to the sofa are purchased. Steps to the bed bought and installed. House moves are made โ€“ old dogs are better off in bungalows, donโ€™t you know? Floors become patchworked with rugs to save little old legs from trips and sprains. Food is served at different heights, as is water, as is love.

Home becomes rest home, becomes nursing home, becomes hospice. Routines become rigid and canโ€™t change because confusion grows in change, and old dogs get confused; often, they do.

One thing about old dogs is this. They were not always old; they were young, free, busy and bold. The dogs were bouncy, speedy, jumpy and keen. Younger bodies are kinder to those who wear them. Years pass by fast when you live with dogs. Puppyhood flies past in the blink of an eye, and suddenly, the brown turns to grey. The nimble legs become stiff, and the pools of those eyes become foggy and blue.

We have a lifetime of love with a dog, you see. Whether they join you at six weeks or six years, if we allow them to, they teach us. If we donโ€™t learn from our dogs, weโ€™re doing life wrong. Thatโ€™s what theyโ€™re here for to teach us to love and live and learn. Thatโ€™s why their lives are so short, and it serves to remind us of our own limited time.

My old dog taught me so much, so very much. Chips is his name. Chips taught me what dogs need from people. He showed me all my crunchy sides. He opened my heart right up to share that with the world. So, I shared it and continue to share it. The lesson of Chips. The lesson that makes dog lives better everywhere.

I know heโ€™s not going to be around forever. Heโ€™s already fourteen. My beautiful dog is doddering. He needs stairs for the sofa and steps for the bed. He needs sleep, lots and lots of sleep, and he needs short, short walks. Yet, as I write this, heโ€™s snoring under my desk. Thank goodness he is. One day, this dog will be gone and yet his legacy will stay.

And as he sleeps in my heart, Iโ€™ll stay grateful that we ever crossed paths at all.

My โ€˜officeโ€™ this morning โค๏ธ
10/10/2023

My โ€˜officeโ€™ this morning โค๏ธ

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20/09/2023

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