Animal Madness


One of these days I’ll be able to sit down and write a blog that says, ahhhh life is so calm and tranquil, I’ve been having facials and listening to music, taking long walks and baking for hours… but not yet, that time is still to come!!

I think this has to be up there with one of the busiest years in a while, perhaps even of my life and believe me, I’m not complaining as it’s pretty much all good! Poor old Beth however, well, I say poor, she’s actually living the life of Reilly, chilling out resting her little tootsies until November. She’s looking a bit in need of exercise, understandably but otherwise she’s doing just great! Each time I go down, I give her a little brush with these grooming gloves which are the envy of the yard, they are simply AMAZING – and fab on dogs too! I shall get the vet out later this month to check her out and we will devise a plan to get her back out and about which will be fabulous, I’ve not ridden her since April and my joints are really feeling it!!!

Some of you have been asking for an animal update for a while so that’s Beth done – the one most of you want to hear about is our loopy spaniel Whizz – oh my goodness, Whizz by name and Whizz MOST DEFINITELY by nature!!! He keeps us on our toes and makes us laugh daily! I’m trying so hard to train him to sit in his bed whilst we eat and it’s the funniest thing you’ve seen. I have to eat one handed whilst my other hand is out like a police officer halting traffic otherwise he slinks his way forwards and before you know it, he’s up on his hind legs with front paws on the table ….he totally thinks he’s human! I think I might have to start bribing him with treats!-

Then there’s our beautiful cats, Sherbert and Moonface. They were mortified when Whizz came to join us and days on end would go by without us seeing them however we’ve finally established a perfect routine. Now that we have a stair gate at the top of the stairs (I thought we were well beyond that stage of life!!), whoever is first down in the morning, keeps the kitchen door closed with Whizz one side and then opens the front door. The boys are always there waiting to come in after their night of adventures and they hoof it up the stairs and behind the safety of the gate – it’s worked a treat!

My other news is that my Mum has been down in hospital in Brighton since the beginning of September and no I don’t have a seagull as a pet, however this is Herbert, he manages to visit Mum at her window daily, I’m a bit jealous of him actually! I’ve been up and down there as much as possible whilst also getting space ready for her to come and move in with us. It’s all a very long story but I am thrilled that we can take care of her and see her every day, something we’ve not been able to do for years. It’s been really fun turning the office downstairs into a bedroom for her, I’ve ordered the Silentnight duvet and put some lovely Yankee Candle diffusers on her new chest of drawers, with butterflies on which she will love!

Autumn’s looking pretty good though don’t you think? At least Whizz needing walks gets some fresh air in our lungs and we are so very lucky living in the Cotswolds with such a beautiful environment around us!

Much love as always

Pipa x


  1. Christine October 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa you look as if your up to your eyes in everything, glad Beth getting better slow but sure, trying to train Whizz it is hard work as you know, just keep going. If you said to someone there’s a seagull visiting your mum they think you mad. HA,HA Good photo. Hope your mum gets better,
    Take Care x

    • Pipa Gordon October 23, 2018 at 7:10 pm -  Reply

      Hi Christine, thanks for your message, mum is on the mend thank you and ha ha, Whizz and training ….well what can I say, onwards and upwards!! You’re right, we just have to keep going!!! Much love, Pipa x

  2. Madeline October 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    Loved your programme with lovely Lesley yesterday. It was a pleasure to see
    2 knowledgeable, smart & stylish women (and the clothes were alright too).
    I always prefer style advice and opinions from women with life experience
    rather than ” fashion of the moment”.
    Hope your mother is well soon.

    • Pipa Gordon October 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

      Hi Madeline, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the show, it was good to be able to dig under the surface a bit with Lesley, we both absolutely love doing fashion shows that way!! Very best wishes, Pipa x

  3. lorraine t October 18, 2018 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi has Beth got laminitis? Is he still able to go out in a bare paddock? Also the meaning of seagull in a spiritual sense is– Seagulls might be a reminder to find our voices, and be fearless about speaking our minds. does this resonate with your mum? x

    • Pipa Gordon October 23, 2018 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

      Hi Lorraine, Beth has bruising of the navicular. The vet wanted her to rest for 6 months to see if it went down as they couldn’t tell on MRI or xray whether it was just from a stumble or the beginning of navicular degeneration. She’s very happy with life otherwise …hopefully I’ll be able to start bringing her back into light work over the next few weeks. As for your comment about the seagull, I find that really quite timely, thank you! Resonate is an understatement. Huge love, Pipa xx

  4. Sandy Hill October 18, 2018 at 10:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa, all your animals are gorgeous! You are very lucky to be living in the Cotswolds, it’s lovely there.Hope your mum is better soon, xx

    • PIpa Gordon October 23, 2018 at 7:16 pm -  Reply

      Thanks Sandy, we are really very very lucky indeed. The commute is long, but always beautiful! Mum is now up with us so it’s great to be able to see her every day! Very best wishes, Pipa xx

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