Karl's corner

Kings and Queens of the Feline World. Date: July 2, 2020

Having shone the spotlight on Man’s Best Friend (much to my Betty and Poppy’s delight), I thought I’d better balance it out by celebrating the stars of the cat kingdom; I can’t have Ziggy-puss upset, can I? All felines are fantastic, so please don’t be upset that the Exotic Shorthair, Scottish Fold and Ragamuffin haven’t […]

Why are Cats so Curious about Squares? Date: June 17, 2020

Just in case my colleagues or wife dob me in (and no doubt Jesse would if he could!), I’m just going to make my confession to you all right now. I have, on occasion – and that’s all I’m admitting to publicly! – been guilty of browsing t’interweb and watching those entertaining ‘fluff’ videos. I’m […]

The Hot(test) Dogs in the UK over the last Century. Date: June 3, 2020

During the Covid-19 lockdown situation we’ve all found our lives turned upside down; a full-on 180 degree spin that’s seen many changes happen – not least to how and where we’ve been able to exercise. I’m sure that I’m not alone when I say that with the gym/pool/sports club out-of-bounds, I have run and walked […]

Dealing with Separation Anxiety in your Dog. Date: May 26, 2020

You may recall the recent occasion where the Kitty and Canine Underhill clan members banded together and hijacked this blog, ‘celebrating’ having their humans around more during lock-down and therefore having their every whim met? Let me assure you all that normal service has been resumed and Karl (yours truly) is King once more, of […]

Keeping Kitty’s Curves Purr-fect. Date: May 19, 2020

We love our cats, and one of the most common ways we show them this is with food. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for us to over-do things, and whilst (hopefully!) we don’t normally literally kill kitty with kindness, we do need to be mindful of our actions. It isn’t hard to provide the purr-fect […]

Covid Capers Ep.2: Kitty and Canine Underhill’s Rule the Keyboard. Date: May 5, 2020

Yo peeps/humans/bipeds/whatever you wanna identify as; it’s Ziggy Underhill here……… coolest cat on the block! Me and my homies have hi-jacked Dad Karls blog – his own fault really, he left his desk to have dinner with ‘da fam’ and forgot to turn the tech off J. You snooze, you lose chap; the blog is […]

Karl and the SLVC Team in ‘Corona Capers’ Episode 1 Date: April 28, 2020

Hello out there! I just thought I’d fill you in on the SLVC teams’ take on lockdown, social distancing and working in the Covid-19 situation as a whole. I’ve called it “Corona Capers”, rather wittily I think, because although “Corona Calamities” sounded just as catchy (definitely no pun intended!) we simply don’t entertain calamities of […]

Staying Safe this Social-Distant Spring. Date: April 21, 2020

Well folks, it’s official; social distancing and lockdown measures are set to continue for at least another 3 weeks, thanks to Covid-19. I know I’ve said it before, but I really am fascinated by the large scale disruption that something as microscopically tiny as the Corona Virus can cause; I can’t help it, it’s the […]

Supporting,and Encouraging, Wildlife into Your Garden. Date: April 14, 2020

It would appear, and I’m desperately hoping I haven’t jinxed it now (the SLVC team will lynch me if I have!), that the weather is finally starting to pick up. That yellow orb in the sky known as the Sun is making itself ever more present and with it comes the emergence of some of […]

Keeping Senior Dogs Fit and Healthy. Date: April 8, 2020

Hi everyone, I hope you’re bearing up well in this unprecedented ‘lock down’ situation we find ourselves in? I have to confess that the science geek in me is in total awe of the massive effect and impact that such a tiny thing as a virus can have; terrifying and impressive simultaneously. Ok, that’s enough […]