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Creating Your Dogs Safe Space & Puppy Blankets

Stella’s Puppy Blanket When Stella was a puppy, we had a blanket for her within her crate when we took her home for the first time. The blanket was very basic and not very large but large enough for her as a puppy to cuddle up and lie flat on. We read a lot about the importance of creating a safe space for your puppy so we got the blanket as an addition to her crate. Very shortly, this blanket became an absolute godsend for not only us but also for Stella when she was becoming accustomed to the big bad world outside of her crate and home.  Cafes, Restaurants or friends houses the blanket would be with us (it...

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A Typical Morning - By Stella

I’m rudely awaken every morning at around 7am when my bedroom light is switched on by father, I sleep in the spare room because I deserve a queen sized bed a nothing less, naturally. After a few seconds of stretching, yawning and general calmness I suddenly realise, I NEED FOOD NOW!!!!  I frantically jump off the bed and skid into my food bowl, WHERE IS IT?? Father take his bloody time to get my food prepared, meanwhile I’m dying of hunger down here! I see the food tipped into the bowl on the counter, WHY CAN’T I EAT IT YET?!?! Father always runs away to the sink after he tips it into the bowl screaming ‘eeew, eeeew, eeeeww’, not quite...

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What Should I Name My Business?

What should I name my business? Does it really matter? For the first couple of years we were called Stella Accessories, a very original name inspired by our bulldog Stella and her new accessories. As i’m sure is the way in business often, we were forced to rebrand in mid 2020 after getting into a bit of a tussle with a much more well know ‘Stella’…I say tussle, it was more of a panic and runaway from this giant of a company! Literally overnight we changed name from Stella Accessories, to Stocky & Dee with some help from our creative consult Heather (my mother in law).  Originally we were quite stressed about the prospect of changing names and we were...

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Meet Me!

Hey! I’m Mairi, and welcome to the Stocky & Dee blog! In this blog I will be discussing all sorts of things from life with a dog to starting, running and growing a small business. I’ll have guest writers such as dog trainers, dog walkers, owners of other brands that we love and even a word or two with our favourite 'Dog-fluencers.' 

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