Nowadays many dog owners prefer to arrange for their dogs to be looked after in a person’s home rather than place them in kennels.
A long established organisation called PetStay, which has over 30 branches spread throughout the UK, will arrange for your dog to be looked after by a PetStay carer……
……..or may be you like dogs, but don’t want the long term, full time commitment of owning your own dog, in that case you could become a PetStay carer yourself, for which you will get paid.
You can choose when and for how long your guest dogs will stay. You will have the opportunity of meeting the dog and its owner, so if you don’t like the idea of a German Shepherd prancing all over your three piece suite, you can always turn them down.
Being a PetStay carer has many benefits:-
- You will come across many different breeds, all of whom will have their own personalities
- Have the pleasure of the companionship of a dog without being emotionally and financially committed
- Keep fit and healthy through exercising your Petstay dog
- Meet lots of like minded people whilst taking your dog for a walk
As a PetStay carer you won’t have to handle enquiries or take bookings, these will be dealt with by your local PetStay branch owner. They will also be on hand to give you advice and support. The only requirements are …….to have a secure garden, be at home most of the day and love dogs.
Petstay may be of interest to you for three reasons:-
- You may wish to place your dog with a PetStay carer whilst you are away
- Perhaps you would like to become a PetStay carer yourself
- If you are looking for a full time job you could become a PetStay franchisee.
Whatever your interest may be, you can find more details on the Company’s website
If you are a diabetic you know that diabetes is a debilitating illness, but don’t despair as there are numerous support packages available….here are just a few.
Continuously tracking your carbohydrate intake and blood sugar levels is so important in managing your diabetes.
Smartphone technology has moved forward so rapidly in the last few years that you can now monitor your blood glucose levels and the food that you eat using apps on your ‘phone.
The following apps are leaders in this field:-
This app is only available on Android and Apple devices. DiabetesPA tracks blood glucose, insulin, carbs, calories, medication, weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and much more. The information can be shared with your family or doctor, which facilitates a rapid assessment of your overall health.
There are huge physical and mental benefits to be derived from gardening as you get older.
Gardening helps you physically by maintaining your core muscle strength and it is mentally uplifting to be out in the fresh air with the birds singing.
You may have physical challenges to overcome, but nowadays there are a wide range of specially adapted tools available, which are designed to tackle almost any job in the garden.
Since the Second World War each generation has become richer than the previous one, mainly through inheritance…..now that trend is coming to an end.
Economists have warned that children born in the 1960s and 1970s will be worse off than their parents when they retire.
Today people aged from 34 to 53 are suffering from poor pension provision, low pay rises and the expensive cost of housing. Their only hope of a comfortable retirement relies on a substantial inheritance.
The Institute of Fiscal Studies in the UK says that the rise in earnings and benefits over the past 11 years has been a meagre 0.1 per cent a year. Whereas, between 1974 and 2002, annual average growth was 1.5 per cent.