Want to know more about the Toby’s Tails series of children’s books, it’s author, and the wonderful Border Collie Toby, well it’s all here on this YouTube interview by writer Irene Helenowski Ph.D. Susan and Toby

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  At this time of the year this subject is rightly plastered over all the social media and so it should be. I for one make no apologies for bringing it up again, because if it reaches just one more person, and saves a dog’s life, then it has been worth it. As I regularly […]

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          With the hot weather already here in France and many months of summer to come, I thought I would discuss heat stroke, the signs and what you can do if your dog suffers from it. Because of course, when it gets warmer we change our clothing for something lighter, but […]

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Now by companion animals I am not talking about animals as companions for humans, I am talking about animals as companions for each other. I have written this because when I look around me, all the different animals in the household are companions to each other irregardless of their species. Of course over the years […]

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Spring is in the air and unfortunately the hormones are rising in the amphibian world. Fantasy Farm is located in a very quiet part of France far away from the madding crowd, however, despite there being very few neighbours, I am sad to see that there are quite a few dead toads on the little […]

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Here at Fantasy Farm we love all our animals, however today is a very special day. It is the day that Toby, the star of the series, my constant companion, loyal friend was born. I will never forget first seeing him as a tiny puppy when we took our very excited goat Molly to say […]

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The Toby’s Tails series of children’s books are especially written for children who love animals. Not only do they tell a wonderful true tale about the adventures of Toby the Border Collie who lives at Fantasy Farm, but they also contain lots of information about pets, livestock and the natural world. The books were born […]

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  Toby’s Tails children’s books are pleased to announce that the first book in the series ‘Toby’s Tails’ is being serialised chapter by chapter on YouTube. Here is the link for the first story which is accompanied by many pictures of Toby as a puppy, including these which are Toby with his mother Penny, his […]

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  European Roe Deer live in the forests around us in the Pays de la Loire, France. We are very lucky to be in  an extremely rural location with our property adjoining the beautiful Forêt de Bercé where seeing them is a daily pleasure as they wander around searching for fresh grass to eat. Their […]

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Mr Fox plays a very visible role in the Toby’s Tails children’s books series. This beautiful animal is a mixed blessing to have around. On the one hand he is a lovely wild creature who we love to see, and yet on the other, in his search for food he is a smallholders nightmare, being […]

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