Noise Cancelling Kennel by Ford

FORD TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT TO PROTECT YOUR POOCH

It can come as no surprise when I say that almost 50% of all domestic animals, especially dogs, are petrified of loud noises, particularly fireworks.  Dog specialist Graeme Hall has been given the pseudonym ‘The Dogfather’ and he highlights that dogs can hear sounds four times further away and sounds to much higher frequencies than the human ear so just because you can’t hear the pyrotechnics, your dog may still be able to.

The technicians at Ford have created microphones inside a specially designed ‘noise cancelling kennel’ which detects firework sounds and changes the frequency inside the kennel to an opposite tone/sound and it also protects the dog against loud bangs or vibrations caused by fireworks cancelling them out.

The original noise canceling tech is used in the high range vehicles in the Ford range already so the transfer and development of this into something which can genuinely reduce the suffering of pets can only be a good thing.

If you want more information on how to keep your pet safe and secure around fireworks until this technology becomes available, please check out our blog for full details.

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CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

OPENING TIMES/DELIVERY TIMES

As Christmas fast approaches, New Year celebrations loom large in the mind numerous customers already have their orders in place to avoid disappointment.

In order to address a great many issues, here is some of the information you will need:

1. Orders for the Scottish Highlands and Devon/Cornwall/all of Wales MUST be received by 27th December as we cannot take orders for these areas after the cut off time of mid-day

2. Orders for the remainder of the country MUST be received by lunchtime on 28th December 2018

3. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FURTHER ORDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER LUNCHTIME ON 28TH DECEMBER

4. All orders will be delivered by 31st December 2018 – weather permitting

5. Please be aware that this time of the year there is little chance of re-delivery so please ensure that someone is available at the property at all times in order to avoid disappointment

6. We deal directly with a specialist courier and whilst the pricing is kept to a minimum, we cannot offer a reduction in the delivery cost or the ‘free gifts’ for collection

7. There is NO next day delivery available at this time of the year

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

TUESDAY 18TH DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
WEDNESDAY 19TH DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
THURSDAY 20TH DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
FRIDAY 21ST DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
SATURDAY 22ND DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
SUNDAY 23RD DEC – 9.00AM TO 5.00PM
MONDAY 24TH DEC – CHRISTMAS EVE – 8.30AM TO 3.00PM (EARLY CLOSING)
TUESDAY 25TH DEC – CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 26TH DEC – BOXING DAY – CLOSED

THURSDAY 27TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
FRIDAY 28TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
SATURDAY 29TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
SUNDAY 30TH DEC – 8.00AM TO 6.00PM
MONDAY 31ST DEC – NEW YEARS EVE – 8.00AM – 6.00PM
TUESDAY 1ST JAN – NEW YEARS DAY – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 2ND JAN – 10.00AM TO 3.00PM

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CAI GUO-QIANG 2018

This contemporary artist has featured several times in our blogs over the years as he uses firework/gunpowder in almost all his art installations and projects.

This 60-year old Chinese artist has been wowing visitors to his exhibitions across the world with his unique and often touching stories and depictions he has brought into the limelight over the years.

This year his exhibition goes to the home of Renaissance Art – Florence where he will show pieces alongside the beautiful Primavera and the Birth of Venus by Boticelli – the man who is said to epitomise the Renaissance movement.

To celebrate the opening of Cai’s exhibit he launched a staggering 50,000 fireworks which represented a ‘City of Flowers in the Sky’.The artist’s work, including around 60 of his installations vary quite dramatically in size, giving visitors the opportunity to see the broad spectrum of huge work to igniting gunpowder on canvas and paper and other samples of this work.

The sound of rolling thunder with silver flashes of light and brightly coloured smoke filled the air. I for one have a special fascination for daytime fireworks which are rarely used and today feature mainly in advertising and special one off events.

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