Visitors to Aldeburgh will have noticed a new shop on the high street. In fact, it is quite hard to miss thanks to the huge sausage dog on the pavement! Wag & Bone came to Aldeburgh in April and has quickly become a favourite with both two and four legged visitors!

Wag & Bone opened on April 6th and is owned and run by husband and wife team, Gary & Jacqui Thompson. As the name rather suggests, this is a pet shop offering the modern- day pampered pooch anything they could want from everyday essentials to modern luxuries. The shop may be relatively

small but it is filled with food, treats, collars, harnesses, leads, cooling jackets (great in these warmer

months), beds, car

mats, carry cases, toys, bowls, shampoos, breath


treat pouches, and plenty more. The more fashion-conscious hound might select a trendy superhero collar or a matching

The dogs cabin Jamie Philips

dog groomer/dog walker

87 Waterloo Av, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4HN

01728 831152 or mobile 07510278132

Best wishes with your new venture

100th birthday wish came true!

WHEN local man, Cyril, said he would like to celebrate his 100th

birthday by going to

see elephants in Africa, Home Instead Senior Care gifted him the next best thing – a trip to Colchester Zoo, which included a special treat of feeding the elephants. On Cyril’s 100th Birthday, Chris Lye, owner of Home Instead Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge, and Kirsty, his caregiver, visited him at his home in Suffolk, where they presented him with flowers and the exciting news that he will be going to the zoo.

Cyril was joined for the sunny day at the zoo with his daughter, Sylvia, and Kirsty. As well as being able to feed the elephants with a zoo keeper, they were also lucky enough to see all of the sights at the zoo, including penguins, monkeys and lions. Kirsty,

Cyril’s caregiver,

said: “It was so nice to see how much Cyril enjoyed his 100th birthday trip to the zoo, and being so close to the elephants really was the icing on the cake. We had a fabulous time, and it was a day to remember.” Chris


Cyril’s milestone: is

an on “Cyril inspiration, as he is

very independent and has a wonderful outlook on life. I am delighted that after nine years we can still continue to support Cyril in the same community he has known for so many years. “It was so special to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday with him and see his birthday card from the Queen. He is ever so thankful for the trip to

the zoo, and feeding the

elephants made it all that extra special. We would like to thank Colchester Zoo for helping us make his wish a reality.” Home Instead Senior Care provides tailored support for older people that

typically AUGUST 2019

comprises of companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping,

personal care, medication reminders,

shopping and errands. To find out more about the work that Home Instead Senior Care do in your area, please call 01473 272301 or visit: https:// ipswich


125 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AR 01728 452763

bow tie and collar set. Of course, we all love our furry friends, they are an extension to our family, put a smile on our faces when we feel a bit sad and make us get outside and exercise with them on their daily walks. So, if you want to give you dog a treat then this is the place to come. As well as trendy bow ties and bandanas there are a range of tasty treats and even a bottle of something nice to drink such as Pawsecco or Bottom Sniffer beer.

Gary and Jacqui are an independent business, they are not tied to any specific suppliers. As such they can stock what they like. There has been a conscious effort to source natural and ethical products and this is proving popular as more and more people are discovering this fantastic shop.


Of course, the pair are always hand

to offer help and

advice – perhaps in selecting the correct size and style of

harness or with regards to puppy training leads. Come in, try it on and go for a wander along the high street – it is a simple, old-fashioned and very effective approach to customer service.

Gary and Jacqui used to

visit the area on holiday and so have a fondness for the Suffolk Heritage Coast and all it has to offer. Having the opportunity to set up a business here was too good to miss so when they learnt about the shop being

available they moved quickly and have not looked back. Whether you need a new lead, food bowl, bed or just want to pamper you pooch this is the place to come, and with a selection of gift ideas for their humans too you can’t go wrong. This is a paradise for dog and dog-lovers alike. Please pop into the shop at 127B High Street, Aldeburgh, visit or call 01728 453366 for any further information.

Wishing Wag & Bone every success Independent, small animal veterinary surgery

01728 747427 High Street, Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0HE

NHS and Private Prescriptions dispensed. Plus a range of over the counter medicines and toiletries including Roger & Gallet; Crabtree & Evelyn and Bronnley


Mon- Fri 9-6 Sat 9-5 • Sun 10-2

Wishing you every success in Aldeburgh Andy & Carol of the

“Old Chequers Pub, Friston” would like to wish Wag & Bone every success & best wishes to Gary & Jacqui

Old Chequers Pub Friston

01728 688039 Halesworth & Leiston

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