So it’s that time of year again!  We get very excited in the build up to Crufts, here at Petissimo (well apart from the cats).  It is lovely to be able to put faces to email addresses, or social media accounts of pet businesses we have either worked for or follow and interact with.  This year we have been working with pet healthcare company Mark and Chappell markandchappell.comWe can’t wait to see one of Sabrina’s canvases on display in their portrait competition.  If you’re at Crufts and would like to win a portrait of your furbaby, head over to see them in Hall 5 Stand 79.

Then there are the many charities exhibiting at the show, with dogs doing amazing things!  Our particular favourite from last year being Canine Partners  Their stand demonstrates the wonderful intelligence of dogs, assisting with all manner of tasks around the house, their partner finds challenging.  If you’re visiting Crufts, we would very much suggest going to meet them and watch the feats that Canine Partners dogs are capable of in Hall 2 Stand 84.

Obviously, Crufts is all about the dogs!  We absolutely love taking a stroll around and meeting all of the different breeds.  Paul’s ‘Top Dog’ at the moment, is the Bernese Mountain Dog, who are part of the working group.  He perhaps didn’t realise last year, when he lay down with them to cuddle for hours, he was taking the place of a queue of children!
Can’t wait…???



Yesterday we had a beautiful moment with The Vet on The Hill Family!
Sabrina had been secretly working on a portrait of his lovely Border Terrier, Betty. It was quite moving to see Dr. Scotty’s reaction, upon  giving him a little surprise!  Scott went into a daze, ignoring the other portraits we had produced for the surgeries, focusing only on Betty! Without wishing to offend, he then started upon deciding where he could hang his beloved pooch. A photo session ensued, posting pics immediately on social media and texting to Scott’s wife and kids!
If you’re local or visit Richmond to see the views ‘from the hill’, come inside to take a look at  our portraits.  You will also be able to find them in their St. Margarets and Isleworth practices.
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you are thinking about a portrait of your furry friend…
Look out for #WeLovePets!
Look out for @drscottym and his fantastic @vetrichmondhill team , Monday evenings at 9pm on More4.



Sweet Betty


A perfect challenge for us, to capture the mood of the dogs during grooming! Between barking, licking and cuddles we spent three hours taking a multitude of pictures for Ellie’s website (soon to be online!).

A lot of concentration and energy was needed to avoid face licking and camera nudging, whilst taking shots! But in the end nothing better than a nice smile from the team and some more doggy cuddles, to finish the day at Perfect Pooch!