The problem with puppies
The problem with puppies

If there is one simple thing that South Africans fail at miserably, it’s the simple matter of acquiring a puppy. The desperate cry of ‘adopt, don’t shop’ is heard so often that it is becoming white noise by now. The naive soul who advertises the puppies his dog had gets crucified and pulled apart. Why […]

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Inside the mind of an animal abuser
Inside the mind of an animal abuser

For animal lovers, a quick scroll down your Facebook timeline can be traumatic. It’s irrational, it makes no sense and it’s incredibly painful to see. But it’s everywhere. I’m talking about animal abuse. Witnessing cruelty and torture has become a part of our daily lives. On Facebook, some people share these horrific posts far and […]

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Getting crafty for canines
Getting crafty for canines

A dog’s needs don’t disappear when our bank accounts run dry, and play forms a vital part of your dog’s wellbeing. So what are we to do, considering that dog toys often cost a pretty penny?  The answer is easy: DIY. Mental stimulation The ideas below are very simplistic, but you would be surprised how […]

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Dogs just wanna have fun!
Dogs just wanna have fun!

Anyone who enters my house can’t be blamed if they happen to think that I run a nursery school. It would be easy to think this upon seeing the toys. We have toys lying around. Lots of them. And of course, these toys belong to the dogs. Nothing makes me go all soft and gooey […]

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Bug off! The natural way
Bug off! The natural way

More and more today society is leaning towards the natural side of things. We prefer our food organic, fresh and healthy and try to stay away from harmful sugars and chemicals. Research has shown that this trend also exists among pet owners. We are becoming mindful of what we put into our dogs’ bodies, but […]

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Let’s get paranoid!
Let’s get paranoid!

My biggest fear (apart from going to the dentist) is that one of my pets go missing. The thought of never knowing what happened to them and just how terrified they will be being lost in such a big world is almost too much to bear. With this in mind, quickly scrolling through my Facebook […]

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Is this evil object hiding in your house?
Is this evil object hiding in your house?

It might be lying around innocently, fooling you into thinking that it is harmless. You use it as well – after all, it’s been around forever, maybe you even grew up with it. What am I talking about? This:               What a lovely sight it is to see people […]

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Dogs belong outside! … Or do they?
Dogs belong outside! … Or do they?

Where exactly are our dogs supposed to live? This is still an issue of great debate with some firmly believing that a dog’s place is outside, while other consider this nothing but cruel. The simple answer is that a dog left to his own devices outside is a recipe for disaster – but as we […]

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In defense of the little ones
In defense of the little ones

Recently myself and my Chihuahua, Benji, found ourselves in a situation where there was a mother with a small child present. Benji, for reasons that I won’t go into here, is not comfortable with children. Now this little girl, as they do, excitedly approached the ‘cute doggy’, and I could immediately see Benji’s body language […]

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A little respect
A little respect

It is not often that we stop to think what our dogs’ lives are really like. In this day and age we barely have time for our own lives, after all! With this article I’d like to put you squarely into four paws – you might be surprised at what you see! Size matters Let’s […]

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