• Courtesy of Alex Cearns, Houndstooth Studio from her book Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits of Resilience and Love
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    Perfect Imperfection

    Celebrating Love & Resilience in Every Little Perfect Imperfection I can’t think of anything better to conclude Master Bowie’s ‘Look Beyond My Disability’ series other than celebrating these beautiful dogs’ all little perfect imperfections – and no one is more perfect to do that than Alex Cearns OAM. Alex is an Australian decorated, award-winning Perth…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Diesel

    Diesel is one hell of a superdog. He’s been on TV, pet and animal expos, a mascot for a vet clinic, and he even appeared on his very own dog food label at one stage. When Diesel was 6 years old, he was diagnosed with an illness known as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). PRA is…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Alma

    Like humans, dogs don’t choose to come into this world with disabilities. However some dogs were born with it, some inherited it then became disabled later on in their life, and some sadly had it due to accident, neglect or mistreatment. Sometimes you can see the disability, but other times you can’t. These dogs adapt…

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    Look Beyond My Disability: Meet Marilyn

    As Ann (Marilyn’s mum) said, ‘Her megawatt smile should have been enough to get her adopted in a flash!’ – but she was waiting for 2½ years at Hear No Evil Deaf Dog Rescue before finding her forever home with Ann and Richard. Marilyn is deaf and blind because of her double merle gene. Other…

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    Get to Know Your Fur-Mate

    Like humans, every dog is different, even though they’re from the same breed or parents. They may have similar characteristics or behaviour, but I’d like to think that each dog has his/her own unique personality. Their personality may be influenced by their environment, training and their owner’s personality. I’m sure, you know your dog’s best,…

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    How to Introduce a Rescue Dog to Your Family

    You have a cat or dog already, and you’d like to foster or adopt a rescue dog, but not sure how to go about or to introduce them to the family? Master Bowie asked Dr Jo Righetti A renowned animal behaviourist and Rescue Awards ambassador, who also adopted her 10 year-old dog Chilli. Cathy Beer…

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    Does your dog ‘always’ prefer you over anyone else?

    It’s generally believed and accepted that dogs are the most loyal animals on earth, so they won’t ‘cheat on’ their owners over anyone else, right?! Right?! Well, it’s more complicated than that… As much as Bowie likes to hang out and spend time with me, he does ‘cheat on me’ from time to time. For…

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    Pets and Their Impact on Mental Health

    Jennifer Hunt, Founder & CEO of Pet Medical Crisis knows the bond you share with a pet can do a lot to support your mental health. Pets are more and more appreciated for creating that unique bond which provides mutual benefits to both pet and owner – from alleviating loneliness and improving social interactions, to…

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    Talking to Your Dog Means You’re Smart, Not Crazy!

    Psst… It’s now official… Chatting with your dog is a sign of intelligence, not craziness   Do you often talk to your dog? I do, a lot! My conversation with Bowie (my Lab) can range from talking about our day to asking his opinion about everything – food, outfit, where we should go for a…