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    Bowie & Friends

    Meet Aaron & His Sidekick Polo

    I met Polo for the first time when he came to work with Aaron one morning. He’s such a chill and mellow dog, so much so that I couldn’t get any reaction from him. He would stay quietly next to Aaron though occasionally he would make the rounds of the office, not to say hello…

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    From Brat to Fab: The Power of Training

    I still remember calling my dog trainer (Cat), in desperation asking for her help. She came to our home and we had a 2 hour session where we went through our list of problems with Bowie – it was quite a long list. She assessed what we did right or wrong, and how we could…

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    Bowie & Friends

    Barry & Koko – Partners in Crime

    I’ve known Barry for over 13 years and Koko since a pup. I still remember when Barry picked up Koko and brought him to a family Christmas lunch. He was a shy yet curious pup. He’s grown and slowed down a lot since then but he’s still the same friendly and happy Koko. Bowie met…

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    OMG!! I’m one of those mums!!!

    Whenever I saw mums cooing at their babies, taking constant photos and posting them online or talking about their ‘precious’ ALL the time, I promised myself I would never turn into one of those mums. OMG, I’m turning into one!!! Instead of babies, my ovaries burst for puppies!!! I have to make a conscious effort not…

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    Taking Dogs to the Beach

    Bowie loves the beach!! Excitement level: Through the roof. Energy release: High – Bowie slept all the way home and he’s much more chilled for the rest of the day. Difficulty level: Didn’t even blink an eye – Bowie is natural in the water – he’s a Labrador. Fun level: 5 out of 5 (definitely!)…

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    Did you know – Grapes, raisins and sultanas are toxic for dogs

    Bowie vs Sultanas: 0 – 1 Amount of sultanas: About half a kilo – Bowie’s weight was about 30kg Collateral damage: Signs of acute kidney failure, 3 nights stay at the hospital, 7 litres of IV fluids Outcome after treatment: Urine and blood tests came back normal, negative blood in the urine, no damage to internal organs, manhood…

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    Postpartum – Is it possible when having a puppy?

    Bowie is my first pet dog. I’ve always wanted to have dogs, so finally after many months of research, we decided to get a puppy. My husband had dogs growing up but nothing prepared us (especially me) from the onslaught of raising a puppy. Many people I talked about getting a puppy (and they do…