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    The Rainbow Bridge

    The Rainbow Bridge is that meadow in front of the pearly gates where our deceased animals wait for us, so they can escort us into heaven when we die. Whether you believe in Rainbow Bridge or not, it does help pet owners to cope with the loss of their beloved fur-mates. There’s no easy way…

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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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    Katrina & Her Guardian Angel Lacey

    Meet Katrina from Perth, WA and her rescue assistance dog, Lacey. Katrina shared her story with Master Bowie. How did Lacey come to your life? Over 7 years ago I began a search for a dog that could possibly learn to alert to my medical condition, do some tasks and help with my active lifestyle.…

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    Losing A Pet… You Are Not Alone…

    The worst part about owning a dog is having to say goodbye, and that goodbye often feels far too soon. The grief of losing a pet is sometimes more than losing a family member, and not everyone understands that. Grief has a way of making us feel alone, and it’s not the easiest of topics…

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    The Homeless and Their Pets

    Most of us have seen homeless people on the streets, many accompanied by their non human companions (pets), especially dogs. Their pets often are the oxygen and reason for living for homeless people. Pet Journalist, Caroline Zambrano and her husband have been volunteering for Pets in The Park for a few years. It’s a charity…