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Funny man Chris Forrest and his cats

One of South Africa’s most popular comedians, Chris Forrest hardly needs an introduction. He stands out in stand-up comedy and you will also have seen him on the Pure Monate Show, various movies and adverts, and Celebrity MasterChef SA (which ...

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A dog to the rescue of rhinos at the Shamwari Game Reserve

With the annual increase of rhino poaching in South Africa and especially in the Eastern Cape Province, the need arose to complement the Shamwari Game Reserve Rhino Protection Unit with K9 tracking capacity. The Chipembere Rhino Foundation (CRF) has facilitated ...

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Part 28 – Brightwater Commons puppy walk

Our next big outing was to Brightwater Commons. There are lots to see! There is a little flea market so we headed there first. We walked through the aisles and looked at all the goods on sale. We tried hard ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet the agility winners! (Part 6)

  A new addition to the prestigious Animaltalk Top Dog Awards this year was an agility category, sponsored by Bravecto South Africa. These super-quick canine achievers were recognised in three categories: small, medium and large. Winner: Medium Lindsay King and ...

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Part 27 – Smelling the roses

I so wish I could post all my photos for you guys to see. I’m having so much fun at home and everywhere I go. So I try my best to choose the best ones. It’s really hard sometimes. We have ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet the agility winners! (Part 5)

A new addition to the prestigious Animaltalk Top Dog Awards this year was an agility category, sponsored by Bravecto South Africa. These super-quick canine achievers were recognised in three categories: small, medium and large. Second place: medium How adorable is ...

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Meet South Africa’s top show dogs

Bandit, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is co-owned and loved by Prof. Eurika van Heerden and Lourens ten Napel. Bandit, also known as the white dog, has set the bar for Staffords to follow from being a rescued dog at the age ...

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Dog food – how to choose the right one

We all know that to avoid conflict, there are certain topics that are better to just avoid. Lately, the question of what is best to feed our pets has become one of those topics – hardly surprising considering the huge ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet the agility winners! (part 4)

A new addition to the prestigious Animaltalk Top Dog Awards this year was an agility category, sponsored by Bravecto South Africa. These super-quick canine achievers were recognised in three categories: small, medium and large. Third place: medium Taryn Murphy and ...

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Part 26 – Meeting the cows!

So the most important part of our training as puppies is socialisation. And Mom thought meeting cows would be just perfect! She told me that we were going to a farm and I would meet cows and chickens and bunnies ...

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Part 25 – Some pictures from home

As I’ve said before, the shell filled with water is one of Anja’s favourite things. Here Anja, Emily and I are all getting our ears wet. Anja and Emily love to play, and I tried to join in. I’m a ...

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Adoption 101 – The start of a journey

Herewith I would like to invite you, the reader, on a very special journey with me. The journey of adoption. The time has come to welcome another doggy into my home, and as some people might find adoption a bit ...

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