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Flying with Pets


Flying with dogs can be an emotional experience…. You think about it for many days before the flight. It weighs heavily on your mind from the time you book the tickets. How will your four legged family members cope with the stress of being in a kennel in a lonely cargo hold away from you? …

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5 Reasons NOT to Gift a Pet this Christmas

With Christmas a mere 9 days away, we felt we needed to list the many reasons why you should NOT gift a pet of any kind over the holidays. Gifting someone with a 10 to 20 year commitment is not something anyone should do on impulse. It’s rare for people to plan well in advance …

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Home Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

Home Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners “On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: three ailing dogs, two sick cats and a bill with a huge vet fee.” Sadly, these alternative lyrics to the Twelve Days of Christmas offer an all too common scenario, one that you, as a pet …

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National Take A Hike Day- November 17th


NATIONAL “TAKE A HIKE DAY” National Take a Hike day has become an annual tradition and is celebrated on November 17th. With so many beautiful trails on our spectacular Sunshine Coast, there is no lack of opportunity to take a hike. Hiking is something that really helps to rebuild our connection with nature, and helps …

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The Unusual Animals of War….part 1

Since prehistoric times, humans have enlisted animals to help in their war fight. As an example, over 16 million animals were used for a multitude of reasons during World War 1. Some of the traditional animals that served alongside soldiers were dogs, horses, donkeys and even goats. What you may be surprised to learn, is …

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The Day Winston Churchill Saved the War Horses

Sir Winston- Leonard-Spencer Churchill (30th Nov- 1874 -24 Jan. 1965). Sir Winston Churchill was a British Politician, Army Officer, writer and Prime minister, but did you know that he was also a major contributor to the safe return of thousands of horses after the First World War? During the First World War, British military were …

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The Purple Poppy – Remembering the animal victims of war


As Remembrance Day approaches, please remember the animals too… Each year, on November 11th, we take a moment of silence, to remember our fallen soldiers. Since 1921, the traditional red poppy – the Remembrance Day flower, has been worn to show a sign of respect for people lost in military conflict. The purple poppy… Did …

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Our Summertime Fun Contest Winner!!

We had a great Summer Fun Contest! We are delighted to say that Karen Waters was the Winner!! Karen won 4 GREAT PRIZES Valued at Over $300! Our Special Prize Package in August 2018 featured the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts! The Prizes were: 1) A Full Day Pass for 2 to The …

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