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Get a Dog!

If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life. (Roger A. Caras) Bella, the fluff-bucket is in doggie hospital as I write this. She woke up this morning very wobbly and unable to walk. A far cry from…

April 3, 2014
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Dogs Lifestyle

A Very Doggie Christmas…

It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal. (John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog) Bella turns 9 on Christmas day. That’s 9 in human years. In dog years, she’s 63.…

December 10, 2013
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Dogs Reviews

The Perfect Gift for Dog Lovers – ‘Quake Dogs’

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. (Dwight D. Eisenhower) ‘Quake Dogs’ will make you melt… At 12.51pm on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake severely damaged New Zealand’s second-largest city of Christchurch, killing 185 people.…

October 29, 2013
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Design Dogs

M.Pup – Designing for You AND Your Four-legged Companion

I just love dogs, and there really is no better companion than an animal. (Rita Rudner) I know this blog is called This Sydney Life. And, I know I said I would be focusing on Australasian stuff. But, I saw this wonderful couch by Korean design-house M.Pup and I just loved it. It made…

October 4, 2013
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Australia Dogs Sydney

NOT the Australian Garden Show Sydney…

A good friend won two tickets to the Australian Garden Show Sydney. Small problem. She lives in Auckland. So, she sent me the tickets. Lovely girl… I was all set to visit the show yesterday. And, to tell you all about how fabulous it is. And, how you should go down to Centennial Park…

September 7, 2013
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Dogs Lifestyle

I Like Dogs…

I like dogs Big dogs, Little dogs Fat dogs, Doggy dogs Old dogs, Puppy dogs I like dogs A dog that is barking over the hill A dog that is dreaming very still A dog that is running wherever he will I like dogs (Margaret Wise Brown, ‘The Friendly Book’) A person can learn a lot from…

July 25, 2013
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Dogs Sydney Lifestyle

Sydney Walks – Spit Bridge to Manly (kind of…)

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is. (Ellen Degeneres) There are some great walks in Sydney. Possibly the most well-known is the Bondi to Coogee coast walk, and certainly its…

April 17, 2013
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Christmas Haircut Time at Casa TSL…

When I was a child in New Zealand, I always knew Christmas was only a few sleeps away because my Dad would get his ‘Christmas haircut‘. The Christmas haircut was a super-short, low maintenance number which was more convenient for boating and swimming and other summer pursuits. Today, Bella received her Christmas haircut. We…

December 19, 2012
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Marc Gafen – PhoDOGrapher

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.(Anatole France) In case you haven’t worked it out yet, Bella the poodle is part of our wee family here in Sydney. She is much loved (and she knows it). I’m thinking she deserves a spot of her own on the photo…

November 23, 2012
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Dog Wisdom IV

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I’m a dog. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There’s so little hope for advancement. (Charles M. Schulz)  …

October 30, 2012
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