Valentino comes to live

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Around three months ago, I received a text message from the Breader that I got our precious girl from asking if I was interested in adopting Nanook’s little brother.
I had kept in touch with her and we were always planning on getting another so Nanook had company.
He is a year and a half old and needed a new home as his current family could not keep him any more. They contacted her in the hopes that she could find a new home for him.
Without even meeting him we said yes, now I know what you are thinking who adopts a dog they have never meet. Well it’s a fair question as I had no idea of his personality, what condition he was in, or if he had any health problems.
The day We picked him up he was matted from head to toe, he was yellow instead of white, he had not been wormed since he was a puppy and he weighed in at a shocking 7.9kg very large for a Maltese x Cavalier King Charles.
We had a lot of work to do, and we were more than willing to work with him.
he now weighs 6.3kg gets the same raw diet that Nanook gets, he has learned how to play with toys and Nanook.
How to sit, lye down, wait and leave it, he goes to the office, he comes to Tafe with me, and even meet the guinea pig and the rabbit.
He is a very sweet little boy that I feel privileged to have in my life.

New edition

I went to a rabbit retreat with Tafe a few weeks ago, well of course in fell in love with a beautiful boy who had been rescued 9 months earlier. After spending 40min holding him, brushing him and cutting his nails I find out that this boy had had so many people want to adopt him but he would not allow anyone to touch him or pick him up.
From there my heart melted and a spoke with my partner and decided to bring him home.
His name is Loki.

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Cockatoo in Flight

I was wandering around my little town of Upwey looking for shots, when i came across these beautiful Cockatoo’s that were flying around the trees. 

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I managed to shoot continuously and get these 7 amazing shots. 

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I hope you enjoy them as much as i do.

 

A Trip to the Dog Park

Nanook, My black and white little fluffy dog being the social butterfly she is loves to go to the dog park, she loves playing with the other dogs but most of all she loves to meet new people and steal all the attention.  4 photos this time.

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Peek-A-Boo

i don't like my photo being taken.

i don’t like my photo being taken.

Husky ambush, There is food here

Husky ambush, There is food here

Mum can i go play

Mum can i go play

Dogs as Healers

My Name is Justine, I’m 31 years old i have never really known what i have wanted to do with my life until recently.

About 2 years ago i went through a very bad period in my life i was very unhappy diagnosed depression, anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder and then bipolar. Doctors just kept adding medications for me to take daily and another name that i didn’t understand and really didn’t want to understand. I had lost many people in my life including my brother 2 years before and i had to play the rock, the strong one in my family and kept everyone else safe.

Then i got sick, i was on very strong pain killers and told i was on a waiting list for surgery a waiting list that was three months long, I lost my job because of the pain medication that i had no choice but to take, so now i was unemployed, in pain everyday and unable to do anything about it. One day while lying in bed looking on gumtree i came across a litter of puppy’s being advertised, they were so little and so cute that i decided i wanted one. I scrimp together enough cash that i could put down a deposit for one of these beautiful puppies and 7 weeks later i went to pick her up. she was so small she could fit in the palms of my hands and was black and white i named her Nanook. A couple of weeks before i was to pick her up i was directed to The Dog Whisperer- Cesar Millan by my boyfriends dad so i began watching that and i came up with training ideas, tips, and procedures. To my astonishment they worked very quickly and very well, she responded so easily i guess it was because she understood me and i understood her, she brought a smile to my face even though i was still in agony and still on a waiting list i had something that counted on me, i had to feed her, i had to train her, i had to love her.

That right there is where i learned what i want to do with my life, i want to work with animals, i want to work with people, these two put together brought me back to life, i realised i had been dead inside for so long and that her love and the love i felt for her was beyond anything i had felt up until then. I had my surgery recovered and continued to work with Nanook and we continued our success. she is now almost 2 and very well behaved, we get comments all the time because of how lovely she is and how well trained she is. My goal for the future is to train her as what they call a mind dog, a therapy dog not just for sick people in hospitals but for Psychiatric patients as well. Nanook saved my life by coming into it when she did; she was the best decision i ever made.

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