Book review: How Stella Learned to Talk

Earlier this month the always fascinating podcast Ologies hosted Christina Hunger, a speech pathologist from California, and what she had to say about dog communication was inspiring! She had observed parallels between her young speech pathology patients and Stella the puppy’s communication to the point where she decided to begin her own communication experiments with … Read moreBook review: How Stella Learned to Talk

Book Review: In Defence of Dogs by John Bradshaw

If there was one way to sum up In Defence of Dogs it is this: Dogs are not wolves. If there was one more it would be that wolves are wildly misunderstood. It’s not necessarily an easy read as it’s heavy on the science, but anthrozoologist and author Dr John Bradshaw has a lot of … Read moreBook Review: In Defence of Dogs by John Bradshaw

Winter Wonders

Generally this time of year in Melbourne is associated with: Ugg boots Fireplaces Hearty meals Complaining about the cold Netflix, lots and lots of Netflix But! It’s also an amazing time of year for pet photography. The light is gorgeous, the grass is green and mist is pretty. Many dogs also find cooler temperatures more … Read moreWinter Wonders

Two Dog Tango

I’ve always been a one dog kinda gal. Me and my doggy, exploring the world together and then with my partner and step kids when they came along. I’d thought about a doggy pal for my old boy Caesar and even fostered dogs for rescues twice, but neither would have been suitable long term friends … Read moreTwo Dog Tango


On the 31st July 2017 we said goodbye to my beautiful old dog Caesar. He was so healthy for most of his 12 years, but his kidneys were just too tired to keep going. At first I thought we’d have a dogless period and enjoy some freedom before making a  commitment to another dog, but … Read moreDelilah