Name time

Hello everybody,
I realised I had forgotten to update you when my brother and his fiancee named their rabbit (I’ve added the name to the post now) but they’ve called her Luna.
I wonder how long it would have taken them to name her if I hadn’t nagged…and my mum kept suggesting Luna as a name (and they couldn’t agree on anything else).

Have you taken a long time to name a pet? Are you trialing names right now? Have you and your family/partner argued over a name and are all too stubborn to compromise? I’d love to hear about it.

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Adopting an ex-racing greyhound

When considering adopting a new furry family member, not many people think about ex-racing greyhounds. Ex-racer greyhounds require loving homes to be adopted into, same as any animal from a pet store, breeder or adoption centre. When asked about a greyhound’s temperament, dog behaviourist Tammy Mathers said ‘greyhounds are a very loving breed…’their temperaments are extremely friendly, gentle and calm, with a bit of a reputation of being couch potatoes’.

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Ex-racer, Billy (shown above) was retired at the very young age of two as he was a terrible racer and was given to the Greyhound Adoption Centre (GAP). Animal lover Janelle Fisher adopted Billy in a heartbeat and when asked why, she said ‘there are so many ex-racers out there that need homes…greyhounds are the sweetest dogs [so] it was a no-brainer to adopt one’. She was extremely enthusiastic about adopting another greyhound in the future and for other people to adopt them as well. Mathers states that GAP is the best place for adoption as they do temperament tests so the future owners know that their greyhound will be a loving part of the family.

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Both Mathers and Fisher both strongly recommend the adoption of greyhounds, specifically ex-racers and Mathers offered her professional opinion for those who were still unsure ‘like any breed of dog, consideration should be given to available time for training and exercise’ she said ‘[they] can be challenging to train, particularly the “sit” command’, however, she states they are generally couch potatoes so they’re ‘better suited to being indoors with the family rather than outdoor pets’. Yet, she advises that due to ex-racers having limited socialization and the instinct to chase movement ‘caution should be taken if there are cats and/or small animals in the home [however] greyhounds make a lovely pet, and can suit both quiet and active homes’.

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So, why not think about adoption or even visit the GAP website and you might even fall in love with your next four-legged family member.

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http://gap.grv.org.au/

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Sleepy time

Hi everyone :),
I was going through the photos on my phone (there’s a lot and about 99% of them are of the animals) and I thought why not show you all some old photos I have of the animals sleeping
Excuse the bad quality in some of them as they are just through my phones camera and enjoy anyway 🙂 🙂

New furry niece

Hi guys, Thought you’d love to know that my older brother and his fiancee bought a 4 month old rabbit the other day to add to their furry family (including 2 rats named Spazzy and Lovebutt and a few guppies) but unfortunately she has no name yet. I am impatiently waiting for her to be named and keep making suggestions for them, any ideas you might have? She’s adorable anyways 🙂 Stay happy guys

**UPDATE** her name is Luna

Meet (most of) my furry family

What about your furry families?

I’ve introduced you to my furry family (photos are on the way I promise) why not introduce me to yours. I’d love to hear about your furry (or feathered or scaly or hairy or any other type) families and what they get up to and I’d love to see pictures of them.
Animals are amazing to have in your life and make live a much happier place when you look after them and they look after you.

Stay happy guys 🙂 🙂

Meet my family

Hello, I thought you would like to meet my furry family.
Let’s see…I have:
Three cats named Salem, Garfield and Dinah
A Labrador dog named Jessie
Two rabbits named Daisy and Kiwi
Three guinea pigs named Dexter, Gizmo, and Smudge
Three chickens and a duck named Burrito, Taco, Chicken Little, and Skye
A ferret named Sid
A few fish of various breeds including a fighting fish and a black ghost knife fish (in separate tanks of course)
And finally: five adult stick insects, one of which is a spiny stick insect.
Sounds like a lot but the house and backyard aren’t crowded. And pets are very entertaining to have.