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Bertie the “buffoon”

Bertie the “buffoon”

By Katie Johnson Eight-year-old Bertie is “chubby, gorgeous and a mummy’s boy” according to his owner Helen.  Named after the P.G. Wodehouse character Bertie Wooster, the rambunctious French bulldog lives up to his literary reputation of being a lovable goofball.    “The character is a bit of a buffoon, so I thought the name was

A match made in heaven

By Tamara Clark Two-and-a-half-year-old spoodle Charlie loves to play tug of war with his owner, Caitlyn. The pair are a “match made in heaven”, she told CBD News last month. They get along fantastically well because both of them are both big time explorers.  While Melbourne has always been home to Charlie, it hasn’t been

Keen to get back home

Will is waiting for his girlfriend outside the food store in Russell St and Hatchi is getting restless. The couple has driven in from Newport to do their grocery shopping. Will is working from home and Hatchi is getting more than one walk a day. So, the lively Japanese Spitz should be grateful. The lockdown

Bruno’s a fan of Flagstaff

By Tamara Clark Nine-month-old Cavoodle Bruno’s favourite hangout is right here in the CBD, according to his owner Yui.  While he doesn’t frequent a wide range of parks, Flagstaff Gardens is definitely one of his top picks. Yiu told CBD News that the duo enjoyed strolling through the park twice a day Bruno is Yui’s

Meet Mr Smith

By Nick Obst The walk home through Flagstaff Gardens is a highlight of Mr Smith’s day, according to Jenni. At 11 years old, the wirehaired dachshund has slowed down a bit, but Jenni said he still enjoyed getting out.  He’s not particularly boisterous though, and he’s very amenable to being picked up and having a

Sweet like chocolate

by Aphrodite Feros-Fooke “We have had her since she was six weeks old,” Jude said.  Jude is originally from England and moved to Melbourne with his family in 2007. Upon arriving they rescued Daisy, a golden retriever from the RSPCA at the ripe age of 15, and not long after decided to get a puppy. 

Quality of life

Jeff Richardson founded the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University almost three decades ago. Now he’s semi-retired and living in a renovated office building in the CBD. The building on the corner of Elizabeth and Collins streets, sometimes called “Cashmere on Collins”, is heritage listed. Jeff and his wife bought what was an office

Bosco’s silver lining

By Aphrodite Feros-Fooke An overcast Melbourne day was the perfect weather for Bosco, a seven-year-old Teacup Pomeranian, and Sam to enjoy Flagstaff Gardens.  “I like the cold and he prefers it. His fur is so dense that direct sun makes him tired,” Sam said.   Jetsetter Bosco moved from Perth eight months ago to live

From the bar to Benalla

By Edward McLeish Pacho is a big boy for a two-year old golden retriever, and his owner Anna O’Callaghan is about to treat him to a weekend at the family farm. Anna is a self-employed barrister and said after Pacho’s first day at the office, on a casual Friday, they’ll drive up to Benalla for

A multilingual dog

By Spencer Fowler Steen Meet Max, the multilingual golden retriever who many city workers know well.  Karen Zhou, who works locally at ANZ, has been minding Max, seven, for the past half-year while his owner is away in China. She walks him every day at Flagstaff Gardens where city workers nearby know him by name

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