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Quality of life

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

Shy fashion model

By Rhonda Dredge Stevie is a shy whippet more at home snuggling into a couch than living in the limelight as a model. But in the last month she has been on the Today show and in the Herald Sun modelling a skivvy. She prefers a fashionable black when she’s at an art opening but

Italian for kisses

On a cold winter’s morning, CBD resident Roger Hersey is taking his two dogs Baci and Enzo on a walk through Flagstaff Gardens. Baci is Italian for “kisses”, he is the eldest of the two at 15 years, his younger brother Enzo is 13.  The two brothers are similar in size and share a similar

Melbourne’s happiest kids

By Rowan Webb  Most of us dread our Mondays, but for Melbourne’s happiest kids it’s another chance to explore the city. The young fur-children of Julia Fox, Tuppence and Nicol, can often be seen darting across the city’s parks in search of their next adventure.  With Tuppence being two years old and Nicol only 11

A very strong Chihuahua

By Kevin Jingga Jessica encountered her four-year-old pet Chihuahua Adriana by chance but once they met, she determined to do all she could to save her. The dog was obviously suffering terribly from a huge stomach hernia and the pet shop refused to pay for an operation. “When I met her, I do not want

He’s a big boy!

He’s a big boy By Niccola Anthony Named after the Argentinian revolutionary leader, Che Guevara is a five-year-old Great Dane Bullmastiff-cross with a spotted coat and bright blue eyes. But don’t be put off by his size or his steely demeanour, because this fierce-looking pup is gentle giant at heart. Che has been living in

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