Life with Dogs

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Dogs Prayer

Thank you, God, for the food we eat Today we ask for savory meat Tasty sausages and honey ham A bowl of vegies with gravy lamb   A BBQ wouldn’t go astray We promise to be good all day Even quiche with extra cheese Remember to leave out the peas   Lastly, we wish for […]

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Dog waits in and out of shadows. Dog dives around chairs and feet. Dog looks for the spill of hands. Dog sings the Ballad of Less and More. Dog sleeps with one eye open. Dog’s life isn’t negotiable. Dog circles moons of language. Dog barks for homecomings. Dog is a name away. Remember you can’t […]

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Winning Selfie A Poem By Jeanie Axton

Jeanie Axton lives with her husband Nick, her dog and cat and three chickens in the beautiful South East of South Australian Mt Gambier, famously known for its Blue Lake. A secondary teacher at a local Lutheran College, Jeanie has been dabbling in the area of children nonsense poems for many years. She expresses the […]

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Mr Opportunist Poem Jeanie Axton

Mr Opportunist His eyes sharp and steady Doesn’t miss a single beat Always on the ready Laying on the front lawn Pretending he’s asleep But ones eyes slightly open He has a little peep A garage door left open A cat will lose her food Up the street she chases him Hey Mr “Your very […]

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When Roma Met Daisy   When Roma met Daisy she spun around with joy Is this the new puppy or the latest doggy toy?   When Roma met Daisy The little black mutt She licked her face Then sniffed her butt   When Roma met Daisy Daisy said ”It’s now all about me” Right there […]

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Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

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Life is Better with my Dog

On August 31st, 2018

This issue, we speak to animal behaviour expert Laura Vissaritis about her relationship with her gorgeous pooch, Chester. I remember the first time I saw my pet. It was seven years ago. I had just moved into a place with a larger yard and had an overwhelming urge to welcome a dog into my life. […]

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Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

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Chihuahuas are like potato chips

Two little Chihuahua’s

On August 27th, 2018

Two little Chihuahua’s Nellie and Anne Traveling around Australia in a RV van Two little Chihuahua’s sit on camp chairs Human companions have to sit elsewhere Two little Chihuahua’s guarding the van Yapping to strangers “I’ve been everywhere man” Two little Chihuahua’s sleep on the bed A pillow for each to rest their head Two […]

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Travelling With Pets

The Publisher of Travelling With Pets on Australia’s East Coast 4th Edition, Woodslane Press, is offering Dogs Life readers a special discount of 20% and will donate $1 from each book sold through this promotion to the RSPCA! The new edition of Travelling With Pets on Australia’s East Coast is out now. Author Carla Francis has supported the RSPCA since […]

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When Grandma comes to stay When Grandma comes to stay Bringing dog biscuits in her car Parking in the driveway I bark a hearty Hoorah   When Grandma comes to stay I get to sit on her chair While she does her knitting She’s not fussed about the hair   When Grandma comes to stay […]

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Planet of the Dogs Reverse our worlds and you will see That you dear human can learn from me   A few simple commands will have it down pat Human Obedience class get it right get a pat   Here’s our training my faithful friend Planned by me from start to end   Command 1: […]

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