It’s the first day of Autumn – which means more leaves for me to play in! Yippee!
The 2015 Melbourne Pet & Animal Expo is on at the Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday 28 Feb 2015 – Sunday 1 Mar 2015.
For more info visit http://www.emsaust.com.au
With the Academy Awards on, we think these guys give the nominees a run for their money!
1. Uggie, a scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier from 2011 winning film “The Artist” triggered a social media campaign to award the dog. He walked empty-pawed from the Oscars and later the British Academy of Film and Television Arts also rejected him because ”his unique motivation as an actor was sausages…” In 2012 however, he became the first dog in history to have his paws imprinted in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Yay!
2. If Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris could be a dog, he’d be a Basenji “Because they don’t bark – they laugh”. They’ve even been know to, er, Yodel…
3. Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Patricia Arquette ‘earned less money than her dog walker’ for her appearance in Boyhood.
4. Best Actor Nominee Bradley Cooper owns a rescue dog called Charlotte. His chow/retriever mix, was found wandering the streets of Compton, LA. “She has no bottom teeth,” says Cooper. ”She’s a little toughie”.
5. Last years Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres is part owner in a natural pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets.
In anticipation of the 2015 Academy Awards we started thinking about what our favourite dog movie was. We discovered there were a lot more than we originally thought- there’s hundreds of movies starring dogs! What’s your favourite?
Launching this month is Sydney-based illustrator Felicity Gardner’s new picture book, The Complete Guide to a Dog’s Best Friend.
The book is told from the perspective of an older, wiser dog who provides advice to puppies about how to be a pet. This is the perfect book for dog-lovers and for families introducing a pet to young children. Dog-lovers will laugh with recognition at the funny antics justified by the older dog as ‘being helpful’.
Felicity Gardner’s work has appeared in magazines, advertisements and exhibitions. She is the illustrator of Where’s My Potty, Snowy and Snuffles and My Grumpy Day.
She and her husband David West, a kindergarten teacher, collaborated on The Complete Guide to a Dog’s Best Friend. The book launch is set to be on 25 February. For more details visit the event website.