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  1. Three Feet from Devotion

    I'm sorry Tikira, my condolences on the loss of your beautiful girl.
  2. Goodbye my Lovely Miss Bindi girl xxx

    I'm sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl, R.I.P. Bindi.
  3. Spot on Dogs eye

    My Lab girl had a spot in her eye that turned out to be a cyst. I took her to Animal Eye Care in Malvern who were very thorough. Her's was related to ageing though so I am not suggesting it is the same issue. I recommend them for a specialist's opinion if it is not too far for you, they were so thorough. https://www.animaleyecare.com.au/
  4. Words don't come easy

    My condolences Sandgrubber for your loss. RIP Jarrah.
  5. Wonderful news, I’m so happy for you all Fred, yay!
  6. I'm sorry to hear about Agatha Fred. Could it be worth posting her on pages like this one. I know there are members on there who actively check other lost and found pets pages. There was a dog lost in Coburg recently that turned up in Morwell because someone picked it up and was travelling. This is a link to one I know, maybe message the admin and ask if it would be ok to share about her there. I hope she is found safe and well real soon. https://www.facebook.com/groups/LostPetsNorthernSuburbsMelbourneAustralia/ Edited for grammar!
  7. Goodbye my gorgeous girl

    I'm sorry for your loss Animal House, such a beautiful girl. RIP Minty.
  8. A strange puppy Tale. (Not tail)

    Also be aware that some human foods are dangerous for dogs. I only mention it because you say you are a newbie to having pets. Avocado or grapes for instance can be toxic for dogs. A lot comes up on google; this is a page I found on a random search. https://www.battersea.org.uk/pet-advice/dog-care-advice/toxic-food-dogs I hope Tuffy continues to improve and has a long and happy life.
  9. Bye Bye Button

    I'm sorry for you loss Bron 357, Button was such a beautiful girl. Sending lots of love. She was a very special girl, every dog is I reckon. She will stay in your heart forever, they can dig holes like that. Thanks for sharing and take care. <3
  10. The Story Behind the Good Karma Networks

    I just realised I still had the page open, so can post it. Sorry some of the formatting might be a bit clumsy. Facebook’s Good Karma Effect network: founder Amy Churchouse hopes to spread it to workplaces Rachel Clayton, Moonee Valley Leader August 24, 2018 12:00am AMY Churchouse’s high-pressure job drove her to the brink of a mental breakdown. But she turned that struggle into success, with the Facebook support group she founded now with a national network.At least 38 Good Karma Network Facebook pages are bringing Australian neighbourhoods together thanks to Kiwi expat Amy Churchouse, who now wants to take her problem-solving network into stressed-out workplaces. The 39-year-old launched the network in April 2016 after quitting her job as at vet. Ms Churchouse was under no illusion that her chosen profession took a mental toll, with some of the highest rates of suicide of any job. “After two years I was just about broken,” Ms Churchouse said. “There was a huge part of me that wasn’t being valued in that job. I was trading all of me for $56,000 a year and wanting to drink a bottle of wine a night just to deal with it. “There are a lot of people who feel like that with the same story, lots of people wasting themselves and what they have to offer because they’re trading their wellbeing for money. Founder Amy Churchouse with Stephanie Johnston, who used the Kensington page to find work. The Kensington Good Karma network was the first of its kind, with four core principles; no selling, no advertising, no negativity and no asking without giving in return. “I wanted to create somewhere for people in the community to ask for help from their neighbours and for us to make each other’s lives easier and to know when someone is struggling,” Ms Churchouse said. “We are the most privileged people on the planet but life is not easy. We have to find a way to pay for everything to solve our problems and it’s a struggle.” Ms Churchouse vehemently believes most people live in fear of not living up to the perfect expectation presented everyday on social media. “We pretend everything is fine on social media when we are all struggling with something, and we need to be real about what we’re struggling with,” she said. “When we open up and start being vulnerable, you’d be surprised at how many amazing people are out there. That became visible in the good karma group.” After nine months the Kensington Good Karma Network group grew to 2500 members. People from around Australia contacted Ms Churchouse asking how to start their own page. There are now 38 networks across Australia with at least 35,000 members. Kensington resident Stephanie Johnston sought the help of members on the group when the company she worked for went into liquidation four months ago. “It was quiet a traumatic week, my anxiety peaked and I wasn’t sure how quickly I could find a job again, especially when there was 100 of us which lost work at the same time,” she said. She woke early on a Saturday morning and wrote a message on the Kensington Good Karma Network page about her current struggle to secure work and her desire to expand her sewing skills. Ms Johnston asked the group whether anyone had any sewing jobs. “Within minutes I received messages from people who had sewing requirements which they were willing to send my way,” she said. “The scale of the work is increasing which is wonderful, and I’m still happy to complete the small jobs as well.” Ms Churchouse said Ms Johnston’s story is exactly what the page is about. “The design of the group comes back to people taking responsibility for themselves and being authentic and honest about the challenges they are facing,” she said. The founder now wants to start good karma networks within organisations, such as banks and financial institutions, which have been plagued by a toxic culture exposed in the banking royal commission. “Problem solving together builds a big connection and there’s a great opportunity for us to move into organisations like banks so employees can connect with each other,” she said. Another article about the same person, though they don't mention the former vet part so much. https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/amy-churchouse-taking-responsibility-for-how-we-engage-with-the-world-starts-locally-20170712- And a segment from The Project gx9pna.htmlhttps://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-9/the-woman-bringing-good-karma-to-aussie-neighbourhoods
  11. The Story Behind the Good Karma Networks

    It's the Herald Sun Perse, you only get to read so many articles a week from that media group and then they pay-wall them. I'll try and post the whole article when I can access it again. The GKN founder was a vet hence why I thought it might be of interest here.
  12. A story of a former vet, Amy Churchouse who found the job too hard for her. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north-west/facebooks-good-karma-effect-network-founder-hopes-to-spread-it-to-workplaces/news-story/f226bfa14fe171529ed7380937718c56
  13. What a gorgeous girl. From my experience with Lort Smith you can be confident they'll find her the best home because they are very thorough with their screening for the adoption process. Best wishes for Gina.
  14. Oscar

    I'm sorry for your loss Mad about Oscar, Rest in Peace sweet boy.
  15. Lulu

    I'm sorry for your loss Woof, such a sweet girl. RIP Lulu.