Local doggy park & why it’s great?
Landcox Park is a lovely, small and cosy park in Brighton East. It’s full of trees, beautiful birds and a small lake. It’s a very relaxing place, perfect to walk the dogs as it has lots of space to play with them.
Your childhood dog’s name & breed?
“Tife” was a Poodle, I got him when I was 5 years old.
What one life lesson could humans learn from dogs?
Forgiveness is definitely a lesson we could learn from dogs. It doesn’t matter how irritated or angry we might get when they do something wrong or if we make mistakes when dealing with them, they will forgive almost instantly. They keep loving us and ask for a cuddle just a few minutes later.
“It’s a dog’s life” because…
it’s full of naps, food, walks and cuddles!
Best thing about minding?
Being able to spend time with lovely dogs, going for walks and feeling loved. It is invigorating for me, as I used to have my dog around me all day back in my home Country and minding gives me the opportunity to receive the same affection from other dogs.
If you could be any celebrity’s dog for a day who would it be?
[Brazilian Supermodel] Gisele Bündchen’s rescue dog
What did a dog last do to make you smile?
The second time I went to walk a dog I just started looking after, she clearly remembered me and got very excited! That put a big smile on my face.
Tell us a short doggy tale?
When I went back to my home Country to visit my family after two years living in Australia, I was afraid my little girl Nina would not recognise me, but when she saw me she cried very loud and jumped all over me, she was very excited! The whole month that I spent there she became a “velcro-dog”, following me around and crying, asking me to allow her to jump up on my lap all the time, as if trying to compensate for the time we were apart from each other. Of course it was really hard to say goodbye to Nina again, especially with her sleeping on my suitcase.
Marjorie is a dog walker and pet sitter based at Brighton East in Melbourne. View her profile here.