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Lee Thompson Loving Life With Grace

When The Bachelor landed on South African shores, the whole country was on the edge of its seats to see who the lucky man was who would be spending time with 24 beautiful ladies, hand-picked to fit his personality and lifestyle. Viewers were glued to their screens, episode after episode, completely entrenched in the drama that is one of reality television’s most popular franchises. Unfortunately, television isn’t always the accurate

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Top Tips For Raising Well-Mannered Fur Kids

BY: BRYONY VAN NIEKERK You know that moment when there is a knock on your door, you calmly go and open it, your guest comes inside freely, you greet each other and have a conversation all while your dog sits patiently, wagging their tail? Or how about when you sit down to eat your dinner and you don’t have this creepy feeling of being watched? Oh, you don’t? Well neither

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Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists on joining them. I take it all back. Julie’s favourite place in the universe is not Pringle Bay, not the Sea Point beachfront nor even the Hermanus cliff path. Her favourite place in the universe, so far anyway, is a balcony overlooking the Poort, on

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Fascinating Weasel Facts

The The African striped weasel is a type of weasel that belongs to class Mammalia, family Mustelidae, and genus Poecilogale. There are approximately seventeen extant species of the weasel family, which include species of ferrets and polecats, as well as the mink and the ermine. The African striped weasel is also known as “Muishond”. African striped weasels inhabit much of Africa south of the equator, and can be found in

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Fascinating Koi Facts

The koi fish’s popularity is increasing daily due to its gorgeous colour patterns, and that they are easy to care for. A koi is a freshwater fish of the cyprinidae family and belongs to the actinopterygii class of animals. Koi fish are descendants of the hardy carp and can be found all around the world. Goldfish and koi fish are distant cousins, as they are both descended from the carp.

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All about Rolo Rescue + the Road so far

So you’re probably wondering how we ended up here. Let me tell you. We often get asked about the origin of the magazine and when I’ll be on the cover. While it’s been quite the adventure and we’ve achieved so much, it took me forever to decide if I should write this article. You see, while many people would love to be a cover feature on a magazine, I usually

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Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists on joining them. The three Home Suites Hotels, The Bristol in Rosebank, Johannesburg, The Quarter in De Waterkant and, the most recently opened one in Sea Point, provide a top-notch luxury guest experience and they are all pet friendly. Since Julie has joined our family,

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Top Tips For Introducing A New Pet To The Pack

Some of you might be surprised to know that I, in fact, have a multi-pet household made up of 5 cats and 2 dogs. One could even say I am more Cat than Dog Mom (blame the last 2 years of lockdown, which resulted in 2 kitten foster fails). We also regularly foster kittens that we take from feral colonies that form part of our TNR (trap, neuter, release) programme.

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Top Tips For A Stress-Free Vet Visit

Going to the vet is no fun for anyone. It is as if your pets can sense what is about to happen, and chaos ensues – wrestling your dog into the car, trying to coax your cat from under the bed and then the real interesting part; trying to get them into the carrier. All these raises both your and your pet’s stress levels, and you haven’t even made it

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Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists on joining them. Although many hotels are now realizing that people want to travel with their pets whenever possible, the Radisson RED at the V&A Waterfront in South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town, decided this would be a singular part of their identity from the

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2022 Cover Model Lady

I named her Lady after the kitten I couldn’t keep as a child. They say, you don’t choose a cat, the cat chooses you. This rings true more often than you can imagine. Cats are funny little creatures. I don’t mean “ha ha” funny, although their antics may sometimes merit a smile or a giggle. What I am trying to say is that cats are odd and unpredictable – completely

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Fascinating Giraffe Facts

The scientific name for a giraffe is Giraffa camelopardalis, and it comes from the ancient Greeks’ belief that it looked like a camel wearing a leopard’s coat. There are four distinct species of giraffe – the Masai Giraffe (Giraffa tippelskirchi), the Southern Giraffe (Giraffa giraffa), the Northern Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and the Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa reticulata). Giraffes are found in the dry savannahs of Africa, where they roam among the

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Top Tips For Keeping Fidgety Fidos Busy

Don’t get me wrong, I have loved being able to spend more quality time with the pets, but it has come with its own set of challenges. Every morning without fail, as I sit down at my desk, Oliver will come and bring me a toy to entice me to play with him. If, on the rare occasion, I ignore him, he will get up to mischief, steal something he

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Fascinating Gecko Facts

There are over 1,000 species of geckos and they all possess some similarities, including a short stout body, a large head and, typically, well-developed limbs. Geckos are found on every continent except Antarctica. They are mostly found in warm climates and have adapted to habitat ranges from rain forests and jungles, mountains, grasslands and even deserts. Geckos can vary greatly in length, with some of the smallest species that are

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Stephanie On Mila + Movement And Motivation

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and carry on doing what you love, what you are good at and what you want to do. Enter Stephanie Stander! Just like everyone else, and Stephanie as well, I’m sure, I was ill prepared when COVID 19 struck. I dare say I was in complete denial. We had booked a holiday in Zanzibar, spent about 3 days abroad and then got a message

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Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists on joining them. An upmarket and fully versatile property which can be used as a weekend getaway, or an extended vacation for the whole family After adopting Julie into their forever home, luxury-travel writer, BRIAN BERKMAN, and husband, JP, don’t want to leave home without

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Top Tips for house Training your puppy

‘Get a puppy’, they said. ‘It will be fun’, they said. Pffft, whoever ‘they’ are clearly never had to deal with a little shark-toothed monster. We recently adopted a little mix breed (and I use the term “little” very loosely. He has grown way more than we ever expected!), and while it has been very rewarding, it is extremely trying at times. One of the biggest challenges that you will

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Fascinating Rat facts

Rats are known as being social and affectionate animals. They enjoy the company of other rats, while domestic rats love being with humans. Rats are mammals, referred to as “rodents”, because they belong to the scientific order of Rodentia. Rodents can be described as a group of small, non-flying mammals with large, sharp front teeth. There are over 52 species of rats that have been discovered. Some rats live in

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Msizi James Sprinkling Kindness Like Confetti

PetPrints chatted to Msizi about his successful career, joy for helping others, and, of course, Nala and Frankie, the two adorable dogs he shares with fiancée Angela. Every now and then, if you’re really lucky, you get to talk with someone so crackling with energy that they inspire you to take on the world. Msizi James is such a person and it is this joie de vivre that has led

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Celebrating Life with Zoë and Navy

“We know that from time to time, there arise among human beings, people who seem to exude love as naturally as the sun gives out heat.” Don’t you just love a birthday? You get to spend it with special people who enrich your life and bring you joy. Sure, there are mishaps on occasion, and you just turn another year older, but, ultimately, it is a celebration of life! Our

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Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists

Read More »

Fascinating Weasel Facts

The The African striped weasel is a type of weasel that belongs to class Mammalia, family Mustelidae, and genus Poecilogale. There are approximately seventeen extant

Read More »

Fascinating Koi Facts

The koi fish’s popularity is increasing daily due to its gorgeous colour patterns, and that they are easy to care for. A koi is a

Read More »

Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists

Read More »

Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists

Read More »

Fascinating Gecko Facts

There are over 1,000 species of geckos and they all possess some similarities, including a short stout body, a large head and, typically, well-developed limbs.

Read More »

Pets Need a Break too

Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued mixed-breed doggie-daughter insists

Read More »

Fascinating Rat facts

Rats are known as being social and affectionate animals. They enjoy the company of other rats, while domestic rats love being with humans. Rats are

Read More »
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