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Trail Blazing with Ryan and Thandi

How amazing would it be to wake up on another continent, looking up at a sky speckled with stars that are unfamiliar to you? Stretching and yawning, while drinking your coffee, and amazed at the opportunity to be where you are. It sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Well, this is the upside of being an ultra-trail runner, there’s always a new adventure waiting. Then the hard work starts!  From here, you

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Dogzcool Tricks and Treat – By Lloyd Bristow

I’m going to tell you a story. Perhaps even a story within a story. It was back in my school days. I recall going to my mother one day and telling her, in a very excited tone, that I had heard about a place in town that trains dogs, and I asked her if I may go there.   Well, my mother answered, “Yes,” which was followed by a moment

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8 things your dog wants you to know about getting into shape

Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight is important for health. In fact, research has shown that a 30-minute walk (and it doesn’t have to be high-energy) three times a week is good for blood pressure, joints, digestive function, and sense of well-being – for you and your dog.   Make sure I’m up for it I’d love to do some exercise – us dogs are built to move and it’s

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Travelling With Your Pet

Mere domestic animals to some, an integral part of the family to others – when it comes to  security and comfort, there is no place like home for your pets. This is why changes to unfamiliar environments are traumatic for our furry friends.   Colleen Clackworthy from Pet Travel, South Africa, shares some useful hints on alleviating the stress levels of all  parties concerned. Any pet owner can vouch for the

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Fascinating Aardwolf Facts

The aardwolves belong to the sub-family Hyaeninae and its scientific name is Proteles cristatus. Despite its name, the aardwolf is a member of the hyena

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Francois on family + fame

Balancing the demands of a flourishing music career with the responsibilities of family life is a delicate art that South African pop/rock sensation Francois van

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Fascinating Grasshopper Facts

Grasshoppers and Locust belong to the order Orthoptera, which also includes crickets and katydids. Locusts are actually species of short-horned grasshoppers. Grasshoppers existed long before

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Pets Need a Break too

BY BRIAN BERKMAN Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued

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Pets Need a Break too

BY BRIAN BERKMAN Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued

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Fascinating Orca Facts

The scientific name for killer whales is Orcinus orca. “Orcas” and “killer whales” both refer to the same species of marine mammals. “Orcas” is a

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Fascinating Baboon Facts

Baboons are primates and are native to Africa. They belong to the genus Papio and are known for their distinctive appearance and complex social structures.

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Awe – Inspiring Arnold

A Tale of Resilience and Redemption There is nothing more inspiring than the will-power of an animal. The love they give and the forgiveness they

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