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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 Coke has mastered over the years. In a candid interview, Francois shares insights into how he navigates the ebbs and flows of fame while staying grounded in the warmth of family. When Francois agreed to do this interview, I was obviously beside myself. Not just

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Top Tips for dealing with pet parent guilt

by Bryony Van Niekerk Hello, my name is Bryony and I suffer from dog mom guilt. I feel guilty if we don’t go on a walk everyday (even if there is a literal flood). I feel guilty for leaving my dogs alone when I need to go out. I feel guilty for feeding them ‘junk food’ on occasion. I feel guilty for not being able to provide equal attention to

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The Best Training Treats for Your Dog

Healthy Options and Homemade Delights Training your dog is a rewarding experience, and using the right treats can make all the difference. Choosing healthy and delicious treats not only motivates your furry friend but also ensures their overall well-being. In this article, we’ll explore the best training treats for your dog, emphasizing the importance of health and providing you with some simple and nutritious homemade options. The Importance of Healthy

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Top Tips for making your garden pet friendly

Depending on where you are situated in the country, you are either still stuck in perpetual winter, just stepping into spring or gone straight into full blown summer (us Gauteng-a-lengs are melting!). Regardless, this is the time of year where you start to try and turn your brown crispy grass into a luscious green lawn and plant some beautiful seasonal flowers. Unfortunately though, what is good for your garden is

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Top Tips for Destressing your dog

We all know what stress is and how it affects us and those around us. The slow pace of Covid and the subsequent couple of years seems to be a thing of the past and life is back to normal and moving at a faster pace than ever before. Work is demanding, social events are in full swing, and it feels like there is never enough time in the day

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Top Tips for taking epic photos of your pet with the SAMAUNG Galaxy S23 Ultra

In the age of smartphones, capturing the joyful antics and endearing expressions of our beloved pets has become a cherished pastime. As technology continues to advance, the art of pet photography has reached new heights with the introduction of the Samsung S23 Ultra. Packed with an array of cutting-edge camera features, this device opens up a world of possibilities for pet owners looking to capture their furry companions in all

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Top Tips On What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing

BY: BRYONY VAN NIEKERK It’s 21:00 on 2 October 2022 and I get a message from our pet sitter: Harri (our disabled cat who never leaves the property) is missing. They can’t find her anywhere. Immediately, every worst-case scenario flood into my mind and I feel absolutely powerless. Never mind the fact that it’s pitch-black outside and the chances of spotting my mostly black and white cat is slim, but

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Pets + Pancreatitis

Your canine companion had a field day in the rubbish bin and now they’re literally sick as a dog – throwing up, nursing an aching tummy, and feeling very sorry for themselves. Probably just indigestion from their naughty overindulgence, you think. But what if it’s more than that? Your furry friend could be suffering from pancreatitis – and that’s no joke. In fact, it could be deadly. We spoke to

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Top Tips for making your kids dog savvy and vice versa

BY: BRYONY VAN NIEKERK There are two types of children: those who launch themselves with open arms at every dog they see, and those who cower and run away from anything with four legs. I definitely fell into the former category. Every dog, cat, horse, or pig, I approached with all the excitement in the world. It never occurred to me that not all animals are friendly or want to

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Top Tips For Keeping Your Pets Water Safe

BY: BRYONY VAN NIEKERK Woohoo, spring has officially sprung! I don’t know about you, but for me winter this year was on the colder side so I am really excited for the warmer weather. I may change my tune when it’s 35 degrees plus, but for now the flowers are all in bloom, birds are chirping, and the days are longer. And what better way is there to take advantage

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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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Fascinating Frog Facts

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura. You will find frogs on

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