I've never bothered with introductory posts before, i don't know why. Though today i feel like doing one, so hello!
I've been on this forum, very sporadically, for a while now. Sometimes for personal research, sometimes to share things with other dog-parents, etc. I can't say i've contributed anything, really, i suppose i'm the kind of person that sits back and reads and only adds my opinion if it hasn't already been said by someone else.
Anyway, about me;
A Brisbanite, been around the world a bit as a child but been settled here since i was ten. Owned by a horrid (sometimes) DSH cat called Wilhelm which The Husband brought into the relationship. Also owned by a Rotti x Retriever called Sadie, four in March this year. Other family dogs include Sheltie Nugget (12), BC Pepper (1) and the late Stardust. I would class myself as an obsessive owner. If there is something to do, or somewhere to go, my first question is always "can Sadie come, too?" usually, she can, because my friends and family think she's pretty darn awesome, too. They sleep on the bed, stay in the house when we're out, don't go outside unsupervised, etc.
The only thing that really gets me riled up is when people talk about my dogs like they're 'just a dog'. I don't think i need to elaborate given the nature of this forum
Also owned by a variety of other small critters including some friendly pythons, a cantankerous old cockatiel and a fuzz-ball rat called Beau who insists on grooming every finger he can grab because, obviously, our hands are super lickable.
Yay, an introductory post!