Part of my heart broke today; it crumbled in to a thousand pieces as I farewelled someone else’s cherished pet. I loved him too, and I had only met him a few times. But in that time he had snuggled his way in to a part of my heart that belonged to him. And now … Continue reading A piece of my heart died today
Hope contemplates our garden. Yes her name is Hope. One of Dr Jane Goodall’s most empowering messages is around the role each of us plays, as individuals, in creating a kinder, sustainable planet. Dr Jane has been a huge part of my life and I feel very privileged to have spent time close with her. … Continue reading Yes, every individual matters
Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy, Patagonia, a company of climbers and surfers. One of my greatest passions, along side the power of pets and my family, is purpose driven business. I am an advocate for the role business and corporate play in solving the problems our planet faces. We cannot continue to handball these issues … Continue reading In the company of business champions …
I graduated as a vet from Murdoch University in 1986. I had always wanted to work with animals. I love animals. I want to protect them. My reason for becoming a vet was to look after animals and prevent suffering, as one would expect! Once I was qualified and working in practice, I soon discovered … Continue reading What’s this thing called the Human Animal Bond?
It was a dark, wet, wintery night. I was in Year 12 at school and driving home from an evening debating event, still in my school uniform. It must have been around 9pm. Up ahead on the side of the road, between the rhythm of my windscreen wipers, and peering through a foggy screen, I … Continue reading The Golden Lab
Extract from "The Jane Effect" published to celebrate Dr Jane Goodall. Edited by Dale Peterson and Marc Bekoff ; Trinity University Press, 2015 As a child growing up in the 60s and 70s, I followed Jane Goodall’s journey through the many stories I read in National Geographic. The jungles of Africa were a long way … Continue reading The Voice in my Head
It's almost a year since we first met Boom. He is the feature of my first blog post because he represents everything that I exist for, and yet he is a constant source of challenge to me! A 13 year old Westie (West Highland White), Boom has been in the loving care of his human, … Continue reading Backing Boom in 2019