Hi! THIS IS US
THE WHO, HOW AND WHY
who we are, what we like, and the story of the humans behind the hounds.
Birthday: 24 November 2015
Gotcha Day: 13 January 2016
Nicknames: Maxie Kapaxie, Fluffy Ginger, Puppy Bum, Fluffy, Crazy Ginger, Silly, Mushu
Max is our first dog together as a couple and as adults which is a special and monumental milestone. She came into our lives full force. When we got her she was covered in fleas so much so that the fur on her little body was moving. We spent 3 hours that night successfully plucking off each flea with tweezers. At only 7 weeks old, she was too young to medicate with harsh drugs.
She has a really intense personality and is passionate about the things she likes and dislikes. Getting Max has been the best decision we’ve ever made, although it was more Meg than Carl who made the decision. She has brought us such joy, love, therapy and fulfilment. Not a day goes by where she doesn’t put a smile on our faces. She tests us as pet parents and has given us a new level of appreciation for dogs.
Chasing birds, especially hadedas (big South African bird)
Barking at pretty much anything foreign that moves
Sulking and pouting (literally) when she doesn’t get her way
Yoghurt and cheese
Helping pack the dishwasher i.e. licking it clean
Ear scratches and belly rubs
Playtime at exactly 7am and 5pm
Walkies on the beach
Playtime with her little sister
Birthday: 11 March 2018
Gotcha Day: 11 May 2018
Nicknames: Willow Pillow, Silly Bum, Stinky, Pillow
Willow is a character completely different to Max who was a breeze to raise in comparisson! She inhales her food at a rapid rate, farts us out of a room, snores like a beast… all things we have been privileged enough to live without up until now.
That aside, Willow has brought a new light and level of love and energy to our family. We decided Max needed a friend but what she got was so much more: a little sister, a playmate, an ear biter, toy thief, a companion and a best friend.
We are so besotted with this little girl who is uniquely undersized and has such a huge capacity for love. She has been a fast learner, even impressing her puppy school teachers. We can’t wait to see how she turns out as an adult.
Food. Any food at any time of the day or night. She’s even helped herself to a heap of wasabi and loved it (who knows).
Howling, barking and moaning. She loves to chat, especially when we’re getting dressed in the mornings.
Running full speed into your face.
Chewing on dry grass like the hillbilly she is.
All the cuddles. She will take any opportunity to cuddle up.
Kisses on the nose and lips (much to Dad’s horror)
Fluffy toys, especially ones that squeak
Food. Did we mention food?
Biting Max’s ears and tail
Rough lovies with her big sister.
MEG & CARL
MEG & CARL
ABOUT MEG & CARL
Can you believe Carl was a cat person before Max? Attrocious, we know.
They met and fell in love at university, and have been married for 2.5 years.
Meg is an in-house graphic and web designer for a property group. The brains behind the operation, her interests include dogs (duh), photography, film, animal rights, and psycho analysing font choices on pretty much anything. She’s a social media and online marketing expert with experience in all things digital. Pretty much an old lady trapped in a twenty-something year old’s body, her favourite past time includes needlework and crocheting although she’s not very good at either.
Carl is a full time art teacher at a special needs school and a freelance tattoo designer for an International tattoo company. Odd combination but it fulfils his passion. His interests revolve around gymming and baking even though they don’t go together, Japanese Animation, really bad comedy and saving the whales. He’s recently made the transition from traditional illustration to digital, working mainly on his iPad Pro. He thinks his biggest skill is finding celebrity lookalikes in everyday situations.