Welcome to Puppy Tales! Hi! I’m Lisa and these are my two dogs Cresswell and Edwina (or Cress and Eddie). This website is the culmination of my passion for animals and the Web.
Puppy Tales is the perfect place to find articles about caring for and enjoying life with your dog. From cute photos, advice on dog nutrition to useful products, we’ll make sure you and your dog get the most out of being together!
My passion for animals started as early as I can remember. When asked as a child what I wanted to be the answer was always invariably the same: Vet or Zoologist. But after working in a Veterinary Practice during my last years of high school the realities of being a Vet – day-in-and-day-out – hit home and Zoology was placed at the top of my University application form. I loved every moment of my degree (okay, first year Chemistry was not a high point) and just before I graduated I was lucky enough to get a job at The Australian Museum. It was in the depths of this old public institution where I came into close contact with the Web – how it worked and how it was built. Over time my passion for the Web grew and through working on the Museum’s website I got the best of both worlds, animals and geekery. Web jobs have since led me in other directions but this project is a return to my favourite combination, but this time I am focusing on dogs!
Over the years I have owned or looked after many animals, including dogs (of course), cats, geckos, fish, yabbies, fresh water crabs, stick insects, giant burrowing cockroaches and Blue Tongue Lizards. But I am fascinated by my dogs and how they interact with me and the people around me; and I know I am not the only one who finds this interesting.
Dogs not only bring owners happiness as companions but they also play important roles in our society. Dogs act as a social lubricant in our communities (I have met many people in my local area through walking down the street with my dogs), they work with us as cattle dogs and police dogs, or help us as guide dogs and assistance dogs. Dogs have also been shown to have great health benefits for those who own them and are now often used in health therapy programs at hospitals and nursing homes.
Puppy Tales will always be a website devoted to the promotion of good relationships between dogs and humans. This means not only sharing things like cute photos, dog toys and dog parks, but also exploring the further integration of dogs into our society and highlighting the benefits and enjoyment they can bring to all members of our community.
— Lisa, Cress and Eddie