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Pet’s Corner - May 2012

01 May 2012

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By Callie Morgan

Don’t be fooled by Kingsley’s well-rounded figure, he loves nothing more than getting out of his apartment, exploring Docklands and making friends.

Kingsley’s owner David said they left their home in Bourke St’s Mosaic building at least four times a day to explore the park and meet new friends.

David said Kingsley’s dopey and friendly personality meant he was always a very placid and loveable companion. David works from home as a photographer and said Kingsley was an expert at having his photo taken.

“He knows every pose and thinks he is more human than dog,” David laughed. While he has been settled in at his Docklands’ apartment for more than a year, Kingsley had to travel to the other side of the world to be with David and his partner.

“He is originally from Hurstville in New South Wales but he has been all about the world,” David said. “He went to Canada with me for seven years and then he came back to Melbourne.”

David said one of Kingsley’s greatest achievements was surviving eight weeks in quarantine on his return to Australia.

“To take him over to Canada he literally left here on Air Canada and we picked him up from the airport in Toronto but coming back to Melbourne he had to spend so long in quarantine,” David said.

Despite having to travel further than any little dog should, David said Kingsley had always been “a good little guy”.

“He just loves people and attention because he thinks he doesn’t get enough at home,” David said. Like most Docklands dogs, Kingsley lives a long way from acres of open spaces to keep him active however, David said he still led a happy life.

“He’s been an apartment dog all his life, in Canada and Australia, but it’s not a tough lifestyle because he still always goes for walks and has my company all day and, at his age, that’s definitely all he needs.”

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