Category Archives: The Joy of Pets

5 beautiful Perth locations to explore with your dog right now!

It’s no surprise for those of us living in Perth – Western Australia, that it is a very spread out city spanning a massive 6,500 square kms. So, whether you are a Northie or a Southie there is a good chance that you haven’t had a chance to visit many of Perth’s hidden natural gems….

Find the perfect gift for that pet crazy person in your life

Are you looking for the perfect gift for that pet-lover in your life? You know who I’m talking about, that person (who you totally adore and would *never* judge… ever!) that loves their pet more than pretty much anything else. Movie tickets? Nup, I’ll hang with my dog thanks. Night at a fancy restaurant? Actually,…

Am I the Pet Photographer for you?

One of the most important parts of choosing any sort of photographer is making sure that their style and way of working suits you and your needs. Sure, there might have been that one image that caught your eye and made you say “Yes!”, but let’s dig a little deeper and see if I really…

For the Love of Long Dogs

I met 2yr old Frankie the Dachshund when her daddy Nick contacted me about a photoshoot present for his partner Sandra and Frankie who share a birthday. The human/Dachshund duo are virtually inseparable and they are equally obsessed with each other. The adoration abounded during this sweet, little photo shoot… both between Sandra and her…

Somali – Perth Rare Breeds Project

I had never actually heard about the Somali breed prior to starting my rare breeds project. The gorgeous Nina was brought to my attention by a good friend who lived next door to Nina’s human mum Lynley. Lynley has been a long-time cat lover, sharing her life with her previous cat Leo (nick name Wuzzy)…

This is Devotion – Living with Canine Megaesophagus

Thanks to the animal loving peeps over at Petpixel – who arranged and made available a Furry Hearts pet portrait photoshoot to one of their fans – I met Jasmin, Simon, Charlie the Golden Retriever, and Maiko the Bengal cat a few weeks ago. To be honest, I don’t think Petpixel or myself were quite…

Bengal – Perth Rare Breeds Project

When cat lover Mike was trying to convince his self-avowed “dog person” wife Molly to consider a new feline family member the Bengal breed cat was offered up as a compromise. Breed characteristics of the Bengal claim that they are somewhat dog like in their energy, outgoing nature and reputation for being able to be…

Devon Rex – Perth Rare Breeds Project

When I arrived at Charlotte’s home, mum Akasha led me into a room where Charlotte, her six-month-old Devon Rex, was hanging out with her son Xavier while he played video games. I literally gasped when I saw her, like a little jewel curled up in the middle of the bed in the most perfect puddle…

Why we love our pets so much

Article by Furry Hearts contributor and fellow animal lover Kasia McNaught Did you know that the word for ‘pet’ in Ancient Egyptian means ‘my heaven’? This beautiful translation gives us some sort of clue as to why we can’t live without our animal companions. Australia certainly recognises the importance pets play in our society, with one of the highest…