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Six sexy space-savers for your apartment

Six sexy space-savers for your apartment

We apartment dwellers do have to be more space conscious than our house dwelling friends with their trampolines, ride on mowers and kitchens filled with gadgets they saw on Masterchef. We like things my Uncle Ken would’ve called nifty, while being very aware that you have to sometimes take a (more…)

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Tall storeys: Five funny tales of flat life

Tall storeys: Five funny tales of flat life

Over the last 10 or more years our friends at Flat Chat have uncovered just about every apartment living horror story you could ever wish to read.  Here’s list of five of the funniest ones. The Litter Lady. The apartment block doesn’t allow pets, so the cat-loving owner snuck her cat in (more…)

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If you build it – to rent it – they will come

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If you build it – to rent it – they will come

Seems like there is hope on the horizon for those apartment dwellers whose incomes can’t run to owning in this ever climbing property market. The recent survey by Woolcott Research and Engagement into Airbnb attitudes in the community found a huge disparity in who rents, who owns and their respective attitudes (more…)

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Plan for your pets when you’ve passed on

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Plan for your pets when you’ve passed on

NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman has today shown the caring face of government, launching a pet emergency card to prevent furry, feathered and finned friends being left home alone when their owners pass away or are seriously ill or injured. “My labs Monty and Ralph are important members of my (more…)

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Heavy petting: Cat cam catches sitter in the act

Heavy petting: Cat cam catches sitter in the act

When the cat owner’s away … streaming images of illicit encounter beamed from New York to shocked apartment owner’s phone in Australia By Jamie Thomson Picture this, you’re on holiday and you decide to check in on your apartment via your newly-installed surveillance cameras. But then you’re confronted with images of the (more…)

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Who’s the top dog for caring owners?

Who’s the top dog for caring owners?

With so many Australian pet owners, Pet Insurance Australia was interested to see what types of breeds are more likely to be insured. The results were fascinating. With some pure-bred dogs reaching upwards of $2000 per puppy, you might assume that the expensive pure-bred varieties would top the list. Not (more…)

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Chocolate shock: Don’t kill them with kindness

Chocolate shock: Don’t kill them with kindness

People love people who love giving chocolates.  But your precious pet may not be around much longer if you indulge their sweet tooth with chocolate treats.  Chocolate is toxic to dogs so Valentines Day may be all about romance to us humans but it’s a danger zone for dogs. “Chocolate can (more…)

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Trapped by the cats from Hell

Trapped by the cats from Hell

You carefully choose the right breed of cat for apartment living – but no one told you they were possessed, as Laura Good explains to Sue Williams. Some pets, just like some people, should never be allowed to live in apartments. And it’s nothing to do with size or breed; it’s (more…)

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Dog Walking: Not just a stroll in the park

Dog Walking:  Not just a stroll in the park

In the last decade, the business of dog-walking has become a burgeoning industry – largely thanks to the growing trend of apartment living, dual-income households, and the modern dog owners’ desires to care for their canines like never before. Anna Washington reports .. Big dogs, small dogs, fierce dogs and ones (more…)

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Dogs in flats – does size matter?

Dogs in flats – does size matter?

Breed is more important than bulk when it comes to choosing a dog that won’t drive your neighbours barking mad, writes Isabel Mackie. Does size matter in the animal kingdom? Not when it comes to pets in strata, say the experts. A massive Great Dane or Doberman is much more (more…)

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