Digger in limbo over Major incident

By Shelly Higgins-Croft First Dog of North Queensland, Digger, is in hiding after his flight has had to be diverted to Busan following an undiplomatic incident in Washington DC. Digger was enroute on a state visit to the United States, and had meetings scheduled with First Dog Major and Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s schnauzer, Turtle.Continue reading “Digger in limbo over Major incident”

Digger to visit the White House

By Allan Povah. North Queensland First Dog, Digger, has been invited to the White House for a bilateral play-date with Major Biden. It is expected that issues such as the vaccine rollout, the rise of China and schmackos will be high on the agenda. Following a month of preparation with the advance team, Digger isContinue reading “Digger to visit the White House”

Jacinda Trudeau wins top gong at Cardwell

By Destiny Givens. It was a record-breaking crowd in Cardwell to see King Digger award the Best All-Around award at the Miss Doggie pageant to Jacinda Trudeau Diggory Balzac III (above). Jacinda is believed to be the first cat-identifying animal to win a Tier-One championship in world dogging. Zhe has long been nipping at theContinue reading “Jacinda Trudeau wins top gong at Cardwell”

March 2019 Classifieds

Looking For Love Sugar. Ah honey honey. You are my candy girl and you got me wanting you. Andrea, please come to your senses and call me. Todd. Wanted I have an an increasingly urgent need for Pocahontas and Moana glow-in-the dark ooshies. Please help @rena Got an outhouse for sale? Fancy selling you grannyContinue reading “March 2019 Classifieds”

Digger crowned ‘King of Dogs’

By Allan Povah. The first dog, Digger Digmore Barkington-Smythe has been crowned King Of Dogs by the Cairns Pets association. He has been granted ‘freedom of the CowHouse’ and rewarded with a pallet of schmackos, tastefully baked by Ethan Lowe. King Digger has undergone some snout-lightening and fur coloration since his image last graced theContinue reading “Digger crowned ‘King of Dogs’”

A conversation with Bluey PupPup

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Sir Bluey PupPup (above left) is a dog that wears many collars. He is best known as the North Queensland Cowboys mascot, but his responsibilities extend far beyond faffing around the sideline. He is a critical part of the finely-tuned machine that has dominated the Queensland RugbyContinue reading “A conversation with Bluey PupPup”

Let there be Light wins big at the Steves

By Shirley Higgins-Croft It was a night for the obliteratii and the shiterati in Cairns last night for the presentation of the fifth annual North Queensland Academy Awards, sponsored by the Reef Casino and Beacon Lighting. The awards were presented in front of a celebrity studded audience of B- and C-listers The gripping badguy-atheist-finds-God-gets-saved drama,Continue reading “Let there be Light wins big at the Steves”

Ringo laid to rest

By Murray Murchison Former First Dog, Ringo, was laid to rest yesterday at a private ceremony at YAPS Smithfield, alongside his brothers Cozy, Keith and Buddy, and sister, Karen. Ringo’s youngest sister, Meg, was euthanized yesterday over reported “grief and shitting issues” and will be joining her siblings in the next few days. Duty gravediggerContinue reading “Ringo laid to rest”

The Ringo is dead. Long live the Digger.

By Murray Murchison. In a press-conference today, Val Shier announced to a hushed crowd of journalists that First Dog, Ringo, had passed away during the night. Shier had returned from Mexico to resume her duties as Prime Minister mere hours before Ringo succumbed to complications associated with mange. Even amongst that hard-bitten group of veteranContinue reading “The Ringo is dead. Long live the Digger.”