Announcement: Yeung placed on leave

By Editor in Chief Murray Murchison Plain Dealer IT guru and occasional contributor, Edson Yeung, has been placed on stress-leave and will spend the rest of the month in his safe place in Kewarra. Staff had noticed some strange behavior from Mr Yeung following the recent COVID lockdowns, including some aggressiveness when asked to mask-upContinue reading “Announcement: Yeung placed on leave”

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”

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”

Tributes flow for the ‘Kewarra Thirteen’

By Shirley Higgins-Croft: Journalist. Wife. Dog-Mother As a dog-lover myself, it is hard to report on the events at Smithfield yesterday, so please forgive any sentimentality. It was a heartbreakingly sombre scene at the YAPS ballroom and conference centre. Some three thousand grieving dogs and their carers attended a memorial service to pay tribute to their thirteen fallen friends.Continue reading “Tributes flow for the ‘Kewarra Thirteen’”

Dog chaos at Kewarra

By Allan Povah. Information is starting to emerge about the chaotic scenes that occurred during last Sunday’s community dog-walk at Kewarra beach. It has been reported that dog advocate and CEO of Cairns Pets, Kristen Fitzpatrick, was hospitalised during the event, after she became entangled and ensnared by the leashes of “several” dogs she hadContinue reading “Dog chaos at Kewarra”