Payten rescues missing boys

By Kimberley Schloss It is the end of another shithouse season at the Cowboys, with the team falling to 15th position after a series of defeats that piled embarrassment on top of incompetence. And with the team falling short of most of the targeted KPIs, it is likely that an executive suite at the CowHouseContinue reading “Payten rescues missing boys”

Payten cleans house

By Kimberley Schloss. In a feature article in this week’s edition of Paris Match, Cowboys head coach Todd Payten described his initial days in residence at Cowboys House. During this time he offloaded Josh McGuire and Esan Marsters and let loose his high-performance team, who “ripped through the premises with a pallet of Easy-Off BAMContinue reading “Payten cleans house”

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”

Second Truth Day is truly truthy

By Murray Murchison. The Plain Dealer has maintained our uncompromising pursuit of fake truthiness by staging a second Truth Day at the Reef Casino. As was the case for the inaugural installment one year ago, the event was a bald-faced success (under the Chatham House rule). The guests, which included Eric Murray and Nicole Kidman,Continue reading “Second Truth Day is truly truthy”

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”

An afternoon with Ethan Lowe

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Ethan Lowe is the much-loved and often under-rated Cowboys back-rower with a heart of gold and a skin full of tatts. He kindly allowed me to spend a couple of hours with him at Cowboys House and the results were surprising, and quite revealing. SHC: Ethan, thanksContinue reading “An afternoon with Ethan Lowe”

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’”

Police bungle: Lowe tackled at the CowHouse, caught in possession.

By Heather Luck Star Cowboys forward, Ethan Lowe (above), has made light of his false arrest by Townsville police that led to him being held for six hours in the drug-tank of the Walker St watch-house this morning. Police allege that Lowe was arrested at 2am in the grounds of Cowboys House during a routineContinue reading “Police bungle: Lowe tackled at the CowHouse, caught in possession.”

Condoms for Canines

By Shirley Higgins-Croft The recent relationship between Mexico and FNQ has been rocky. Police are still investigating who was responsible for placing several FlexMonterrey electronic listening devices which were discovered in council chambers in November 2016. Additionally, Opposition Councillors have alleged that there is at least one Mexican mole embedded at a high level inContinue reading “Condoms for Canines”