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28/04/2020
It’s all smiles for Baccie

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It was in March 2016 that Sarah and Eva picked up a wee staffordshire cross puppy from Bacchus Marsh. Naming him Bacchus after the suburb – or Baccie for short – his human parents have never looked back. 

Baccie is a ball of energy and requires two to three walks a day, which suits Sarah and Eva because they love walking him and getting some exercise too. He lapped up the attention as an only dog until he was a year and a half old, when Sarah and Eva took in another older male staffordshire named Sonny to keep Baccie company, show him the doggie ropes and ultimately teach him how to be a dog. Sonny and Baccie soon became friends, and Baccie’s eagerness to learn and overall smarts meant he quickly learnt better manners, how to act around other dogs, and how to play without going overboard and getting too boisterous.

“His companion Sonny passed away over a year ago now, so Baccie is on his own again,” said Sarah. “He is managing well, but misses his friend Sonny as he was ‘the follower’ and grew up with Sonny. We have cherished memories of them both chasing orange balls and shooting around in the water; they were both water fanatics.”

Baccie’s got a habit of saying goodnight to his fellow furry friends in the neighbourhood with a high-pitched howl every night. It’s a quirk that only appeared after Sonny had passed on. It’s almost like it’s Baccie’s way of letting Sonny know that he still thinks of him up there in doggie heaven. He’s a dog with a big heart and likes to keep tabs on all members of his household. No matter how quiet they may be, he always knows exactly where each family member is and makes sure to check up on them regularly. 

“Anyone who says pets are just animals is not someone that I can understand,” said Sarah. “Pets are almost human and give so much to us. In turn we give love, food, shelter and protection to them. We love cuddling Bacchus and giving him lots of encouragement; he is a vital part of our family life and gives us so much joy. We have faced many trials together: overcoming a life-threatening illness, death of family members, death of companion dogs, moving home three times as well as a business location.” 

Because Baccie’s mums are also business partners at Smiley Dog®, he scores all of the natural and organic pet grooming products that he could ask for. He’s one lucky – and fine-smelling – dog. 

KATE SEARS

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