Fabulous Fur Friends

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About Us

Fabulous Fur Friends is mostly about animals.  Since my first pet, Nipper the Guinea Pig, and our first family dog, Bokey, my love of animals has grown.  In 2005 I left the corporate world and started my own pet accessories business and grooming salon, and now work for a  pet minding business.

I started Fabulous Fur Friends so that I can indulge my passion for pets and interest in creative writing.  I hope to be able to combine the two and although I have no delusions of grandeur I can claim to be ‘self published’! Perhaps it might even inspire others to give writing a go and explore their imagination and creativity.

I live in Bendigo, Central Victoria,  Australia with my husband Michael and our three beautiful dogs Rupert (Rupie – Staffy X), Billie (Greyhound) and Chelsea (Greyhound).   They are rescue dogs  – Rupie when he was a tiny puppy in 2004 and in  August 2012  we  adopted our second greyhound,  Billie, after fostering her for a couple of months – she was 2 and a half years old at the time.  We now also have Chelsea who was 3 when we adopted her, and is now around 5 years old, though seems to be much younger in her demeanor and her behaviour!

We lost Rupie’s brother Ralph to lymphoma in 2009.  I had a special connection with Ralph that is hard to explain; suffice to say I still miss him every day, and to some extent I guess this blog  is a dedication to his memory. In October 2013 we lost April, our first adopted greyhound to bone cancer. It was very sudden and unexpected.  She was a special girl and we miss her too.

I am passionate about adopting from shelters and rescue groups and giving pets a forever home who might not otherwise survive.  I will be writing some articles and updates about current animal health and welfare issues,  as well as a healthy dose of short stories and family updates.   I hope you will enjoy them and follow the blog for further developments (in my writing I hope!!).  If you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see on here, please feel free to drop me a line by leaving a comment on one of the articles.

Thanks for allowing me to follow my passion – hope it becomes yours too!

(Updated Jan 2017)


Ralphie – RIP June 2009

April – RIP October 2013

Rupie – our little clown!

Billie – our beautiful, gentle, sensitive girl


Chelsea – our goofball baby girl!

7 thoughts on “About Us

  1. You have awards Fabulous Fur Friends, should you choose to accept them. Please see my most recent blog post.

  2. Thank you so much for including me – I really enjoy your blog and look forward to more adventures!

  3. Hello Kylie, we have a lot in common, not least our love for dogs. I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Award! Thank you for creating such an interesting, super sweet blog and also for the work you do as a foster Mum 🙂 Here’s the link: http://twoblackdoggies.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/super-sweet-award/

  4. Hi, My Partner and I have fallen in love with Grey hounds and Whippets and I was wondering if you know anywhere where we could get a greyhound x whippet? we are after 2 black if possible

    • Hi Amanda, I’m not sure which part of the world you are in, but most Western countries have greyhound adoption programmes and rescue groups, just google your area. You will probably not find too many greyhound X’s as they are bred mainly for racing and therefore are usually pure breds. But, you will not be disappointed with a pure grey – they are beautiful dogs. The females are generally smaller than the males so if you don’t want a really big dog, that might be the way to go. And black dogs are always the last to find homes so you may be in luck there. Good luck, and if you do adopt some, I’d love to see some photos!

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