Ute Canopy Upgrade

For my entire life, I have prided myself on going against the stereotype. I am a four-foot nothing, twenty year old girl, and I definitely look so small that it seems like I could break at any moment. But frankly, this is not the case. When you get a better look, it becomes plainly obvious that I wouldn’t break – instead, I’d be the one to break you. I’m tough

Company Ute

I have been an electrical apprentice for the last four years, and in this time I’ve never had my own company car. I’ve always driven the same small, old car and it is honestly a bit embarrassing. I’ve had to fit all my tools in the backseat, which means every time I need a tool that isn’t at the top of the pile, I’ve had to take out every single

The Big Furry Car

I was just minding my own business, sitting in my favourite cafe and drinking my soy latte while doing a bit of business admin… … …and a car drove by shaped like a dog. I did a real, proper double take, because at first I thought I’d seen a gigantic dog, with fur and everything. Turns out it was a real, gigantic dog with fur and everything that was actually,

My Toowoomba Parade

One of my fondest memories is a trip to Toowoomba, way back when I was a little girl, and I remember it so fondly because I was the one who chose the location. We would go on…oh, about four holidays a year? Four big ones, anyway, and this year Mummy and Daddy let me choose. I chose Toowoomba because I thought it sounded funny, but we ended up having a

Pet Hair Everywhere

Animals. Animals. Animals everywhere. And I knew that was going to happen when I brought them into my home, but it is getting to be a bit of a problem. Brenda and Steven have reached shedding season, Jeremy and Sarah are also leaving hair everywhere, and Travis and Murphy…well, I’m concerned about their relationship. They seem to be spending a lot of time with twigs that look like other stick

Kitty Car Craziness

Car sickness is a common cause of marital strain, it’s true. I counsel many animals of all different varieties, and I’m starting to feel like animals were simply not meant to be in cars, along with some humans. I just finished a counselling session with Vern and Romulus, two cats who had a lovely marriage when the late spring warmth was still upon us, but have now fallen upon hard

The Company Car

I was in the middle of a counselling session with a pair of chihuahuas the other day when I was suddenly struck by inspiration. An inconvenient time for it to strike, if I’m honest… I’m also furiously scribbling notes on the subject of Mr Bumkins constantly getting carsick, causing a strain on his marriage to Fifi Fontaine, who liked to sit in her owner’s lap during car journeys anyway. I

Healthy Car, Healthy Client

When you’re starting off a business, you want to be on your absolute best behaviour. Every single job needs to be utterly stellar, so you’ll get good word of mouth. I don’t really know if that’s true, but it does sound true. So when I get summoned to an appointment with a prospective client who wants their pets wed in holy matrimony, I’m not going to go ‘yeah, cool’ and