Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Deanna, Scott, Nicole and Scooby — May 11, 2023

Deanna, Scott, Nicole and Scooby

~ Deanna, Scott, Nicole and Scooby ~

Just under three years ago, Deanna, Scott and Nicole met Scooby. Since then, they have become a family and have impacted each other’s lives hugely. 

In December 2020, Deanna, Scott and Nicole lost their elderly dog to cancer. They were heartbroken and there was a big hole in their hearts and their family. Their house felt quiet and Deanna, Scott and Nicole felt lost. 

Not long after losing their dog did Deanna and Scott come across the Shorty’s Rescue social media page. At the time, the whole world was in lockdown due to Covid-19, so, she met with the rescue via video chat. She learnt that there was a dog named Maria at the rescue who was pregnant when she was found. Maria had a litter of ten puppies and, while meeting with them through video chats, Deanna fell in love with one particular puppy. In January 2021, Deanna, Scott and Nicole met with the pup and knew he was the one and named him Scooby. 

The same day that Deanna, Scott and Nicole adopted Scooby, they decided to start an Instagram account for him. They wanted to share photos of him with friends and family during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Doing this brought them all much closer together. Slowly, their page grew and they became part of a wider community of dog parents. 

Having their own page has also inspired them to become advocates for animal safety. It’s important to Deanna, Scott and Nicole to educate people about bully breeds, as well as animal care and welfare. As well as this, it has helped them feel less alone. They are able to offer tips and advice for dog parents, as well as receive support when they need it, too. 

Something that Deanna, Scott, Nicole and Scooby enjoy is simply spending time together. Scooby loves snuggles and giving kisses to his humans. He also has an affinity for being a model and posing in his bandanas, PJs and bathrobes. Not only this, but having Scooby in their lives has helped his family hugely. They love going on car trips and exploring new places as a family.

The impact that Scooby has had on Deanna, Scott and Nicole has been huge. Each day, he brings endless joy and love into their lives, and they ensure he is living his best life. Every day is made better simply because they have one another. 

Laura, Scott, Kali and Otti — December 14, 2022

Laura, Scott, Kali and Otti

~ Laura, Scott, Kali and Otti ~

Over a year ago, Laura and Scott adopted Kali and Otti, two Kune Kune pig siblings. Since then, they have become a family and bring joy and love into each other’s lives. 

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura and Scott felt they needed something – or someone – to keep them company, and occupied. One summer day, between lockdowns, one decided to drag the other to a farm to meet with some pigs. While there, they met Kali and fell in love with her. From their very first meeting, both Laura and Scott knew she was perfect. 

Then, a few months after adopting Kali, Laura and Scott adopted Otti to keep her company. Kune Kune pigs are very social and so they wanted to ensure Kali was getting the best life possible. When they met Otti, they knew he would be the perfect addition to their family.

Something that Laura, Scott, Kali and Otti enjoy is going on adventures. Whether taking their piggy friends to have a swim at a beach, going camping or for bush walks, or exploring somewhere new together, Laura and Scott love spending this time with one another. When Laura and Scott go travelling on their own, their first thoughts when away are of Kali and Otti. However, they know when they return home, they have two very excited piggies waiting to greet them. 

Having Kali and Otti has been life-changing for Laura and Scott. They have learnt so much about pigs – how to care for them, their behaviours, and more. When they look into Kali and Otti’s eyes, all they see is love, and this inspires Laura and Scott to advocate for them and educate others on what pigs are really like. To their humans, they are their family, their children. 

Not only have Kali and Otti had an impact on Laura and Scott, but also on their extended families. They are often included in family activities and have become local celebrities within their community. Kali and Otti have even become the unofficial mascots for their local football club!

The bond that Laura and Scott have formed with Kali and Otti is truly special. Each day is made better simply because they have one another.