THE WHIS­PERER

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PETS - Anne Box­hall

WHAT’S new, pussy­cat? The Hep­per Pet Pod is. This up­mar­ket cat cave is a stylish piece of fur­ni­ture for the dis­cern­ing cat, of­fer­ing a semi- en­closed se­cure space to snooze or watch the world go by.

It sits off the ground on a fash­ion­able steel frame and pro­vides a cosy hide­away.

With cats sleep­ing away most of their lives, it’s the ul­ti­mate in a lux­ury bed with a view. A pad of sherpa fl eece lines the moulded pod and the lid can be re­moved in hot weather to en­sure a cool cat.

The Hep­per Pet Pod ( be­low) is named af­ter the de­signer’s cat, who in turn is named af­ter Au­drey Hep­burn.

There are de­vel­op­ments in the canine world too, in an area very close to the heart of most dogs – food.

Paw­fec­tas, al­ready known and cel­e­brated for its gourmet pet treats, has ex­panded to in­clude Posh Pet Foods.

This suc­cess­ful Tas­ma­nian busi­ness now of­fers 12 dif­fer­ent types of fresh and frozen preser­va­tive- free pet food, all lo­cally pro­duced.

Owner Matt can proudly boast the only reg­is­tered pet food premises with AAA rat­ing from the Depart­ment of Pri­mary In­dus­tries, Parks, Wa­ter and En­vi­ron­ment and the only home de­liv­ery ser­vice ded­i­cated to pet food in this state.

Visit www. paw­fec­tas. com. au or Posh Pets Food Paw­fec­tas on Face­book to fi nd out more.

Lovers of an­i­mal facts and trivia will en­joy a new book called Ev­ery Dog Has Its Day, A Thou­sand Things You Didn’t

Know About Man’s Best Friend by Max Cryer.

Fi­nally, a new date for your diary. At 1pm on Satur­day, Au­gust 24, on Par­lia­ment House Lawns, join a rally against live ex­port and be a voice for thou­sands of vul­ner­a­ble an­i­mals who are not revered as pets, but in­stead sub­jected to some of the cru­ellest treat­ment imag­in­able.

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