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Puppies in a Pickle 2013 Diary and 2015 calendars

Earlier in 2012 we took one of our litters of puppies (Candy, Patrick, Gypsy and Crystal) in to Sydney for a photo shoot for the Universal Magazines’ PETS magazine annual diary—Puppies in a Pickle. This excellent A5 diary has a cute photo for each week, plus some extra. Our babies made 6 separate weeks.  In 2015 a calendars and diaries were published with additional photos of our puppies, so watch out in future years.

Thanks to the photographers, Animax Photograhy for doing such a good job. Here are just some of the photos (all copyright Universal Magazines and cannot be reproduced without their permission)

Piff the Magic Dragon

In September 2012 Candy (Jatona Pick Me Pick Me) appeared at the Sydney Opera House and the Comedy Store. UK magician John Van Der Put (Piff the Magic Dragon) came over to do a series of shows. He normally has his own Chihuahua, Mr Piffles, but because of quarantine rules, he could not bring him, so Candy stood in for him. The also made front page of the MX magazine.

The following year Piff was at the Adelaide Fringe for a month, and Candy went down to work with him again  - also doing the Comedy Store - and was a tremendous hit.

See more about Piff & Mr Piffles at

Candy, rehearsing

Better Homes and Gardens

In 2014, Candy and Opal went to film with Dr Harry for an item about keeping dogs warm during the winter, where they demonstrated some nice cosy beds, and modelled some smart coats.