Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Mikala, Chester, Raven and Willow — April 22, 2022

Mikala, Chester, Raven and Willow

~ Mikala, Chester, Raven and Willow ~

A couple of years ago, Mikala welcomed lorikeet, Chester, into her life. Not long after, she adopted Raven, then Willow. Since then, they have become a very close and loving family. 

Having always been an animal lover, Mikala and her partner were looking to adopt an animal from their local pet store in December of 2018. Initially, they were looking into getting some fish, but then they saw Chester. Chester, a rainbow lorikeet, was at the bottom of his cage and ignoring everything around him. However, when he saw Mikala and her partner, he instantly engaged with them. From that moment, Mikala knew he had chosen then and they adopted him that same day. 

A year later, Raven was welcomed into Mikala’s home. She had been Mikala’s partner’s family dog but when she was two years old, Mikala adopted her. As soon as she met the German Shepherd pup, she was instantly in love. 

Then, in 2020, Mikala found Willow. Unfortunately, she lost her cat Otis and was devastated. A few weeks later, Mikala received a call about another kitten, with an interesting background, looking for a home. She had been spayed but went missing for 2.5 months, when turned up at Mikala’s aunt’s house! Mikala felt it was meant to be and drove for three hours to go pick her up.

Mikala has struggled with health issues, and having Raven has greatly helped her. She motivates her human to stay active and get out of the house each day for walks. This has had a huge impact on Mikala’s mental and physical health. Not only this, but Raven has also been a big support for Mikala during her studies. From encouraging her to get some fresh air to simply being there, Raven never fails to brighten her human’s day.

Having Chester has brought a new sense of joy to Mikala’s life. Chester is protective of his humans, especially Mikala, and has a lot of character. Mikala has learnt a lot about birds, too. Initially, she thought it would be easier than a cat or dog, but soon found he is quite high-maintenance. While he’s the smallest member of the family, he is definitely the boss of the house!

Raven has had a huge impact on Mikala. From encouraging her to be more active to helping her to make new friends, both human and canine. They go on adventures together, too. Mikala loves doing obedience and scent training with Raven and it has made their bond even stronger in doing so. She has brought so much joy and love into Mikala’s life. 

The youngest of the family, Willow, has also had a big impact on Mikala and her partner. She loves company and is especially close with Mikala’s partner. Each morning, Willow curls up on his chest and will excitedly greet him when he gets home from work. As well as this, any time she hears the treats being opened, she immediately runs to the source. Willow loves being around her family, however, Chester has learnt how to meow and often enjoys teasing her! 

It’s obvious that Chester, Raven and Willow have had a huge impact on Mikala. They have helped her through many difficult times and have made the good times better. The love and care they all have for one another is truly special. 

Francesca, Charlie, Wilson and Willow — November 10, 2021

Francesca, Charlie, Wilson and Willow

~ Francesca, Charlie, Wilson and Willow ~

Ten years ago, Francesca welcomed Charlie and Wilson into her life. Then, in 2020, puppy, Willow, joined their family. Throughout all this, they have formed a very strong bond. All three dogs have also inspired Francesca to pursue her art. 

In 2011, Francesca and her family had heard of a litter of Miniature Schnauzer x Jack Russel puppies. Their family had incomplete without a canine companion, and they felt an active and friendly pup was the perfect addition. 

They met the litter and they instantly fell in love with two of the puppies. When they were old enough, Francesca’s family welcomed Charlie and Wilson as new furry family members. 

Having Charlie brought Francesca and her family so much happiness. Her cheekiness never failed to make them laugh and she always knew just how to brighten their day. 

Early 2018, Francesca started her own business, ‘Wilson Portraits’. This has become her passion project. Through Wilson Portraits, she creates portraits of people’s pets. Her first work was a Dalmation and she felt overjoyed to combine her love of art and animals to create something that others can cherish.

Sadly, two years later, Wilson passed away. Francesca and her family were heartbroken. Following his death, they welcomed a second fur baby into their home. They had heard of another breeder who had a new litter of Heading x Huntaway puppies. Soon, she was on her way to meet the pups and fell in love with a sweet little pup, Willow. 

Willow has brought a lot of positivity into Francesca’s life. She has also become a sister to Charlie and the two love spending time together. Francesca loves seeing them together.

Francesca and her family’s lives have been changed thanks to Charlie and Willow. They enjoy going on walks together, snuggling up after a long day, and occasionally, they check up on them both during the day to ensure they’re okay.

With both Charlie and Willow, Francesca has been continuously encouraged to keep creating portraits. She enjoys gifting her artwork to friends and loves the joy it brings people when they see their furbaby captured so beautifully. 

Not only does Francesca create pet portraits, but she has done many different works of art and occasionally sells t-shirts with her designs. Her passions truly show through all that she does. 

The love that Charlie and Willow bring to Francesca’s life is so special. They have had such a big impact on her and have helped her to pursue her passion. The three of them all care so much for each other and have been amazing companions.

Charlize and Willow — November 3, 2021

Charlize and Willow

~ Charlize and Willow ~

In 2020, Golden Retriever pup, Willow, found her forever home with Charlize. In the short time they’ve been together, they have become the best of friends. 

Charlize has always loved animals and has wanted a dog for a long time. At the end of last year, she was surprised by a very excited and kind puppy, Willow. She was beyond thrilled to welcome a furry friend into her life. 

With Willow in her life, Charlize has found so much more happiness. When she gets home, she’s always excited to play and walk with Willow. Willow has brought more joy, love and fun into Charlize’s life, as well as the whole family. 

No matter what, Willow always seems to know how to make someone smile. Whether by being her cheeky self or providing snuggles, Willow can brighten anyone’s day simply by being herself. 

Both Charlize and Willow love to spend time together. From training to going for walks, or laying in the sun and curling up. They enjoy just being in the company of one another. 

It is obvious how strong of a bond Charlize and Willow share. They have improved each other’s lives so much. Willow has brought newfound happiness into her humans’ lives and has definitely had an impact on Charlize.