Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

Southbank sold out by Planning Minister
Read more >>

Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

Market flexes its mussels!
Read more >>

St Johns Southgate Image

St Johns Southgate

Giving without thought of reward
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Communicating in vertical villages
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance

Talking about a NEW generation
Read more >>

Housing

We are losing our social licence to operate
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Embracing our past
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Privy Council gets it, Andrews doesn’t
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

Community comes naturally
Read more >>

History Image

History

Planes crash over Southbank
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Vertical Smarts
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Understanding and managing anxiety
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Fiona and Daisy at the park
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

A sincere thank you
Read more >>

Pets Corner

10 Apr 2016

Pets Corner Image

Wonderfully-rich chance encounter

By Jack Hayes

Ambling through the greenery along Southbank Promenade, Steven and his miniature Dachshund Lola were keen for a chat.

Steven, a self-confessed Jack of all trades, master of none, and his 18-month-old pup only moved to Southbank in January.

“I used to manage hotels, spent 10 years in Hong Kong International School, had our own café, spent a year in the Territory doing road works. Just about everything really,” Steven said.

Admittedly, Steven says Southbank isn’t the most ideal place for his little companion, but Lola is starting to get used to her new surrounds.

“I just try to get her out all the time, take her to a few parks around the area. I’m not supposed to, but I let her off the leash here so she can run up and down,” he said.

Steven has moved back to Melbourne from Hong Kong with his wife in order to spend more time with his daughter.

“She is one of the lead performers for the Australian Ballet Company, so she is doing pretty well for herself at the moment,” he said.

“I’m not sure what I’m going to do for work now, might have to put some of my skills to the test.”

After a fantastic and unexpected chat, Steven and Lola wander off through the Southbank crowds.

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.