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Pets Corner

06 Apr 2017

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Double the cuteness

By Sunny Liu

Italian greyhounds Lucci and Leo are the babies of Southbank resident Holly Rose.

These two skinny pooches love going out for a daily walk, although they also have no problem lying on the apartment couch.

“The good thing about living in Southbank is that there’s a lot of parks and walkways, so it’s quite good for the dogs in that regard,” Ms Rose said.

“I think it’s very important to take them for a walk everyday. I also take them to dog off-leash Fawkner Park, where they can enjoy the freedom. There are a lot of good facilities around here.”

Lucci has just turned five years old, while Leo is almost four. Having lived in Southbank for almost all their lives, these confident dogs have long grown accustomed to the attention they receive from people.

“People always want to take pictures or ask questions about them. They quite enjoy the attention they get,” Ms Rose said.

According to Ms Rose, Lucci and Leo are very affectionate and behave very well around people, except when there are skateboarders – they bark like crazy when they see skateboarders.

“Leo is very friendly and Lucci can be a little timid. But they are both great around people. The only thing they don’t like is skateboards,” she said.

Despite Lucci and Leo’s small sizes, Ms Rose stressed that small dogs also needed a healthy amount of exercises each day.

“Some people get them and think they don’t need exercises. But they do. They need to be walked everyday,” she said.

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