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For most lesbians, owning a dog is like having
a child so there's no surprise that doggy day
care is becoming Sydney's hottest trend. For
Dogs Sake! is Sydney's largest and most
comprehensive day care for a girl's best friend
-- and its owner. Set in more than 400sqm in
Sydney's inner city, For Dogs Sake! caters for
up to 60 dogs a day and manages dog
activities, walks, grooming, and care. Unlike
other centres, at For Dogs Sake! dogs are
allocated areas appropriate for their size and
activity level and offered a range of activities,
food, walks and naps. There are many
services including dog-grooming, veterinary
checks and vaccinations on-site and the daily
pick up and drop off Dog Shuttle that
operates morning and night around
Sydney's inner city and Eastern suburbs.
Full day care costs $39.
For Dogs Sake! 232 - 236 Cleveland
Street, Chippendale NSW,
Monday-Friday 7.30am-6.30pm and
Saturdays 9am to 4.30pm.
EnergyAustralia has launched a major
apprentice recruitment campaign
highlighting career opportunities for
women in what's traditionally been seen
as a male line of work. For women of all
ages interested in learning a trade, an
apprenticeship with EnergyAustralia may
offer advantages over more traditional
female apprenticeships. Benefits include
being paid while learning, flexible working
hours including a nine-day fortnight, and
the chance to set yourself up for a career
with many prospects. For more
or call (02) 8878 5000.
The Feminist Bookshop has launched into
cyberspace with a site created by talented
south coast lesbian designer Kirsten Wolf,
who has designed web pages now for a
number of lesbian groups and organisations.
Retiring Women is a social group with a
wide variety of mid-week and weekend
activities for women making the exciting
transition from the work force to freedom.
They organise lunches, movies plays, city and
bush walks and weekend trips. Basically any
activity which can include a cappuccino.
or call (02) 9773 7570.
Katrina Fox was voted
Sydney's Sexiest Lesbian at
the recent Pride Awards.
Katrina is a writer, journalist
and frequent contributor to
LOTL, a performance artist
with a penchant for glitter,
sequins, high heels, high
camp, and fun. Her comedy
alter ego is Kitty Minge. Visit
WALK THE TALK
An intrepid group of Blue Mountains lesbians are training to walk
100km in 48 hours to help raise money for Oxfam, as part of the
Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge held in Sydney in August. Mountains girls
Jocelyn Williams, Sara Blazey, Lesley Kaveh-Ahangari, Tanya Jeffcoat
and Belinda Dowling are joined by Sydney walker Kaaren Latham in
taking on the Challenge. "We're all in training, but only four will end up
in the team to actually do the walk. The rest will be in the much-
needed support crew. It's going to be tough, especially walking
through the night with head torches," Jocelyn said.
The Oxfam Trailwalker starts at Hunters Hill Sydney and heads along
the Great North Walk to Berowra, before turning toward the finish at
The event raises money for Oxfam's international social justice
programs, with each team raising a minimum of $1,000. Bush
Lemons is a social walking group with walks of varying distance and
grades usually twice a month, mainly in the Blue Mountains. If you are
interested in supporting the team during the walk or through
donations to Oxfam, contact Jocelyn on 0414 572 991. Donations
can also be made online via www.oxfam.org.au/trailwalker/donate by
selecting the team "Bush Lemons".
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