Friendly Police dog who lost his job is a celebrity now!

friendly police dog

Getting fired from a job is the absolute rock bottom your career can hit, right?

Not always. Sometimes it is only because better things are waiting for you!


In Brisbane, a cute little puppy named Gavel was shown the door out of police dog academy for being too sociable! The German Shepherd pup had a gifted sense of smell and sound but the police in Australia felt he ― “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line“.

The poor pooch’s fault? He loved belly rubs and tickles more than the police training.

Luckily for the puppy, he lived at the Queensland governor’s official residence throughout his training.  So when the governor came to know of this friendly ‘doggy dropout’ he decided to give him a new job!

Meet Gavel, the friendly police dog!

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We hope Gavel’s with us for a long, long time into the future.” ― Governor de Jersey

As the Vice-Regal dog at Government house, Gavel has proved that not every superhero has to be a crime fighter.

His current duties include welcoming guests and tour groups to the grounds of Government House. He also partakes in special ceremonial occasions and dons the state uniform.

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Gavel, the doggo-in-chief has the following duties: welcoming guests and tour groups and having an official presence on certain ceremonial occasions.

“He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’), and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate.”

―The office of Governor Paul de Jersey
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Gavel dons a custom-made coat, complete with a flag, crown and the official bird emblem of Queensland.

We all need dogs who can thwart terror plots but that doesn’t mean we don’t value the cuddly companionship of our furry friends like Gavel.

How we wish every politician could take a leaf out of Governor de Jersey’s example.

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Dogs Are A Girl’s Best Friend Too!

Dogs Are A Girl's Best Friend Too

What is it about dogs that they answer to your soul like no one ever can?

The best friends they are, dogs offer this perennial happy feeling that overrides whatever mayhem the world may unfold. A dog inspires you day in and day out to be yourself. To refuse being scarred by losses, to not curb or conceal desires but to live life unleashed. The personification of love, dogs, never indulges to pretend in the shadow of who, elsewhere, they might be. Loyal, loving and lively ― they’re always themselves.

As we have explored before in Dog with Blog, dogs are a girl’s best friend too! Our friends from Colorado ― Lady Stefania & Her Highness Husky Sasha form one such cute pair. Here’s hoping this collection will make you smile while also serving as a sweet reminder to go and kiss your pooch! 

Dogs are a girl’s best friend too!

“I adopted Sasha years ago, but it is she who rescued and continued to save me each and every day. She would never give up on me, and for that I’m forever indebted to her.” ~Stefania

I sit and talk to Dog And he just laughs at my plans…

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Mom, tell me a story…

woman love dog

The True Queen of Westeros!

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So please, please…please hug me do!

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The eyes have it!

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Did you kiss your dog today?

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For the love of words and woofs…

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And here, oblivious to the world, moments that matter…

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“My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face.” —Jennifer Skiff

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Have I told you lately that I love you?

Have I told you there’s no one else above you?

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If Youre Lucky A Dog Will Come Into Your Life, Steal Your Heart, And Change Everything for Better!

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Not all girls call diamonds as best friends, some prefer dogs!

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From Colorado to Colombo, here’s wishing all the pet parents a wonderful weekend! Special shout out to the women and their forever woof buddies 🙂

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Sylvester Stallone’s dog tribute – a heartwarming ode to his best friend!

Sylvester Stallone's dog tribute
Sylvester Stallone’s dog tribute is making waves the world over.

There aren’t many memories in life that linger on quite like lost love. It doesn’t really matter whether you are an eight year old kid or a grown up man, the thing about memories is when they hit you, you are taken for an emotional ride through time.

And if the dear one you’ve lost is a dog — it remains paw-printed in your heart forever.

Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone, best known for donning the one-man-army roles in “Rocky” and “Rambo,” hasn’t really forgotten his long lost dog from three decades ago.

Syslvester Stallone’s dog tribute is an epic story.

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Even Rocky needs a dog!

Recently Stallone took to Instagram to share a heartwarming tribute to his old dog Butkus, whom he had adopted in the years prior to his success in Hollywood.

Sylvester Stallone’s dog tribute

Sylvester Stallone dog lover

“When I was 26, totally broke, going nowhere VERY fast, owned two pair of pants that barely fit, shoes that had holes in them and dreams of being successful were as far away as the sun… But I had my dog, BUTKUS, my best friend, my confidant, Who always laughed at my jokes, and put up with my moods, and was the one living thing that loved me for who I was!”

In a follow-up post, Stallone shares how monumental was Butkus’s support to him while he worked on the screenplay of a movie regarding a struggling boxer’s rise to fame — Rocky!

Sylvester Stallone pet dog

1971… Since we’re on the subject of “man’s best friend” this is myself and Butkus as a puppy, we were both, thin, hungry and living in a flophouse above a subway stop, I used to say this apartment had “

… Hot and cold running roaches” anyway there was not much to do except spend time with each other and that’s where I started to learn the craft of screenwriting. Since I never went out, I relied on his companionship, And actually it was his idea to write Rocky, but don’t tell anyone….

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Butkus shared screen space with Sylvester Stallone in Rocky and Rocky II.
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Years later when things got even worse I had to sell him for $40 in front of a 7-Eleven store, because I couldn’t afford food, then like A modern day miracle, the screenplay for Rocky sold, and I could buy and buy him back, but the new owner knew I was desperate, and charged me $15,000 … He was worth every penny!
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In the fairy tale ending, Stallone and his dog came out eventual winners as “Rocky” (1976), the iconic story of an underdog boxer, became a box-office hit! Not only that, but it also won an Oscar for Best Picture, launching Stallone to stardom.

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Butkus appeared in ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rocky II’ too!

Dogs shape our lives in ways more than one, never to be forgotten, their love stays even beyond the doors of death.

Don’t we all have a little Butkus of our own, looking at us with love, across the years gone by 🙂

On that thought, also see Fiona Apple’s tribute to her dog and these dog lovers who did awesome things for their dogs!

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