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It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks

March 29, 2021

It’s hard to tell, but Honey Cooke was incredibly timid and suffered from separation anxiety before her owners Steve and Julie made the move to Halcyon Greens last year.

“She has improved so much since we’ve moved here, she’s so friendly and outgoing now,” Julie said.

“Our neighbours love her and she will stay with them and she has her “Nanna Shirley” who lives around the corner and she will go and visit her.”

It’s testament to the tight-knit supportive community that Honey, a 13-year-old Maltese Terrier has started to come out of her shell – even at her mature age.

“Everyone has just been lovely and so welcoming,” Julie said. “I’m a Night Owl and Honey and I like to take a wander out in the street.”

The Cookes at Halcyon Greens

The couple, who have lived on the Gold Coast since 1987, and spent many years working at SeaWorld and Movie World made the move to Halcyon Greens from their townhouse complex in Hope Island at the end of last year.

“We got tired of the people coming and going and there really wasn’t a feeling of community there,” Steve said.

“We were very excited to move into our home and we really are making the most of it.”