Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo – artist, author and podcaster. Valerie is passionate about exploring the worlds of creativity and business. She is co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is a mentor to artists, writers and business owners on how they can turn their passions into thriving professional practices. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’. Valerie is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses.

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  1. Tanya_blogreader

    Goosebumps, love Rambo. Thankyou. I am buying 6!

    1. valeriekhoo

      Oooohhhh that’s so wonderful. Thank you Tanya 🙂 And Rambo says: “Woof!”

      1. Tanya_blogreader

        Valerie, we have spent all this year working on our feasibility study and marketing plan and cash flows and assumptions and etc….we are going full steam in Jan….if you could suggest 3 books that you believe would be beneficial…..well then, we would really appreciate that. “woof” back at you gorgeous boy

        1. valeriekhoo

          This is a good idea for another blog post. Stay tuned!

  2. P

    Love this story. After a long day at work, this story has made me feel like there are still kind hearted, good people left in the world. Made my day.

    1. valeriekhoo

      I feel honoured to be able to share it. Thanks for leaving your lovely words.

  3. Chrissie@Yoga in Recovery

    Such a BIG, BRAVE RAMBO! Melting heart …

    1. valeriekhoo

      He’s a brave one that’s for sure. Although sometimes not so brave around his brother, Kitty Rocky …

  4. Andrea Culligan

    I love this story – thank you so much for sharing…

    1. valeriekhoo

      Thanks Andrea. So glad you like the story 🙂

  5. Cate Richards

    Such a wonderful story Valerie, especially the part that says “others would pass Tappy by”. A beautiful love story for a wonderful woman and very special canine

    1. valeriekhoo

      Thanks for your kind words. Rambo says HI!

  6. Anne Sorensen

    Oh Valerie. This nearly made me cry. So beautiful. You are so lucky to have found each other. Big cuddle and kiss for clever and brave Rambo and thanks for sharing. Our furry babies with their personalities and souls are very precious. Have a great weekend. x

    1. valeriekhoo

      I know I’m so lucky! Hope your beautiful fur baby is doing well 🙂

  7. Kylie Saunder

    Valerie my heart sang when I read this – my fur-baby Lucy (who passed away 12 weeks ago) is so much like your beautiful Rambo. Cherish every moment you have with your “little man”.
    The special bond you knew existed when you met Tappy has only got stronger and look, now he’s chairman of the board!
    Warmest doggy hugs, Kylie

    PS – we shared out fur-baby photos at Problogger 🙂

    1. valeriekhoo

      I love it how you “get it” 🙂 Thinking of you and your Lucy.

  8. onewpc

    I love, love pet stories! I’d love to feature part of your story on my blog, can I grab some bits and link back to you? (Thank you in advance!)