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Pepe still peppy at 15 years old

May 28, 2014

This spring marks milestone birthdays for two Canadian icons. Tim Hortons celebrates 50 years of donuts – that’s a half century of dunking pleasure! Another Canadian icon is about to turn 15. When you’re a dog, 15 is a milestone birthday. I don’t know how Tim Hortons is marking the occasion but Pepe the Chihuahua […]

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Walk to honour Duke at Woofstock

Long before beagles invaded my heart, I was servant to a seriously spoiled Cockapoo named Wednesday. She was a backyard breeder special. I wasn’t so rescue savvy in those days. According to her paperwork, Wednesday had been born on Dec. 3, just a day before my stepdaughter Claudia. After her dad and I got together, […]

Simba shows kingly courage

He may not be the first cat ever to be named after The Lion King, but Simba has definitely earned his stripes. Oops! That’s a tiger reference. Come to think of it, he’s got the Eye of the Tiger too, but unlike Katy Perry, you’re never gonna here him Roar. Simba prefers to squeak, and […]

Teddy takes the gold for good attitude

I sat down to write this article after watching the captivating closing ceremonies for the Olympics. That’s when it struck – the dreaded writer’s block! Maybe Olympic fever was to blame. I felt like a figure skater about to attempt a triple Salchow for that elusive gold medal. Suddenly, it dawned on me. I was […]


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