Pet of the Month: A Mac made in heaven

It’s hard to believe only a month ago, one might have mistaken Little Mac, aka Mr. Velvet, for a baby elephant. The roughly 10-year-old beagle was practically fur-less from the waist down, the result of a severe yeast and bacterial infection combined with a thyroid condition left untreated for years. These immune disorders also resulted […]

Beagle buddies remind us of what’s important

They say we’re connected now more than ever, thanks to the technological explosion of our times. There are so many ways to “connect” online, whether it’s with your next door neighbour or someone clear across the ocean. I still think the world needs more porch swings. Although, these two beagles are just as happy connecting […]

Tiny Beatrice boasts a big heart

Before I tell you all about this adorable little fluff-ball, I have other good news from her caregivers at Sheba’s Haven Rescue. In my last article showcasing the heavenly Haven nestled just north of Kingston, I confessed that one of our beagles residing there was a bit of a kleptomaniac. It seemed among the many […]

There’s a reason they call him Tarzan!

I’m moving at the end of this month which means there’s plenty of packing on the agenda. However, ‘procrastination’ has somehow made its way to the top of my To Do List. I keep telling myself to stop monkeying around, but I’ve got way too much in common with my Pet of the Month. So […]

The sky’s the limit for happy-go-lucky OB

In my 2016 pet recap earlier this year, I officially declared my commitment to a beagle-positive outlook for 2017. I also mentioned Archer, the bashful Italian Greyhound with Happy Tails Rescue. At the time, he was still looking for a home. Now, I’ve got some positive news! He’s been adopted and has a new pesky […]

Stella finds her Marlon Brando at Sheba’s Haven

Meet Stella. The approximately 11-year-old fuzzy-faced Pomeranian photo-bombing this page with her explosive cuteness was indeed named after the Tennessee Williams’ character. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. There are no streetcars named Desire in this tale and no Marlon Brando bellowing for Stella to come home either. But we do have our […]

Kisses from Algernon

We named the guy in the body bandage “Algernon”. Those more cultured than myself might have assumed we named him after the classic novel “Flowers for Algernon”. But I do most of the dog-naming for our little beagle repair shop and, being a product of the ‘80s, I was thinking more about former manager of […]

Meet Archer, the discerning Greyhound

Archer may share his name with “the world’s most dangerous spy” from that naughty animated series on FX, but that’s where the similarities end. He’d be more of a gentlemen’s spy – if he were a spy at all – a “007” type. (He likes his water poured, not stirred.) I’m also guessing he’d much […]