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Take a left turn with Franky

I bought a T-shirt this summer with a great saying printed on the front: “When nothing goes right – go left.” If the 11-years-young beagle pictured at right were to have her own motto that would be it. She’s got a quirky sense of humour. She’s also got brilliant navigating skills when following life’s crazy […]

Letters to the Editor for August 25, 2015

Who is accountable for damage done by unruly mob? After midnight on July 24 a mob of mostly young and several drunk people gathered at the foot of Balsam Avenue. This was apparently the second night in a row a large group gathered there after being moved off Queen Street as the jazz festival ended […]

Taking back city parks, from dawn to dusk

Most of the Beach is still waking up when Anne-Marie Kaskens meets the morning crew by the R.C. Harris waterworks. Although she moved to the Beach 20 years ago, Kaskens says it wasn’t until she got her dog Jessie that she started going down to the water every day. “It’s a real stress-buster,” she said, […]

Celebrate canine kisses at Slobberfest

As far as I know, no dog has ever mastered the classic silver screen kiss. Too much tongue. Too much slobber. But that’s a dog for you. I’m inclined to believe the more grateful the dog, the messier it gets. On Saturday, May 30, we will be celebrating the slobber at Slobberfest. The dedication to […]

Action important when pets are poisoned

My clinic, for whatever reason, has had a bit of a rash of cases involving known or suspected exposure to toxins recently, with three serious situations in the past few weeks. I thought it might be a good time to discuss two of the more common threats our pets face from toxins in their immediate […]

Kobi is out of this world

SPACE … the final frontier! The destination for every dog I write about – to explore strange new worlds (aka the centre of the couch on movie night and every square inch of our beds after the movie); to seek out the ultimate spoiled life with human civilization by always stealing the best spot; to […]

Letters to the Editor for March 24, 2015

Even in the realm of comedy, racism is still racism I recently went to the Top Shelf Comedy show at St. Louis Wings with my husband and some friends. The lineup of talented comedians pleasantly surprised me, but one comedian ruined the show for me. There is a difference between poking fun at inherent cultural […]

Gracie Lou casts a magic spell

There’s nothing graceful about Gracie Lou. She’s a chocolate Lab, not a ballerina … although you’ll soon learn she’s pretty good on her toes! Chocolate Labs are supposed to be sweet yet goofy, and that’s definitely Gracie Lou’s m.o. Since being salvaged from a shelter in Gatineau, Quebec, Gracie Lou has been focused on bumping […]

Letters to the Editor for March 10, 2015

Winter Stations a hit with former Beachers I want to thank the BMN team for the coverage of all things Beach-related, and specifically for the recent articles about the winter warming art installations created on the five lifeguard stands. The article and background information about the installations piqued the interest of my husband and myself. […]

Pets can have allergies too

One of the most frustrating and increasingly common conditions we see in pets is allergies. Many people are surprised to learn that their pets can suffer from allergies. The truth is, not only do we see a significant amount of allergic disease in our patients, they can suffer in ways that are often more significant […]

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