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Porter wins the race at turtle hospital

Back to school and back to the age-old question we pose of the young, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?” Kids get asked that all the time. The day we stop asking them will be the day turtles sprout wings and fly. What if I told you that day has […]

Helping hopeless, homeless dogs

Beacher Michael Case is hoping every homeless dog will have its day. And if they don’t find their home right away, his Project Dog Foundation aims to make life comfortable in the meantime. Case and his wife, Meg, used to volunteer walking dogs at a Toronto Animal Services shelter once a week. Occasionally there would […]

More verve, less blue notes for Jazz

Herbie Hancock once said “Jazz is about being in the moment.” If that’s the case and dogs could play instruments, there would be some stiff competition in the jazz world. Dogs have a real knack for belly-up basking in the NOW – especially Jazz the dog. Even when it appears he’s not doing much of […]

Pepe still peppy at 15 years old

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 […]

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 […]

Odie makes the best of opportunity

This is Odie. He’s supposed to be a guinea pig. Rest assured he’s a perfectly capable understudy with high hopes of making the lead role of Pet of the Month his very own. Slammed with yet another snowstorm-of-the-century last weekend, I couldn’t make it to Blackstock to shine the spotlight on the intended star of […]

It’s a wonderful animal life

‘Twas the night before Deadline (& a week before Christmas!) when all through my head, Not a single thought was stirring, not even a thread! Then all of a sudden, a jingle in my ear – The perfect idea for my first tale of the New Year! Imagining applause, I took my bow… For this […]

Walking for canine rescue groups at Woofstock

The opposite of love’s indifference – from the song Stubborn Love by The Lumineers My fellow dog rescuers and I are less than a week away from participating in the largest outdoor dog festival in North America. This year marks a decade since our umbrella group, K9 Rescue Me, launched its annual walkathon at WOOFSTOCK! […]

Seeing Toby’s ‘ghost’ eyes is believing

When we bought our 1850’s farmhouse near Colborne a few years ago, I quickly concluded we had a ghost! Not to worry. Like Casper, he’s a friendly spirit. He also has four legs. As ghosts tend to be, Tobias the Ghost Dog is invisible – except in the eyes of one of our beagles. Ever […]

Year’s first beagle rescue a winner

The hound dog in the tub with the big dreamy eyes has only one New Year’s resolution, aside from keeping sparkly clean. He’s howl-bent on being a better dog. His initial motivation is sure to break your heart. Our bubble bath boy was hoping if he accomplished his objective, his ‘humans’ would come back. But […]

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