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Montreal Simon: Rescuing the Abandoned Pets of Fort McMurray

When I saw all those people trying to escape the fire they're now calling The Beast, I tried to imagine how they must have been feeling.Not only having to flee their homes, and worry whether they'd still be there when they returned.But also in … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rescuing the Abandoned Pets of Fort McMurray

Things Are Good: Pets Can Improve Patient Care

Having pets around is already a pretty fun idea, and now it can also be healthy idea! It’s known that pets can help kids by lowering the chances of them developing allergies, particularly if the pets are allowed outdoors (be careful with letting cats outside though since they kill millions of birds needlessly). Now research […]

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Scripturient: Goodbye, Cleo

Cleo was an accidental member of the family. Twelve to fifteen years ago – long enough that the exact date is hazy in my mind – she came to us. Well, she was delivered, actually. And yesterday she left us. One late winter day, back then, I was at home, getting ready to go to . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Goodbye, Cleo

My journey with AIDS...and more!: R.I.P. Emma

(From 04-04-2014) Following a “massive stroke” my beautiful friend of almost exactly fifteen years has left me. Emma (short for Emerald, the colour of her eyes) dropped to one side, sprawled on the floor, and let out a yell worthy of her Siamese ancestors. Now my breaths draw up sobs and tears as the quietest . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: R.I.P. Emma

My journey with AIDS...and more!: R.I.P. Emma

(From 04-04-2014) Following a “massive stroke” my beautiful friend of almost exactly fifteen years has left me. Emma (short for Emerald, the colour of her eyes) dropped to one side, sprawled on the floor, and let out a yell worthy of her Siamese ancestors. Now my breaths draw up sobs and tears as the quietest . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: R.I.P. Emma

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Sunny with a chance of squirrels

What is going on in that furry little head of yours? I was standing on the porch one day last fall watching Bella, our terrier-cross dog, and latest addition to the Chadwick pack. She was watching Diego, our ginger tom cat who was watching something in the trees. Bella stared, then turned to look where . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Sunny with a chance of squirrels

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: Pets and Policies: Why Dog Parks Matter

Back in April, 2011, I wrote a post about municipal policies towards pets, now in the blog archives. I noted then that… A recent survey done by Colin Siren of Ipsos Reid estimated there are 7.9 million cats and 5.9 … Continue reading →

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Kleenex warning!

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: To sleep, perchance to dream

Aye, there’s the rub. To sleep in, one weekend morning, when there are no pressures for meetings, work, deadlines. To roll away from the soft light that filters through the blinds and enjoy that delicious moment of closing your eyes … Continue reading →

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

This video cleverly poses the question “If your friends acted like your pets, would you still want them around?”

Things Are Good: LA Bans Puppy Mills; Pet Stores to Sell Only Rescued Animals

LA joins quite a few other cities in North America to ban the sale of animals from puppy mills. Puppy mills are horrible breeding facilities focused on profit at the expense of animal welfare and many people buying a pet don’t realize that pet stores get their puppies from such morally bankrupt places. Bans on . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: LA Bans Puppy Mills; Pet Stores to Sell Only Rescued Animals

Alberta Diary: Purely local issues: Fear and loathing on St. Albert’s dog runs

Lots of St. Albertans love their dogs and want to see them run. St. Albert dog owners, of course, may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Councillor Malcolm Parker striking out with his leash law idea.

ST. ALBERT, Alberta

If you don’t think much about municipal politics, you may not realize that among . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Purely local issues: Fear and loathing on St. Albert’s dog runs

knitnut.net: Only Pets

I still watch the Birds for Sale category on Kijiji, just in case. (In case of what, I’m not really sure. The last thing I need is another bird.) Last night we went to Critter Jungle for dog food, and of course I stopped by the bird section to say hello. Two birds – . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Only Pets

knitnut.net: Feeding Time at the Zoo

This is what a typical Birdie Breakfast looks like around here. Going clockwise from the left, that’s Simon’s breakfast, Kazoo’s breakfast and Oboe’s breakfast.

By suppertime, Simon’s breakfast dish will be empty, Kazoo’s breakfast dish will be half-empty, and Oboe’s breakfast dish will be upside down on the floor of his house.

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