Blogs by Sara Lima

January 4, 2012 by Sara Lima
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Now that the holidays are over, I finally had time to take stock and sort through my favourite gifts (yes, I'm that excited at the thought of cataloguing all of my new items). Knowing that I am a real book nerd, my family usually turns to rare and hard to find tomes as the go-to gift for me. One of the best things I received this Christmas was a book called A Dog Book, a random collection of  recipes,

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December 16, 2011 by Sara Lima
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Back in October I took the Best Friends Invisible Dog challenge and pledged to share a picture of a shelter dog in the hopes to find her a home.

May I introduce to you Lulu, the dog I've sponsored for Christmas. She is a 10-11 year old Pittie golden gal, and has stolen my heart. She's currently in a foster home thanks to the superheroes at HugABull rescue and advocacy society

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December 14, 2011 by Sara Lima
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Last year around this time I posted some awkward pet photos in my previous blog, A Foster Story (see said photos here). Included in these unflattering pictures was one of Roxy, Cash and I with Santa the year that we adopted Cash. It was (and continues to be) humiliatingly awful, yet share it I did.

This year, rather than rehash my bottle-black dye job and bright blue coat, we decided to get new

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December 6, 2011 by Sara Lima

Modern Dog recently launched their personalized holiday e-card, and I couldn't help but create one featuring myself and Roxy. Please feel free to click thru to see what I do with my spare time, and take a moment to personalize your own rockin' e-card.

Merry Christmas from Roxy, Cash and Chance!!

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December 1, 2011 by Sara Lima
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I recently brought Roxy in with me to work at the Modern Dog headquarters. As you can see, she is a diligent worker. What's that on her computer screen that has her so captivated? Oh, it's a picture of a mean fluffy cat that looks just like me. Fascinating.

November 25, 2011 by Sara Lima
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As a result of our love for our pets, we often anthropomorphize certain characteristics that we perhaps hope to see in them (or in ourselves). I've always had a clear idea in my mind of what type of "person" each of my dogs is; Cash, a sweet, sensitive, handsome-but-dumb charmer; Chance, a grumpy, hairy, haughty old British man; and Roxy, a strong, saucy, independent woman! Along with their personalities, I also thought I knew the role each dog played within our pack...but I think I might

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November 19, 2011 by Sara Lima
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During the winter of 2005, a young pittie puppy named Loki was adopted by a nice lady named Kristen after being neglected and abandoned. Despite his rocky start, Loki beat the odds and blossomed into a wonderful dog, excelling at obedience and obtaining his Canine Good Neighbour certificate. Kristen had found her "heart dog".

After only three years of blissful companionship, Loki succumbed to mounting health issues and passed away. Kristen and her partner decided to honour Loki's

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November 16, 2011 by Sara Lima
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I absolutely HATE the word cancer. It has affected too many people and dogs that I love. We recently had a close call with Cash when a lump we found on his neck turned out to be a cyst (thank DOG!). According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF), cancer affects 1 out of every 3 dogs, and of those three, kills more than half. This is not acceptable. So, along with the NCCF, my dogs and I are washing away cancer in honour of November being National Canine Cancer Awareness month. I

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November 14, 2011 by Sara Lima
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Roxy and I were busy this weekend attending our very first class in the relatively new sport of nose-work training. I'd love to dish on the details, but you'll have to wait for my article in the next issue of Modern Dog. I will, however, divulge this surprising fact - Roxy is a treat-hunting natural!

 

Success! Roxy's "high value" treat? Corned beef and hot dogs!

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November 7, 2011 by Sara Lima
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Whistler, BC is widely known for world class skiing and snowboarding, the 2010 Winter Olympics, spectacular hiking trails, and delicious cuisine, but none of these things were paramount for me. As a dog-lover, in planning a fall getaway I was primarily interested in finding a place that would accept my canine companions while still providing fun for me! Thankfully I found an destination that encapsulated all of these requirements and more: the

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