Blogs by Connie Wilson

January 4, 2011 by Connie Wilson

As the New Year dawns, it finds many of us reflecting on what we accomplished in the past year and setting goals for the new. My New Year's resolution is to get more exercise, which should be easily accomplished, with my new dog Penny eager to join me on daily walks (I got into an exercise slump when my previous dog, Kaya passed on).  Of course, the resulting benefit of regular exercise is fitter bodies and happier states of mind for both of us. We asked our Facebook friends what

December 17, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Holiday Greetings from  Connie and her new dog, Penny.

I have had SO much fun personalizing and sending this e-card to my friends and family. It's super-easy to do and it makes me laugh every time I watch it (I've even found myself humming the very-catchy tune to myself throughout the day). Simply log on to and sign up for a free membership, then you can start sending out personalized animated cards of your own. And

December 15, 2010 by Connie Wilson


You've got to watch this video that our pals at Best Friends sent me as it's sure to bring a smile to your face (I've linked it below for easy viewing). The underlying message is an important one at any time of the year, but even more so as the Holidays approach and our thoughts turn to gift-giving, celebrating the season with loved ones and helping out those less fortunate. Please also consider the thousands of animals in

December 14, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Thanks to Modern Dog's Facebook friends for all their wonderful name suggestions for my new dog.

I wanted to choose a name that both suited her and one that also had some significance. When a FB friend suggested the name Penny, a bell rang. The Victoria SPCA shelter manager is named Penny and she was so incredibly helpful (and patient), allowing us all the time we needed to make the right decision. She fast-tracked our paperwork and even gave us a ride back down to the harbour so

December 14, 2010 by Connie Wilson


My Kaya-girl, a 16-yr old Pointer-X, passed away a year ago and it's taken all this time to finally feel ready to welcome a new dog into my life.  For the past couple months I've been busily searching looking for the perfect dog and found myself bouncing back and forth between large dogs and small dogs. I just couldn't make up my mind, but the one thing I was sure about was that my new dog would be a

November 11, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Michael (left) and Mika (right)

Today, as we spend time remembering and giving thanks to those men and women who have made great sacrifices defending our countries and upholding peace and our rights to a democratic life, let us not forget the dogs who have also served alongside the military. From bomb and land mine detection to alerting when enemy forces are near, dogs continue to

November 10, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Help Modern Dog reach its goal of 5,000 Facebook fans by the end of November. If we reach our goal, we’ll donate $1,000 to Best Friends Animal Society!! The Best Friends' philosophy is simple, kindness to animals builds a better world for us all. Through the special care that animals receive at the Best Friends sanctuary, many of them are ready to go to good homes in just a few weeks.

So, become a fan of

November 8, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Bert The Pooping Dog Joins Modern Dog's Winning Circle

Navigation seemed unusually slow on Modern Dog's site last Friday morning  and I later found out why... the site loading time was sluggish due to a flood of people coming to our photocontest page to vote and comment on Bert the Pooping Dog. Not your usual "cute" dog picture, Bert's owner had set up his camera on a tripod to capture

November 6, 2010 by Connie Wilson
November 4, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Saturna Island Winery


Escaping busy city living with a weekend retreat to my Gulf Islands' haunt is one of my favourite ways to relax and unwind.  Beyond beautiful, with a favourable year-round climate, I've just discovered one more reason to love this locale... Saturna Island Family Estate Vineyards. I recently had the pleasure of trying their new Woof White,



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