Blogs by Connie Wilson

April 8, 2009 by Connie Wilson

If you live in the vicinity of Toronto and you're wondering what to do this upcoming weekend, why not join us at the All About Pets Show (this Friday through Sunday, Apr 10-12, at the International Centre). Although visitors are not permitted to bring their pets, you won't have time to miss Rover for a second as there are so many exhibits to visit and animals to see (everything from dogs, cats, birds, reptiles to fish, turtles and more). Plus there will be fun shows and features such as the

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April 5, 2009 by Connie Wilson

So often the daily newspaper seems to report on anything but good news, but the other day I read something positive... B.C.'s Ministry of Environment will make it mandatory, starting in January 2011, for a bittering agent (denatonium benzoate) to be added to antifreeze and engine coolants thereby rendering the sweet taste of deadly toxic antifreeze quite the opposite... bad tasting (but still toxic). The offensive taste will make it less appealing to our pets (wildlife and children, too),

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April 1, 2009 by Connie Wilson

In an earlier blog I spoke about the Genesis Awards which was held this past weekend in Beverly Hills, CA.  This star-studded event shines the spotlight on producers, directors, writers and celebrities who through their publicity power are able to bring animal cruelty issues to light. Modern Dog's Spring 08 cover model, Ellen DeGeneres was one of those honoured for her role in publicizing the plight of factory farm animals. Our writer, Carreen Maloney attended the event and her first

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March 30, 2009 by Connie Wilson

If you're guilty of spending too much time vegetating in front of the television set you might want to consider stimulating the old "grey matter" with the fun and challenging task of coming up with the perfect caption to accompany the cartoon that we're running in Modern Dog's spring issue. The best caption will be published in the summer issue.  Here's the cartoon.  It's super-easy to enter just click on this cartoon caption link and you'll be

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March 28, 2009 by Connie Wilson

I love getting up early on Saturday mornings, as I don't want to waste any of my precious weekend time sleeping the day away. Of course, my dog Kaya is delighted with that mindset. The sun is getting stronger now, coaxing the hibernating plants, trees and shrubs back to life. It seems that you can almost feel the energy moving inside them.  At this time of morning we pretty much have the beach to ourselves...  just a few other early risers out with their dogs. Everything's quiet, the still

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March 21, 2009 by Connie Wilson

It can't be denied, media has tremendous power to affect peoples' lives. Through film, television, radio and print it's impossible not to be influenced by what we see, read and hear. Think of the clothing fad that started virtually overnight by teenage girls watching their favourite celebs sporting low-rise jeans. Soon, everyone seemed to being wearing that style (in fact it wasn't long before it became difficult to find any other style to purchase). From choosing the type of car to drive

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March 20, 2009 by Connie Wilson

It's a delight when the mail bears gifts and today the recipient of an unexpected surprise was none other than Modern Dog's mascot, Kaya Wilson. A bit oblivious to her good fortune, I opened the parcel on her behalf and inside was a little black velvet bag containing a beautiful sterling silver, heart-shaped ID tag for her collar. The front of the tag has Kaya's name engraved on it and the other side has my cell # (just in case she gets lost).  Beautiful yet practical, a lovely gift indeed

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March 20, 2009 by Connie Wilson

Modern Dog's new interactive photo contest is now up and running. Yay!!  It's super-easy to use and takes just minutes to get your furry best friend's pic showcased on Modern Dog's site. Then get your friends to cast their vote. The dog with the most votes will get a chance at Modern Dog stardom. I just uploaded my dog's photo...  please vote for Kaya, she may be pushing 16, but she's still a beauty! Click here to vote.

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March 13, 2009 by Connie Wilson

I received some good news this morning, the two beautiful labs, Cookie and Coco that I talked about in yesterday's blog have found a new home. Yay!!

Thanks to all for your help!

March 13, 2009 by Connie Wilson
 

I just got this email from someone desperate to find a home for her two Labs. After thinking that I had lost my own dog yesterday, it broke my heart to think that here is someone with no other choice but to give up her much-loved dogs and how very difficult that must be for. From the sounds of it, these dogs would make a wonderful addition to the right home. Please read on and help if you can:

Desperate to find loving home. Already housebroken, trained, love kids, neutered,

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