Blogs by Connie Wilson

December 13, 2008 by Connie Wilson

I just watched a video of an amazing dog who risked his life to pull another dog that had been hit by a car off a busy highway. Steadfast and with single-minded purpose, the dog cautiously dodges traffic to drag his friend to safety. It will bring tears to your eyes and further solidify what we as dog lovers already know, dogs are remarkable beings, teaching us by example. To watch the video

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December 8, 2008 by Connie Wilson

2,312 dogs from around the globe will soon be descending upon Long Beach, California to compete in the 8th annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. You’ll get to see rare breeds such as the Briquet Griffon Vendeen or the Xoloitzcuintli competing against the more traditional breeds for the title of World Challenge Champion and prize money of $15,000.

A total of $225,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs during the two-day event taking place December 13th and 14th. The AKC

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December 4, 2008 by Connie Wilson

It's always thrilling after much forethought and months of work to see a new issue hit the newsstands. From ideas and concepts it gradually takes shape, first in digital format and then on paper, a tangible reality as it rolls off the printer's production line. Read, re-read, then passed along to others to read, it's an incredible feeling to know you're making a positive contribution and establishing a community of people who have a common bond, that of their love for dogs. It's therefore

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December 1, 2008 by Connie Wilson

Hurray, it’s December 1st, only 24 more sleeps before Christmas is here. I love this month!! Although it means being besieged by rain, sleet and dark dog-walks, there is so much to look forward to. Strings of coloured lights decorating trees and homes, illuminate neighbourhoods, and break the dreariness of long winter nights making it fun to get out with poochie for evening dog-walks.  Have you noticed that people always seem to be friendlier, kinder and more thoughtful at this time of year

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December 1, 2008 by Connie Wilson

I should have heeded my own advice: during peak holiday times you need to book your dog into your favourite kennel wayyyy in advance.  My dog's favourite place to hang out when I'm out of town is the Rex Dog Hotel (see earlier blog about the Rex). There's a reason all the good boarding facilities book up early, it's simply just that...  they're good.   In the case of the Rex I feel no guilt or concern leaving Kaya in their care as

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November 27, 2008 by Connie Wilson
 

Congratulations to artist, David Klug who is the winner of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship commemorative art poster competition (see blog entry of May 5th).  He will receive $1,000 prize money along with a four-day/three-night trip for two to Long Beach, California, December 13-14, 2008 to watch the AKC/

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November 24, 2008 by Connie Wilson
 

It's heart-warming to see celebrities using their star power to effect positive change.  In my blog today I'd like to shine a light on award-winning Felicity Huffman (of Desperate Housewives' fame), who is using her star power as the North American ambassador for Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign and in so doing bringing attention to the millions of homeless animals awaiting adoption (do you know that more than 4 million dogs and cats will be euthanized this year due to

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November 21, 2008 by Connie Wilson

I've always had a keen interest in natural foods and supplements. In my twenties I became interested in a number of alternative health practices including the use of Bach Flower Remedies. Now years later, while shopping at my local health food store, I was delighted to discover a book entitled Bach Flower Remedies for Animals. If not already familiar to you, Dr. Bach's 38 flower

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November 17, 2008 by Connie Wilson

As mentioned in an earlier blog this month, November is Senior Pet Month and accordingly, I'd like to dedicate it to a senior dog near and dear to my heart, my very own Kaya girl. I can hardly believe she's going to be fifteen years old next month...  in Kayapeople years she'd be ancient.  In the last six months I've really seen a difference in her ability to see, hear and

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November 14, 2008 by Connie Wilson
With the current state of the economy seeing job lay-offs and families being foreclosed out of their homes, it's also responsible for growing numbers of pets being surrendered to animal shelters. Facing overcrowded facilities and shrinking donations, animal shelters and rescue organizations are finding their resources stretched to the limit. If there were ever a good time to donate to your local animal shelter, now would be it. Unfortunately, it's been proven that people are less inclined to Read more...

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