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I was on my way to interview rescued animals for the Whatcom Humane Society calendar when I came upon this eye-catching sight. The dogs’ human had popped inside the convenience store for a moment when – presto! They had commandeered the wheel and looked ready to take this regal boat for a spin.

Scenes from the hilarious Saturday Night Live skit Toonces the Driving Cat began scrolling through my head. The popular puppet

November 20, 2008 by Karin

Mommy's li'l angel; Kaya stays out of mischief in her pull-over hoodie with adjustable hood.

"Mommy's Little Girl" hoodie from, part of a big-dog sizes collection; up to XXXL! More personality tops at

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Council removes references to specific breeds before passing ordinance

The power of the people is alive and kicking in Monroe, Washington. More than 200 protestors converged on the tiny city (pop. 14,000) for the council meeting last night to show support for the 12 breeds that would be labeled “potentially dangerous dogs” if the proposed ordinance was enacted.

Residents joined animal lovers from nearby cities to support the innocent dogs targeted by the

November 19, 2008 by Karin

Esther's fashion sense is blossoming.

Nylon and plastic collar with crystal studs,

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Last night I posted the story of Kobe, a gentle and innocent Hurricane Katrina survivor who would be labelled a "potentially dangerous dog" by proposed changes to the ordinances in Monroe, Washington. I just heard word from coast to coast that the emails are bouncing back from the group email address I provided in my earlier post ( I have to think the council's email box is jammed with letters from animal


Rita Morgan is the epitome of the model pet guardian. She licenses her dogs without fail. When they go for walks, the dogs are always leashed. Morgan even helps less fortunate animals in her northern Washington State community by volunteering copious amounts of her time and energy to organizations in King and Snohomish counties, such as Pasado's Safe Haven.

And yet the 46-year-old Microsoft project management contractor will be caught in a civic dragnet if a new ordinance is

November 18, 2008 by Karin

Rose and Mr. Big share the love in their "Peace, Love and Paw" tees from Andrea Levine.

T-Shirts availble for dogs and their owners. Check out for some serious sparkle in homage to your canine companion.

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This weekend I brought you the Blackberry family of cats, compliments of Carol Fuegi of the Point Roberts Animal Wellbeing Society. The response to the photograph was overwhelming, proving that these forgotten creatures can touch the heartstrings of human beings.

Carol provided another photograph for your viewing pleasure, illustrating the gentle beauty of feral cats. The kittens featured here were tamed, and Tsawwassen Animal Hospital found responsible homes for each of them.

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


The West Coast community of Point Roberts, Washington is a geopolitical oddity known as an exclave. Unless you fly a small plane or take a boat through Boundary Bay, the only way to get there is by driving through Canada.

In that region, Canada and the United States are divided by the 49th parallel. Because Point Roberts is south of the 49th, the three by two mile peninsula was claimed as American territory.

Life on the Point is breathtakingly beautiful.



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