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People try to convince me that it’s a great idea to get a dog or cat from a breeder or a pet store if they have their hearts set on a specific type of animal.

I’m never able to let these comments slide without at least giving my input. I have had some success changing people’s minds when I calmly lay out the facts.

A vast selection of animals is available for adoption in the shelter system. About 25 percent of shelter dogs are purebred. You will find purebred cats in Read more...
November 15, 2008 by Karin
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Kaya's friend Riley gets girly in her hoodie and denim miniskirt. Who's up for a Chic Flick?

Hooded Denim Dress with crystal heart and decorative chain by Monkey Daze. XXS -XXL, $60 at monkeydaze.com

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...
November 14, 2008 by Connie Wilson

 

Torontonians will feel good about starting the holiday season a little early if they join in the fun at the 2nd annual Twelve Beds of Christmas Charity Auction. The fundraiser will be held Wednesday November 19th from 6pm to 9pm at CiRCA Nightclub and Entertainment Venue (126 John Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E3).

Twelve, one-of-a-kind beds designed/created by local designers, artists, musicians and TV personalities will be auctioned off to the

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November 14, 2008 by Karin
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Rose and Esther go for a stroll sans doing the leash tango.

The Cujo 25 with shock absorbing stretch by EzyDog, $24-$34 at ezydog.com. Royal Gold collars by Lupine; visit lupinepet.com for retailers.

November 13, 2008 by Karin
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Esther shoots the camera a sassy look as if to say; "You say I'm a Bitch like it's a bad thing".

Hand silkscreened, 100% cotton muscle tank by ruff ruff & Meow, $19.95. ruffruffandmeow.com

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When darkness falls, the shadows come alive with prowlers creeping through back alleys and deserted parking lots.  They travel only by night, and avoid encountering authority figures.

These people aren’t thieves or predators, although they are renegades of a sort. And the items they seek to capture aren’t inanimate objects. They are stray cats, and the trappers who catch them for spaying and neutering work tirelessly and without thanks to break an endless cycle of suffering.

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There are those days when all the heartache and frustration feels worth it. The animals are snuggled in and content, and their calm becomes my serenity.
Just watching them curled up together brought a smile to my face. I hope it does the same for you.
November 12, 2008 by Karin
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We remember... Modern Dog Kaya bundles up to join us for the Remembrance Day ceremony.

ModDog cozy fleece scARF, $25. www.moddog.ca

November 11, 2008 by Karin
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Mr. Big impersonates a snugglebunny in his cutsey eared hoodie from Louisdog.

Available in Rose Tea, louisdog.com and Green Tea, $58 at barkingbabies.com

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