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Besides the obvious gratification that comes from rescue – helping animals – there is a side benefit to the work. The people.

The individuals I come across in this field are generous, kind, and downright inspiring. Once in a while I meet someone whose commitment and devotion to the animals is so powerful that it brings tears to my eyes.

Yesterday I stumbled upon the story of 23-year-old David Carl Lee, an animal rescuer who has surmounted enormous challenges to save

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December 3, 2008 by Karin
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Rose, the "Sparkling Diamond"... the star of the Moulin Rouge. Come dance the night away...

Tulle skirt with removable flower and pearl necklace with flower accent, Pet Head by Bed Head; pethead.com.

December 2, 2008 by Karin
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Esther suits up to greet Jack Frost - bring on the cold, baby!

Reversible Icii Ski Vest by Ruffini comes in three colour combinations and has a lead opening on back. See blue-stone.biz  for retailers. Fleece  Alpin Tuque, $11.99 at caniswear.com.

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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Working dogs are fascinating to watch. Most recently, I saw a bright-eyed Beagle work the room at Vancouver International Airport’s customs arrival area. The female agent and her sprightly canine partner barely broke eye contact with each other as they made their way down the row of bags. They communicated in their secret language, bonded by teamwork and a common goal.

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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 29, 2008 by Karin
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Mr. Big does his best time-traveling mohawk warrior impression in a funky fleece hoodie with a faux-hawk fringe.

From the Bullyware ESKI'mohegan collection, bullywareny.com

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Little things don't bug me.

I encourage spiders to build webs in my house because I think their architecture is beautiful. When the sun catches the dew just right, I see the perfection of nature in their woven tapestries.

Today a tiny insect jumped into my glass of Chardonnay.

I found her swimming around when I peeked in. She was drowning. I tried unsuccessfully to fish her out. When she couldn’t be caught, I dumped the full glass out onto my hand.

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November 28, 2008 by Karin
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Mr. Big's sister Leahla sports an American Flag sweater in honour of Thanksgiving. More stuffing, anyone?

Merino wool flag sweater by Wagwear, $110. wagwear.com

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Holidays always make me hug my animals a little tighter.

Happy days to you and yours. 

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