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I’ve rescued animals for long enough to know that when you happen upon somebody standing on the road forlornly clutching a leash at one end and no dog attached on the other, it’s time to take action.

I was on my way for an evening out when I spotted the woman, and pulled my car over to speak her. She explained that she was pet sitting a Jack Russell for a friend. While taking him for a walk, he bolted unexpectedly into the woods lining one side of the street, hot on the scent of Read more...
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Imagine my surprise when I spotted this Golden Retriever wandering around the grand, opulent lobby of the historical Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as I was checking out.

Concerned, I headed straight over to her. Because of her green service dog-style vest, I thought she must have wandered away from a blind person. When I inquired about her to a staff member, he laughed and told me, “No, that’s Mavis! She lives here.”

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I nearly fell on the floor laughing when I saw this cake at a benefit to save the animals on Saturday night. I am giggling just looking at the photo. As if the cake wasn’t funny enough, the creative baker used an actual litter box and a scoop to top off the presentation. In a room full of animal lovers, it was a real crowd-pleaser.

The cake was part of a dessert auction for the 6th Annual Masquerade Gala held by the Whatcom Read more...
October 27, 2008 by Karin

Rose, Esther and Mr. Big create their own pumpkin patch of the cute n' fuzzy variety.

DOGO pumpkin hat, adjustable velcro closure. $12, See more DOGO at

October 27, 2008 by Connie Wilson

If you’re planning to dress up your dog for Halloween (or another festive occasion) and would like to make the costume yourself, check out a book called Dress Up Your Dog by Annette Howard. Containing patterns for 18 different costumes, the easy-to follow, step-by-step instructions are suitable for any skill level and the accompanying colour photographs of dogs wearing the finished results, will have you itching to get started.  My favourites are the Flower, Frenchman, Pierrot, and the

October 25, 2008 by Karin

Intern Timmy shows off his best side in his camo and denim overalls from Peppermint Santa Monica by Pooch Outfitters.

Silver star details on back pocket and stretch cotton for a comfy fit at

October 24, 2008 by Karin

Mr. Big anticipates All Hallows Eve next week by donning a sparkling skull and bow collar in his favourite colour: barkin' black.

Tarina Tarantino Gothic Lolita Beaded Necklace in lucite and crystal, $75.95.

October 23, 2008 by Karin

Kaya rocks camo couture in her water-resistant windbreaker; who says it's just for boys?

Camo print and maroon zip-up vest with hood and storage pocket on back.

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I set out to buy a piece of rural property with a vision of building a home in the wilderness. But there was a stumbling block to my peace of mind and steadfast mission.

When county officials came out to check the state of the soil, they used augers to burrow round holes deep into the ground, three to four feet down, to determine what type of septic system was most suited to the land’s particular drainage capability.

Now, instead of planning and dreaming about my

October 22, 2008 by Karin

Move aside, Mary Jane! Rose displays her devotion to superhero Spider-Man in pretty plaid.

The Marvel Comics Collection by Chi WOW WOW, Get the Spider-Man dress at Barking Babies, $75.


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