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

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

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

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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 peppermintsm.com

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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. glamourdog.com

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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. idawgclothing.com

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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

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

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

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Esther goes for gold in the posh pooch event; how could she not dazzle them in her Dog Chewz NYC collar?

Pink metallic leather and prong-set Swarovski crystal collar in 6 colour options. See dogchewz.com for where to buy.

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In libraries and schools across North America, a steadfastly loyal and tireless group of literacy volunteers are teaching kids to read. They don’t demand salary. They never complain or show signs of boredom. They receive nothing more than a cookie and a head scratch for their efforts.

They are listening dogs, and they work miracles for children’s literacy. Even kids who know how to read flock to these dogs just for fun, growing their vocabulary and public speaking skills in the

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I witnessed the effects of disaster stress with my own eyes in New Orleans while I was part of a rescue team saving animals following hurricane Katrina. A rescued dog turned on one of us when we were outside of our temporary kenneling facility walking the animals. Without much warning, he bit off part of the man’s finger.

The animals we pulled off the streets were starving. They did attack people and other animals for food. But this dog had already been with us for a few days. He Read more...

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