The Power of Pets
May02

The Power of Pets

The Power of Pets The simple act of having or interacting with a pet can do and mean so much to so many. I can’t imagine not having a pet in my life. For as long as I remember, pets have been a part of my life and they’ve meant different things to me at various stages of my life. What brings these thoughts to my mind? A personal account of what and how my small dog Edie, has in my opinion, made a difference in my mother-in-law’s life....

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Toronto’s Top Dog
Sep30

Toronto’s Top Dog

Miss Edie the Pug for Toronto’s Top Dog It’s not about the votes, it’s about the love and pride I have for my great City of Toronto I’ve always considered myself a proud Toronto Pug. I love taking in the sites, exploring the many events and parklands this great city of mine has to offer. Of course part of being a proud Toronto Pug is supporting my local sports teams! It’s not unusual for me to be seen pugging around...

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Let’s Start With Saying “Thank You”
Sep20

Let’s Start With Saying “Thank You”

As pet owners we easily sympathize, support and understand each other when one of our pets is sick or injured. It’s stressful, scary, and oh those thoughts that go through our head, the “what if’s”. Now imagine being a person that see’s sick and injured pets each and every day? Or being a person that has to tell a pet owner news none of us ever want to hear? In addition to this person feeling responsible for your pet’s health, they...

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Does the Size of Your Dog Matter?
Sep08

Does the Size of Your Dog Matter?

Do you consider yourself a “Big Dog” person, or a “Little Dog” person? Is there such a thing? Does the size of your dog matter? When growing up all the dogs in my life happened to be large dogs. I don’t think it was a conscience decision; it just seemed to happen that way. Living on a farm for several years the dogs we had there were always large. We didn’t exactly choose these dogs, many came from people that lived in the city and...

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My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian
Feb29

My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian

My Decision Not to Become a Veterinarian Why I like vets but would never want to be one – anymore. When I was younger I thought I would love nothing more than to be a veterinarian, not a vet that cares so well for our dogs, cats and other family pets, but a large animal vet, to be more specific, I wanted to specialize in horses and breeding, becoming a veterinarian seemed like a natural choice for me. You may ask why I didn’t pursue...

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Why Does My Dog or Cat Do That?
Feb24

Why Does My Dog or Cat Do That?

Why does my dog or cat do that? Does your dog or cat do things that are don’t make sense or drive you crazy? This is a list of things that my pug Edie and our cats Lily and Lloyd do that baffle and occasionally annoy me 😉   Edie  Sneaks clean, rolled up socks from the laundry – I don’t blame her – who would want to play with dirty socks 😉 Edie waits until I sit down to eat or have that much needed coffee to decide she needs to go...

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Interview with Groundhog Shubenacadie Sam
Feb15

Interview with Groundhog Shubenacadie Sam

I am a very fortunate pug in that I get to meet, speak to and make friends with so many. Recently I had the privilege of making friends with Shubenacadie Sam; Nova Scotia’s official Groundhog Day groundhog – a very important job indeed! I’ve never had a groundhog on my blog before, so I asked Sam if he would do me the honour of telling us a bit about himself. Interview with Shubenacadie Sam 1)  Tell us a little...

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Year in Review 2015
Dec30

Year in Review 2015

2015 My Year in Review I can’t believe another year has come to an end – where does the time go? This is a look back at my very exciting year!   January 2015: I filmed a video with my “fine food friends” Royal Canin Canada. With the help of my humom, we discussed my successful weight loss journey and how I’ve become a healthier pug.           At the end of January I went to...

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Pet Fashion Month
Oct13

Pet Fashion Month

October is Pet Fashion Month! What a better way to start off Autumn than with a new outfit – and of course end it off with a bang in your Halloween costume! Ok, not all dogs are into wearing clothes, but those with short hair need sweaters and coats to keep them warm and comfortable during the cold, wet, winter months. But even those with long hair can get into Pet Fashion Month by sporting a fancy bandana or jersey to cheer on...

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The Farley Foundation – Pets Plus Champion Awards
Sep29

The Farley Foundation – Pets Plus Champion Awards

I have recently been nominated for the Pets Plus Champion Awards   As much as it is an honour to be nominated, it’s more exciting to be able to give back. The winner will have a donation of $1,500.00 made in their name to the charity of their choice. If I’m fortunate enough to be chosen, my charity of choice is The Farley Foundation “The Farley Foundation is a registered charity that assists people in need by...

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A Pug on the Red Carpet – TIFF15
Sep16

A Pug on the Red Carpet – TIFF15

A Pug on the Red Carpet Keeping my pug eyes open for all the Stars attending the Toronto International Film Festival You have to be on your paws because you never know when your favourite Star might show up. Sometimes it can be a bit of a wait, so you need to have a little pug break and sit down. I found these great balls! I was hoping to bring one home to play fetch! It’s impawtant to get your picture taken in front of as many...

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National Dog Day!
Aug26

National Dog Day!

May your day be filled with belly rubs snuggles with your humans car rides trips to the park treats and toys! Happy National Dog Day! Thank you for SharingFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogleEmailLike this:Like...

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Skunk!
Aug08

Skunk!

Skunk! Something no dog parent ever wants to deal with, it’s a smell that lingers not just on you’re dog but in your home and up your nose for days, if not weeks! Recently Edie went out for her usual before bedtime business and was very distracted by something around the garden shed. I wasn’t too concerned as we have squirrels, birds, bunnies and the occasional cat that make their way through our garden, but this...

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8 Photos of Happiness
Jul29

8 Photos of Happiness

What Makes Me Happy I have been nominated by Talent Hounds to post my “8 Photos of Happiness”. This was more challenging than I expected!  I’m a pretty happy pug and I get joy from so many areas of my life; my toys, going places, meeting new friends, but what gives me the most joy and happiness is when I’m with my humans 🙂 The following 8 Photos are just a small part of what makes my pug life the happiest....

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Happy Canada Day!
Jul01

Happy Canada Day!

Have a wonderful day! Thank you for SharingFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogleEmailLike this:Like...

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My 5th Barkday!
Jun24

My 5th Barkday!

Friday is my 5th Barkday! I’m so excited I couldn’t wait to wear my party hat! Where’s my Barkday cake?! Thank you for SharingFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogleEmailLike this:Like...

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Dogs & Underdogs
Jun15

Dogs & Underdogs

Dogs & Underdogs Finding Happiness At Both Ends Of The Leash By Elizabeth Abbott Reading this book I had to keep reminding myself that it was not fiction, but reality. As an animal lover and pet parent it took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Elizabeth Abbott had me glued to this book from the start as she tries to reunite with her beloved dog Tommy who had to be left behind in Haiti, back with her in Toronto. Any pet...

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Cat Awareness Month – BC SPCA
May28

Cat Awareness Month – BC SPCA

June is Cat Awareness month and animal lovers around the province are donning their cat ears in support of their feline friends. Animal lovers are encouraged to order their cat ears from the BC SPCA online store at shop.spca.bc.ca or pick up a pair (by donation) from their local SPCA branch now and then wear them, take pictures of them and share them on social media the week of June 3rd. The initiative is designed to raise awareness...

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Earth Day 2015
Apr22

Earth Day 2015

My contribution to Earth Day Assisting and supervising the humans in the garden to make it a better place for pugs, birds and yes, even the squirrels 🙂 Thank you for SharingFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogleEmailLike this:Like...

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Pug of Thrones
Apr01

Pug of Thrones

Such an excited pug I was to be invited to the set of CTV CanadaAM to sit on the Game of Thrones Throne! I believe this is where I was meant to be, sitting high upon this Throne, ruling over my domain. I had the pawlesure of meeting, sharing the Throne, and the TV spotlight with film critic Richard Crouse!  Thank you for the opportunity CTV CanadaAM and remember – This pug is always ready for her close up! Thank you for...

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Touring the Ontario SPCA
Mar30

Touring the Ontario SPCA

I had a wonderful time this past week visiting my friends at the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in Newmarket. I visited with Macy, Jet and Abby and caught up on all the latest office gossip I checked out the Meet Your Match computers in the lobby Pretended to go for a walk with the Meet Your Match dog 😉 Went outside to meet some of the dogs that are getting ready to become available for adoption When no one was...

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Spring Is In The Air
Mar25

Spring Is In The Air

It’s been a long cold winter, but spring is in the air!       Thank you for SharingFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInGoogleEmailLike this:Like...

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OAVT Conference 2015
Mar16

OAVT Conference 2015

I love going on adventures and meeting new friends, so when I was given the opportunity to attend the OAVT conference in Niagara Falls with Royal Canin Canada this month I jumped at the chance. The Falls may have been frozen over but there was no lack of warmth and cuddles from the technicians! These great group of humans were there to learn about new veterinary products and to attend seminars full of information to assist them in...

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Pug on the Hot Seat – Interview with Dr. R. Llera
Feb25

Pug on the Hot Seat – Interview with Dr. R. Llera

Last week I had the pawleasure of interviewing Dr. Ryan Llera and asking him all the questions pets want to know about our vet and the reasons they do the things they do to us during our visits. Today the examination table is turned and Dr. Llera asks me the tough questions!   1) What’s it like living with 2 cats? When they are not sleeping in my bed or taking my humans attention away from me they’re ok.   They have a...

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A Pug at the OVMA 2015
Feb09

A Pug at the OVMA 2015

Not all dogs like going to their veterinarian’s office. The thought of having a check up, being weighed, getting needles, having our temperature taken, being poked and prodded is not what most dogs would put at the top of their list of fun things to do. So can you only imagine what it was like being the only dog at the Ontario Veterinarian Medical Convention filled with nothing but veterinarians! What was my humom doing to me?...

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