canadian thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favourite celebrations.  During this holiday, I take time to reflect, upon all the things, and people, I am grateful for.  I am blessed, to have many friends, and a wonderful family.  I enjoy the work I do for the animals, and I look forward to the many opportunities this journey […]

chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate or vanilla?  That is the question of the day. The day being our one year anniversary! By way of celebrating ‘Tails are wagging,’ I baked three dozen cupcakes, another three dozen ‘mini cupcakes,’ and countless dozens of peanut butter, molasses dog treats (recipe compliments of ‘The Doggy Dessert Chef’) to share with friends and […]

for jake’s sake

After the horrific events in Boston and Texas last week and a recent threat close to home in Toronto, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time contemplating various ideologies.  During this state of reflection, I feel somewhat vulnerable and oddly perceptive to the plight of others.  Last night I returned home to find the pipe […]

sampsons choice

He stood in the distance, perhaps not for the first time, quietly observing the young couple tending their new yard.  Had he anticipated their arrival? On this particular late fall afternoon, the beautiful black dog wandered over and greeted Jessica and Nick.  Although not a typical welcome to the neighborhood, it prompted the threesome to […]