Someone is waiting very patiently for a certain fat man, dressed in a red suit, with a white beard, to arrive.
This season brings joy, peace, getting together with family and friends, and lots of extra doggie treats. Chocolates and goodies for the people and all kinds of special treats for the four legged family.
Justice (pictured above) wants to wish you all a Merry Christmas and wishes for much health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year.
In May 2006, Malcolm Gladwell wrote an interesting article called "What the Dog Saw" about Ceasar Milan.
His new book What the Dog Saw is now available. I can't wait to read it! I am a Gladwell fan for sure. I have read all of his books and many of his articles. To read the press release for his new book click here.
The first time I heard his name was when I discovered the article Troublemakers which I LOVED. Of course anyone who truly understands the correlation between "pitbulls" and profiling or discrimination is my kinda guy!
There is a donation drive happening for the animals at Toronto Humane Society. The animals left behind in this whole mess are in need of supplies. Please consider giving anything you can spare to the helpless animals.
Between the hours of 7am and 7pm on Saturday December 12th and Sunday December 13th please drop off donations at the Toronto Humane Society. The address is 11 River Street, which is at the corner of Queen Street East and River St.
Here is a list of supplies that the animals in the shelter desperately need.
For the Dogs
Used and new blankets. Please avoid down filled comforters as some of the dogs like to destroy their blankets. Feathers make a huge mess.
Dog beds of all sizes.
Good quality leashes and collars of all sizes. Please make sure they are strong.
We wouldn’t want any dogs to break away from their collars while on a walk.
Plastic basket muzzles of all sizes. Pit Bulls need to wear them on their walks.
Plastic bags for the dog walkers.
Strong dog toys of various sizes. Kongs, and squeaky toys for the cages, frisbees and large rubber balls for the dog parks.
Grooming supplies. Hair clippers, nail clippers, brushes, shampoo,
For the Cats
Plastic cat toys. Plastic ones are better than fabric ones as the plastic ones can be disinfected properly. The cats and kittens have been living in small cages with almost no stimulation. Some of these cats have been at the shelter for years and would appreciate a toy.
Towels and small cat beds for their cages.
Powdered KMR (Kitten Meal Replacement).
Large plastic litter boxes with no hood.
Grooming supplies like nail clippers and brushes.
Metal Bowls (no plastic please)
For the little guys in the small domestics department
Hideaways and Houses
Water bottles that clip to the cage
Cages of all sizes
Bedding and Litter
Anything else you think that a rabbit, rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, or chinchilla would enjoy.
One Bark at a Time posted an article stating that adopting animals from from the THS's Victoria Park centre could alleviate some of the problems of severe overcrowding at the 11 River Street location.
The animal care staff at THS wants to assure the public that the animals at the Victoria Park adoption centre are highly adoptable and ready to be taken into the care of pet lovers.
Last Christmas a good friend gave me a wonderful gift. The gift was a subscription to Whole Dog Journal.
I so look forward to my copy in the mail each month. WDJ is a great little publication that includes excellent education on healthy choices for our dogs. There are great articles on canine conditions and disease, food and nutrition, training and canine well being.
This year I plan on passing along the favor and giving WDJ subscription as a gift to several of my friends.
I highly recommend treating yourself or someone you know who loves their dog/s as much as we do.
So far this year you have taken away my favorite dancer Michael Jackson, my favorite actor Patrick Swayze and my favorite singer Stephen Gately and my favorite actress Farah Fawcett. Just so you know, my favorite politician is Dalton McGuinty.