Category Archives: Mixed Breed Dogs

CAAT- Canadian Animal Assistance Team

My blog is winding down as I approach 100 posts. As I reflect on what I’ve written, I’ve realized that a theme of my blog has been how dogs are wonderful connectors. For example, when meeting on the street or … Continue reading

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Dog Walker Memories Part One

I have been a dog walker over the last twelve years, and I love my job. My relationship with the families I work with makes my career very unique and special. Some of the families I have known for over … Continue reading

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It is all about Marlo

This week’s story came into my head while I was out dog walking in our neighborhood. I could see Marlo, a sweet Cockapoo, being walked with Wayne, one of her owners, in the distance. I smiled to myself realizing what … Continue reading

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Sampson Finds A Forever Home

As it often happens I meet people at the park with their dogs, and we strike up a conversation. I met Tracy recently, and her dog Sampson. We hit it off right away – despite all the mosquitos lately! I … Continue reading

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Dog Nicknames

I always wonder how many dog owners have nicknames for their beloved canines. My guess would probably be close to ninety percent. It would be a fun idea to research, especially as to the origin of the nickname and when … Continue reading

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Dogs and Seniors

Yesterday I had a chance encounter which is worth writing about; it involves some dogs and a lovely senior at a local off-leash park on a very hot day. I noticed off to the side that a senior with two … Continue reading

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Children and Dogs

I consider myself very blessed that I have been around dogs for all of my life. I am a firm believer that all children, at some point in their lives, should experience owning a pet. Dogs are a front-runner for … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Family Dog

When the beloved family dog dies it is such a sad event for all involved. Owners all grieve in different ways, and time is really the only healer to ease the heartache. I have experienced this myself with the loss … Continue reading

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Shelter Dogs Make Great Pets – Marty’s Story

When I am at the off leash parks I often find myself chatting to other dog owners. The instant connection we have with the dogs makes for wonderful conversations. I have always been interested in how a person chooses their pooch … Continue reading

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Zoey’s Story

A few years ago I was taking a walk in a local dog off-leash park. I love seeing the owners with their dogs enjoying this wooded area and the quiet reflection time that can be experienced in the middle of … Continue reading

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