Archive for the 'pets' Category

Letting Evil Be Done

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The city of Mississauga is governed and run by cowards and buck-passers. A young woman bought a puppy at a flea market and it turns out to be, oh no!, one of those dreaded and outlawed pit bulls. It has not attacked anyone. It has not threatened anyone. Its only crime is to be born […]

Anyone BUT the Liberals

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Tomorrow is the provincial election. If you love dogs and hate injustice, vote for anyone who’s not a Liberal candidate. The provincial Liberals brought in Bill 132 which made peaceable pit bulls and their owners into pariahs. Dog attacks still occur on a regular basis throughout the province because we don’t have generic dangerous dog […]

Stop the World (I Want to Catch Up)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Twenty hour days should not be the norm.
My conference paper for Friday is still not ready to go.
I have piles of marking to complete before 1:30 on Wednesday.
The internet was down (our modem is “flaky” and has to be serviced or replaced) until 8:30 and all the marking left to do is online so I’m […]

Canine Care

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Somewhat like some of my photos, today’s passed by in a blur: much of it dealing with Goldie’s recovery.
The good news is that she’s doing well. The drugs wore off on Saturday and our dog returned to pretty much normal. No more dropping suddenly to the floor in a doze and a return to […]

Farewell, Alex

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Alex, the very clever counting parrot, passed away last week. He started out his research career with Dr. Irene Pepperberg at Purdue, my alma mater. My sister even met Alex while we were undergrads. We all marveled at his communication skills but I’m sure that those who worked with Alex mourn his impish individuality a […]

Poor Dog!

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Eldest noticed a pink lump on the back of Goldie’s foot the other day and we immediately booked an appointment with the vet. His diagnosis? A benign mass that’ll need to be removed.
Poor girl! She’s only five. Surgery’s scheduled in a week and half. The only trouble will be with the location: it’s an area […]

Introducing

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Spike and Angel, eldest’s new pet rats. This picture features the latter rat, cozy at the bottom floor of their three story habitat. They’ve been with us for five days now and are beginning to settle in. Very cute, very inquisitive, very well taken care of by eldest!

The Right Thing

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Racehorse Barbaro was put down today. It was the right thing to do say his owners and vets, in light of his recent setbacks. They had always made it clear that if he was no longer fighting to improve or seemed to be stuck with constant pain they would euthanize him.
All owners should care so […]

Dogs in the Manger

Monday, November 20th, 2006

We have two dogs. Two dogs who both want the other dog to be jealous of whatever they have. Two dogs who define their own happiness in the unhappiness of others.
To wit: give each dog a rawhide bone stuffed with processed cheese and each will warily eye the other before diving after the other’s bone. […]

No Meat

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Knowledgable Canadians can just hit the back button now if they are not fond of this commercial, but I promised a link for my sister and my father: No Meat, No Hubert and for anyone else who enjoys the dynamics of cat ownership.