Nov 26th 2015
He came in to our lives in the way things sometimes do; when it is only in hindsight that you can see how preordained and perfect the whole story was from the very beginning. When you are in the middle of it, the future seems uncertain. You weigh alternatives and agonize over choices. It isn’t until you look back on it that you realize that choice had nothing to do with it. Sometimes in life, the things that are meant to be, just come to be. Charlie was one of those things. Dorothy had b...
Apr 29th 2015
Spring is here... officially, at least.  Personally, I am anxious to see a little more evidence of its arrival (particular on the thermometer). In the mean time, I am happy to celebrate the diminution of the sizable edifice of sullied snow banks in our back yard - even in spite of the accompanying exposure of evidence of every winter dog walk that I wimped out of because it was just sooo cold! (Was it really THAT many??) Unfortunately, the warmer weather does bring few other potential perils along wit...
Jun 10th 2014
FIREWORKS, THUNDERSTORMS…our dog, Callaway, hates them. Although he is mellowing a little in his old age, in years past every Victoria Day, Canada Day and Labour Day was a crisis in our house. I find it heartbreaking to see him so distressed. Behaviour experts would tell us not to comfort them, that doing so confirms their belief that fatal danger is imminent; that we are praising their panic. But ignoring that terrified creature just seems intolerably cruel and many of us find it impossible. In the...
Feb 21st 2014
This website overhaul has been a long time coming, far too long no doubt. When I started this project I had no background in web design and my background in IT was only perhaps slightly better than passable. I started out with a passion for this clinic, a place I love with all my heart, and a desire to show our community just why that it is. It has been such an incredible and poignant experience for me. I now know more than I ever dreamed possible about the world of IT; I know anchors from hyperlinks and...