Java Jive for Jazz Coming November 9

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by Lorraine Payette

(Kingston, ON) As we age, our bodies begin to break down. Every day, something new falls apart and it gets harder and harder to feel comfortable or to be able to function as we once did. Even with our health care system, there are so many things we just can’t fix, so many extra expenses.

Imagine what it must be like to be a dog suffering from numerous ulcers and a tumour in your bladder. Some of this is age related, some may tie back to a medication that had been administered. As a dog, there is no government health care program, no guarantee of any help at all. – to read more>

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First Bark Bash a Howling Success

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Bark Bash

by Lorraine Payette, written August 17, 2014

(Gananoque, ON) The first ever Bark Bash, held at the Town Park in Gananoque on August 16, was a dream come true for dogs as they indulged in a party designed just for them.

Liam Bell, 5, was having a wonderful time. His favourite animals were the puppies.

“Fairmount Home has cookies and sweet potato treats and hand tied toys that they’ve made for the dogs,” said Diane Delaney. “They are selling them to support Sheba’s Haven (a palliative care facility for dogs). Sheba’s Haven brings their dogs over to do pet therapy for the residents. It’s a wonderful partnership.” Continue reading

Flying in Clover: Sheba’s Haven Meets Pilots ‘N’ Paws

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by Lorraine Payette, written October 17, 2013

(Kingston, Ontario) What happens when you take two great ideas and put them together? If you’re a beautiful older dog named Clover, the answer is a lot of love and a joyous ending.

Clover couldn’t help what had happened to her. Almost everyone loses something to time, whether they want to or not. A sweet little beige coloured “pocket husky” cross, she had developed various health issues with aging.

But not everyone loses their home over these things. Abandoned by her owners, Clover was found wandering the streets by the Timmins Humane Society (THS). And that was when the miracles started coming together. – to read more>