Ray was the first dog that ever became part of my life. This was partly due to being raised with cats as pets, and no doubt also because of a bad experience (when around 14 years old) with a large white German Shepherd. Continue reading
When Ray is asleep, it is easy to reflect back on his time with us. Of course when he is asleep, it invariably means we also have to figure out which foot belongs to which leg, and how he got himself into that position! Continue reading
If you are a dog lover, or have a friend or two who are dog lovers, then treat yourself, and them, to my book about Ray!
Unlike so many books about dogs, not only is he still alive at the end … but he is still alive at the time of writing this Post!
Ray is now “Mr. Sociable” and will invite attention from most people he meets, but he was not always like that. Whatever happened in his early years made him fearful of people and other dogs, and his way of dealing with it was to lunge and bark to make “the problem” go away. He also displayed startle response (as I found out the hard way), and his first medical examination determined a Stage 2 Heart-Worm condition. He jumped off a viewing platform which overlooked a river around 100ft below us and …..! Let me just say that he was a challenging addition to our home.
All the details, and how they were addressed, are in the book. Ray had to wear a muzzle for quite a while when out but it had little to do with him biting! The reasoning (so logical when someone explains it to you) is in the book!
All profits from book sales will go to the Oakville & Milton Humane Society, being the organization that rescued him, and put much time and effort into making him a potential adoption candidate.
There are many book reviews on amazon.com, and the book is available from any on-line book retailers in eBook, paperback and hard cover formats.
So … If you are a dog lover, or have a friend or two who are dog lovers, then treat yourself, and them, to my book about Ray!
It’s that time of year when … Continue reading
Christmas may be a time of year when we emphasize the conditions of the less fortunate, and also the giving aspects that many of us have as a core belief. Christmas can be an overwhelming time of sadness and despair as a result of the life experiences for so many … but it can also be a time for celebration.
Regardless of whether this is a religious celebration to you, or just a nice break from your usual routines, I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to just chill and enjoy! Continue reading
This is a very brief (16secs) video of Ray as we wait in the Tim Hortons Drive-Thru line-up, and then approach the pickup window. Continue reading
This past Monday was a glorious day. We have already bid our farewell to Summer, and have not welcomed Winter just yet. Our weather forecasters were predicting only a slight chance of rain (with sunny periods) so we had a quick discussion, and it was decided to give Ray an extra special walk. Continue reading