"God ... sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it... and to know that it was good, that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better." (Rainer Maria Rilke)
"Most beds sleep up to six cats; ten cats without the owner." (Stephen Baker)
"Because of old age, we had just lost two more of the many animals that we had saved from abusive situations. I was not in the mood to take on any more animals, mainly because of the high veterinary costs that we had incurred throughout the years. A process we began almost ten years ago; one that that has caused us many hardships.
As the wife and I were driving near the airport, all at once she turned into the Glynn County Animal Shelter and came to a stop.
'What are we doing here?' I asked her.
'I'm not sure,' she replied.
I watched as she opened her door and began walking toward the fenced building.
'Going to come in with me?'
'I'm not going in there,' I almost screamed.
I sat watching, as she disappeared into large white building..." [Continue Reading]
"Lucy relaxing at the Courtenay Airpark, overlooking Comox Bay. And sunrise with Dexter by the Tsolumn River, in Courtenay BC."
- Sent in by Valerie
"Here is my 7 year old Shi-Tzu Brandee, with her favourite treats."
- Ruth M.
"My lovely girl Gracie, a 2 year old Cockalier, and her cat, Lily, an 8 year old rescue from the Humane Society. They are enjoying a little winter sunshine in January on a bench in their backyard. A very sweet pair."
- Donna from Kingston, Ontario
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A well-mannered dog is a pleasure to be with. Not only do they display good manners with other people, pets, and in the home, but walks become more enjoyable, and knowledge of basic commands helps to keep them safe. Joining a dog obedience group, or school, is one of the best things you can do to help teach both you and your dog how to work together best. Obedience training also helps to further strengthen a positive bond you have with your pet. Some of the advantages of a joining a dog obedience group include:
For more information, see How to Choose a Dog Trainer.