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A Dog & His Dock: A love affair

We put a new dock in this August, and Linc, the ball hound has claimed it as his most favourite place!

Nothing like jumping off the dock after a ball!

Loving this dock mom!

“From a tired, broken-hearted vet.” The sad reality of what our pets do in their final moments.

by Clare Stephens (via

a dog looking at the camera: "I have never had pets worry during their final moments." Image via Getty.
© Getty “I have never had pets worry during their final moments.” Image via Getty.

There are few thoughts as sickening as imagining your pet in a scenario where they’re vulnerable, scared and alone.

We’d like to think our pets know they’re loved always, and know we’ll do whatever is necessary to protect them and make them feel safe.

But according to a post that recently went viral, there’s one moment in particular where humans fail.

Read this heart-wrenching yet poignant article here AND hug your dog, cat, bird, or other pet tight and promise them you’ll never abandon them in their final moments.


They say home is where the heart is.  For me, home is where I hang my heart, hat, and name!  A country lane dappled in warm sunlight, far from any paved road, leads to my home.


I’ve lived in a few cities and towns across Ontario and the country, but both in thought and reality, this driveway leads me to the only place I call home.



Appreciate what you have, who you are, and the gifts you’ve been given.  We’re all here but for a blink of an eye. Despite the hyper-commercialized world in which we live, no amount of money or fame will save any of us from our shared – and equal, fate.

Love deeply – be gentle – demonstrate kindness – help others – and, celebrate the beauty and wonder all around. Be grateful.

All life on Earth, in one staggering chart

From Vox

“All life on Earth, in one chart

What you’ll see below is a kind of tower of life. Each large block of this tower represents a gigaton of life, and the blocks are grouped into broad kingdoms. There are the protists (think microscopic life like amoebae), archaea (single-celled organisms somewhat similar to bacteria), fungi (mushrooms and other types of fungus), bacteria (you’re familiar with these, right?), plants, and animals.

As you can see, plants dominate our world. If the tower of life were an office building, plants would be the main tenants, taking up dozens of floors. Comparatively, all the animals in the world — seen in gray in the tower — are like a single retail shop (a trendy one, to be sure) on the ground floor.” – from

See the chart and read Vox’s entire article here.