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Sweet Dreams

Gracie the mastiff

Gracie is our 90 lb lap dog, a former puppy mill mother we adopted from Toronto Animal Services. She’s been with us for a year and a half, after spending who knows how many years neglected in a cage. When she first joined our family, she did not bark for a month, and her tail was constantly […]

Gracie Goes to Stratford

Jody and Grace outside Perth County Court House

Gracie came to us from Toronto Animal Services, but her adoption from that shelter is a very small part of her story. Grace is a puppy mill survivor.  She survived thanks to Kimberly Thomas of Kismutt Rescue (www.kismutt.com), a passionate animal rights advocate who continues to pull dogs out of puppy mills, and educate people […]

Amazing Grace

Sign at Toronto Animal Services (TAS) South

“I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did, I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.” Gary Larson It’s all Facebook’s fault. The sister of a friend (a friend once removed, in Facebook land) shared on her profile a blog post from Toronto Animal Services […]

Canadian, eh

Maple sap collection bucket

Growing up in Winnipeg, I have a clear memory of my mother sharing a story of her childhood visit to a maple farm.  She recalled throwing freshly boiled syrup in the snow, salivating at the memory of the resulting delicious taffy.  How is it that her sweet tooth-afflicted daughter has never enjoyed that experience firsthand? This […]

Horses in Winter

Horses in winter

© Allyson Scott