The British Are Coming!

British Shorthair Kitties that is! I love these chubby faced, chipmunk cheeked, happy, smiling cats! We met at the Calgary Cat Show; iBruiser and Blue Star were happy to come out of their comfy kennels to say hello and be admired.

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The handsome iBruiser!

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Adorable Blue Star!

British Shorthair prefer not to be carried around everywhere, they prefer all four paws to be on the ground, but they do like to be where you are will gladly curl up beside you on the couch. Click over to my 100 Pets and The People They Love page to meet them both and their people, Brenda and Darrell. If you want to learn more about this breed of kitty, check out the TICA website. Cheers! Sheila

Three Little Kitties!

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Cyndi with Hannah Montana

I can’t wait to introduce you to these three little cuties! Meet Hawn, a Munchkin kitty, and Rudy and Hannah, two Selkirk Rex cats. They are all so very loved by their person, Cyndi, who owns a Cattery and Kennel between High River and Nanton, Alberta. These were the first cats and their people that I met at the Calgary Cat Show. They were so kind to spend time with me and educate me as to what was going on at the Show (as I said before, I really had no clue). Click on over to my 100 Pets and The People They Love page to meet these three cuties and learn more about their interesting breeds. There are many more photos with their story.
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Kisses for Sir Rudy

Jaxx

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Jaxx hanging in his house

Oh this is a special little guy! Jaxx is a 9 month old Tuxedo Sphynx cat I met at the Calgary Cat Show last weekend along with his person, Ethel. I watched him during his competition in the Best All Breed, Altered division and knew I had to meet him after he was finished showing. I was so glad to meet his person Ethel, such a lovely warm person, so willing to teach me lots about this special breed. Ethel shared a very special story with me that touched my heart. I am very thankful to have had the chance to meet them both and share their story. Head over to my 100 Pets and Their People to meet my latest additions!
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Ethel & Jaxx

Oggie Doggie!

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Oggie

I daresay this special little guy, Oggie, closely resembles his namesake, ‘Augie Doggie’, from the Hanna Barbera (1959-1962) cartoon series (in character at least). Both are high-spirited, intelligent pups, just wanting to make their dads happy and proud. I met Oggie and his dad, Garry, at the Southland Off Leash Park last week.
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Garry and Oggie (and Oggie’s ball)

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Best Buds!

What a fantastic, happy guy he is. He loves his ball and his Dad (not necessarily in that order), he is outgoing and social. You can read Oggie and Garry’s whole story over on my 100 Pets and The People They Love page.

Always remember to hop on over to the Project page to read all the Pets and People stories in full. Just click on the highlighted link! Cheers! Sheila

Trinity

I am so glad that Trinity and Trevor decided to change up their regular routine of walking at River Park Off Leash area and come to Southland Park, otherwise I never would have had the chance to meet and photograph them for my project!

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Trinity & Trevor

I knew right away there was something special going on between the two of them. Trinity got a real bounce in her step meeting all the dogs we had with us (my four, Emma & Rudy, two of my old dog walking clients, and Ron with his Molly, Max, Hector & Sadie).Trinity-meeting-all-of-our-pack-at-Southland-Off-Leash-Park Trinity walked right in and said hello with confidence and a wag of her tail not the least bit intimidated by our 10! Not that our Pack are anything to be intimidated by. She wasn’t completely happy about all the fuss required to pose for a picture until it was time to show Trevor some love, but she certainly was happy to have a play with Max. The years dropped away when they did their little getting to know each other dance, it was wonderful to see.
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Trinity and Max – Fast Friends

I believe the word ‘cougar’ crossed our lips when we saw her get her flirt on with the much younger Max. I got to capture a few special moments between both Trinity and Trevor as well as Trinity letting the years melt away, if only for a short while. Stop on over to my 100 Pets and The People They Love page to meet Trinity and her special guy, Trevor. So good to see Trinity living out her life in luxury with her best friend.Trinity-at-the-Park

Beautiful Bella

It is with great sadness that I must report the sudden loss of a beautiful little soul from our 100 Pets and Their People community. Dulcie, the Cookie Lady of Southland Off Leash Park lost her partner, Bella, on Friday, April 12. The vet found that Bella had an abdominal tumour that was inoperable and Dulcie made the difficult decision to have her put down. This news will affect the entire Southland Off Leash community as both Bella and Dulcie are thought of so fondly and held in such high regard. Bella will be missed by us all.

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Beautiful Bella

After a dog dies, her soul is released into the world around us.
Her soul is released to run in the world, run through the fields,
enjoy the earth, the wind, the rivers, the sun, the woods.
Bella, has been released.

Adapted from The Art of Racing in the Rain

Sweet Golden Girl Kayla

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Kayla Enjoying Cuddles

I’m sitting in my kitchen this morning looking out at the nasty Spring snowstorm going on outside my window. I’m glad I have this post to write about this sweet girl, Kayla, and her person Shelly to brighten my day and to postpone the inevitable chore (and yes, today it is a chore) of taking the pups out for their walk. I met Kayla and Shelly out at Black Diamond where she was walking with her other friends, Mandy and Sakara, and all their people. I loved watching the sweet and gentle bond Kayla and Shelly have together. Please click on over to my 100 Pets and Their People page to meet them! Cheers! I hope you are somewhere warm today! Sheila
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Kayla and Shelly