Yup! Dexter is the big winner of Toronto's Top Dog 2019! Runner up is Miss Pickles the Pug -- both of these wonderful pups will receive a free canine massage treatment from Kuri K9 Massage, as well as their initial consultations, of course.
I had the opportunity to present the Best Tiny Dog Award...and my husband, Kevin, bonded with an adorable pug finalist!
Check out all the beautiful finalists, too!
...and the lovely cake, which Dexter helped "cut" and Miss Pickles helped eat! ;)
This is the night we find out who's Toronto's Top Dog for the year 2019!
Festivities begin Saturday April 27th at 6pm at Tom&Sawyer!
As one of the sponsors, I'll be there to see who wins a free canine massage appointment (and initial consultation)...if you're attending, seek me out for more info on canine massage therapy.
Congrats to all the finalists!!!
...as Beverlee Beaz, the Brown Burmese, raises money for rescue kitties at the Annex Cat Rescue!
Join Author Regan W. H. Macaulay
for the relaunch of her book:
Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese
a story about a cat with a wild imagination
Saturday April 27 - Noon to 3:00
The launch is being held at
Pet Uno - 675 College Street, Toronto
in conjunction with the Annex Cat Rescue
Proceeds from all launch book sales will be donated to:
The Annex Cat Rescue
Readings of the book:
English - 1:00pm
French - 2:00pm
A Prize Draw
will take place after the weekend
and winners will be notified by email
by Monday April 29th
...as Tamara Turtle celebrates International Turtle and Tortoise Week!
FRIDAY APRIL 26th:
Tamara celebrates International Turtle and Tortoise Week at
Menagerie Pet Shop -- 549 Parliament St, Toronto
3pm - 6pm
Stop by the store, buy a copy of my picture book, Tamara Turtle's Life So Far
50% of proceeds go to Little RES Q Turtle and Reptile Rescue (Pefferlaw, ON)!
* Enter to win a copy of one of my picture books by joining the email list *
I've been continuing to post about various breeds of dogs and cats throughout April, along with some of the health issues experienced by these breeds. Here are the breeds I've discussed:
The Black and Tan Coonhound originates in the US, originally bred to hunt raccoons (as the name suggests). The are black and tan (again, as the name suggests) with a smooth and short coat.
These guys probably originated from crosses of Bloodhounds and Foxhounds. They are mellow, amiable and calm indoors. Outdoors, their hunting instincts take over! They can run for miles, but are also content with a moderate jog or long walk daily.
Health concerns include hip dysplasia and ectropion.
The Japanese Bobtail is an ancient breed indigenous to Japan. They were brought to the US at the end of World War II by returning American soldiers.
They are medium in overall size, large, upright and expressive ears that are wide set, large, oval eyes in colours that harmonize with their coat. The tail is curved and "bobbed" (as per the name), the coat can be medium (shorthairs) in length or longhair, often with a front ruff. They tend to come in tricolours (black, red and white), bicolour, solid, dilutes (tabby and particoloured).
There are no particular health problems associated with Japanese Bobtails, besides the usual "Feline-wide" issues like kidney disease and potential dental problems.
Bloodhounds are originally from Belgium and England with the original job of trailing. They are black and tan, liver and tan, and red. Males can weigh up to 110 pounds(females up to 100 pounds)!
The roots of the Bloodhound trace back to ancient times, with the earliest ancestors being the black Saint Hubert hounds documented in Europe by the 8th century. They are quiet at home, but tireless trailers. They need long daily walks and drool a great deal, so their facial wrinkles require daily cleaning.
Health concerns include eyelid problems, gastric torsion, ear problems, skin fold dermatitis, hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia.
Amanda Gomes of London Ontario has won Kuri K9 Massage's "Gentle Touch" award at the Get Your Groom OnTario Mock Competition at the Canadian Pet Expo! Congratulations, Amanda (with Moana)!
Only a few days left to vote for your favourite...check out all the finalist pupsters on Toronto's Top Dog website to see who's competing.
The fabulous Finale Pawrty is at Tom & Sawyer 7pm Saturday April 27th...the WINNER will be announced and showered in attention, cuddles and prizes, including a free initial consultation and massage from Kuri K9! Interested in more information about Kuri K9 Massage and other sponsors? We'll be there, so seek us out!
The pawty was launched March 27th at Black Lab Brewing, and now Toronto's Top Dog 2019's next event is at Barkworks - Toronto's Latest Outdoor Dog Festival!
Join in at 1:30pm on Saturday April 13th to watch the judging, then 3pm for the announcement of the winner of Toronto's Top Dog 2019 at Barkworks (550 Bayview Avenue)!
Proceeds go to the Toronto Humane Society (the goal is $5000!)
Get your tickets HERE!
Kuri K9 Massage is a proud sponsor of Toronto's Top Dog 2019. The winner will receive (among other things, from many other sponsors!) a free initial consultation and canine massage.
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.