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Safe Haven…

It’s been a hectic year but I’m back.

We recently visited the beautiful island of Curaçao for a bit of a disconnect.  It was a fabulous place to flop and you can read more about our trip in a post I’ll have done shortly.  One thing we noticed, as in Puerto Rico, was the abundance of stray dogs.  At first glance, these did not appear as neglected and abused as in Puerto Rico which was a terrible place for dogs; there is hope however.

A day or two after we arrived, we notice a tiny dog slinking around our place.  She was gun-shy and skinny but had a bright eye and wanted to play.  Two other women at the place noticed her as well.  Little did I know that Josée was talking to both of them as well as a local animal rescue and shelter, CARF Curaçao.  A little later in our holiday, I bumped into one of the ladies, from Croatia, who exclaimed “Oh you’re the Canadian who is rescuing this dog!!”  Scheming Josée had worked some magic behind the scenes, setting the wheels in motion for the grand affair.

I’ll have a movie up soon with the whole story but basically within another couple days, we captured the dog, took her to the shelter, had all her medical requirements met and arranged the paperwork to get her on the plane to her new home in Canada.  Westjet was great and waived all the transport fees so on our last day, we collected the dog at the airport, watched as she was loaded on board and then eventually welcomed her to our home in Comox.  We named her Haven – as in ‘safe haven’.  Hopefully she will have a long, fun, safe life with us on the farm.

 

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Dogs, trucks and pianos – a busy week…

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I won’t bore you with the details but this past week was a busy one.  In addition to our regular activities, I hosted my Christmas open house on Thursday which was a great success.  We took the dogs for a hike up the mountain, we spent half an hour waiting for the Christmas lights truck parade (which although small is growing in numbers each year) and Dad and I attended TEDx at North Island College.

The TEDx was a great event, as always.  We enjoyed listening to tales from Ruth Masters, a presentation of great piano from Sarah Hagen, a discussion on the treatment of patients involved in Phase I clinical trials and a talk on the limitless possibilities of our physical bodies!  I’m looking forward to the next TEDx – it’s always an opportunity to learn about some amazing people.  One of the more interesting TEDx talks presented via video was from TEDx-Toronto and discussed the topic of apathy – you can view it below – enjoy!

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