Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting Duke

We had the great pleasure of a visit from Duke this past weekend.

Duke is a rescued “divorce dog” and is five years old. Our niece and her fiancé found Duke at the local humane society and it was love at first sight. Prior to taking him to his new home the humane society fixed up a few dental problems, neutered Duke and otherwise gave him a clean bill of health. As well the new owners had to sign up for a dog obedience training course.

A responsible process to say the least!

Duke was a delight. He got into no trouble and, as most dogs will do, when he got attention he returned the love in spades. Dogs are such great companions.

We took Duke for one long walk and a number of short walks (we live in a condo) and he enjoyed following his super sensitive nose – he is a Labrador after all. A magpie screeching at him from a fence post didn’t get his attention but a squirrel scampering a half a block away had him at the end of his lead in an instant.

We are certainly looking forward to Duke’s next visit with eager anticipation.

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Last year I participated in the Movember movement by growing a mustache I even raised some money in aid of prostate cancer research. I did not grow one this year. Whereas at one time, not too many years ago, I produced a decent mustache (see picture with Jack the Lab), the Movember 2011 product was visible, but only if you were up close. In support of awareness this Blog is the messenger for 2012. More…

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Early, consistent testing and thus early treatment of prostate disease may help men avoid a some unpleasant urinary tract difficulties and help men avoid sexual dysfunction. Early, consistent testing may also catch prostate cancer at an early stage and therefore allow the patient to avoid extended treatment or an early departure. More…

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Part Three – “Advanced Prostate Cancer” (or When Prostate Cancer Returns) 1

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