Archive for December, 2009

Otis, the smiling police dog


Officer Otis
Officer Otis

Officers with the Mounties Road Safety Unit stopped a vehicle on Highway 33, about 30 kilometres east of Osoyoos, B.C., on the morning of December 10, 2009.

Officers knew something wasn’t right and that’s when they brought in Otis, who sniffed out about a 1.5 kilograms of marijuana and several thousand dollars in cash.

Police used that discovery to get a search warrant for a home in Peachland, B.C., where they say they found a large marijuana grow operation, more cash and a power bypass. Two men and a woman, all in their twenties, were arrested

A picture taken of Otis just after the bust shows the dog smiling, something that RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says makes him chuckle every time.

Remembering the homeless this holiday season

Courtesy John and his 11 month old Great Dane, Bull Mastiff, Jersey

Courtesy John and his 11 month old Great Dane/Bull Mastiff, Jersey. Photo taken at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto

Sasha’s surprise

Jack and two of Sasha's offspring

Jack and two of Sasha's offspring

sasha-puppiesThe morning Ann Silberman took Sasha, the family’s 11 month old yellow Labrador Retriever to their Bowen Island, B.C. veterinarian clinic to be spayed, she was surprised to receive a call a short while later.
The vet explained that he couldn’t spay Ann’s dog because she was already pregnant. Ann, her husband Jack, and their son Ben were astounded. Sasha was their first dog and they had meant to have her spayed sooner but the busy family hadn’t quite got around to it.As the initial shock wore off, reality sunk in. Read the rest of this entry »