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Good Dog Looking for Home

This is Suzi. Suzi is a 7-year-old pitt cross, and she needs a new home. Suzi’s mum has recently been in a car accident, and she’s going to have to go and live with her daughter for the foreseeable future, but she can’t take Suzi with her.

Suzi’s mum is my mum’s tenant, so she’s taking care of Suzi for now, but Mum’s looking for a new home for her on her tenant’s behalf. Suzi is house-trained, will not chew your stuff, knows basic commands, and has reasonably good recall (coming-when-called), but has no cat or kid experience, so a home without either would be best.
She’s fine with other dogs (my mum has a Chow-Lab cross and they’ve been co-habitating with no problems). Suzi has low leash-reactivity (is pretty chill when out for a walk), likes to chase bunnies (which one presumes would translate to squirrels), is extremely sweet, cuddly, and affectionate, and is very sad right now.
If you would be interested in adopting Suzi, or know anyone who’s looking to adopt, drop me a line! Either leave a comment or email me directly. Suzi’s mum will be in the hospital for another two weeks, so it would be awesome if we can have found Suzi a new home by then, or at least have options for her. Suzi currently lives in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, but transport could be arranged, within reason.

Look at this face.

You know you want to make her day.

SOPA and PIPA: are you paying attention? Because you should be.

You may have noticed that as of a couple of hours ago, Bookslingers has gone dark in support of the anti-SOPA Internet strike being led by Wikipedia, Reddit, and other sites.

If you haven’t, then you should click here to read about it. Because it’s important.

From Bookslingers:

In solidarity with Reddit, Wikipedia and other sites, this site is blacked out today (January 18th, 2012) in protest against SOPA and PROTECT IP (PIPA) laws currently under discussion in the United States.

While we, the Bookslingers, are thoroughly Canadian, we host our site on American servers. SOPA and PIPA present a clear and present danger not only to American free speech, but to free expression and open access to the Internet for anyone who hosts content, registers a domain, or indeed uses any online service that is located or administered in the United States of America.

Any site whose content might be challenged as a violation of anyone’s copyright; even if the content is being used legally, within the boundaries of fair use. And the same forces behind SOPA and PIPA have been exerting pressure in Canada; the objectionable digital locks provisions in the proposed Canadian Bill C-11 are there largely due to American pressures.

So if you were wondering if this has anything to do with you, when you’ve probably never even considered violating anyone’s copyright: the answer is a resounding YES.

If you’re an American, please, please contact your congressional representative and tell them to vote ‘No’ on this law.

If you’re a Canadian, this is a good time to write to your Member of Parliament to register your objection to digital lock rules in Bill C-11.

If you’d like to learn more, this article by Michael Geist is a good place to start.

And yet more gratuitously adorable dog pictures.

Another trip to the dog beach. This time featuring Maya, the amazing three-legged dog, adopted from Mexico and now living the high life.

In other news, Pekoe is the best dog in the world, and Ginny still hates you.

ALL most excellent dogs.


Pekoe is unique.

Pekoe with Princess Kong

Sad wet Ginny.


Whole set!

First harvest! (Victims of the zucchini.)

First harvest!

Originally uploaded by notamaiar

Went to the garden to water and found the zucchini strangling the potato plants. Had to hack back the marauders and found they’d murdered three plants, so I went digging about to see if I could rescue anything. Found all these!

I made food from the ground! Check me out! :D

Pictures from Vancouver Pride 2010

Vancouver Pride 2010
Sometimes I really, truly love my city. Even when standing at an intersection on Robson for three hours hurts my feet and gives me sunburn. Boys with wings! Proud doggies! Insanely elaborate costumes! See the whole set.