Dog Stories
Genevieve Reisinger and Xavier

Genevieve Reisinger and Xavier

March 26, 2020

Today I'm chatting with Genevieve Reisinger. Gen has been a professional dog trainer for nearly 20 years. She is the owner/operator of Pawsitive Plus Dog Training in Oakville, Ontario.  Her house is home to many pets including a 10 year old Rottweiler named Xavier

Xavier came from Inugoya Rescue - An experienced foster home & long term care home, for working dogs, located in the Niagara Region of Ontario.

 

Signe Sturup and Rasmus

Signe Sturup and Rasmus

March 19, 2020

Today I'm chatting with Signe Sturup. Signe lives in Augsburg, Germany. She is an actor and author of the delightful children's book Circles of Round

Surane Weerasinghe and Marly

Surane Weerasinghe and Marly

March 12, 2020

Maria chats with Surane Weerasinghe. Surane is a journalist who has built his career on being a voice for animals. Through his storytelling, he creates content to help us connect with all forms of life, including his favorite animal, dogs. He currently heads up digital content for Love Nature, a channel dedicated to animals and the wonders of the natural world here on Earth.

Anatolian Shepherds Saving Cheetahs in Namibia

Tail Waggers Pets

Colin Chappell and Ray

Colin Chappell and Ray

March 5, 2020
This week my guest is Colin Chappell. Colin is an author, musician, poet, artist, train nut, D.I.Y'r, philanthropist and dedicated dog Dad. He and his partner Carol live in Oakville Ontario with an almost 80 lbs bundle of love named Ray.  Colin's heartwarming book "Who Said I Was Up for Adoption?" is about Ray and the many challenges that he and his new family faced as they adjusted to life together. Most of all, it is about what can happen when love, understanding and compassion are all freely and honestly expressed. Carol and Colin adopted Ray from The Oakville & Milton Humane Society
 
Below are links to excerpts from each of Colin's books
 
 
 

 

Arthur Georges & Pepi

Arthur Georges & Pepi

February 27, 2020

Today's guest is Arthur Georges.  Arthur lives in Canberra, the capital of Australia, on a 32 acre property 26 km from the centre of the city with his wife Glenda, three horses Rocky, Indy and Bobsled, and three dogs Pepi, Robson and Denis (aka Wendy). Arthur is a herpetologist and so delights in playing with the many reptiles in his back paddock, as well as getting on with his research on dragons and turtles at the University of Canberra. But his fur babies are his favourites, and the light of his life.

Canberra Dog Walks

Dr Lisa Smith and Ozzie

Dr Lisa Smith and Ozzie

February 20, 2020

Maria chats with Dr Lisa Smith about her dog Ozzie, a Rough Collie/Australian Cattle Dog. Lisa lives in Leicester, England. She's a Professor of Criminology and Director of the Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Leicester.  
The Cinnamon Trust - The National Charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets

Patricia Toth and Biko

Patricia Toth and Biko

February 13, 2020

Today we are chatting with Patricia Toth about her dog Biko, a Bipoo ( Bichon Frise/Poodle) she had when her children were little.

   
Trish has always loved the arts and the creative process. Although once an executive in technology, she redirected her focus to painting, drawing and sculpting in the early 2000s. In 2010 her interest in photography led to her current specialty in portraits of children, landscapes and animals.     patriciatoth.ca

Barb Smith and Captain

Barb Smith and Captain

February 6, 2020

Today I'm chatting with Barb Smith. We've been the best of friends for over 40 years. Barb lives in Oakville and just recently retired, following a 30 year career in community relations. She has been an animal lover her entire life and has had many pets over the years including dogs, cats, horses, an iguana, a ferret, a chinchilla and an African Grey Parrot to name just a few. Today's story is about her Sheltie, Captain

Johannes Linstead and Scamper

Johannes Linstead and Scamper

January 30, 2020

From being named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” to winning eight “Best Album” awards, to seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and winning the “People’s Choice” award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. Today's story is about his dog, Scamper

johanneslinstead.com

A Story from The Spectator

A Story from The Spectator

January 23, 2020

Maria reads a story from The Spectator on the topic of canine jealously 

 

Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

Music: Precious Memories by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com and bensound.com