River – A special combination of calmness, jubilation and devotion

River possesses a soft yet intense stare with charcoal rimmed milk chocolate eyes that melt the heart and guarantees him more than his fair share of the family room couch. This, however, is far from his only demand. If there happens to be a stray blanket or too many pillows on the couch he sits...

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Big Dog run draws 140-plus

TRENTON — Dave MacLennan’s recent sub-2:40 marathon time has earned him special honours. Organizers of the 2018 Big Dog run felt there was no better opportunity to honour MacLennan’s marathon win in his age group at the Toronto International Marathon that coincides with Canadian and World Masters marathons than by presenting him with the Big...

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River turns two – winding and weaving through our lives

Our handsome River turns two today (26th of October) and it so hard to believe he is technically no longer a puppy. His birthday took place three days after we lost our first Golden retriever the amazing Striker and we always viewed River’s birthdate as a sign of what was meant to be as Striker was born...

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Digging in the dirt

STELLARTON — As I stared out across the grassy, sun-drenched plain, I knew this was going to be the day. The day that I rescued from the clutches of history some buried treasures by using my latent skills as an archaeologist. After all, I took an online archaeology course one time; that’s got to make...

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Life with a Rock Star

River is now 18 months old and by most accounts a full-fledged dog. He has developed his own distinct personality and travelling with him is kind of like being the road crew to a rock star. You have a job that needs to be done but no one really cares or gives you much attention...

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Snow angels, frosty beach walks and cosy winter nights …

River continues to grow into a lovely dog who showers us with affection and soaks up hugs and kisses, while keeping us entertained and yes, on our toes. There are surprises and smiles around every corner. The Christmas tree hunt with River was an experience to remember because he thought it was a most exciting...

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Spirited, spunky and loving – River zooms his way into our hearts

A year ago on December 17 in a blinding snow storm River became a part of our family. A white-knuckle drive home to New Glasgow from northern New Brunswick was his introduction to life with the Dickson/Campbell family. He snuggled in like he always belonged and despite the crawl home, it was full speed ahead....

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It’s a dog’s world

Life in the Houston household has gone to the dogs. Well, just one dog: Calvin. And in Calvin’s case, that’s a good thing. Calvin, now 11 months old, had a rough start to life. The double merle border collie (both mother and father are merles) was a rescue puppy, put up for adoption by the...

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River’s dog house is the lap of luxury

Life with River is very busy, especially since he entered the “toddler” stage. He is constantly on the go and always has extra energy to burn, regardless whether we do or not. Just like parents of young children, you are not allowed to be tired or heaven forbid sick – you must be on top of...

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Big Dog run draws crowd

TRENTON – Running enthusiasts hope the first annual Big Dog Run in memory of Glen Chennell is the start of something big. About 100 people of all ages gathered on Sunday at Steeltown Park in Trenton for the event that pays tribute to Chennell, a local runner with encyclopedic recall of his road racing exploits...

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