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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Absence makes the heart grow fonder: River finds a pack and new independence

Our three family dogs have all had a very special place in our lives and hearts, each one making his own indelible mark. When you are forced to say the final heartbreaking goodbye to one, the heart wonders if it can ever be brave enough or even open enough to love again. The unconditional love...

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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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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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Puppy eyes and baby proofing

When a new baby enters a home, everything changes – even if it is a fur baby. Gates go up, locks on cupboards and the fridge get reinstalled, things get removed from floor level and everything from dishcloths, to base boards, to shoes becomes fair game. One easily forgets the puppy stage after having a...

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More than 40 in Run by the Sea

RIVER JOHN – It was a sweltering day for more than 40 people who took part in the 2016 Run by the Sea last Thursday during the annual River John Festival Days. Some people ran and others walked the five-kilometre and 10-K distances offered on the course across the river from the main village. “There...

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