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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The late 1950s and ’60s were exciting years for this young 24-year-old Conservation Officer in Ontario. My first three winters in the eastern part of the province were spent doing a life study of a bird known as the Hungarian partridge... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Fred Smith

At 10:30 a.m. on August 6, some members of the congregation at Whitehorse United Church had whiskers, a tail and four legs! This is because the first Sunday in August was the Blessing of the Animals service. Blessing of the Animals is a service... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Fiona West

In life there can be many instances one regrets. Such as accidentally sending a text to the wrong person, or throwing out an ill received joke. Or, uttering the thought, “Let’s get a second dog.” Before we knew it, the puppy was arriving... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Predators Dog Puller Sport Athletic League

Yukon is home to a class of athletes that are the first of their kind in Canada. You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen them around town – running, walking, slobbering on their owner’s shoes. That’s right, they’re dogs. And roughly 30 of... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

Finally summer is back!!! I'm so excited but yet… I’d rather not be. It doesn't sound right when I say it like that, but maybe my story will help this make a little more sense. This has been a busy year. The beginning of the spring was rough and I... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

Coyotes inhabit everywhere from Central America to the Canadian territories. Originally they resided in the west, but now they reside all across Canada including Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland since the 1980s – they crossed over when ice... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Do you or someone you know love books almost as much as their pet? These three books draw on the animals in our outer lives to illuminate the complexity of our inner lives. more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Tess Casher

You know the drill. There’s a beautiful, warm, cozy and glowing fire in your living room. Sweat pants are on. A nice dinner’s been eaten. It would be so easy; it would be so great, just to lie on your couch and go to sleep. But, there’s one... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Getty images

I recently came into contact with a terrifying Yukon beast: Mus musculus, the house mouse. After the encounter, I contacted everyone I knew, in complete panic. “There’s a bear in your house?!” they’d ask, confused. “No, a MOUSE!” I’d reply, to... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Destiny Clennett

Finally summer is here! This is the most funnest season of the year, but my horse, Hollywood, probably loves it more than I do. This is the only time of the season that he can get out of his pen and run around, eat grass, chase his shadow, nap in... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Lea Roy

My dog, Herman, once stepped between myself and a charging two-thousand-pound black Angus bull. He turned the animal back by sheer virtue of his own ferocity and unwillingness to be moved. On another occasion, he chased off a young male grizzly... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gerry Steers of Gerry’s Computer Magic Pet Photography

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Schwartz has been our only dog for the past few years. For the most part he seems to be okay, although he does enjoy playing with other dogs when he gets the chance. But being the only dog can be lonely for an animal that would normally belong to... more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

Clancy The Cat

Dan Davidson

Clancy the Cat didn’t show a lot of interest when I dropped in to the Humane Society Dawson (HSD) shelter to visit him a couple of weeks ago. The big orange tabby looked up at me sleepily and curled his tail back around his feet before closing his more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City 1 Comments

Jake Pet Santa

Darrell Hookey

Although he was born only just this decade, Jake Lucas-Hamm has already figured out that life can be unfair.­ He knows that he will be getting presents from Santa Claus soon, and he knows his dog, Spencer, will be getting presents, but what about the more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Archives

By no means a feral cat, Loesje knew the rules of the wild. Savvy outside, loveable inside, she was the Queen. She died this fall at the ripe old cat age of 18-and-a-half. Let me tell you her life story: more

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

The fluffy white dog with the black eye patch stared up at me adoringly and thwacked his tail furiously against the x-ray table. A bylaw officer had brought him in; he’d been running loose, and was apparently injured. more

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

Ever wondered what your pet is thinking? Does it have a particular request for dinner, or stories to tell? Well, here's your chance to gain some insight. more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

No Thanks I'm Alergic

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The current trend is towards "natural," "organic" and other such words. But what does this really mean and what is the best food for your pets; or yourself, for that matter? Remember, the best advertisement isn't necessarily the best food. more

Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

I grew up with a pretty rad cat named Bing. He was a grey, striped little scrapper who menaced the neighborhood biodiversity for most of his 15 years. Until one night in August 2006 when karma enlisted the services of coyotes, and Bing was never hear more

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets