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2018-02-21

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Graydon Keenan

I met Graydon and Bandit together, as everyone does, I suspect, because they are rarely apart. Read more

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I had the pleasure of visiting “The Farm” a few years ago, on Yvette’s birthday. Like all the guests, I was impressed by the beautiful view, the handsomely constructed and decorated home, the tidy corrals and property, the neat rows of farmed... Read more

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Isssue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Bob Gardiner

"I'm afraid it's time sweetie. Posie can no longer keep food down and she is starting to suffer." - Bob Gardiner to his wife, Alexis... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-27, IMAGE: courtesy of Chris Caldwell

Having our second child was an interesting event. My lap had always been owned, lock stock and barrel, by Farley, our cat. As my pregnancy progressed and his lap space got smaller, he relocated his perch to more of a cross-belly lounge. He only... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-27

The story of Skagway's ugliest dog is best told by one of her owners. You may remember Frank Wasmer from January's Pet Page. Frank is a treasure bos of "pawsitive tails." As he puts it, "I'm old; I've had a lot of pets." Two more honourable... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Frank Wasmer

Frank Wasmer’s door has always been open to a colourful array of souls in all shapes and sizes. Of the human variety, he and his late wife Nancy Schave, have fostered “somewhere in the neighbourhood of 40” children, hosted 7 foreign exchange... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Tim Green

Sophie was born in February 2008, in Saskatchewan, to proud golden retriever and poodle parents. She spent a happy, early puppyhood romping through open fields on a farm, near Regina, with her twin sister Sasha. At the age of one, she moved to the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Monica Garcia

I love my cat. There, I’ve said it. I was, and am, a dog person. I’ve had dogs my whole life. From my highly intelligent and trainable border collie to my, let’s just say, more-‘independent’ purebred Siberian husky, to my loyal German shepherd... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of Cathy Deer Grasholm

Horses ... Many a little girl reveries in the companionship of this uniquely large pet that often towers over its owner, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds (draft horses upwards of 2,000 pounds!). Not many of us make reality of our childhood... Read more

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Tracy Illebrun

This is the story of a dog called Charlie, who was born in May 2008 and died in June 2018. He was the companion of Tracy, who got him initially as her two girls really, really wanted a puppy. They promised to walk him, feed him and do all the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-08-01

The Yukon is full of dog lovers, from all walks of life. Our dogs not only provide companionship, many are working members of the family whose owners rely on them for “paw power” and protection. Read more

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Issue: 2018-07-04

We live in a territory seemingly dominated by huskies, both in numbers and in our image of the quintessential Yukon dog (the strong malamute even takes center stage on our Coat of Arms and flag!). Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matthias Liniger

My name is Raven. I am completely black. Who would have guessed that, eh? My owner has really shown some creativity in giving me that name. Raven, like those birds who make that terrible noise all the time and are always trying to steal my food... Read more

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: JAMIE SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY, FORT NELSON, BC

I truly can’t imagine what my life would be like without my trusty sidekick, Bear. He’s an 11-year-old husky/lab cross, who I picked up for free while getting groceries one day in Fort Nelson. I had no idea, that sunny April day, just how much of... Read more

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Annette Belke

Charlie Brown is alive. And he loves to run. All he ever wants to do is to pull and run. Charlie Brown is a sled dog. A speed dog. Streamlining, he pushes his way through the air. Ears back, eyes focused. Charlie Brown; proud member of our speed... Read more

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Amica Sturdy

“I always wanted to get a dog, ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper,” Amica Sturdy explained. Despite her deisre, she waited patiently for the right, and responsible, moment to welcome a dog into her life. For Amica, that meant owning her... Read more

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2018-02-14, PHOTO: Monica Garcia

Minus 30, with cabin fever sinking in, is not the ideal environment to bring a new puppy home to. Add to this, the fact that we are notoriously cluttered and already owned a dog, a cat, and eight chickens, and some would say we were setting up for... Read more

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