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  • All posts by Steve King

    • Living with a service dog

      When life unexpectedly deals you a bad hand, how do you cope? Councillor Mel Foat experienced this in 2013 when a routine cataract operation culminated...

    • Dogs’ sense of touch

      Of all the senses a dog has, the one most similar to humans’ is the sense of touch. It is also only one of three...

    • Dogs during hot weather

      They say that one of Canadians’ favourite topics of conversation is the weather. Now I’m not suggesting that dogs “chat” about the weather when they...

    • Bernie’s Buddies

      The article this week is the third in a series of recognizing dog-related charities. If you follow my weekly articles, you will understand not just...

    • Alberta Dachshund Rescue (ADR)

      The article this week is the second in a series of recognizing dog-related charities. A number of years ago I became connected with a guy...

    • The Guinniss Foundation

      Sometimes dogs don’t just impress us, they positively inspire us. This is what happened to Megan Stanley in 2016, the year her dog Guinniss passed...

    • Why do dogs howl?

      So lying in bed the other night, at around 11:30 Finn lets out this almighty howl in his sleep. This was primal wolf like stuff!...

    • Why do dogs chew their feet? Not a simple answer!

      We observe dogs chewing their feet as a matter of routine and maybe think nothing of it. But should we be concerned? Like so many...

    • Cycling with dogs on leash

      There are some things people do to dogs that make me seethe. And whether they do these things through ignorance or simply to be malevolent,...

    • Dogs’ gurgling tummies

      Who of us hasn’t woken up in the morning sometimes only to find our stomach’s rumbling. Unless you have an underlying medical issue, the normal...