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  • What pets can teach us about healing, loss and moving forward.

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    Monday September 15th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_download_camera_june_26-2014_005Photo Credit: Charmaine Hammond, Team TobyGuess who? It's me Toby. A dog with a blog. Photo Credit Charmaine HammondJust like the T-shirt says.... we animals help you humans LIVE, LOVE and LEARN! Dealing with the loss of a pet is tough... Mom talked to grief expert Marybeth Haines on our PAWSitive Radio Show. Marybeth Haines empowers people to make choices that promote action, personal growth and healing. As a grief consultant and educator, Marybeths specialized focus is providing support in...
  • Dog on national tour to spread kindness and prevent bullying

    from Toby Tales

    Thursday September 11th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_airdrie_echo_photo_of_me_on_train_may_20Photo Credit Airdrie Echo newspaperCheck me out! I'm a traveling dog. Traveling dog with a blog! And I'm on a mission to spread kindness. We just finished the first leg of the tour in Alberta and BC Canada Now, in October, Bully Prevention Month, we are touring Saskatchewan and Manitoba. I'll be filming the whole tour with my very own GoPro video camera. Capturing kindness...animal human bond... lessons dogs teach people...and the places we eat, stay and play. Would you like me to come to...
  • A dog labelled as "unadoptable" becomes therapy dog and star of her book

    from Toby Tales

    Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_peekaboo_resilience_bully_prevention_speakerPeek-a-boo! It's me Toby Yup! A dog with a blog! Mom meets the most pawsome people and pets on our PAWsitive Radio show. She just interviewed Peachy the dog's mom. Gabriela Duran is the author of the book Peachy the Warrior Princess. Peachy was a dog that Gabriela adopted, and who had survived living in a puppy mill. With great care, patience and love, Gabriela and her family helped Peachy overcome the trauma of living in a puppy mill. Gabriela was told in the beginning that Peachy was not...
  • Dogs, sports and fun! Sports you can enjoy with your pet.

    from Toby Tales

    Saturday September 6th, 2014 at 06:00 AM

    Square_140_feb_-_may_2014_006 Here I am! Toby the dog. A dog with a blog. What activities and sports does your dog love? I love..... Playing Fetch! and Races! and Water sports.... and Swimming.... And I can wait to try Dock Diving next! Mom talked to Heather McLeod the president of Ruffsport. SheisSport Mutt certifiedand trainswith using her positive training program. This program focus'son beingpositive ratherthan being permissive. Heather is going to be on my PAWSitive Radio show where she'll be talking about the...
  • Getting through grief.... the loss of a family pet

    from Toby Tales

    Friday September 5th, 2014 at 06:48 AM

    Square_140_download_camera_june_26-2014_005 It's me Toby! Yup, a dog with a blog! I once heard that animals don't live as long as humans cuz the work we have to do on the planet (being man's best friend, changing the world with luv and unconditionally accepting people) is important work...but work that takes a lot of our energy. So... we are here for a while and make a difference....then we gather over the rainbow bridge to play. Dealing with the loss of a pet is difficult. For many children, the first loss they deal with is their...
  • What's your mission statement?

    from Toby Tales

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_radio_station__pink_shirt_day__cadillac_041 Toby the dog here. Yup! I'm a dog with a blog! And I am smiling cuz I am just one happy dog! And. Because my book just won GOLD in the Global eBook Awards. Is that PAWsome or what! I am all about teaching kids kindness, acceptance and respect. That's what this book helps with, teaching kids to be a good friend and make the world a better place by being kind. Here's some pictures some kids drew for us about kindness. Simple solutions. That's why I love kids! What lessons have your pets...
  • Building great collaborations and events

    from Toby Tales

    Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Square_140_cell_phone_download_august_10-2014_alberta__van_and_thetis_192 Toby the dog here. I've got a nose for detail. And have my own blog. Today mom did her PAWsitive Radio show and she talked to Margo Bates, author, and president of Canadian Authors Association, Vancouver Branch. Margo and her team partnered with Vancouver Public Library (VPL) to have mom speak at the VPL during our PAWS Across Canada tour. She said it was a great example of collaboration and partnerships. Mom has a 5 step model for collaborations, she uses it all the time in the work I help...
  • Pet Industry Awards- Pet Age 40 Under 40

    from Toby Tales

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Square_140_camera_481Toby here. Yup! I' m a dog with a blog! Today mom is doing a guest post on my blog. She was just at the Women in the Pet Industry Network Conference and met a bunch of great business women in the pet world! Toby is correct... my time to blog. The Women in the Pet Industry Network event was fabulous! One of the women I met was Michelle Maskaly, Editor-in-Chief at Pet Age. Pet Age is a leading source of information and news in the pet industry. Their website is full of news, and incredible...
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