First Weekend Apart

Four months in and still surrounded by marital bliss, my new husband and I must be apart overnight for this first time. To make matters more pout-inducing, my husband’s trip will consist of not only one night, but two – he will be spending a whole weekend back home helping his father. This personal feature article will explore my actions, feelings and experiences during the first weekend apart from my husband. Continue reading

Dog Days of Summer: Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer Heat

The recent heat wave lazing through southern Ontario has piqued my concern for my pets’ comfort and well-being during the hot days in my small, air conditioner-less apartment. Heat stroke is a serious concern for our dogs, cats and small animals during the hot summer months, as outlined here. This worry for the safety of my cat and rabbit lead me to research tips for how to keep them cool, share some of my own tested tips and perhaps purchase and air conditioner. Continue reading