A special thank you to
the following individuals, organizations, and businesses, for
their support of The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund events.
to you, we are reaching beyond the brightest stars, to take a
bite out of canine cancer.
Wilson Mobile Veterinary
Services provides veterinary care in the comfort of your home
within London and surrounding areas including Lucan,
St. Mary's, Thorndale and Ilderton.
They also provide end of life care to Stratford, St. Thomas and
Dr. Amy's professional affiliations include:
A licensed member, in good standing, of the College of
Veterinarians of Ontario
A member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
A member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and
from her collection of dog-agility photos. Each 11 X 14 poster
costs $25.00 with $10.00 of the proceeds going directly to
Smiling Blue Skies. Log on to her website www.lindamattesonreynolds.com
to view other posters. If you are one of the lucky champions
that Linda has photographed, you can change out the poster photo
for your own. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Stephens is an award winning interpretive landscape
artist/photographer based on the Sunshine Coast, BC, where she
shares her life with an amazing Golden Retriever, "Lauer."
Hilary’s images evoke an
emotional response and alter perception rather than capture the
overall reality of the scene. Her vision has always been to
create images that do not look like photographs, but rather
impressionistic paintings. Captivated by the complexities of the
elements of earth, water, fire and air, Hilary explores their
intense power and interconnectedness through her work. Hilary’s
camera technique is an essential part of her creative process
because she does not use Photoshop to produce her images.
For her, the rawness of this
environment is illustrated more authentically by the inherent
integrity of her images.
We are SO thrilled, that Hilary
has donated this magnificent print to the Holland Landing's
"Smiling Blue Skies Walk to End Canine Cancer."
Inspired by her Grandmother Mary,
who was her inspiration in life and in fibre arts, and also
inspired by a love for all her furry friends, Lisa Tomlinson has
created a very special small business, that aspires to create
only the coziest, most personal creations for all of your
pets' needs. Whether small, big, old, young, healthy, or in
need of some extra love and attention, your pets will be
comfortable and cozy with Mary's Big Sheep Custom Creature
We are so pleased, that "Mary's Big Sheep" is
partnering with "The Smiling Blue Skies ® Cancer Fund," in order
to raise money to end canine cancer. As Lisa says, "So many of
us have lost four-legged friends to this deadly disease; let's
do what we can to help out those pets and their humans who are
currently suffering from the difficulties and tragedies that
In order to help out, $5 from the purchase of every Mary's Big
Sheep dog collar will go to Smiling Blue Skies.
on the morning of December 14th, 2012 was surreal, as the news
unfolded, little by little, of what was happening less than two
miles up the road from our house. Initially I just heard the
sirens, and then a Newtown friend posted a page on Facebook,
from our online newspaper, The Newtown Patch. A possible
shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That’s when I turned
on the television and started paying more attention to the
sirens, that I now realized were not just passing by and fading.
They kept on and on and on …. then the helicopters started
coming, and then just more and more speculation from the news
reports until the world learned, much later in the day, just how
horrific a tragedy we were facing.
Shocked, like so many others in Sandy Hook and Newtown, our
neighboring towns, and across our entire state and country, I
felt helpless and sickened and sad. And also like so many
others, I wondered what in the world I could do to help, when a
small voice said, “hey, you have a wonderful therapy dog, as do
many of your friends in Sandy Hook and Newtown, and surrounding
towns; they have an ability that will amaze you.” And before I
knew it there was a group of nine golden retrievers and one
black lab at my house, forming a caravan down to the primary
memorial site. And that started a week of incredible work on the
part of Libby, Mirasol Cayberry UnScentsored, who rocked my
world with her awesome instincts, abilities and perseverance in
the face of unimaginable grief and horror. Many of the children
smiling for the first time since the tragedy, and so many adults
smiling through their tears, as they reached out to touch her,
and she reached up to them. Night after night we came home sad
and exhausted, but each day Libby went right back to work,
wearing her happy face and obviously eager to help comfort and
heal. Words just cannot adequately express the impact our dogs
had … they are beyond awesome in their ability to comfort and
heal. I think the photos tell their story quite well.
Real Dogs Real People is a fresh concept committed to fresh
content; the site is growing quickly and will be updated weekly,
so please check in often! The site is dedicated to helping dog
lovers make informed decisions in their real lives with dogs.
The site does not tell people what to do. Instead, it enables
people to explore "options!"
Handcrafted mosaics by Margaret Almon and stained glass
by Wayne Stratz transform pieces into radiant wholes.
HOPE speaks loudly in their gifted hands!
Thank you Margaret and Wayne, for colouring our world in such special ways.
THANK YOU -
To all our Sponsors and Donors!
"Cobalt Blue Heart Brooch . . .
$5.00 from the sale of each brooch,
will be donated to The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund.
Odile Gova creates
one of a kind felt brooches and other accessories.
She works primarily with recycled wool sweater felt and brass
To honour and support "Smiling
Blue Skies," Odile has created a very special "Woolyfabulous"
brilliant blue felt heart,
embellished with pieces of brass zipper and hand embroidery. She
has enveloped each heart with two layers of a brass zipper.
The approximate dimensions for
this beautiful brooch are 2 inches X 2 inches.
The heart is light weight and quite firm, and looks gorgeous on
anything, from a sweater to a purse!!!
Each heart is $20.00, and $5.00 from
the sale of each heart, will be donated to The Smiling Blue
Skies Cancer Fund.
Having lost both Sasha and Savanah to cancer in the past few months has made
this year's calendar
incredibly difficult to work on, but it is now almost ready for the printer.
In the past 7 years we have raised $9,931.36 with these calendars, with 100% of
the money being split between
The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund and The Goldstock Fund. I am so proud of this
special litter of dogs (and their owners)
for such an amazing accomplishment. And I am so proud of Sasha, what an
incredible litter of puppies she gave birth to!
I would like to thank our sponsors once again, because without them this
calendar fundraiser would not be possible.
Many thanks to Suzi Beber of Smiling Blue Skies, Ann Thomas of Tigertail Foods,
Richard Carlton of Richard Carlton Consulting,
Jane & Rick Fish of Source Menagerie, Cory Hoffart of C.H. Construction, Rich &
Deb Haggerty-Chambers, Mark & Shereen Farber,
Katie Dyer, The Golden Retriever Club Of Quebec, Canine Life, Sasha's Special
Aunties (Sharon Bennett, Pamela Bloom,
Chris Clark, Petra Eberlein, Sherri Oslick, Mary Potempa, Sherri Rieck & Ruth
Ann Tiedjens) and last but not least, Merla Thompson of Xciting Ideas.
thanks to AVID, for their ongoing support of Smiling Blue
THE ACADEMY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND DOGS AGILITY!
THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOUR DOGS!!!
AVID brings wonderful tools to people and dogs, to strengthen
Whether your dog is destined to be a sports dog, an obedience
or simply the very best and loving lap dog,
the foundation skills we have to offer are all very important.
We are pleased to have instructed many of our AVID students
to achieve AAC top titles as well as AAC Regional and National
2009 Agility Association of Canada National
Nepean National Equestrian Park (just minutes outside of Ottawa)
July 30, 2009 to August 2, 2009
Box 4, Site 9, RR 1
Cochrane, AB. T4C 1A1
Tel: (403) 650-4117
Fax: (403) 946-9990
For over thirty years, illustrator Karl Edwards has developed
characters for national advertising campaigns and children's
He is also a specialist in wildlife and pet portraiture. His
blends the best of traditional pen and ink and watercolour with
edgy, contemporary computer rendering.
Many, many thanks to Bernadette, who donates ALL
tips from grooming, dog walking, and dog
sitting, to Smiling Blue Skies. Bernadette lost
her heart dog, Blaze, a beautiful Siberian
Husky, to cancer, and she says now, "Together,
we can make a difference in the future lives of
our Fur-kids." She's so right!! Thanks to
special people like Bernadette, we are truly
taking a bite out of cancer!
Homeopathy for All
. . .
Your Guide to Understanding the Basics of Homeopathic Treatment.
This site is an easy to understand guide to some of the theory
applications of homeopathy, sourced from over ten years of study
Homeopathic First Aid can be life changing, not only for you,
but for your pets too!
'Our dogs may not be our whole life, but they make our lives whole.' Canine Life is the natural food alternative, with the convenience of kibble. Canine Life is made in Canada, with only the finest human grade ingredients. Canine Life puts you in the driver seat, because you choose the ingredients that will best meet the individual requirements of your dog. Canine Life is based on the National Research Council's (NRC) nutritional requirements for dogs, and has been developed as a hypoallergenic formula. Canine Life comes in ready-to-feed and pre-mix formulas, that accommodate home cooked and raw meat diets. Best of all, Canine Life is easy to prepare . . . at home, or on the road!
For each 5 kg bag of Canine Life sold, $2.00 is donated to The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund.
For each 10 kg bag of Canine Life sold, $4.00 is donated to The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund.
For every 20 pre-made muffins of Canine Life sold, $1.20 is donated to The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund.
Thanks to Liza Cowell and
Canine Life, for their ongoing support of the Smiling Blue Skies
A percentage of the proceeds of ALL Canine
and West Coast Canine Life dog food, is donated to OVC's Smiling
Skies Cancer Fund, for the treatment and research of canine
Canine Life hypoallergenic muffins are the ultimate in
nutritional convenience. Canine Life meets the NRC daily
requirements, and uses only organic and human quality
ingredients. From bag to bowl, Canine Life provides everything
your dog needs to be happy and healthy.
Feed them for life; feed them Canine Life!
Contact Dina and receive a 10% discount on your first order.
Treats and Snacks and Complete Diets
All natural treats and biscuits, handmade for your pets.
Special occasion cakes and truffles.
Theme gift baskets are available too.
"Treat your special pet to "Endless Pawsibilities" every day!
Try: Nonna's Own Marinara Crunch, Banana Crunch Biscuits, Smackin' Liver
Cinnamon Carob Crunch, Apple Crisps, and Bow Wow Power Bars.
Partial proceeds from all sales go towards "The Smiling Blue Skies
"Take a Paws" . . . Private in Home Boarding for Your Dog
Thank you to Becky, "Dreamer", "Flame", and "Camden",
and Ellen, and her two boys, "Ripley" and "Teddy",
and Laurie and "Grace" and "Dee Dee" for their ongoing support of The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund.
Thanks to them, we will never be out of wonderful
Thanks to everyone at Animal Wellness Magazine,
for their ongoing support of The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund.
Thanks to Ilene Kurzman and Biting-Back, for their support of
The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund. Biting-Back's goal is
to support efforts to improve cancer prevention and treatment
for pets and people. Biting-Back offers veterinary cancer
awareness products, and all profits from the sale of these
items, are donated to veterinary cancer studies and programmes
throughout the United States. Biting-Back is helping us
right here in Canada too, through the University of Guelph's Pet
Trust: In Memory of Blues.
The mission at
is to inspire love and compassion among all people through
the use of their simple, yet thought-provoking messages.
both the spontaneity and kindness of others, owner/designer
Lauren Johnson created courierfontwear®
interactive tees to encourage the same reverence for life
which she believes is inherent in all of us.
we will have the privilege of being a catalyst for change as
we begin to move toward healthier relations among all
very generously donated 4 "Greet everyone as you would your
The Golden Retriever Club
of Quebec's 2008 Spring Regional Specialty
raised $310.00 for The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund,
with the raffle
of these very special "Paw Prints in the Garden"
earrings, featuring .
999 pure fine silver, Sterling silver, Moonstones,
and seed pearls, that were the prototype for the Smiling
Jewelry "Paw Prints" collection. Thank you to everyone
participated in this great event.
Modern Dog is the glossy, high-end lifestyle magazine for
urban dogs and their companions, featuring expert advice,
dog-friendly travel destinations, full fashion spreads, the
latest accessories for your pooch and what's new in the doggie
world. For the Love of Dog - "Modern Dog."
At Neo-Paws International we believe that an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your pet's safety is of
the utmost importance and it is an owner's responsibility to
That's why we have designed a full line of high quality,
innovative and easy to use products with the animal's
safety, comfort and performance in mind.
Reflective strips and brilliant colours make the
NEO-PAWS Products unique and attractive and their
functionality and quality cannot be surpassed. Browse
through and enjoy!
Ren's Pets Depot
Canada's Source for Professional Pet Products for Over 30 Years
4002 Trafalgar Road, at the corner of Trafalgar Road and
Oakville, Ontario www.renspets.com
Toll Free 1-866-736-7738
Special thanks to Lisa Verkley, of Goldwing Communications, who
has been such an advocate for The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer
Fund. Because of her, Golden Retriever owners across Canada, can
share stories, their hopes and dreams.