Tales of four-legged friendship
Mo was the unexpected one. Perhaps Andy seemed lonely. Or maybe we just wanted another dog with a stupid name. Whatever the case, Mo joined the household. I am never sure if Andy likes having Mo around. She’s a bit of a bully sometimes, definitely the dominant one. She steals his toys. Yet, often, there seem to be moments of genuine affection between the two, a moment of play in the park, the times they’ll fall asleep on the couch together. Who knows what to expect from a pair of dogs that sound like a comedy duo.
— Cameron Mitchell, Staff Writer
We got Nahla when Marley was already 10 years old. He was a little over the hill by then but Nahla, the rambunctious little puppy that she was, wouldn’t stop pestering him until Marley gave in a started playing with her. In my family we always say Nahla gave Marley a second wind at life. He was fairly sick, but after being introduced to Nahla lived almost four more years in what we lovingly referred to as “the grandpa dog” role.
— Jennifer Dorozio, News Editor
It’s pretty convenient that Shadow rhymes with Doggo. I used to have an irrational fear of dogs because I had a paper route growing up — it comes with the job. But then we got Shadow through a weird series of circumstances and he took every fear I had away. Nothing beats driving home through an onslaught of traffic after a hard day of work or school and getting greeted by a tiny dog who almost literally jumps over the moon when he sees a friendly face. He’s a favourite in our family. One thing that he enjoys is digging into my pillow while I sleep so that he can get as close to me as possible and away from the scary noises of the night. He also enjoys napping the days away, and that’s something I can get down with.
— Brett Luft, Web Editor