Saturday, August 11, 2007

Fun Times at TOTO!

So today I was invited to a doggie BBQ that my pal Jessie was hosting from Dog Paddling Adventures. It was located at a pawesome dog park two cities over from me in Mississauga, ON. Totoredeca Dog Park. 4 acres of fully fenced in fun!!

I arrive with Denali and Starr and it was non-stop doggie madness! They had a pool area, a shady wooded area for great tree sniffing, a small dog park for the little guys to peacefully romp around without getting trampled and an agility field!

Did I mention BBQ??!! many kids..but not too many dropped any goodies for us. Believe me, I tried. But my human did break me off a little piece of hot dog! YUM!

On top of all that, I met one of my Facebook/Dogbook pals, Rocco!!! Did I mention he is also a Manchester Terrier!! It was like looking in a mirror!! We romped, and our humans oooohhhed and aahhhhed over us! Talk about embarrassing!

Anyway, it was tonnes of fun, and I'm pretty pooped. Enjoy some of the pics we took today!

Denali, chillin' after her pawesome run at Lure Coursing!
Starr, the supermodel pose at its best!
My brother from another mother, Rocco! (btw: I'm on the left!)
Manchester sandwich! Fun times with a cool Beagle we met at the park.

Tragedy! Animal Control Officer Under Investigation!

You remember the story I posted about two weeks ago, where a Rotweiller was rescued by a Toronto Humane Society Investigator.

One week after rescuing Cyrus from a sweltering car, Agent Tre Smith has been disciplined by the Ontario SPCA for doing his job. The Ontario SPCA suspended his agent's license pending an internal review. He can still work at the Humane Society, but can not investigate animal cruelty cases.

Smith isn't taking the decision lightly. "I'm shocked and stunned and deeply saddened," he said.

After rescuing Cyrus, the dogs owner came out to check on his car and Agent Smith handcuffed him to the car until the police could arrive. In order to save Cyrus, he had to get him to the Humane Society's emergency services, so he left the dog's owner on the scene, handcuffed to the car.

That's where the trouble allegedly began. The dog's owner claims he was attacked by a few passerbys, who had witnessed Cyrus's rescue, as he waited for the police to arrive.

You can tell Agent Smith what you think personally by posting a comment on the Toronto Humane Society's Blog.

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