Private Members Bill to Repeal Dog Owner’s Liability Act

Potential good news from the DLCC. Come join the DLCC and other caring dog owners of Ontario on Wednesday, November 18th, at Queens Park at about 9:30 am. We’ll be there, and if you want to come along with us, let me know.

Private Members Bill to Repeal the BAN !

Cheri Di Novo’s office (MPP for Parkdale).

Cheri is going to put forth, a Private Member’s Bill forward to repeal the
Breed Specific part of the Dog Owner’s Liability Act between 10am and 11:30
am in front of Queens Park on November 18th.
As a responsible dog owner, she understands that this law must be repealed,
innocent dogs are dying .

The DLCC feels it is vital that we become more public in our demands for
justice. Dog owners that happen to own mixed or banned breeds are being
treated as criminals, or at best, second class citizens under this law.


We need bodies at this event, the media will be there ,probably thinking
there will be few present.Let’s show them that dog owners are barking mad
about this travesty.


DLCC members are already seeking permits to hold a gathering.We are asking
that ALL dog owners join together in solidarity and support Ms.Di Novo in
her efforts.

Queens Park at about 9:30 am

For people’s reference a copy of the proposed bill can be obtained by
contacting me at OR

We will probably need 2 to 3 speakers ( Fran has a megaphone) .Who will
speak can be discussed and agreed upon over the next week or so.

If you would like to speak, then contact Fran at

If you cannot be there,please forward your feelings of support to repeal the
ban to :

Carl Smith

Charles Smith
Executive Assistant
Cheri DiNovo MPP
Parkdale High Park
Tel: (416) 325-0244
Fax: (416) 325-0305

Pit Bull Ban Author Fail!

Michael Bryant Kills Cyclist

Is schadenfreude ever excusable? I hope so, because I’m having a serious case of it right now….

Ontario’s Former AG Michael Bryant-Author of Bill 132 in Trouble

From the Toronto Star –

Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant is being questioned by police this morning after a cyclist was struck and killed last night.

Bryant was taken into custody following the incident and police are trying to determine whether to charge him, said Sgt. Tim Burrows. Police did say alcohol was not involved.

Burrows would not confirm witness reports the cyclist jumped on the car after a collision around 9:45 p.m. on Bloor St., just west of St. Thomas St., and began fighting with the driver of a black Saab.

Witnesses said the cyclist hung onto the driver’s side of the car, which had its convertible top down, while the driver allegedly yelled at him to get off.

The vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the road and drove up on to a curb trying to knock the cyclist off for about 100 metres, witnesses said.

“Lots of people were watching and they couldn’t believe what was happening,” said Ryan Brazeau, a worker with a crew laying sewer pipes on Bloor.

Yeah, I guess this is the guy we should all be listening to when it comes to dangerous dog legislation. Takes one to know one, it seems.

Or, as Kate put it over on the small dead animals blog,

Since the law’s enactment in 2005, pit bulls have killed fewer Ontarians than former attorney general Michael Bryant;

“Burrows could not explain why the driver crossed lanes of traffic and drove up onto the curb.”

Well, duh. Obviously he thought it was a Pit Bull attached to his car.

Faithful Dogs Waits For Family At Accident Scene

Ella waited for her family at the scene of their car accident for 13 days.

The ‘faithful dog story’ is a (lucrative) Hollywood staple. This winter in theatres we’ll be able to watch “Hachiko: A Dog’s Story”, starring Richard Gere, and based on the apocryphical Japanese tale of the Akita who returns every day to the train station where he waits for his deceased master.

In a real life story that even Hollywood couldn’t rival, a dog named Ella held a solitary vigil at the crash site where she last saw her human family. As the article puts it, “For thirteen days, Ella waited”.

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Pit Bull Blues, by John Shipe

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Possibly the best song ever about Pit Bulls.


People see me walking down the street they all run and hide.

I used to take it personally now I take it in strides.

I got nothing against no one I wouldn’t hurt a fly.

People seem to think I’m mean and here’s why, and here’s why

I’m a pitbull, a big brown red nose pitbull, a tooth baring muscle bound pitbull I look like I can tear the seal off a loco motive freight train.

People park three spaces away when I’m waiting in the car.
All the kids in the neighborhood they never walk through my yard.
And there’s a rumor floating around the county that I ate three cats.

But I swear from the bottom of my K9 heart I didn’t do that.

Video below the cut.

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Journey, Snow, Cops & 'Hypocrite of the Year' Awards

"Who are you people, and why am I here?"

"Who are you people, and why am I here?"

Journey has spent the last two weeks ‘trying out’ her new retirement family, Matt and Kat of Toronto. She returned to us yesterday so she could be spayed by our veterinarian, and will go back to her new forever family tomorrow or later this week.

Rather than the joyful, “oh I missed you” homecoming we might have been hoping for, Journey moped into the house with a look that clearly said “Why the hell am I back HERE again?”. She was almost as unthrilled to see us as she was her four legged family, who gave her an olfactory once over that clearly said “Where have you been, and what have you been eating/doing/meeting?”. Journey hunched her back, looked miserable and curled up on the dog bed, occasionally shooting us murderous looks that we interpreted to mean “Take me back to my REAL mommy and daddy now, please”.

While it’s nice to see she’s fitting in well with her new parents, it was rather disappointing to learn that not only weren’t we at all missed, we weren’t even remember overly fondly. Today, she’s at the vet clinic, which I’m certain has only solidified her opinion of me as a dog tormenting jerk, and will serve to make her even more grateful to escape our clutches.

French Bulldogs are ingrates, I tell you. They’ve made trading up into a breed characteristic. No other dog breed I know is as happy to leave their lifelong home behind for a new set of people, without even a backwards glance.

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