Adventures with Lulu Dog & The Writing Life

Little prince Pepe Le Pierre was adopted last night & he’s off to live his #BestLife with these two incredible moms #♥️ #PawsitiveMatchRescue #AdoptDontShop #Family #RescueDogsOfInstagram #AllTheLove ...

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Spending the most blissful morning with both my precious Lu & Little Prince Pepe Le Pierre (the name he’s landed with) before he is adopted tonight by the most amazing two moms who (by divine coincidence!) live only 3 blocks away — so the kids can still have play dates and it won’t be goodbye forever 🙏

#Grateful #Precious #Dogs #Foster #PawsitiveMatchRescue #MorningOff #CoffeeAndDogs #🖤
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Congratulations @notianwilliams from all 200 of us at the 10th anniversary of the @gillerlightyyc — here with @annelogan16 — huge thanks to everyone who came out to support @frontiercollege literacy programs and Canadian literature tonight! Thank you @wurstcalgary for hosting us again this year 🙏
#GillerLightBash #GillerPrize #CanLit #Literacy #GillerLightYYC #CanadaReads #CalgaryCulture
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Full day, full moon, new chapter
#FullMoon #FrostMoon #MourningMoon #Fire #Story #Moon #Write
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How we keep warm in minus 18 — with my homegirls @kylhecool
Thanks for everything @eric_rohatinsky 🥂
#Homegirls #Wine #BraggCreek #Canada #TinyChaperone
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Colleague, friend, life coach, shelter survivor, healer, strength trainer 🖤

#ChihuahuaStrong #YogaWithDogs #DogEyesMagazine #Coach
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My latest short story & poem are out in the world! The story (called A/stray) is accompanied by Nikki Lorenzo’s gorgeous photography @nixlorenz — Thank you so much @dog.eyes.magazine 🧡 🙏

Dog Eyes Magazine (DEM) is an intellectual lifestyle magazine for people who love dogs. Content covers a spectrum of topics ranging from art, culture, nature, current issues, humour, fiction & poetry.

DEM launched in May 2016 across Canada & the U.S.. The magazine is available at many outlets — from Shoppers Drug Mart & Chapters to Independent Retailers, newsstands + Barnes & Noble.

#DogEyesMagazine #Magazine #DEM #Writing #ShortStory #Poetry #NikkiLorenzo #Photography #DogLit #AncientGuardians #Dogs #Suzuki #SundayGram
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MY SPIDEY SENSES ARE TINGLING! #Halloween #SpiderSenses #Spider #SpiderDog #Office #Costume ...

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Why do the writers I interview start drinking when I start asking questions? 😉
But seriously! What a pleasure to interview @jasonpatrickrothery and @leekvern this evening about Jason’s new contemporary novel, Privilege; the author-editor relationship (Lee was his editor), our cultural preoccupations/concerns including communication/miscommunication, the many forms of messaging including body language & tone, social media; the everyday high risk for misinterpretation & the very large topic of privilege... and so much more. Congratulations, Jason! 🍻
#WritersGuildOfAlberta #GreatPlainsPublishing #Author #Interview #SocialCommentary #Satire #Privilege #Novel #CanLit #Books #JasonPatrickRothery #LeeKvern
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Friends, dog lovers... after three months of foster care (co-parenting with the amazing @sshheellbbyy___ + @candid_spence ) — our Little Prince of many names, officially known as ‘Zaro’ @pawsitivematchrescue — is medically cleared for adoption.
In August I agreed to oversee the critical stages of his medical needs because the shelter was too full.
My heart sinks that (long term), travelling with two dogs is not really feasible and preparing to say goodbye is 💔 💔 — looking for a loving home where he will be the centre of someone’s world.
Rescued from euth-row Southern California, this resilient boy has bounced energetically back from his dental extractions/surgery, related infections & bronchitis. He now brims with puppy energy... ready for anything!

He prefers human companionship and warmth to all else. Friendly but somewhat ambivalent to other dogs. Full of affection for his human/s, he is most happy when held close. Carried. Or nestled inside your sweater.
He enjoys meeting strangers and will even leap into new laps for their attention. Turn your back for one second on a dog-friendly patio & you may find him flirting with the next table.

He walks excellently on leash and loves to explore. He’s crate and housetrained.

Little Prince will do best in a home where he is not left alone for long periods, as he’s very social and thrives on companionship.
He is approximately 7 years old but may be slightly younger. One pound heavier since regaining his health, he weighs 6lbs.
If you’re interested in meeting him please submit an application via @pawsitivematchrescue (or send me a message!) #PawsitiveMatchRescue #Foster #FosteringSavesLives #TheLittlePrince #Chihuahua #Love #Joy #Rescue #AdoptDontShop #YycDogs
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I practiced Forrest yoga over lunch today @yogaandbeyondyyc (new Mission location) with the incredible @forrestyogayyc_with_heather — Heather made me laugh, grounded my mind & lifted my spirits in ways I didn't see coming. Lulu — who is well-behaved and trained for public access — participated in class! I haven't felt so much joy in a while & the experience feels like a gift. Thank you so much Heather — for the connection, laughter, super fun practice, great music, intuitive adjustments; for creating a warm and healing place for all of us 🙏

#Light #Joy #Connection #YogaWithDogs #Move #Music #Love #Imagine #HighlightOfTheWeek #FridayFeels #YogaAndBeyond
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I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better. — Mary Oliver, from Sleeping In The Forest 📷 = Mark Whitehead
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An interlude from my element series to say how happy I am to be back @yogasantosha
#Move #Music #Yoga #Live #Movement #Studio #Love #YogaSantosha #Breathe #Be
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Literary festival, late nights, day four — home to my heart-settling soul dog #Homegirl #SoulDog #Lulu #RescueDogsOfInstagram #🖤 ...

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“In stories, successful stories anyway, endings always feel right, satisfying, even when they’re sad. But in real life, endings — the big-choo kind of endings — uniformly feel awful. They’re the incidents from which we must recover, the cascade of events that feel unexpected even when they’re not and divide our lives into the innocent, oblivious before and the annihilated after.” — From Watching You Without Me by Lynn Coady
Thank you Ashley-Rae Carter-Wells for this photo taken during my @wordfest interview with @supertoque on Thursday 📷 = @wordfest
#LynnCoady #AuthorsOfInstagram #ImaginAIRium #Interview #TheWritingLife #CanadaReads
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Two of my favourite authors will be featured @wordfest showcase tonight — @anoshirani_writer and @na.oh.mee with Emma Donoghue — 6:30 at the Central Public Library, Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall #AuthorsOfInstagram #Books #LuluApproved #ImaginAIRium #Read ...

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Little guy loves to be carried 🖤#Walk #BraggCreek #ElbowRiver #Forest #Dogs #TinyWolves #InJackets ...

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I’ve always loved & admired Lynn Coady’s ability to write engrossing characters; the intimate first person narrative of this novel is unforgettable. The cast of characters, tension, dialogue & psychological depth are—as always—unstoppably absorbing.

@wordfest is on — & tomorrow I’ll have the opportunity to speak 1-on-1 with Lynn @supertoque about her suspenseful new book, her experiences writing for TV, how these creative processes are different/similar and the writing life in general 🙌

Thursday, October 17 @ noon, Memorial Park Library — top floor

#Lynn Coady #WatchingYouWithoutMe #Read #CanadaReads #CanLit #Anansi #ImaginAIRium #GillerPrize #Winner #AuthorsOfInstagram #LiterarySuspence
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Guess who’s here for the weekend! Little man has come a longgg way thanks to fellow fosters @sshheellbbyy___ and @candid_spence #TheBoy #LittlePrince #CoParenting #Grateful #ChihuahuaLove #Chihuahua #ChihuahuaRescue #BookstorePups #LiteraryLulu #Thanksgiving ...

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