Monday, September 27, 2010

You CAN(field) Teach Toby New Tricks!

My mom and I have learned a ton over the past couple of years. One person who contributed to our learning is Charmaine’s mentor, Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Charmaine was in his Success Principles Coaching Program, and Mr. Canfield provided an endorsement for my new book, On Toby’s Terms!

I am barking up a storm to tell you that Jack is coming to Edmonton! He will be presenting at the Winspear on October 28 in the evening, and I am pawprinting a special book to give to him. We are one of the sponsors of the event, and Charmaine has some tickets (where you save 10% and the administrative fees). Call or email Charmaine at 780-464-3828 or to get your tickets now. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this event and listen to the mentor that gave us a leg up in life!

Toby the dog

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A day to celebrate you!

This past weekend it was my birthday. Even though I wore this silly hat, I was secretly smiling to myself, because I knew that it was my special day! It was clear that people were celebrating me!

What can you do everyday to celebrate YOU? Why wait for a birthday, NOW is the time to celebrate you and those around you.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Keeping your eye on the goal

What a great time I had this weekend (at K9 Awarness Centre in St Albert) meeting and playing with many new four legged friends! My friend and I both had our eyes on the same goal…A beautifully coloured plush ball (with a squeaker inside). As you can see, we learned to collaborate and instead of hogging the ball, we decided to share. This made for a lot of fun. What are you doing this week to seek opportunities to collaborate and keep your eyes on the goal?

Helping Vets without Borders – One PAW at a time

What a great event this week at K9 Awareness Centre in St. Albert (

Along with many other dogs, we kept the treadmills going to raise funds for Vets Without Borders. Thank you to the many supporters, contributors and sponsors who donated items for the silent auction and of course big barks of thanks to the dogs and the two legged friends for attending the event! Your support made a big difference!

The Bone& Biscuit Company in Sherwood Park provided us with incredible dog treats for our “guess how many treats are in the jar?”, which alone, raised $49 for the cause… that is a lot of guesses.

Here I am jogging to make a difference.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thank you Fort McMurray!

Toby barks out a PAWsitive THANK YOU to Sobeys in Fort McMurray for generously donating cookies and lemonade for us to sell as a FUNdraiser for the SPCA during my book singing and PAWprinting on Sunday August 29, 2010. Another Bark Out Thank you to the Bones and Biscuit in Fort McMurray for generously donating healthy dog treats for our FUNdraiser for SPCA, and big PAWsitives to the Tattered Book & Coffee Shop for hosting the event! Big thanks to Your Perfect Fit, and the Connect and Fort McMurray Today for covering the story. And Four PAWS up to Jackie Fidder our dear friend, for all her help organizing it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Toby and friends raise money for SPCA

Toby and his friends at the Tattered Book, Bone and Biscuit, Your Perfect Fit and Sobey's helped to raise nearly $500 for the Fort McMurray SPCA last Sunday!