What the World Needs Now is Love

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No, not just for some but for everyone

David, Hal / Bacharach, Burt.

Smiley the Blind Therapy Dog looking at camera "What The World Needs Now Is Love" pin

We love Smiley

United By A Love of Pets

As I walked around Canadian Pet Expo yesterday, it struck me how much love and positive energy was around me.


We were all brought together by a common interest in pets and their well-being. There was lots of Holiday Shopping to do, Photos to take, Shows to Watch, Things to Learn and People and Dogs to Socialize with.


There was a chihuahua playing kissy face with a large labrador mix.  Size, shape, breed and colour didn’t seem to really matter much, as long as there was mutual respect and basic rules were followed.



Smiley the Blind Therapy Dog

I watched people of all ages petting Smiley the Blind Therapy Dog and other dogs.  They were smiling.
smiley sitting

Beautiful blind Golden Retriever Smiley spreads hope and love to anyone he meets. He was born without eyes and lived in a puppy mill for two years before being rescued.When Joanne rescued Smiley he was a timid and destructive dog. But with lots of love and training Smiley now works as a “certified child-tested therapy dog” for St John Ambulance! Currently he’s 12 years old and living happily in Canada with his human family. It was so great to see our old friend at the Expo.

Visit Smiley the Blind Therapy Dog on Facebook

Other Pets

Trained Tabby Cat at CPE

I also saw people getting enormous joy from other pets including cats, snakes, lizards and even a pig and a spider.


Kids and Pets


I watched a smiling little girl win the art contest and was reminded that pets can help children learn empathy and responsibility.


Puppy Love

Who could not feel good about life looking at a Puppy Face?



Be Generous, Help Others

I watched the organizers donate over $2,000 from the day to Don Cherry Pet Rescue Foundation and another Rescue Organization.


I loved this Christmas tree decorated with photos of all the successful matches at this Rescue Booth.

Tiffany the Pom

I watched adorable, incredibly cool Tiffany the Pom MC with Santa then return and snuggle her Dad happily next to me- I smiled.


Live life well

As we approach Thanksgiving in the US, let’s all be thankful for our pets and our families. Let’s try to see the good in life and make the most of it.

Let’s enjoy and share the love.



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