Over the years, I've done plenty of story about appeals from the blood bank for more donors. Over the years, I've done plenty of stories about pet health too. Pet ambulances, doggie dental surgery and the like. It was only a matter of time before I combined both stories into one.
What with all the mascots, mittens, pins and such - you just know the Vancouver Olympic folks will leave no retail marketing stone unturned. Witness the latest from the Spirit of BC (North Shore) Committee.
You may have heard that when the stock market collapsed last year, New York restaurants noticed that stockbrokers were no longer buying 'what the hell' wines at lunch. These are wines that cost hundreds of dollars a bottle. In fat times, financial folks would look the price and say 'ohhhh, what the hell' before ordering one.
In the search and rescue parlance, he was known as a cadaver dog - trained to uncover dead bodies. And a golden retriever named Barkley performed that role so well that
They came from Russia speaking no English - bringing along a little street dog. But once they got to Vancouver, the dog went missing.
The eagle cam sensation continues to attract web viewers worldwide, attracted to this up close view of wild life the makes for some amazing reality TV.
They're back, and bigger than ever. B.C. eagle cams waiting for the eggs to hatch at three separate locations.
A sure sign of spring only with a twist. Star crossed interspecies romance.