Tomorrow is CEO Olivia’s Gotcha Day

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Tomorrow is a special day here at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. It was on February 19th, 2011 that I was adopted by my huMom from the Quinte Humane Society. I had been there for three very long months before she showed up looking for a companion for my late fur bro Micky Moo Man. I called him, “Moo Moo” & he was a wooftastic furriend.

Me & Moo Moo

When I arrived at the shelter, my name was Molly & everyone called me that name. But my huMom renamed me Olivia after Olivia the Pig. She has an “I can do anything” attitude that comes from knowing she is loved. I still remember that upon arriving at my new home, as soon as I found it, I leaped on my huMom’s bed, declaring it to be mine too. My huMom took the picture below of me, capturing the moment. You can see I’m still wearing a pink collar from the Humane Society.

Since that day, my huMom has been the light of my life & she tells me she feels the same about me. I know that I’m loved, I have my pack & I know I never have to fight that epi-monster alone. I’m so very grateful that she chose to adopt instead of shopping for a new companion. Still, there are many other “Molly’s” out there waiting in a shelter for their forever home.

Tomorrow we will celebrate my gotcha day with lots of treats & then, a nap on my bed. 😉

CEO Olivia ❤

Today Is International Epilepsy Day

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CEO Oliva observes International Epilepsy Day

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here, as you know, I live with idiopathic canine epilepsy. Today is International Epilepsy Day. It’s observed annually on the second Monday of February.

International Epilepsy Day began in 2015. Organized by the International Bureau for Epilepsy & the International League Against Epilepsy. It’s a day for humans who live with epilepsy to share their experiences & stories with a global audience. The day also calls for all people to advocate for appropriate legislation that will guarantee human rights of people with epilepsy & encourages those with epilepsy to live to their fullest potential. I’m sure they feel the same about us good dogs.

Today, I want to remind everyone of two things.

1. Knotty Toys for Good Dogs donates a portion of our sales profit to the Wally Foundation for Canine Epilepsy, a non profit who educate, advocate & assists qualifying individuals & organizations such as rescues & shelters with the costs of medication & medical costs.

2. We have free eBooks about living with canine epilepsy. They were written for those who are new to living with canine epilepsy. If you’d like to download them, just paw the eBooks link in the menu at the top of this page.

How will you be observing International Epilepsy Day? I hope you’re wearing purple.

CEO Olivia

Remembering Chelsey

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J. & Chelsea on a chair together

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today is a solemn day here at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. We are remembering the late Chelsey a.k.a. Mona-Beasta. She was a beautiful brindle & white English Bull Terrier who radiated joy. Chelsey & her brother Winston had spent a very long time sheltered at the animal hospital where my huMom worked.  When Chelsea’s brother found his forever home Chelsey was adopted by my huMom & they became best furiends.

Chelsey was well loved in her old stomping grounds around the Queen St. West area of Toronto. She was so popular that one year the locals held a birthday party for her in the Trinity Bellwoods dog park. So many came to celebrate, the party took over the entire park.

HuMom still talks about Chelsey often & I know she still misses her. If you don’t already know, Chelsey is the dog on our logo. She was loved by everyone who knew her. I never got to meet her, but her memory is here, always.

CEO Olivia