Willie at the Colosseum in Rome Italy

An article was recently written about my journey with Willie. I had little control over what facts were used and, in the end, I felt that the writer sensationalized a “rags to riches” story that wasn’t accurate. I understood the writer’s need to pull on the reader’s emotions to make a story that people could relate to, but I wanted it to be truthful. Not your average shaggy dog story! Willie the schnoodle makes the most of his rescue from life of neglect as he turns globe-trotter to…

willie with the orphans in Kiev

In 1998 I travelled to India for the first time in my adult life. It would be my fourth time and on each occasion prior I remember constantly travelling by car to and from the capital city to both my mother’s and father’s hometowns to visit family. Unfortunately it never really felt like a vacation. My relatives all had a perspective that we were rich, since we lived in Canada, and so it was more of a handout to people I didn’t know rather than a meaningful connection…