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OCTOBER 2014 - v2i10

WELCOME to Tante Lori's Monthly Newsletter designed to talk about those questions that pop in our heads from time to time. This newsletter will aim to be brief, fun, informative, and interesting. I hope you find it useful and I welcome your comments and suggestions.



Mia is a sweet feminine little girl.

Her "Mommy" adopted her and gave her the best home ever!
She gets professional training, lots of love, many walks and
even 3 cat siblings to play chase with... LOL

When I first met Mia in May of this year she seemed unsure
of herself (she was only adopted the previous November).
Now that she has been around dogs regularly and taken many
regular strolls with her Mom and
my own doggy pack, she has become
more relaxed and even learning now to play.

I truly feel like her Auntie Lori
and find it so easy to spoil her!










Mia loves to explore, run, watch the world around her,
cuddle and last but not least ... eat! haha

What a Dog!

HALLOWEEN and BLACK CATS.... What's up with that?????

Black cats have been the bad guy at Halloween for a long time.

Several legends exists about black cats being evil, causing bad luck, and being the familiars of witches.  Why?



Did you know that cats are primarily nocturnal?  By nature they are great hunters stalking and sneaking around silent and deadly to their prey.  This can make people very paranoid. Being black AND associated with the darkness of night helped their image of evil and instilling fear.

Witchcraft was the dominate belief in pagan religions in Europe. These religions were tightly associated with animals of nature, including the cat. During the rise of the Christian religion in Europe, the church decided that witchcraft was evil and since they attributed cats to witches, cats were considered evil too.

There were stories that added to old myths that didn't help the cat’s image either. One story is that King Charles I of England owned a black cat and the day it died he was arrested. An old sailor's legend said that meeting cats in the shipyard meant an unpleasant voyage of storms or other bad luck. In Babylonian folklore a curled up cat on the hearth was seen similar to evil serpent.

Even today, you’ve seen the spookiness of cats yourself when your cat exhibits strange actions like seeing something that is unseen or batting at nothing in the air. That behaviour along with their amazing site at night created myths that cats can see spirits or ghosts.

However, don't be dismayed... not all is bad.  For example, the ancient Egyptians respected cats. They were considered kingly animals and to kill one was a capital offence. The ancient Egyptians even mummified their cats when they died to preserve them for the afterlife. They had a deity with the head of a cat named Bast to which they dedicated their mummified cats.

In Japan the Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) is considered a symbol of good luck. In Russia, their Russian Blue breed of cats are supposed to be good luck as well. In Latvian tradition, black cats embody the spirit of Rungis, a god of harvests, which is good luck for farmers to have around. In the UK black cats are associated with good luck, and have been for ages.

So give your kitty a hug this a Halloween and
laugh at those old spooky myths! 




pet newsletter entrepreneurs


I am starting a new section in
this Tante Lori website that celebrates and shares
the Entrepreneur Spirit in our community.

Of course all listings here will be related to
and benefiting our pets in some way or other.

If you have a business you want to share or know
of one, email me and let's discuss.

Lori :-)

Un Homme and des Chiens Dog Training Gatineau
Daniel Sterl
Spécialiste en comportement canin / Dog Behaviour Specialist
(819) 328-5027
(Français & English)

My Name is Daniel Sterl and I’m a dog behaviour specialist. I help dog owners to resolve bad behaviour problems their companions may have develop. I use positive reinforcement methods only.

  • [Daniel has written a few articles in my newsletters and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him!.. Lori ]

List of Articles in Tante Lori Website Un Homme & Des Chiens Website

nolyn fencing Excerpt from their website:

The owner of Nolyn Fence Inc. has over 35 years of experience in the Gatineau fencing industry. Owned & operated by second & third generations, we are proud to be a family based company. When you need fencing options for your home or business, you need the fencing installation specialists to ensure the job is done right the first time.

At Nolyn Fence, we offer a variety of fence options, including PVC fencing, chain link fence and iron fence solutions. Our goal is to help you choose the right materials for your fencing to fit your needs and your budget.

Marc and Lori say........

  • We know this family and their business personally and we highly recommend them.
  • We hired them for our new fence here at our own home. Their team was professional, on schedule, and did quality work! We now have a proper sturdy and safe 5' high fence for our side yard of 50'x10' area... we love it!. Thanks Nolyn Fencing!
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More will be added soon! Stay Tuned!



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