December 4, 2016: Snow Monkeys on the brink! Suji settles in!

It's all over but the crying (as my dad used to say).  Despite a valiant effort, and an impressive win in their last week of regular season play, it looks like my Snow Monkeys will come up one game short in their bid to grab that last playoff spot. There were a lot of missed…

December 3, 2016: Introducing…Suji!

Yesterday was the day!  Akemi and I went down to Toronto's Union Station to meet the newest member of the family - Suji (aka Sujiko), who comes to us all the way from Portland, Oregon via The Pacific Pug Rescue.  Akemi saw little Suji (formerly Suzie) on their website a few weeks back and instantly…

June 2, 1015: Jelly’s Last Run

I first set eyes on her in her little enclosure, backing up and charging, stopping just short of the window, then backing up and charging again. She was admittedly adorable. And tiny! So small I could have held her in my hand. But I didn't want a dog. Dogs were, after all, a huge responsibility…

May 29, 2015: Two weeks to the Dark Matter world premiere! A Jelly update!

"If this series not popular, I really can't believe." - Akemi last night after watching the producer's cut of episode #113, our season finale. Her words echo the sentiments of my writing partner who said pretty much the same thing, in less economical fashion, after viewing prod cuts of our first two episodes: "So, having seen…

May 17, 2015: Jelly

I was on set Tuesday night when I received a text from Akemi:  "Jelly's very very sick." That was one "very" too many.  I jumped in the car and rushed home, bundled Jelly up and delivered her to the emergency 24 hour animal hospital.  There she remained, overnight, while they ran a battery of tests.…