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Tenten Turns Ten

In Animal Kingdom on October 26, 2018 at 11:45 am

It’s hard to believe that our Tenten just turned 10. Our gorgeous girl shows no signs of slowing down…especially when she’s chowing down. There are just too many good things to eat. And if you’re a Mini Rex, like our beautiful show bunny – you love your food!

For those of us who choose to eat organic for various reasons – I’m a firm believer that the same principles ring true for animals. Particularly for this tiny little bunny, who is only a fraction of our size, it matters more than ever. And just as grocery stores are full of food items devoid of any nutritional value, some pet foods are similarly packed with GMOs, food colouring and preservatives.

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That said, our velvet-bodied bundle of joy has been healthy, happy and full of attitude these many years. Albeit, this has included being entirely catered to, spoiled and beloved (we are her mere human servants after all).

Thanks to companies like Oxbow for offering organic Meadow Hay and Pellets, which provide the bulk of her endless buffet. Plus, a carrot a day (mini carrots, of course) and a few other goodies round out her ongoing meals. It’s a life of continuous eating but if you’re a bunny, you’d have it no other way – something’s got to wear down those teeth!

Some of Tenny’s favourite foods include banana (fresh and dried) – I know what you’re thinking: who would have thought that bunnies would love fruit? Believe me, just mention the B-word and they go bananas! They can hear you break the peel.

And, throughout spring and summer when the garden is in full swing, this little piggy enjoys fresh tarragon and dandelions by the handful. When beets are in season, we look for bunches with the best greens so we can dry them and then cut them into their hay. Yes, we’ve been blessed this last decade and look forward to many more years of good living – and more importantly to Tenten – good eating! May the smorgasbord go on and on my sweet love…


    

Happy Thanksgiving!

In Food For Thought on October 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with food, friends and family. May your cup overflow with abundance and gratitude.

Doo Doo’s Night Off

In Food For Thought on October 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm

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There are creepy, scary clowns and there are happy, fun clowns. But few are as famous as Toronto’s beloved Doo Doo the Clown. Kids know him from the Daniel Cooke Show on Treehouse TV while adults may have seen him on Jay Leno or in the movie Billy Madison with Adam Sandler. “I sing in the movie… and there isn’t a show that I do that someone doesn’t know that song,” says Doo Doo (aka Shane Farberman).

So, when Halloween rolls around, what does someone who dresses up for a living do?“I go as myself,” says the father of three. Behind the nose, it’s all about family, and for the last 20 years that means hosting an unbelievable show masquerading as a house party. “Halloween was big when they were kids. It’s always an exciting time to let the kids enjoy.” Beat boxes, stilt walkers and loads of candy greet his trick-or-treaters – just don’t expect to see Doo Doo. “I’m in costume, year round. It’s what I do.” Certainly, this hard-working clown has earned a night off.

And once the party is over and All Hallows’ Eve has come and gone, it never fails, there’s one old joke that people never seem to tire of – someone will see him in costume and yell out: “Halloween’s over buddy!”

All laughter aside, it’s serious business running Farco Entertainment for the last 35 years. After a video of him rescuing two women being attacked in downtown Toronto went viral three years ago, Doo Doo found himself fielding calls for interviews from around the globe and was hailed as our hometown hero.

These days, he’s got all kinds of acts lined up for near and far, and a team of performers to share the stage with. From parties to store openings and promotions – Doo Doo does them all. Plus, you can catch his show at events and fairs like the upcoming Woodbridge Fall Fair, Camp Spooky at Canada’s Wonderland, and the Royal Winter Fair. For this clown, he’s just doing what he loves:

“Every day I get to make people smile – it’s a good thing.”