Tag: pets

Coping by cat spotting

Picture a circus tiger. Beholden to the cruel whims of circumstance, ensnared in a system that renders its life to nothing more than spectacle, it prowls the perimeter of its cramped cage with Sisyphean contempt. Here is a tortured—though cool as hell—soul. But Jackie, you say, you’re a university student[Read More…]

Fantastic felines of McGill

As I studied on lower field the other day, something strange happened: I was approached by a small, golden cat. As it turns out, this cat’s name was Keanu—yes, after the famous actor. His owner, a McGill student, frequently walks him to campus, often drawing crowds of admirers. Cassia Nasralla,[Read More…]

The art of companionship

As the ending of the 1994 award-winning novel //Snow Falling on Cedars// says, “accident ruled every corner of the universe except the chambers of the human heart.” While I have come to accept that life is unpredictable, I realized that at the very least, we can choose how we face[Read More…]

Dogs of McGill

Many McGill students feel as though they have little time to care for themselves, much less for a pet. However, the McGill student body is not without its share of dog owners, as many students can be seen walking their dogs on campus on a regular basis. Armed with a[Read More…]

Advances in veterinary practice: Doggy acupuncture and the technological future

Anyone who has ever taken an introductory biology class probably recalls the effort that goes into learning a few evolutionarily basic phyla characteristics. Those who remember will likely appreciate a profession that builds exponentially upon that introductory class in order to diagnose and treat species across the animal kingdom. “Veterinarians[Read More…]

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