Leslieville Lives; Stories from the ‘Ville – Good Night Sunshine; Shine on
There’s not many people, let alone dogs, that can endear themselves to firemen, bakers, groomers and police, but Sunshine managed to steal the hearts of everyone she met. She was by my side every day of our 365 journey through Leslieville no matter the weather: rain, snow, sleet and heat and every day thereafter. She became a regular treat mooch at It’s the Icing on the Cake, Any Direct Flight and on the street, where we’d see her buddy Jim, (whose treat pocket was seemingly endless!) pretty much daily, stocking up on ‘sustenance’ for her long morning walks .
Occasionally she was arrested (April Fool’s 2015), boycotted our walks to lie down and nap and became a favorite at the Knox Ave Firehall, nearby where we live. In December 2016, she played ‘Santa Paws’ at the (then) new dog cafe, Tom & Sawyer, where she became a regular from that day forward. She was a gentle giant with a beautiful soul and enriched many lives – young, old, friends, locals and strangers – especially mine. She will be missed. May she make as many friends where she is now; that big dog park in the sky.
This little video below was shot by Nicole Simone of Redemption Dogs for World of Angus. Nicole started Redemption Dogs, profiling rescue dogs (especially seniors) and those that rescue them.
Even though she was told Sunshine didn't have much time, Diane adopted her anyway! Toronto Humane Society
Posted by World Of Angus on Monday, June 27, 2016
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Photo of me and Sunshine by Tony Hicks