Dogs on Public Transit; What Could Go Wrong?

Montreal’s official opposition party Ensemble Montréal is planning to table a motion that would call for dogs to be allowed on the city’s public transit. Obviously, service dogs are currently welcome, but this new concept would allow all leashed dogs to ride the system. It seems that other cities, including Toronto, have had positive experiencesContinue reading “Dogs on Public Transit; What Could Go Wrong?”

Roosters Need Snooze Buttons

When your rooster crows at the break of dawnLook out your window and I’ll be goneYou’re the reason I’m a-travelin’ on But don’t think twice, it’s all right -BOB DYLAN, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right While in Costa Rica recently we stayed in a semi-rural area called San Josecito de San Isidro de Heredia.Continue reading “Roosters Need Snooze Buttons”

Taking Advantage of the Pandemic

The current pandemic has opened doors to all kinds of people, giving them an opportunity to promote their theories. Including Montreal’s mayor using it to fast-track her desire to pedestrianise a main downtown street. But that’s just politics. Then there are the anti-vaxers, those folks who refuse to even think about having themselves or theirContinue reading “Taking Advantage of the Pandemic”

Heatwaves, Bumble Bees, And AC

As the current heatwave continues to grip Montreal, people are slowly emerging from COVID-19 confinement. Parks are once again focal points for gatherings – under proper distancing rules. Sensibly, the municipal authorities have opted to look the other way and not enforce drinking in public laws. Last weekend while sitting in a local park underContinue reading “Heatwaves, Bumble Bees, And AC”

A Cat’s Take On COVID-19

I’ve managed to commandeer the computer while my main human is otherwise occupied. (Read napping.) Yesterday I sent him out, probably in violation of the shelter-in-place edict now in place, to get me a couple of bags of kibble and a few more packages of my favourite treats. I fear it was a mistake. ThoseContinue reading “A Cat’s Take On COVID-19”

Updated: Dear IAMS Cat Food Company

Dear IAMS, Please excuse any typos in this letter, I am rushing to get it done while my human has stepped out to the kitchen to make himself coffee. I have commandeered both his computer and blog to get in touch with you. My name is Ferguson, I am a ten-year old tabby cat. IContinue reading “Updated: Dear IAMS Cat Food Company”

Need a Stump Removed? Stubbs Name Origin

My last name is Stubbs. Like many names this one lends itself well to some childhood teasing, especially in a place where beer bottles used to be called ‘stubbies’. The family motto is Cedant arma labori or Let arms give place to labor. In other words you go off and fight all you want, we’veContinue reading “Need a Stump Removed? Stubbs Name Origin”

Recharging Batteries …

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Recharging Batteries …”

Halloween Preparedness List

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Halloween Preparedness List”