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”

Habs’ Great Start Right Up This Alley Cat’s Alley

I keep warning Ferguson that it is still very early in the season. Only six games have been played. Anything can happen between now and next spring, even if the team is off to a great, almost purr-fect, 5-1 start. But he insists on wearing his Montreal Canadiens scarf and sitting in the window!  “ThisContinue reading “Habs’ Great Start Right Up This Alley Cat’s Alley”

Montreal: No Anti-Homeless Spikes And Heated Sidewalks

Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre won the hearts of many citizens last spring when he became enraged over the use of “anti-homeless” spikes by some downtown merchants. “I find it unacceptable because it sends the wrong message, as long as I’m here it will be totally unacceptable — we can’t have that kind of society.” saidContinue reading “Montreal: No Anti-Homeless Spikes And Heated Sidewalks”