The month in pets: August (and a farewell)

- September 1, 2021

Some of the August Pets of Dalhousie (clockwise from upper left): Fitzhugh, Vester and Visby, Dolly and Percy, and Saylor.
Some of the August Pets of Dalhousie (clockwise from upper left): Fitzhugh, Vester and Visby, Dolly and Percy, and Saylor.

It's safe to say we all know a lot more about each other's pets after eight months of reading about them on Pets of Dalhousie.

Now, as we begin to transition to a new fall term and start a gradual return to campus and our offices, the time has come to move on — at least for now. This probably isn't the last you'll hear about Pets of Dalhousie, though. (Anyone fancy a special Happy HOWL-o-ween edition? We sure do.)

Once again, the slate of special friends we've gotten to know in August has been delightful and charming. We've seen evidence that cats and dogs can play nicely, met a cat who'd just flown in from New Zealand and been introduced to Dal President Deep Saini's pooch.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their pets and to all who've followed along this year. Fur-well for now!

Mila s a Jack Russell terrier who lives with Becky Merritt, executive assistant for Peter Fardy, vice president, Advancement

Remy is a corgi terrier (beagle?) who lives with Tom Smith, simulation assistant with the Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research.

Bean is a tuxedo cat who lives with Christine Moore, now retired from Student Health and Wellness counselling services.

Vester and Visby are the darling feline children of Christena Copeland, director, communications with Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF).

Ash is a short-haired black cat who just relocated with Kyle Wilby from New Zealand to Halifax. Kyle is a new associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health. Ash braved seven flights total but he’s loving Halifax life so far.

Lola is a potcake pup who lives with Graeme Gunn, senior digital communications advisor with Student Affairs Communications, and Catherine Gunn, director of the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health.

Nibbler and Stormy are cuddly cats who live with Marissa McKean, research support coordinator with the Medical Research Development Office.

Oreo is a border collie who lives with Leah Mabhurukwa, development coordinator with the Office of Advancement.

Kuma, Charlie and Tony are two Shiba Inu pups and a tabby cat who all live with Terri Mann, development officer with the Office of Advancement.

Fozzy is a Shiba Inu/corgi pup who lives with Steven Andrews, a custodian on the Studley Campus with Facilities Management.

Percy Doodle and Dolly are poodle mixes who live with Sarah MacDonald, assistant dean, advancement with the Schulich School of Law.

Saylor is an Australian shepherd puppy who lives with Cody Turner, digital content specialist with Communications, Marketing and Creative Services.

Enzo is a boxer/American Staffordshire terrier who lives with Lisa Sillito, administrative assistant for the CRC in Maritime Law and Policy with the Schulich School of Law.

Keeper, Marlowe, Luka and Bonita are the cats and dogs who live with Marcie Nixon, benefits advisor with Human Resources.

Fitzhugh is a Maltipoo who lives with Deep Saini, president and vice-chancellor of Dalhousie University.


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