So much to write on BHRR’s Shiva’s blog! Her annual was on November 23rd, 2009 and she weighed 38.9 Kgs(85.58 pounds) and I like to see her around the 87 pound range. With the fluctuating temperatures; adjusting her food in relation to the temps plus her activity levels has been a bit of a challenge. That and she went through a very ‘picky’ food eating stage( I think she noticed the really yummy foods BHRR’s Potter was getting to get that weight back on him and she was jealous…never mind that she had portions of the same food, just not the same portions of the homecooking that Potter did!). I have added pictures from last fall all the way up to February 16th, 2010 of BHRR’s Shiva to her slideshow. There are a couple from XMAS too. I am going to share two pictures; one from a playdate and one from XMAS below. We continue to be a bit surprised that BHRR’s Shiva is still with us and remain as patient as can be(seems to be our motto with our black beauty Great Danes) for her forever loving home to come along. I just brought in blood recently for her regular Heartworm testing and it was negative. She remains on Sentinel year round and is very healthy, happy and such a wonderful Great Dane. Now that the weather looks like spring is headed our way; we shall begin to post come April; upcoming playdates available for our approved BHRR families! We also have our next BHRR’s mini Open House date set for June and if you are interested, please contact Gwen. Additionally, some will notice that our PayPal Button is no longer on our site. As we move forward to the next stage of our CRA Status registration; per their User Policy – Service Requiring Pre-Approval Contact Information Collecting donations as a charity or non-profit organization;………….. Please send contact information, business website URL and a brief business summary – we have moved proactively to obtain this approval and have submitted our URL and a BHRR summary to their compliance department and now are awaiting our meeting with our bank on Friday to obtain our new BHRR banking information to also submit to obtain this pre-approval along with all of our legal information plus CRA paperwork indicating that we are GST/HST exempt. I do not believe that most non-profit / charity Rescue Organizations realise that they are not to be collecting funds/donations via their website from PayPal unless pre-approval has been given. As BHRR is moving to the next level of registration; ‘charity’; we are wishing to ensure that we are in proper compliance with all of PayPal’s policies. These groups who are not complying will be at risk of having their accounts suspended and/or closed permanently. I know that PayPal is also doing ‘reviews’ of accounts at this time. PayPal has indicated that we can still collect funds at this time as we wait for the compliance review/pre approval and you can donate by visiting and our account is With BHRR’s Ava expected to arrive on Sunday; donations from our BHRR supporters will be so needed to pay for her very extensive(one estimate was $6,000+) Vet plus Rehab bills(HydroTherapy, Physio + Massage). We continue to thank our supporters for being there for the BHRR animals. We are also hoping that our SPRING FEVER BASKET RAFFLE will be successful in bringing in monies to help BHRR’s Ava. We have 18 baskets currently posted and one more on its way and we would dearly love to hit 20! You can either donate a basket – human, dog or cat or donate funds(cash, MO/Check/Bank Draft to “Kanata Animal Hospita” or via PayPal) to enable us to put a basket together. 

BHRR’s Shiva – PlayDate – Fall 2009                                             BHRR’s Shiva – December 24th, 2009
*photo courtesy of J. Higginson