Surrender To The Captain

The Captain!We had a visitor! Meet The Captain (a.k.a. just Captain, no “the”), a big, awesome fur-baby belonging to Melissa and Luc who’s celebrating his second birthday today (well, the second anniversary of his adoption). According to Mel, this gigantic sweetheart is a Great Pyrenees cross with maybe some Maremma Sheepdog and/or St. Bernard. And possibly even border collie? Perhaps. The Captain is a beast of inscrutable genetics!

Besides being the city’s greatest birthday canine, Captain is famous as Regina’s second-best dog according to Prairie Dog readers voting in this year’s Best Of Regina readers’ poll (he lost to Ruby from Metro Pet Market).

Anyway, we gave The Captain cheese and took some pictures. Here are some of them. I’m in a couple, Luc is in the first.

In conclusion, yay Captain!

Daily Aggregation: FAK Returns!

daily-aggregation-21. A CROSS-COUNTRY NEWS JAMBOREE Quebec has the measles, former Conservative MP Vic Toews might have a scandal, a federal Conservative is acting all retro witch-hunty but instead of bashing commies she’s flinging McCarthy-style slime at Muslims and the RCMP are going after the Ontario Provincial Police Association for a bunch of alleged crooked-ass shit. In unrelated news science has discovered fossils of ancient human-sized lobster-like things.

2. HOUSE PRICES ARE COMING DOWN Well, there’s a big, hairy hock and a half.

3. UNEMPLOYMENT IS UP IN SASKATCHEWAN The province’s economic tide ebbs. Ebbs, I say. Well technically not me but Stats Canada.

4. SASKATOON ALSO LIKES DESTROYING HERITAGE People in the province are totally nuts. Are the business/libertarian/conservative types that wreck heritage buildings scared there’s socialism in beautiful old bricks?

5. GLOBAL NEWS TSUNAMI Global CO2 emissions stalled last year (!!!), Ikea closes its Russian website because Russia’s gone all bigoty, Germany says it’s not feuding with Greece, I don’t even want to write about this Middle Eastern horror and A PENIS HAS BEEN TRANSPLANTED. Also, Jupiter’s moon Ganymede has an underground ocean which could mean IT’S ALIIIIVE, IT LIIIIIVES.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON KITTY! Jeez I couldn’t even tell you when the last time I put one of these up was. Another Whitworth failure. Classic. Well, let’s get back on the horse.

It’s The 2014 Best Of Regina Final Ballot!

bor2014-web-banner2You can vote here, and you can talk about Best Of Regina stuff in the thread below. And there’s lots to talk about! New and/or resurrected for 2014 categories include: Best Bus Driver, Best Political Hack, Best Public Mural, Best Cab Company, Best Roller Derby Athlete, Best Preschool, Best Facebook Friend, Best Place To Buy Jeans, Best Place To Get Frisky, Best Wild Critter, and even Worst Thing To Happen In Regina.

Also, no Daily Aggregation column today (TOO BUSY). I know you’re sad. Here’s a video of a dog being sneaky to cheer you up!