Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

It's funny...

... how people will walk by and avoid making eye contact or acknowledging me sitting on the side- walk, but will talk to my dog and say hi

. some days I've barely eaten but I'm pushing around over 100 pounds of dog food in my bike cart, given to me because people worry that my dogs getting enough to eat.

.... That people will treat you like human garbage until they notice you have a dog with you and the compassion they have for animals is somehow transfered to you and suddenly you're import ant enough to help.

.... That people will ask "Does your dog want a hash brown?"

"No that's not really something a dog should eat, but I'll eat it" And just walk away.