Because You Love Your “Best Friend”

“A dog’s age and health can also be a factor in how well he handles extreme temps. When the outside temperature is 70 degrees, a car can heat up to 89 degrees in just 10 minutes, and to 104 in 30 minutes. At 80 degrees outside, you’re looking at 99 degrees inside a vehicle in 10 minutes and 114 in 30 minutes.Aug 15, 2016” Google Search

Today’s post inspired by a recent true event I witnessed:

Thursday, June 26, 5 pm, the temperature was 25 C. A couple parked their SUV in the sun, facing the sun, as I was looking at outdoor displays of merchandise. Concerned because of their lack of consideration for their dog, I set my phone’s timer. After 5 minutes I went into the store and requested to speak with the manager, hoping he would announce on the PA that there was a dog in distress in the car. By this time, I was back outside and the dog’s distress level was escalating. I went back in and discovered the store manager had not made an announcement. So I watched and fretted and grew angrier. Finally, 11 minutes later the owners returned to their vehicle … the temperature I now know would have been about 100 degrees, so next time I won’t wait so long. Next time I will call the police just before I intervene on the animal’s behalf.

Show your furry friends how much you love and value them by leaving them in a safe place rather than take them with you when you do errands. If you’re travelling with your furry friend, until you get to your destination, here are some suggestions:

  1. Park in the shade
  2. Pour a bowl of water for them
  3. Leave the windows open several inches
  4. Rather than eat in a restaurant, take out your food and picnic with furry friends inside or outside of the car
  5. Leave someone in the car with the animals when shopping needs to be done or take the animals to your destination such as the cottage and go shopping afterwards
  6. Be respectfully innovative about how you take care of your “best friend”

P.S. Unlike humans, dogs can’t sweat to cool down their bodies, so imagine how it would feel to you if you couldn’t escape the heat, experienced heat stroke, or even died because the one who loves you didn’t take enough care.

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June 29, 2019



What a Different World and Different Race WE HAVE the POWER to Become

This Filmmaker, Deeyah Khan, Spent Months Interviewing neo-Nazis and Jihadists. Here’s What She Learned

Part of the reason people subscribe to these movements is that they feel shunned in their lives, in their personal lives or in wider society. These movements are deeply rooted in a sense of victimhood, real or imagined. So if we exclude them, if we shout at them, if we condemn them, that completely feeds into that. And then the monster gets bigger, not smaller.

I tried to understand the core psychological draw of these movements. I found that a sense of belonging or purpose was a major factor. These people join these groups and suddenly they have a sense of meaning in life, a belief that they matter, that their voice matters. It’s as though they were once invisible and now they’re seen.

Most of these men get so much attention once they do something horrible, or once they say something horrible. Before that, they’re invisible. And I think there is something really powerful in that, and perhaps that says more about us as a society than it does about them. But it ought to give us pause when we shower extremist groups with constant media attention.

The more somebody is shunned and pushed away from the country they live in, the more you are actually pushing them into the arms of extremists, of people who wish these kids, and the rest of us, harm.

It matters when you are able to extend it to somebody who might not deserve it, or who you might not like or might not agree with. Otherwise, we become just like them — and, in the process, do their bidding.

On a personal note, being made fun of, rejected, harmed, shunned and eventually made to feel invisible because of experienced traumas and how they affected my personality type ignited, stoked, and maintained a deep-seated rage against humanity for many years of my life.

Yet my deep-seated care about people, especially the rejected, the oppressed, and the discarded, like me, also fuelled the desire to find a viable solution to help break this debilitating-to-all insanity.

Eventually my passion to manifest positive change overrode and dis-empowered the harmful rage and turned into a powerful tool dedicated to transforming respect from something only some people are given for a reason or reasons selected by a person or group of people to a global principle because it is the only way to peace … and respect is the only way back into love.

This I know as truth from experience and as a result, want to share so all others will one day truly know they by their own experience they are valuable … simply for being a life.

What a different world and different race we have the power to become … together.

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January 18, 2019

Shedding Light On The Reality Of Our Differences … Differences That Don’t Make Us Wrong … Just Different

Bravo for proving them wrong! I’m working on that too. I struggled in school, but for different reasons. Eager, curious, and bright my early years were marked by A’s across the board, but as time went on my marks began to drop, until by grade nine, I received my first D, mainly because of my skipping out though.
You see, I struggled because of things I was experiencing socially. My personality type loves learning and my eagerness to engage with teachers was often misconstrued as -. My personality type requires a lot of solitude to learn and to chill, but not joining in or sitting on the sidelines was misconstrued as being anti-social or that I thought I was better or above everyone else. And my need to spend a lot of time alone made me susceptible to those who seek out those on their own because the lone ones are targets for all kinds of people and things.
Sadly, this still happens, but gratefully, between my drive to learn and my higher “Respect Level” I have developed, I have learned why I experienced what I did and still do … but the beauty is I am no longer ignorant and can handle people’s responses to what they do not understand … not every day, but more days than not.
And for anyone who knows of what I speak … not necessarily being like me, but being mislabeled, ignored, ostracized, ill-treated, or worse, take heart and know you are valuable … worthy of being respected too … simply for being a life. Know this too, his story, my story, your stories are what the company I created, “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” is designed for … to shed light on the ignorance so every child, every teen, every adult will know by their own experience they are valuable simply by being a unique individual.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier


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August 21, 2018                                     

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How To Lose A Good Credit Rating, Even Go Bankrupt … Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Divorce, Unrequited Love, Parental Care, Poverty Wages … A PERSONAL STORY and SHARED NYT ARTICLE

The attached New York Times articles packs a punch of information for us to comprehend  why many older Americans (and Canadians) are filing for bankruptcy and what we can do to prevent it for ourselves.

But there are a few other precursor reasons not mentioned in the article.

For me, they include other key influencing factors. such as the post traumatic stress I experienced in my thirties. Until then, I had mostly been able to suppress the memories and their related emotions, but they finally pushed their way to the surface in my life with such force I had to seek help.

With the means, an employee benefit, to work with a psychologist to help me process and with the consequences of the sexual abuse, abuse, bullying, and violence I experienced earlier in my life, great change resulted.

Not only did I begin the healing process from my experiences, with the bad memories came the good. I began rediscovering me … my unique talents, gifts, and dreams. Unfortunately, they did not fit in with my established relationships, including a marriage of over fifteen years. My then husband just wanted things … and me to stay the same. After all, between us we were pulling in over one hundred thousand dollars a year, co-owned with the bank a suburb home, drove two vehicles, ate out often, camped in Algonquin every summer, and did some international traveling.

I wanted to get out of debt by selling the house and moving into an apartment so I could explore different career paths as a writer.

It was not his fault. He thought what he was getting as a wife was the person I had become in order to be safe and accepted.

It really was not my fault either because I really did not know what else to do, until many years later. And to tell you the truth, it’s been a long, arduous journey of healing.

But back to the story …

I tried to go back to being what he wanted. Took a considerably less paying job that left me more free time to write. However, it’s funny/sad how things turn out. I met a co-worker who liked me as the poet, the writer, etc. For the first time I was being me and someone else thought I was cool.

Still teetering on the edge of healing, without planning, I bolted out of my marriage and secure home into an apartment. Within a few years, I had made a mess of things and was in an even worse state emotionally than I had ever been. Confidence and hope was gone. People were disappointed and angry with me. I was broke, had to sell my car, and eventually decided my only way out was bankruptcy.


But in the state I was in, I could not handle the hounding calls of people wanting the money I had used to make up for the low wages I was working for and I could not see myself going back to what I had been doing before.

I wanted to take a different path. I also needed to get away from the need of people’s approval. Of course, as wounded as I was, along the way, I made other bad choices in jobs I took and people I let into my life, but I was determined to make it on my own.

The good news I stayed out of debt, living on what I earned and/or bartered.

That is, until in 2011 I discovered my Dad needed me for the last few years of his life.

With both of us unprepared financially to deal with health and care challenges, I had to go into debt, around fifteen thousand dollars, to live in his town, be his driver, 24-hour on-call support that also resulted in my not being able to work, and having to move into my brother’s basement.

During the last few extremely stressful and painful years of his life, the hounding calls pummeled my stretched nerves as well as used up my cell phone time I needed to receive calls from Dad’s residences.

In March 2015, Dad finally stopped fighting and chose peace.

The toll on my health was extreme. Two years were needed to catch up on the rest I needed for my body and mind to be restored. The last year has been about resuming the work, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, I had started in 2014 before Dad’s life took a major turn for the worse.

Now, it’s time for me to move back into the mainstream of things. Move out of the friend’s place I have stayed the past two years by working for her to pay my keep. It is time to return to Toronto to live and work so I can pay my debts, rather than file for bankruptcy, plus to write and build my company when I am not working for others.

I can and will do this. I have always been able to do well at whatever I take on, but what I have had to learn most is to respect myself enough to look at all the options and make the best choices for me and those I impact.

No, I will not file for bankruptcy. Yes, my credit rating will be restored. And no, just because I was impoverished does not mean I did criminal acts. On the contrary, as my Respect Level has risen, I am proud of how strong, innovative, adaptable, and resilient I have become in getting my needs met … without any criminal or disrespectful acts. Yes, I am moving back to Toronto to earn above-poverty wages. Yes, I will work for someone else until my debts are paid, I am a successful writer and/or my own company is profitable enough to support me and my company’s goals.

The next step is up to the employer who sees me for all I am … one of the best employees you will ever have because I won’t accept a job just to work, but because I believe the job is the best fit for both of us … because I look forward to helping you too.



Kaitlin Ann Trepanier


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 August 15, 2018

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