Raising funds for wheelchair accessible and dog friendly drinking water fountains in loving memory of Tundra, my long time companion and angel. The campaign was started on the Sunshine Coast BC Canada and I would like to see other communities join in and install water fountains to help get us off of plastic water bottles.
DONATIONS can be made at any branch of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union https://www.sunshineccu.com/
Fundraising help greatly appreciated by community groups, businesses associations and corporations.
Memorial Dedication Photos
With Duane Burnett, Sechelt Mayor John Henderson,
and special guest “Kria” who popped by for a drink.
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Paw Prints on our Hearts
DOG OF THE NORTH
Tundra is my wonderful companion who joins me on some amazing adventures every day on the Sunshine Coast, BC.
He was found tossed out of a car by some kids at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, BC where my dear friends united us together when he was a ‘tiny’ puppy just as I moved back to live on the Sunshine Coast.
My friend telephoned me saying he had THE dog for me to take to the coast and my first question was “Is he gorgeous?” My friend said Yes! “Does he shed?” NO! LOL My mom nicknamed him ‘Snow Drift’
Tundra is a Siberian Wolf or so I have sleuthed asking other pet owners. His eyes are glacial ice and he is white with blond highlights. The blue eyed blond in my life! LOL
WATCH: “Everything Reminds Me of my Dog” Jane Siberry VIDEO Tribute
Tundra’s VIDEO has had over 12,000 views in the past year from around the world showcasing what a great place the Sunshine Coast is to vacation or live if you love dogs. It features a song by iconic Canadian singer Jane Siberry who kindly gave me permission to use her quirky fun song “Everything Reminds Me of my Dog”
I was watching a show on the Aboriginal Television Network about sled dogs and I think possibly Tundra could be a descendant of the Canadian Inuit Dog which ran wild for millennium in the North and is facing extinction.
I really thought long about the right name for him when we first met. Names to me carry vibration with them and the Tundra is such a vast beautiful place and majestic symbol of Canada and our planet that it just felt right.
I have always been so concerned about our planets’ health since a child and being Tundra is a dog from the North and our ice caps our melting and our planet dying, It just seemed perfect. I hope his name vibrates great positive energy and awareness about Global Warming. That we will all rise to our Earth. Even if its one dog’s name at a time.
Sometimes I thinks I take five pictures of Tundra for every one picture I take of the Sunshine Coast. LOL He is always sitting patiently for me to take my photo and I turn around to see where he is and I just can’t help myself but take a photo of him.
Please enjoy and thank you so much for visiting my website!
All the best, Duane & Tundra
Don’t forget to watch and share my Youtube Music Video of the Sunshine Coast (turn up the volume!) ENJOY!
RIP TUNDRA ~ January 27, 2010
Loved and missed by family, friends and community.
Coast Reporter Feb 5, 2010.
Tundra, a white Siberian Husky with glacial ice eyes and long-time companion of photographer and actor Duane Burnett, passed away Wednesday morning, January 27, 2010 at 4 a.m.
Tundra’s last night was enjoyed at a wonderful bonfire drum circle with friends in the beautiful night air and a ride home with the car window down, his head stuck out the window and his tongue a’wagging. Tundra’s passing was quick and peaceful with Duane by his side comforting him on his spiritual journey.
Tundra was seen with Duane at hundreds of Sunshine Coast community events, as well as in numerous newspapers, magazines, theatre screens and websites. He had a wonderful life and beautiful retirement years. He touched the lives of many on the Sunshine Coast and will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace, Tundra!
Over 200 messages of condolence on Wednesday alone — deepest appreciation. I am truly touched by how much the Sunshine Coast loves Tundra. ~ Duane Burnett ~
Donations and fundraising gratefully appreciated towards a living memorial to put accessible dog and people friendly drinking water fountains in parks and along the waterfront walkways of the Coast. The Sunshine Coast Credit Union has set up an account, Tundra’s Drinking Fountain Fund, for donations from the community.
You can also join “Tundra’s Accessible Dog & People Friendly Drinking Fountain” Facebook page to help out. www.facebook.com/pages/Tundras-Accessible-Dog-People-Frie…
Tundra’s Memorial Fountain Installed at Davis Bay
by Beverly Saunders, Sustainable Coast Magazine
Its Always a Good Day on the Sunshine Coast! Duane Burnett
Campbell River BC on Vancouver Island, across the Straight of Georgia and the Sunshine Coast mainland installs accessible and dog friendly drinking fountain along city’s Seawalk! Campbell River walkers can now enjoy one of the city’s most popular routes with their furry best friend. The people fountain installed at the Simms Creek lift station on the city’s Seawalk sports a $500 add-on dog fountain, eliminating the need to pack water for four-legged companions. SPCA animal care attendant Stephanie brought along six-year-old Dug, the chow-lab mix that was available for adoption at that time, to check out the new fountain installation.
Check out the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tundras-Accessible-Dog-People-Friendly-Drinking-Fountain-Sunshine-Coast/277458507945
Flickr Photo Album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/duaneburnett/sets/72157602509463041/
Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1hjM-VknFc