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Honest Animals: Perma-farts and Tourism

"Colourful commentary by cheeky characters"

A new illustrated blog series created

DISCLAIMER: a sense of humour is required :)

Peter Pronghorn here, I just wanted to say thanks to all those people that slow down and take the time to enjoy the Prairies. We like meeting all the different Canadians who stop to take photos of our grain elevators and big skies. When we see a license plate from a different part of the country, we just can’t help but get excited. We even saw a Nova scotia plate in the middle of the pandemic. My wife waved to them because we missed seeing our fellow countryman and you rarely get to see a Bluenoser around these parts. God bless you travellers and adventure seekers, and God bless Canada.

Hello, my name is Clarke Caribou. I spend most of my time in the north just moving around. Most people don't realize that all my moving around is just to outrun the mosquitos. They are as big as a chickadee up there! I don't know much, but one thing I do know is that the North Pole is not where it used to be. I remember when it was close to the territory we would run, up near the Canadian Arctic.The North Pole is much closer to Russia now. Some believe that the poles are going to switch in 2030. I am just worried it might get too warm up which will cause the permafrost to melt. The permafrost releases methane but the environmentalists have this notion us Caribou will pack down the snow and keep the methane trapped. With everything that’s going on in the world, should we be worried about the frozen farts of the north? I think we should be more concerned over the methane coming from Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Hello, my name is Ernest. I live and work in the Okanagan valley. I work in the wine industry. My family started a vineyard about 15 years ago. We were once big in the apple industry, but we had to diversify our fruits. We started Big Horn Vineyard with the hope of creating the biggest and boldest flavours. We pride ourselves on the fact that we’re the only vineyard with a family atmosphere. We put our focus on providing fun for both the kids and the adults. The pandemic hit our bottom line hard, but we are hoping now that the lockdowns are over, we can get back to enjoying the Summer and Fall with all you happy wine aficionados out there.

Hello, Odin is my name. I work in the back woods as a logger. We do selective cutting to ensure that there will be trees around when my pups are older. The loggers that clearcut the woods are trying to make a quick buck, but they are also making it hard for us selective loggers to make ends meet in a sustainable way. Clearcutting increases soil erosion and increases water temperature to the detriment of our fish and water ecosystems. And the removal of all the trees from an area destroys the physical habitats of many species of wildlife. Some of us need to eat ya know! Apex predators like us need vegetation to support our diet as well. My buddy Harvey the Owl lost his home in 1984 because of clear cutting. That’s what got him on the “Give a Hoot” campaign.


James and I just want to thank you for all your love and support and we hope we can continue to grow and share our work with you, our wonderful audience.


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