About Janet

gus n MomMy name is Janet Nezon and I live in Thornhill, Ontario.  I have always struggled when asked the question “what are you?”  because I don’t fit neatly into any category.  My educational background is in nutritional science and health promotion, and I have worked for many years as an educator and facilitator in a variety of roles.  I currently teach anatomy & physiology, nutrition and research courses to massage therapy students at CCMH, and am trying to expand my passion for helping people through my exciting new business, Rainbow Plate.  I have a number of other clients that I work with, facilitating better health through education and simple, everyday choices.

I am married to a wonderful, talented and supportive man named Jeff, and we have 3 incredible children; Rebecca, Josh and Sarah, who are all in their teens.  Life in our house runs at a hectic pace, and we tend to focus less on keeping the floors clean and more on what really matters in the long run.

This blog is the result of 3 1/2 years of musing on the life lessons that have come to me through my experiences with Gus, our 82 pound chocolate labradoodle.  I have talked for all this time about putting my thoughts into words in order to share them, and now I am finally getting on with it!


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13 Responses

  1. I love the idea of you doing this…..keep in mind to do it as a real book one day.

  2. Go Janet Go!

  3. You go girl!! You’re one uber cool woman Janet!!!

  4. I’m so glad you’re doing this! I have to admit that the “oodle” part of “labradoodle” is my favorite part–a prejudice I come by naturally. Keep up the insights and humour! That way, Gus teaches all of us. ; )

  5. Janet this is awesome! You are awesome! You always hear people talking about all the things that they are going to do “some day” but that day never seems to come. But you are really doing it! Looking forward to more lessons from Gus! 🙂

  6. OK, so much for my cooking! I came home early from work to get started on my preparations for all of the company I am having over the weekend but instead, I became pleasantly distracted by Gus.
    Janet, what an amazing job you’ve done! You have managed to deliver thought provoking, profound lessons with such clarity and simplicity- so perfect for a blog- and so perfect for your readers. Not only did I have to read all of your entries, but I also had to call over each of my kids to see Gus. After looking at his pictures, they all agreed that he looks pensive, has such depth to him, and looks so human – such great attributes for the inspiration behind Gus’ dog-ma 🙂
    Keep writing and inspiring!

  7. I think you found a good way of see life and tell about it. All of us always get inspiration on nature, animals friends and our inner worlds.
    Great you have this gift of writting and transmit so clear what you feel and see.
    keep going.

    • Thank you so much for your comments Luis. I get my inspiration from Gus and lots of other places – including my students! I really appreciate the support.

  8. You make me burst with pride and smile…….! Love..CHLO

  9. Hi Janet,

    It was great to meet you and I hope to find people like you to adopt the puppies I have in my care! These Doodles just grab my heart.


  10. This is fabulous……. I have scrolled through but have not taken the time yet to read through all your postings…. am not sure what you call them when they are on a blog. An inspiration!!!

  11. Janet! I found you on facebook and ended up reading a few entries of your blog (which I will now visit frequently). I always admired you for the incredible teacher you were during my time at CCMH, and I find your writing style very inspiring and thought provoking. Im so glad to have found you and hopefully we can reconnect! All the best!

  12. Stumbled across your blog when I was searching the internet for images of “Gus” for a friends birthday. In my search I come across a picture of your dog Gus….and I was taken back because he looks amazingly like our dog Bear…we have never seen another dog that looked like Bear before! Not even his brother Rocky. My husband has had Bear and Rocky since they were puppies, they are from the same litter but look nothing alike. Rocky looks that a chocolate lab and Bear looks like…Bear. We have thought possibly a Chocolate/Terrier Mix of some kind. Enjoyed reading your blog…we also have a zoo consisting of 6 dogs, 4 cats and a bird…and they keep us entertained for sure! Blessings to you and your family!

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