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Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy - Publisher

Award-winning blogger Bob Leahy first made his social media mark a decade ago on where there are still to this day almost 3,000 entries of his available to be read. He was a featured blogger on Ontario’s campaign, along with founder Brian Finch.  He joined at its inception in 2009 and became it's Editor a year later.

Born in the UK, Bob’s background is in corporate banking, which he gladly left in 1994, after being diagnosed with HIV the previous year.  He has chaired the board of PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network) and has been an executive board member of both the Ontario HIV Treatment Network  (OHTN) and the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS).  He was inducted in to the Ontario AIDS Network’s Honour Roll in 2005.  Bob is currently a member of Ontario’s GMSH (Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance). He also writes for

In 2012, Bob was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his work and commitment to HIV/AIDS in Canada.

Bob continues to write for this site while in the Positivelite.Com editor’s seat, with a particular interest  in HIV prevention, theatre and the arts in general. He is accredited media for a number of Toronto theatres. He lives in Warkworth, Ontario with his partner of thirty-two years and three dogs.


Furry Friends Friday - the 100 Cats Edition

Sunday, 12 September 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

I’m sure I ‘m not the only one that’s noticed that Furry Friends Friday – a column which acknowledges the important part that pets can play in poz lives - is almost always about dogs. I admit my biases. We have three dogs and one cat. We are, though . .

. . . . . .  very much dog persons, and that shows.

It’s very hard, though,  to be a dog AND a cat person. One species inevitably rules over the other. Which reminds me of the expression from Leaving Home: dogs drool, cat’s rule.   And in so far as who rules the house, there is often some truth in that. Our Freddie, for instance, pictured above, will take no nonsense from the three dogs. She is, in fact a master mistress disciplinarian. One swipe of her paw and the three pups are put in place.

So . . . in the interests of equal time, here are two short videos about cats - one hundred cats let loose in an IKEA store, to be precise. First the TV commercial and then, perhaps, the more interesting of the two, the “making of” the video.