Don’t we all want to know more about our fur babies? Their histories (particularly rescues like my dog); their perceptions (we’ve visited pet psychics), or their physical health and constitution? That last one just got easier. Thanks to Affordable Pet Testing, we can mail a fur sample to the company’s lab and find out what […]

dog at canadian national park

Camping with the dog – seems like a logical fit. Who else in the family minds less sleeping on the ground, wandering stinky forest trails and peeing outside than your pup? My dog Victor and I are giving it try in a few weeks – stay tuned for the results. That’s right, after years of […]

dog treats shaped like gingerbread men recipe

CocoMutt Dog Treats … with turmeric Coconut milk is little different than coconut oil, so the health benefits aren’t necessarily the same. However, the ASPCA says coconut milk is OK for dogs in small amounts (but coconut water contains too much potassium). Other says in moderation coconut milk has health benefits such as fighting viruses, […]

German Shepard at Dog Bowl 2019 Frankenmuth, Michigan

We went to Dog Bowl! Dubbed ‘the dog Olympics,’ the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl in Michigan might be the most interactive pet festival yet. With 25 different events to enter, the 13th annual Dog Bowl in Michigan is more about pup participation than many dog festivals. And not just because it’s a marathon to experience. Tie […]

dog at GreenUP park in Peterborough, Ontario

Much to my surprise, Peterborough, Ontario is dog-friendly. Why I’m surprised, I’m not sure. When you have the Trent-Severn Waterway and lock system running through your city, you have a lot of trails and walkways. Dogs love trails, especially my energetic pup, even if his ACL is still healing. To the waterfront we go, but […]

recipe: peanut butter dog bone brunch bites

My dog’s best buddy is visiting, so doggie brunch is on the menu. We’ve already done waffles (yes, for dogs … check it out), so high tea canape-style dog bones it is. Peanut Butter Dog Bone Brunch Bites were easy to make and cut into bone shapes … but for the special day, I took […]

black dog promoting dog rescue fundraising event

Happy Fur Mom Day! Yes, that’s a thing…now. In celebration of enjoying life with fur babies – two cats and one pup – I spent one-hour two Saturdays in a row relaxing (what luxury) with my dog Victor at My Dog’s Café on Locke Street in Hamilton, Ontario. First Saturday – paw print day. Thanks […]