Tonight, I’m sitting in the elegant Chianti Restaurant in Mission Point Resort eating grilled salmon with artichokes and wild rice while, yes, drinking Chianti. And, thanks to PoochPants, I can. Let me explain. I’m spending a few perfect fall days on Mackinac Island in Michigan at the dog-friendly Mission Point Resort with of course my […]

No Easter Bonnet for my dog … he’s sporting a sparkly new spring bee collar from Doggy Boutique. I’ve been shopping. Specifically, I’ve been shopping at the Canadian Pet Expo at the International Centre in Toronto near the airport. This annual expo is popular – so popular, Airport Road was backed up for blocks thanks […]

If you haven’t ridden through tree-lined paths and along slopped streets in a horse-drawn carriage, then my dog Victor has one on you. Yes, horse-drawn carriage is the primary method of transportation on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan where cars can’t go but many, many people do, especially in the summer. Many people and their […]

“You can bring your dog in here,” the cashier says to me, after I’ve hooked him to the railing outside Boxwood Café at the Mission Point Resort. “Ok,” I think, “Mackinac Island, Michigan, is really dog-friendly.” So, Victor gets to come in while I select my box lunch … or in this case, dinner. In […]

dog skijoring at Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Just when you’re looking forward to spring … I bring you snow-covered images. But not any images – pics of dog skijoring. That’s right, dog skijoring. You cross-country ski with your dog tethered to you. I thought it was crazy until I saw it with my own eyes: a group of excited dogs actively trying […]

Dog at Mountsberg Conservation Area, Campbellville Ontario

Spring’s almost here and that means two things: melting snow reveals and the stagnant smells hiding beneath, and Maple tree sap start flowing. The two are unrelated … unless you’re my dog. He spends more time on walks with his head down sniffing in circles than he does moving forward, and he gets to check […]

Recipe: ‘Turtle’ Dog Treats with Coconut Milk Coconut milk is fine for dogs to drink (or in this case, eat) and is a good substitute for dairy milk, which most dogs shouldn’t consume. Some sources suggest coconut milk helps a dog’s immune system and GI tract, but that’s still not conclusive. What is true is […]