dog on bed at Aloft Louisville Downton Hotel

Louisville, Kentucky – the moment I arrive with my dog Victor we’re greeted with “I love your dog,” shouts from across the street. We’re downtown, outside the Aloft Louisville Downtown Hotel and within walking distance of the newly rejuvenated waterfront, this day host to a dog-friendly festival. (See previous article: Travel, Louisville). The Aloft is […]

Dog standing over gate at Kentucky Humane Society Eastpoint Pet Resort

Strangely, I’m a bit obsessed with Panda Express. Each time I road trip to the U.S., I have to go through the Panda Express drive-thru and anything other than deep fry makes me excited – especially veggie and rice. Drive-thru is a travelling with the dog mainstay especially in non-patio weather. So that’s how I […]

oat and banana bone-shaped dog biscuits

I’m a fortunate ‘pet mom.’ Not only because I share my life with one feisty cocker-cross named Victor and two beautiful felines Sally and Daisy, but because I have a flexible job that doesn’t keep me away from home for hours and hours at a time. Usually…. Some days I can’t avoid leaving Victor for […]

I love the idea of these dog treats – pup pretzels – but they’re challenging to execute. I found rolling the dough a struggle but I’m no baker. Make whatever shapes you’re able though I love these in a bag with a bow as a gift. Reminds me of visiting NYC during the Westminster Dog […]

Does eat oats and mares eat oats and little lambs might eat ivy …. but my dog Victor and his buddy are eating homemade oat dog treats this week. I’ll be rolling some not so wild ones this week, trying out (and modifying where necessary) some oat-based dog treat recipes I’ve found online. Plus, I’ll […]

Four-ingredient Oat Treats for Dogs and Horses Whenever we’ve got guests – or we are babysitting one fur-friend – I get out the cooking baking sheet and start experimenting with dog treat recipes. Most batches make more than Victor can eat, plus he’s a little picky, so having an extra set of canines in the […]

peanut butter and oat balls for dogs recipe

Peanut Butter and Oat Balls for Dogs “What’s cooking?” is the first thing people will ask expectantly when these fragrant ‘cookies’ are baking for Fido, likely thanks to the cinnamon. Again, these are easy and require no rolling or cutting. We have our friends at to thank for the basis of this recipe, though […]

dog at Dog Day on Family Day at Terra Greenhouses, Ontario

Got a seasonal business? Got a lot of room? Be great. Create a dog-friendly event during the slow season and attract a slew of people looking for something to do in the dead of winter. Be like Terra Greenhouses in Southern, Ontario, Canada. Family Day is the third Monday of every February in Ontario, Canada. […]

DIY Fleece dog blanket project

Everyone needs a little unwind time and that includes the dog. But first, spend yours making the fleece blanket Fido can comfortably curl up in when he’s chilling out … or chasing the chills away, whatever works. My new obsession (next to adult colouring … post on that soon) is cutting and tying these cuddly […]

dog caricature image

Yes, another dog festival – only this time it’s about some indoor out-of-the-below-zero-temperature fun for excitable housebound pups of all sizes.

February 10 and 11, 2018 saw hundreds of fur families head to this campground’s conference centre to test their dog’s skill on a number of challenges: Agility Lure Course, Speed Lure Course (which my dog Victor trotted despite being a speed demon everywhere else), and an off-leash play area where Victor peed (sorry).