Dog Victor Celebrating Earth Day at the dog spa

My dog Victor and I celebrated Earth Day 2017 at the spa … the dog spa. It’s not exactly the traditional way to save Earth – admittedly, we did little for the planet. But we did help save some dogs and cats. April 22, 2017 was Dog Wash day at Pet Value at 1550 Upper […]

Ok, this isn’t a real dog, and this place isn’t dog friendly. But when I was there, this Lego dog sculpture was the most hugged and photographed at The Legoland® Discovery Centre in Vaughan, Ontario (inside the Vaughan Mills Outlet Mall) near Toronto. This one’s for the kids, though the only Canadian Legoland has an […]

cute dog with rabbit ears at Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2017

Never mind mousetraps, build the better kitty litter and they will come. Apparently, that’s the prevailing view at public pet shows including the Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2017 on this weekend (April 13, 14 and 15) at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada. ‘Robot’ cat litter boxes, litter made from anything and everything absorbent such […]

Canadian Pet Expo - pug www.dogtrotting.net

Some people are heading to church next Easter weekend. Others will be glad Friday is a holiday. I’m thrilled the Spring Canadian Pet Expo is back at the International Centre, near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. The 2017 event promises to be the biggest yet with more than 300 vendors (really, the focus of […]

Victor likes crickets.  It surprised me too. First, I should tell you my terrier Victor is a picky eater and usually doesn’t like crunchy treats. But he willingly lapped up Wilder & Harrier’s baked heart-shaped training treats – both flavours: banana peanut butter (slightly preferred) and cranberry apple. Second, I should tell you Wilder & […]

Maple Syrup Festival Bronte Creek Provincial Park

We got there. Just in time. I didn’t know it then, but my dog Victor and I made it to the last day of Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Maple Syrup Festival on March 26, 2017. Every weekend in March – and throughout March Break – this provincial park celebrates one of Canada’s favourite sweet and […]

I admit it. I teared up when I saw the pic of my Fuzzy Felties sent to me for approval by creator Le L from 38 Star Point. Pending approval, they would be mine. And I whole-heartedly approved. I am continuing my on-going quest to find as many handmade or created ‘portraits’ of my pets […]

Dog-friendly Fort George in Niagara on the Lake www.dogtrotting.net

  Grade school was the last time I visited Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – until I took my dog there in February 2017. Wow, time has passed. When you revisit a historic site as an adult two things happen: you understand the historical context that likely eluded you as a kid, and you understand […]

Westminster Dog Show Eight Unusual Breeds

My final memory of the Westminster Dog Show 2017: meeting eight dog breeds I didn’t know existed. Otherwise know as ‘Let’s take a dog journey around the world, kay?’ The AKC Meet and Compete Event February 11, 2017 took place on Saturday before the big two-night judging event on Monday and Tuesday when we discover […]

Westminster Dog Show 2017 Meet and Compete

Pier 92 a long New York City’s Hudson River isn’t everyone’s first stop during a visit to the Big Apple. However, Saturday of the Westminster Dog Show weekend, that’s where I headed, after checking into the dog-friendly Pennsylvania Hotel (affiliate link) across from Madison Square Gardens – the nerve centre for all things dog show. But before […]