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 why […]

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 […]

Westminster Best of Show German Shepherd

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on at the Westminster Dog Show 2017 finals at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. It’s day two of a two-day competition and tonight we learn what everyone here wants to know: Who is Best in Show? First, there are three groups to judge: Sporting Group, Working […]

Westminster Dog Show 2017

The Hound Group opened the first evening competitions of the 2017 Westminster Dog Show in New York City – a step along the journey to ‘Best in Show’ designation. Last night, these familiar hound breeds were met with more cheers than any other group likely because they’re familiar pets such as beagles, dachshunds, and greyhounds. […]

dog with stuffed toy

Day two and I’m ‘showing my dog Victor some love this February’ by taking him on a road trip to Erie, Pennsylvania. Today we head to why we’re here: Presque Isle State Park. It’s an incredible site with almost every outdoor activity: beaches, 11 miles of hiking trails, boating, historic sites, lighthouses, campsites and fishing […]

Victor a black dog at Red Roof Inn for Valentines Day

Show your dog some love this month. Take him/her on a road trip, even for a weekend. February, the month of hearts and flowers, is also ‘Love Your Pet Month’ (aren’t the all?). I’m all over it. Valentine’s Day can be annoying for single people and a high pressure for those who aren’t. So… Take […]

It’s Superbow weekend … I mean Superbowl weekend. The New England Patriots are playing the Atlanta Falcons. (Admittedly, I had to look that up). But I have this cute little football helmet dog bow tie to give away to a dog-loving football fan. So, post a comment below… Who’s your dog’s Superbowl 2017 pick?  Personally, […]

dog with canada parks pass

Recently I declared my dog Victor and I would visit a different Parks Canada National Park each month of Canada’s sesquicentennial year. Two things: First, to celebrate my country’s 150th anniversary, 2017 park passes are free via the Parks Canada website and I got mine. Second, I enthusiastically joined BlogPaws pet bloggers embracing the idea […]