Author Archives: Sherri Telenko
Welcome 2021, welcome Victoria and welcome to my vision of dog-friendly travel for the next year (or so): Acadia National Park, Thunder Bay, and Philadelphia.
But one canine Christmas fundraiser organized near me prevailed and held a scaled down, scheduled, and socially-distanced photoshoot in a farmer’s field behind the Punch Bowl Market and Bakery in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada.
Hello! I’m three months old today. I was born September 22, 2020. I’m Victoria (half cocker, half springer and all spaniel), and I’ve taken over writing this article today primarily because my mom is tired from working, baking up a storm to celebrate my 12-weeks of existence, and dealing with the fallout from a thing […]
“Create something for the sake of creating,” was the advice I read recently. It’s not about gifts or gaining a side-hustle; it’s about channeling your focus into a methodical hands-on activity. Add pets into the mix and you’ve got a double whammy of boosting mental health and well-being. And who can’t use a little more […]
Having a dog in tow – even if that dog is more swaddled than sprinting – is a great reason to check out an Ontario provincial park I haven’t seen yet: Presqu’ile Provincial Park minutes from Highway 401 along Lake Ontario midway between Kingston and Toronto. Presqu’ile, a boomerang-shaped spit of limestone and sand, is French for an ‘almost island, and it’s a stop for migratory birds and butterflies Spring and Fall.
You don’t need Thanksgiving reminders to be thankful for pets, especially dogs. So it’s fitting approximately 20 million people across North American spent American Thanksgiving watching The National Dog Show on NBC, the T.V. airing of The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual pure breed dog show held the week earlier – this time without a […]
While in it’s 19th year of broadcast, The National Dog Show shares a similar – forgive me – pedigreed with NYC’s annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Gardens. Hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, the actual dog competition dates to 1879, but it wasn’t televised until an NBC executive pitched the idea to the network after a Best in Show inspirational moment.
Ok, so it looks like we are still doing this: Black Friday sales. I’m sure your inbox looks like mine – inundated with sales, sales, sales this week, most online. Until a few years ago, Canadians were exempt from this pre-American Thanksgiving frenzy (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October – check out our post here). But […]
But this weekend’s a new start – I pick up my pup and the journey begins. For the first time, I know one of my pet’s origin story. I know her birthdate, her pedigreed, and her puppyhood.
Why? I bought her from a family online.
For months, I tried rescue after rescue. I filled in application after application only to be rejected for minor reasons, denied even a meeting because 50 applications for a single small dog was the cut-off, or completely ignored. Shelters and rescues were either empty of dogs or void of small dogs. I must have filled out at least 20 applications.