Category dog-related point of interest
The $100 Restaurant Challenge Goes Dog-Friendly
It’s about spending $100 in a local restaurant this week to bolster an industry hit hard by 2020 events. And if that restaurant is dog-friendly, all the better. Check out our challenge results…
Night #1: Westminster Dog Show NYC 2019
Deck the halls with purple and gold, it’s that time of year again: The Westminster Dog show, now in its 143rd year. Follow along with me while it’s broadcast on TV – FOX Sports in the U.S. and National Geographic channel in Canada, 7:00 pm EST both Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12, 2019. […]
Travel Toronto: Winter One of a Kind 2018 – Digging for Dog Stuff
Art, pottery, glass, woodworking, textiles… the traditional mediums and more are staples of One of a Kind, a twice a year artisan show and sale that gets me excited for all things textural, tactile and most important: handmade. Designed. Created. Crafted. There’s still a thrill to meeting the maker of beautiful things, and even better […]
Hamilton’s Veggie Fest: Healthy Food and Dog Treats too
Who knew Veggie Fest Hamilton was hugely popular? Today – May 5, 2018 – at the Ancaster Fairgrounds near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada it’s jam-packed, shoulder-to-shoulder and challenging to get a parking spot. Imagine, a Veggie Fest in a town known for steel production and working class values. Clearly, times are changing. Veggie Fest, any […]
Travel San Diego: Check out the dogs at the zoo. That’s right. Dogs.
However, you can still see dogs at the zoo. Currently, two live there – with cheetahs. Yes, cheetahs.
The Quest Continues: Searching for One of a Kind Pet Stuff in Toronto
According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, but at the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto this weekend, it’s the season of the cat. Sure, there’s some dog stuff at this semi-annual artisan extravaganza in Toronto, Ontario – including some we met last winter (see article here) […]
This is Not a Holiday Gift Guide: 8 One-of-a-Kind dog items on my wish list
“Why do you have horses, cats and dogs all over your house?” my adolescent nephew asked me recently. I didn’t understand the question. Here’s my confession: I’m an animal art addict. I didn’t mean to be, that’s just what I’ve become after decades of roaming art and craft shows big and small. It’s true, especially […]
Travel Toronto, Ontario: Purina PawsWay, the city’s best pet play and learn pet emporium
PawsWay, in Toronto, Ontario, will have you tearing up reading the tributes to brave and intuitive hero animals whose photos hang in its Purina Animal Hall of Fame, one of several things to see here. Or it did me, the first time I visited Purina PawsWay – a unique amalgamation: part hall of fame, part […]
Travel: Dingle, Ireland. Seafaring Dog Chance Encounter
I met this salty fellow on the dock at Dingle Harbour, Ireland, while waiting to board a chartered boat tour that would take me out to encounter Fungie (Ireland’s most famous dolphin) and a bout of motion sickness. The informative historic bay boat tour – punctuated by a visit from Fungi – was awesome. Outside the […]
Travel: Door County, WI (Part II): Sea Dogs in Sailor Suits
Sea Dogs is a combination of traditional wall-mounted information, life-sized replicas of famous Fidos, interactive computer screens where you can play dog-to-the-rescue video games and a kid’s dress up play area that allows little ones to crawl into a full-sized dog house for photo opts.