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And Your Little Dog Too… The Art of Banksy, Toronto, ON
My favourite Banksy dog image isn’t in the blockbuster exhibition: The Art of Banksy, making its North American premiere in Toronto this month. My favourite image is a line drawing of a bulldog against a pink background. But the print does appear in several videos airing curator Steve Lazarides’ commentary dotting the six-room exhibition in an […]
Travel Toronto, ON: Legoland and the most photographed (Lego) Dog in Town
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 […]
Travel Toronto: Dog-friendly Urban Scavenger Hunt? Maybe.
What astrological signs flank either side of the seated figure’s head above the original entrance to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Ontario? Cancer and Leo. What’s unusual in the stain glass window of the nearby church? A Star of David. You can thank me later. I’ve just given you two answers to the […]
Travel Milton, Ontario: Dogs on a Train (and Streetcar)
Not often does a dog board a restored 1915 train car to journey a short distance for ice cream. It’s a dog life. A travelling dog. My 11-year-old schnoodle is becoming a train dog, whether he likes it or not. Actually, he’s very calm and comfortable sitting on my lap during short novelty train rides […]
Woofstock Part II: Far Out Finds
In my quest to find the ultimate pet indulgence, I thought I peaked at bathrobe. Boy, was I wrong.
Woofstock is crazy.
Woofstock Part I: Guess what I got! Hint: it’s about dogs
Coming back from Woofstock, I’m a little more sunburn, a little more broke and a lot more dog tired. Victor too. By the time we got to Woofstock, we were one-eighth a million strong. On May 28, 2016 (and the next day), an estimated 150,000 pups and people filled the grounds of Woodbine Park in […]
Dog-friendly Toronto: High on High Park Dog Off-leash Park
High Park Dog Off-Leash Park might be the best dog park Victor and I have ever visited. It might be the best dog place ever. Located inside High Park in the west end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the adventure at this leash-free park (if you can find a free parking spot along the road) begins […]
#1 Canadian Pet Industry Trend for 2016?
Pet expos are exciting! Expos, festivals, events… whatever you want to call them, they are the ComiCon for companion animal enthusiasts – minus the costumes (unfortunately). Easter weekend, thousands of dog, cat, rodent, bird, reptile and fish fans crowded into the International Centre near the Toronto airport in Mississauga, Ontario to get up close and […]