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Day 6 We get lucky in North Carolina on The Red Roof Road Trip: Welcome to The Lucky Dog Bark and Brew

The Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is where everyone knows your dog’s name – that’s how they sell it in Cornelius, North Carolina. The idea is as appealing as it sounds. The Lucky Dog at 19607 Statesville Road, isn’t a bar you can take your dog. It’s an indoor and outdoor dog park where your […]

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Travel Kentucky: Dog Devotion at the Shaker Village Red Roof Road Trip Day 3

‘Shake, rattle and roll’ is strangely what I think watching Victor, my 11-year-old schnoodle, waddle around the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, about 40 minutes outside of Lexington, Kentucky. (Some will tell you it’s 20-minutes, but the scenic Highway 68 drive carving through Kentucky mountains takes a while). Once the third largest Shaker community in […]

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Travel Toledo, OH: Red Roof Dog Road Trip Day 1 – Hitting the Trail Already

Holy Toledo. Sorry Ohio, this is not my favourite city. Day one of our nine-day five State Red Roof road trip with my dog Victor and I’ve booked our first stop at Red Roof Inn Toledo – mid-way between home and Lexington, Kentucky. The hotel is nice enough and staff friendly. It’s minutes from the […]

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Travel Toronto: Pet Expo Meets the Stars

Thank you social media for giving us celebrity pets. Well, it actually gave us a forum – many forums – for posting images of our interesting, ugly, cute, amazing, and beautiful pets. Some got attention … a lot of attention, primarily by accident. The owners of now famous Grumpy Cat didn’t set out to retire […]

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Dogging it in NYC: Day 1 Where my 3-day dog travel adventure started

I heard a lot about the lobby of New York City’s Hotel Pennsylvania – specifically what happens during the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show every February when hundreds of pedigree pups are carted (or kenneled) into the hotel conveniently located across from Madison Square Gardens, home of the grand evening show ring and Best in […]

Travel Michigan: Shop ’til you Drop with Fido

Years ago, I spent the day at an outdoor dog-friendly shopping mall that I never forgot. But I did forget how to get there. It was in Michigan. That’s all I knew. Then, last fall I was driving through the state on my way to the Annual Rochester Writer’s Conference (highly recommended) and there it […]

Amsterdam, Holland: Guard Dogs at the Amsterdam Zoo

Amsterdam is a city of movement. But it’s not ideal for dogs, and a week away from my furry family left me longing for their company … even in one of the most captivating cities in the world. Especially during the summer, throngs of tourists crowd the narrow streets of Amsterdam looking for glimpses of the […]

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Saskatoon: Pooches, Hooches, and a soon-to-be framed Shih Tzu dog

This week, I will get this image framed. I found it in a pile of stuff in my office and remembered I purchased this irresistible photo card – of a wind-blown Shih Tzu looking like a movie star – at the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan farmers market a couple of years ago when I was visiting the […]

The 1000 Island Houseboat Adventure Dream with the dog

Kurgo, a supplier of outdoor and active gear for dogs, is sponsoring a contest: Live Your Kurgo Adventure! I’ve entered and would love it if you click on the following link and ‘like’ my idea: Cross-Canada Houseboat Adventure. Here’s my plan … so watch for a blog entry (or more) about this adventure this summer: […]

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Caledonia, Ontario: LaFortune Park. It’s a secret… pass it on.

LaFortune Park in Caledonia, Ontario isn’t looking too fortunate these days. It’s a 106-acre plot of fenced-in land with some paved paths minimally maintained by the municipality of Haldimand in Caledonia, my home town. A former campsite, the LaFortune family owned and maintained it until 1969 when they bequeathed it to the region with the stipulation […]