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Dog Halloween: What to Wear and Where to Wear It – Guide to Spooky Pet Fun

Last year, Victor celebrated Halloween as Sushi. That’s right. A cute piece of sushi that served as both puffy jacket while he walked a strike picket line with me (yup) and weathered the rain at a Halloween Dog Walk fundraiser along Hamilton, Ontario’s Bay Front Park. This Halloween, we shake it up. He’s a unicorn.  […]

Travel Rockton, ON: Westfield Heritage Village … bring the dog (and a snack)

Picture a clear fall day with leaves changing colour, 18th and 19th century buildings lining a winding pathway and my little black dog, Victor, racing circles around it all. We’re at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario (about an hour west of Toronto) engaging with some living history… and getting our run on. The quaint […]

Travel Rochester, MI: Dog-friendly Cider Mills Here We Come

The best thing about Michigan’s Cider Mills is most are dog-friendly. Ok, and the apple cider. That’s usually good to. September and October as the leaves change, one hundred, yes one hundred, Cider Mills in the state open their barn doors to the public to sample cider, buy it by the quart and more.

instructor and dog during dog yoga class Veg Food Fest Toronto dogtrotting.net

Travel Toronto, ON: Down Dog Zen at Veg Food Fest 2018 (or Loving Dog Yoga)

Down dog is how my terrier Victor spent most of his Zen Dogs Wellness yoga practice … and I was thrilled. Meditative stillness came easy to him – but that might be the point. Zen Dogs Wellness is a unique Doga, according to yogi Alexandria Santaguida. It’s a ‘dog and me healing and yoga class’ […]

Travel, Niagara: Grape Labour Day Weekend Winery Escape (with the dog)

Sitting at a picnic table, wine in hand, three gourmet tacos waiting to be eaten – it’s a relaxing Labour Day weekend outing with my dog Victor punctuated only by the sound of gun fire. Ok, not real gun fire but it seems like it – loud, random and constant booms echo across the wavy […]

Travel Peterborough, ON: Mutt Day Among African Sculpture at ZimArt Rice Lake

How did I spend National Mutt Day, July 31, 2018? Strolling through ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery outdoor sculpture park near Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. And I wasn’t even with my dog, Victor, a cocker-spaniel, Parson’s terrier, poodle, schnauzer mix. Now that’s a mutt. But I could have been. Had I had Victor with me on my […]

National Sheep Dog Trials, Kingston, Ontario

Travel Kingston, ON: Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival. Yes, Sheep Herding.

With my dog Victor at my side, I got my first exposure to the sport of sheep dog herding at the Kingston, Sheep Dog Trials Festival August 10 to 12, 2018.
As some point, the dog must maneuver its crew through two gates and back eventually herding the sheep, with the help of the handler, into a gated pen.

Campground for Dogs travelling with People: 4 Paws Kingdom Rocks (Day 5)

4 Paws Kingdom is like the Disneyland for dogs; and every loved high-energy mutt needs to get there at least once in their lives. Or become regulars, as some RV-lifestyle loving people are. Some living nearby even park their rigs all season and make this a weekend escape.

Travel Asheville, NC: Check out the most dog friendly city we’ve found yet (Day 4).

“You’d love Asheville, North Carolina,” several people told me. “It’s really dog friendly,” internet reviews said. How true both statements turned out to be. On a dog-focused road trip south from Canada to North Carolina, somewhere in West Virginia I realized I missed calculated our journey – I was short a booked night’s stay. We […]

Travel Asheville, NC: Books, Wine and Dogs… what could go wrong? (Day 3)

Wine, books and pets … these are a few of my favourite things. Basically, they are my favourite things and all three come together at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. Books and champagne, in glasses with dog silhouettes on them. And dogs (on leashes, of course) wandering through four […]