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Hot Dogs and A Cold Walk Along Confederation Park, Hamilton, ON

Ok, so -5 degrees Celsius might not seem like the ideal temperature to venture outside, but after several days of -15C and snowing, the sunshine today will pass as a beacon to bundle up the dogs and head lakeside. My aging dog Victor is slowing down – and tearing his other ACL (find out about […]

dog sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Travel: Charming Dog Sculpture of Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach, SC

Picture sprawling green grassland, stone walled gardens, cultivated flowerbeds and looming metal sculptured figures every 20 strides or so. Further away, a zoo of domestic 18th century farm animals roam behind fences, and waterfowl flitter about in the aviary. This is Brookgreen Gardens, a privately owned outdoor art park open to the public in Myrtle […]

dog skijoring is available at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Travel: Skijoring with the dog? Yes! At Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario

Who knew winter would be so popular in Ontario’s cottage country? The people at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario did. In fact, opened in 2018 is the new Visitor’s Centre, with floor-to-ceiling fireplace and inside the ‘warm up’ area, designed to efficiently rent skates, cross-country skis (skate or classic style) and snowshoes to thousands […]

dog at Kitchener Christmas Market

Travel Kitchener, ON: Christkindl Market … with the dog

Please someone add yet another Christmas market to my social media feed – but only if it’s outside. Then, I can take my dog. Kitchener, Ontario answered that call. The 22nd Christkindl Market is December 6 to 9, 2018 at City Hall downtown. Kitchener claims the title of Canada’s original “Christkindl Market” modeled after Germany’s […]

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.