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Field Testing the Fjällräven at Point Pelee National Park (with the dog)

At first, I doubted the durability of my new Fjällräven jacket – until I had to dive into prickly brambles after my crazy terrier Victor. He veered off the hard-packed trails at Point Pelee National Park in search of something stinky to roll in. (Check out ‘why does my dog roll in that?’) He does that, […]

Toronto, ON: Eating Crickets at the Green Living Show 2017

Victor likes crickets.  It surprised me too. First, I should tell you my terrier Victor is a picky eater and usually doesn’t like crunchy treats. But he willingly lapped up Wilder & Harrier’s baked heart-shaped training treats – both flavours: banana peanut butter (slightly preferred) and cranberry apple. Second, I should tell you Wilder & […]

Need a Pet Portrait? Love these Fuzzy ones.

I admit it. I teared up when I saw the pic of my Fuzzy Felties sent to me for approval by creator Le L from 38 Star Point. Pending approval, they would be mine. And I whole-heartedly approved. I am continuing my on-going quest to find as many handmade or created ‘portraits’ of my pets […]

You put what on your dog’s paws? Check out what worked and what didn’t.

Does my dog really need winter boots? That’s a question I hear people ask, sometimes rhetorically.  My answer is … I don’t know about your dog, but my mutt sure does. Victor, a crazy black terrier cross, and I live in Southern Ontario, Canada, and we get cold crazy winters. One day a blanket of […]

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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 […]

Can Your Dog Glow in the Dark? Find out! #sponsored

The Doggone Red Overcollar™ I received is easy to slip on and off, fits over the existing collar, and has a slit that easily lets the collar’s D-ring slid through so I can clip on a leash. If I use a harness or a winter coat, the Overcollar doesn’t interfere.

Five Ingenious Dog Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

We hear a lot about innovation, creativity and ingenuity being essential to industry developments, leadership and expansion. Well, if you want to be inspired check out the pet industry. Yes, the pet industry might be giving electronics and automation a run for their money particularly in the department of ‘I never thought of that.’ One visit […]

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Saving Pets One Pair of Travel Shoes at a Time

There are many reasons to own comfortable shoes. My two favourites? Travel and dog walking. When I discovered TOMS – those hip canvas Asian-like flats – I thought I’d hit the jackpot. Sure, they look like slippers, but in a bohemian kind of way. Comfortable, colourful, and pairable with jeans, shorts, and casual dress, what’s […]

Travel Kitchener: Dog Bathrobes at First Annual Pet Expo

Victor is channeling his inner Hugh Hefner. Well, not really, he’s fixed. (Victor not Hef). But my dog is rocking his new silk smoking jacket microfiber bathrobe from Hapu, a small company I discovered at Kitchener, Ontario’s first annual Pet Expo in May 2016. Yes, that’s right. I bought my dog a bathrobe. In fact, […]

#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 […]