Category dog-related point of interest
Art, pottery, glass, woodworking, textiles… the traditional mediums and more are staples of One of a Kind, a twice a year artisan show and sale that gets me excited for all things textural, tactile and most important: handmade. Designed. Created. Crafted. There’s still a thrill to meeting the maker of beautiful things, and even better […]
Who knew Veggie Fest Hamilton was hugely popular? Today – May 5, 2018 – at the Ancaster Fairgrounds near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada it’s jam-packed, shoulder-to-shoulder and challenging to get a parking spot. Imagine, a Veggie Fest in a town known for steel production and working class values. Clearly, times are changing. Veggie Fest, any […]
However, you can still see dogs at the zoo. Currently, two live there – with cheetahs. Yes, cheetahs.
According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, but at the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto this weekend, it’s the season of the cat. Sure, there’s some dog stuff at this semi-annual artisan extravaganza in Toronto, Ontario – including some we met last winter (see article here) […]
“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 […]
PawsWay, in Toronto, Ontario, will have you tearing up reading the tributes to brave and intuitive hero animals whose photos hang in its Purina Animal Hall of Fame, one of several things to see here. Or it did me, the first time I visited Purina PawsWay – a unique amalgamation: part hall of fame, part […]
I met this salty fellow on the dock at Dingle Harbour, Ireland, while waiting to board a chartered boat tour that would take me out to encounter Fungie (Ireland’s most famous dolphin) and a bout of motion sickness. The informative historic bay boat tour – punctuated by a visit from Fungi – was awesome. Outside the […]
Sea Dogs is a combination of traditional wall-mounted information, life-sized replicas of famous Fidos, interactive computer screens where you can play dog-to-the-rescue video games and a kid’s dress up play area that allows little ones to crawl into a full-sized dog house for photo opts.
Owner Rachelle Latour opened this storefront at 4 Hachborne Street three months ago, but started out in 2005 making dog treats and dog birthday cakes and wedding cakes from her home. Yes, wedding cakes. A sample is proudly displayed at Spoil the Dog if you’re curious.
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 […]