Category dog-related point of interest

The Quest Continues: Searching for One of a Kind Pet Stuff in Toronto

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) […]

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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 […]

Purina PawsWay

Travel Toronto, Ontario: Purina PawsWay, the city’s best pet play and learn pet emporium

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 […]

Dock dog Dingle Bay, Ireland

Travel: Dingle, Ireland. Seafaring Dog Chance Encounter

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 exhibit at Door County Marine Museum, WI

Travel: Door County, WI (Part II): Sea Dogs in Sailor Suits

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.

Travel, St. Jacobs, Ontario: Spoiling Me and the Dog

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, 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 […]