Canadian Pet Expo - pug www.dogtrotting.net

Some people are heading to church next Easter weekend. Others will be glad Friday is a holiday. I’m thrilled the Spring Canadian Pet Expo is back at the International Centre, near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. The 2017 event promises to be the biggest yet with more than 300 vendors (really, the focus of […]

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 & […]

Maple Syrup Festival Bronte Creek Provincial Park

We got there. Just in time. I didn’t know it then, but my dog Victor and I made it to the last day of Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Maple Syrup Festival on March 26, 2017. Every weekend in March – and throughout March Break – this provincial park celebrates one of Canada’s favourite sweet and […]

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 […]

Dog-friendly Fort George in Niagara on the Lake www.dogtrotting.net

  Grade school was the last time I visited Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – until I took my dog there in February 2017. Wow, time has passed. When you revisit a historic site as an adult two things happen: you understand the historical context that likely eluded you as a kid, and you understand […]

Westminster Dog Show Eight Unusual Breeds

My final memory of the Westminster Dog Show 2017: meeting eight dog breeds I didn’t know existed. Otherwise know as ‘Let’s take a dog journey around the world, kay?’ The AKC Meet and Compete Event February 11, 2017 took place on Saturday before the big two-night judging event on Monday and Tuesday when we discover […]

Westminster Dog Show 2017 Meet and Compete

Pier 92 a long New York City’s Hudson River isn’t everyone’s first stop during a visit to the Big Apple. However, Saturday of the Westminster Dog Show weekend, that’s where I headed, after checking into the dog-friendly Pennsylvania Hotel (affiliate link) across from Madison Square Gardens – the nerve centre for all things dog show. But before […]

Westminster Best of Show German Shepherd

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on at the Westminster Dog Show 2017 finals at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. It’s day two of a two-day competition and tonight we learn what everyone here wants to know: Who is Best in Show? First, there are three groups to judge: Sporting Group, Working […]

Westminster Dog Show 2017

The Hound Group opened the first evening competitions of the 2017 Westminster Dog Show in New York City – a step along the journey to ‘Best in Show’ designation. Last night, these familiar hound breeds were met with more cheers than any other group likely because they’re familiar pets such as beagles, dachshunds, and greyhounds. […]

dog with stuffed toy

(Thank you to our sponsor Red Roof Inn for providing accommodations on this trip!) Day two and I’m ‘showing my dog Victor some love this February’ by taking him on a road trip to Erie, Pennsylvania. Today we head to why we’re here: Presque Isle State Park. It’s an incredible site with almost every outdoor […]