black dog with leg brace from PawsAbility

Welcome to the Burlington, Ontario annual Festival of Lights Show in Spencer Smith Park along Burlington Bay. It’s been one year since my cocker-cross dog, Victor, was fitted for a back-leg brace. The first place we tested it was along the shores of cold reflective water illuminated by coloured bulbs assembled into various shapes: trains, […]

Happy Holidays! I’m so relieved my aging little mutt Victor is here celebrating with me this year (and hopefully next year too). I schlepped him out to five – yes, five – ‘Pet Photos with Santa (and others)’ days benefiting various animal rescues I support all year. Special thanks to earthbath for sending us eye, […]

I know not everyone takes their dog to a pot luck – trust me, I would if I could. But sometimes there’s a host dog (if you’re lucky). And sometimes participants have dogs at home (if not, why are you there?) So my favourite holiday thing to do is  bag up dog treats and show […]

border collie dog being wiped with Earthbound cleaning cloths

Holiday gifts for fur babies are always on the list – but now it’s time for fun. Forget essentials.

Here are six gift suggestions for dog-loving pet parents for times when want eclipses need:

The Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario is arguable the best small animal facility in the country, and many specialist consults are referred here – it’s one of two places to get a canine MRI in the region – and a team of Veterinary professors, interns and observing students consult over your fur baby.

cute fluffy beige dog at My Dog's Cafe

Check out Monkey Dog Rescue online holiday auction. Bid on great stuff and save dogs too. Don’t shop. Bid!

Michigan, mutts and more. This fall, my dog and I spent a weekend filling shopping bags in the Rochester Hills region.