Tag Archives: adventures with dogs

dog-friendly Kentucky Horse Park and scupture

Travel Lexington, KY: Dog Daze at The Kentucky Horse Park RR Road Trip Day 2

Bring your dog to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Dogs and horses. Awesome.  Add a cat show to the mix and I’ve gone to heaven. Ok, no cats at the Kentucky Horse Park but plenty of horses – 90 live on the property. Some are former famous racehorses, others pull the trolley carts […]

Poising on the Dog Beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park

Travel Door County, WI (Part IV): Dogs Love Whitefish … Dunes

Whitefish Dunes State Park in Door County, Wisconsin isn’t about fish, but it is about dunes … sort of. And dogs. There’s a dog beach and that’s – of course – important. First, the dunes at this 867-acre state park are not the rolling hills of deserts you (and me) are likely visualizing when you […]

Travel Toronto, Ontario: Who Let the Dogs Out? Woof Woofstock!

The minute we entered our 19th floor room at the Chelsea Hotel on Gerrard Street in Toronto, Victor bee-lined for the desk. “Wait a minute,” I yelled as he dragged me in before I could get his leash off. He’d found it. We’d booked a bring-your-canine-buddy suite (for $35 extra) and waiting in the room […]

Victor poses with Chirp the Owl Magazine mascot and helping hand

Travel Toronto, Ontario: Victor Does Word on the Street

True, Word on the Street is not exactly a dog festival, but at least dogs can attend and roam among the tables and tents of books, magazine and writer-related other stuff. (The exception this year was the Amazon-sponsored Harbourfront Stage where Bob Rae was promoting his new book – one reason I went – and me […]

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.

The Friendly Groomer and Victor's Tattoo

London, Ontario: Pawlooza the most bark-worthy dog event of the summer

Minutes after we arrived at Pawlooza dog festival my schnoodle Victor wanted a tattoo. Not really a tattoo (and not really his idea), it’s a spray “paint” orange heart on his back-end thanks to Kelly Keillor, assistant groomer at The Friendly Groomer in London, Ontario. Fee was a donation. Most of the money spent at […]

Travel, Port Burwell, Ontario: Leash Free Dog Beach. Hurray!

We have a winner! So far, Port Burwell Provincial Park is my favorite conservation area dog beach. A free-run dog beach – awesome! Some people who live in other provinces (or likely states) might not understand my excitement.