Dog Friendly Ottawa: Blumenstudio

Can anybody else already sense the Fall season approaching in Ottawa? It is definitely getting colder every day and I thought this would be the perfect time to add this beautiful place to warm up our life a bit! 

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Dog Friendly Ottawa: Westboro Fuse

Who else went to Westboro Fuse this year? Benji and I visited yesterday with his 2 BFFs, Daisy and Peach. The weather was amazing and after all the walking, barking and tail-wagging, they were all snoring by the time we got back to the car.

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Summer Mini with Serena the Chiweenie

Last Friday was the perfect day for a mini-session after a horrible heat wave that lasted about a week! I had been telling Benji that he was going to meet "Serena the Wan-Wan" for days. "Wan-wan" is baby talk for "dog" in Japanese and Benji clearly understood (or so I'd like to think). 

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Dog Friendly Ottawa: Nordstrom

We love it when businesses open their doors and heart to pets! We have been focusing on dog friendly coffee shops and restaurants in Ottawa, but Benji and I figured it was time we started introducing other non food related stores that allow pets. 

Here's our first one!

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Going on Vacation? What to Know Before Leaving your Dog Behind

Let's face it. We'd all want to take Fido travelling with us, but it's unfortunately not always possible. So what do you need to know before leaving your pooch behind?

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Happy Howlidays!

This year has flown by and despite the crazy amount of work, I'm happy to know I was able to reach some of my objectives. I now have a new website with my own domain and a new logo, I've launched a new store on Zazzle, adopted out 2 foster dogs and still managed to get straight A's in school while working part-time. I think I can be proud of myself! 

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Leica's Happy Tails

This post is seriously overdue, but good news is good news! Leica is now my second foster dog to have successfully found her new kingdom (or should I say "queendom"?) and I couldn't be happier for this little goblin! 

About a month ago, Leica and I started being in touch with an amazing family that was interested in adopting her. I was hoping this would work out as Leica was in love with them and I was convinced she would do very well there. 

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Dog Friendly Ottawa: Little Victories Coffee

Another weekend, another adventure! 

Last weekend, Benji and I went on a hunt to find another dog-friendly cafe to hang out together. Our stop: Little Victories Coffee on Wellington West. 

This little gem is well hidden and although it's located on the main street, we missed it the first time as we didn't even notice it. 

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Diva Nina Dog Product Review

A few years ago, when Benji and I went to the Ottawa Pet Expo, we met Nadine at her Diva Nina booth and fell in love with her products. I wanted to buy the whole store for Benji, but I was tight on budget and left with her business card instead. 

Her items were, however, always on my mind and I regretted not buying anything back then. This year, I finally contacted her using the wrinkled business card I had kept for so long, and we agreed to meet at the Ottawa Pet Expo again this year.  

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What to Feed a Picky Dog?

Since Leica has been staying with us, everything has been going uphill for her and I'm so proud of this little one! She now occasionally runs on walks, plays even more and despite her health issues that we are working on, she has been all smiles. 

However, after over a month with her, there was still a tiny problem that I did not know how to deal with. Being the cute little princess that she is (although she looks more like a seal than a princess), Leica is an incredibly picky eater.

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