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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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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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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Mod Bone Wood Puzzle Dog Toy Review

We have been swamped and a lot has happened since we last showed sign of life, so we figured we would introduce you guys to this new toy that Benji recently got!

I found this dog toy at HomeSense and although I didn't buy it the first time, I knew that Benji would love it and got it for him on my second visit there when I saw it was still sitting on the same shelf as the time before. 

This game is basically a puzzle for dogs. 

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Benji's Picks: Top 5 Eco-Friendly Pet Products

Benji and I are very environmentally conscious and try our best to limit negative impacts on the environment by reducing waste, recycling and choosing what to buy, even if that means having to spend a little more. 

Today, we would like to share our top 5 pet products that we use that are gentle on both the animals and the planet.  

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What Type of Dog is Right for You?

If you have been thinking of getting a new family member, you either already know that you're going to get a Male Black French Bulldog Puppy that you will name Donut, or you are sitting on your couch with some Advil on the side from thinking too much: What breed should I look for? Male? Female? A puppy or a senior? A rescue dog or a pure-bred, registered puppy? A great dane or a chihuahua? 

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Quebec City Trip

We promise we have a good reason for having been absent for a while.
Benji and I just returned from beautiful Quebec City with his friend Daisy and my mom!

The last time I went to Quebec City was about a year ago with my students and I’ve been wanting to go back on my own free time to enjoy the food and take pictures that don’t involve selfies with students (although we secretly love them all, whatever they put us through during the school year!).

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Crazy Dog Lady

Although I used to live with 7 chihuahuas and 5 cocker spaniels back in Switzerland (and chickens… and tortoises… and guinea pigs… and… ok I should stop), I find that living with 3 dogs at the moment is still a struggle.

My mom’s chihuahua Daisy is currently staying with us and I swear I could make 3 more chihuahuas out of all the fur she’s losing in my apartment. 

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