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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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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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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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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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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Our Valentine's

It’s never too late for a Valentine’s day post!

Ottawa seems to slowly be expanding and new places are popping out left and right, which gives us even more reasons to explore the city.

For instance, coffee shops are definitely on the rise and I’ve had the chance to finally get to try this new cafe, located in the West end of the city.

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