We live a charmed life. Truly. I think it is important to say that out loud. To acknowledge it. So many times things happen and we are not sure what we did to deserve it. We are, however, incredibly grateful that they do. Like the time we were at The Maison enjoying the Kiki Hamann hospitality and were kidnapped by Anastasia the Great and George and were whisked […]

Maybe it is the sun that makes the folks in Florida so happy and dog friendly … maybe … okay well I don’t know… but I must admit that they “get it” in the sunshine state when it comes to providing a safe haven for dogs that are travelling with their bipeds. In November 2010 – we had the pleasure of arriving in (and later departing from) Miami […]

Travel to the Everglades with a small dog and taking an Airboat Tour sounded like a great idea! If you’ve never been to Florida, and you have never seen these particular everglades (and if you are/were a CSI Miami fan like” mom” was before they gave up cable…) then there is one thing you really want to do; an Airboat Everglades Tour.  The Bipeds were faced with two […]

Dear Reader, there are a lot of things that make a city really pet friendly. Access for pets on public transit or to sites.  There is also the overall vibe you get from locals and how they treat their own pets. But for us… the ability to dine together is likely THE most important. It’s a reason we favour Europe for the most part. Sadly, North America tends […]

There comes a time in every puppy’s life when you have to graduate from the crib to the big kid bed. That happened to me when I turned 3 so … a few years back now. I used to have some cute teddy bear stuff in pale blue. But those days were over. I was not a baby … ahem … puppy anymore. So, when my bipeds sat […]

Thanks to this amazing little intimate group I was invited to join called… get this “Positive Vibes” (so awesome) I am not the only one writing about inspiration this week: take a look at Backroad Ramblers here for some great photo inspiration, Tangled in Food (You got to eat!) here, and The Adventure Dog Blog here for some great hiking and “connecting with your dog” inspiration! Although I am not a huge do-er […]

  As I now approach a full six years (Wait. Woa. What?) of being a travelling canine, I have to admit, even if reluctantly, that there are certain things my pawsitive energy can’t always overcome. You could call them “pet peeves.” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) I like to call them “items for the poop list” or, in layman terms, “The Shit List.” In this blog, I like to […]

Every year, thousands of animals are abandoned in shelters, on the streets, and along highways, or even euthanized as people leave for summer vacation. Yes, people abandon pets when they don’t fit with travel plans. And we are not talking about a handful of pets or just one country. As you can see, we are talking about millions of pets worldwide. It’s an epidemic that, sadly, even with amazing […]

“Language is the biggest barrier to human progress because language is an encyclopedia of ignorance.  Old perceptions are frozen into language and force us to look at the world in an old fashioned way.”  – Edward de Bono When I tell people that I accept invitations from fans to stay with them in countries all over the world … they often look at me like I am insane. Then they […]

In early June, we had the immense pleasure of welcoming Boomeresque blogger, Suzanne, into our home. She had been attending the TBEX conference in Toronto and then had spent some time in Kingston, Ontario when she then decided to come to Ottawa and visit us rather than turn back on her heals and return to Toronto. We are so glad we invited her to stay. As you know, […]