Ottawa  and  Canada’s National Capital Area encompassing Gatineau and it’s Hills is known for many things, it’s famous canal (the worlds longest skating ring), the tulip festival, the many music festivals, the Gatineau Hills for hiking, cycling, maple syrup and fall foliage.  Here in this modest city, some of the Nations most popular and architecturally famous museums have put down foundations: The Museum of Civilization, the National Art […]

For my very first birthday (June 14th, 2011), my bipeds got me a booster seat.  Now, for some people this may seem extreme; but the fact is that every year thousands of dogs are killed in automobile accidents.  Many from hanging their head out the window and getting debris lodged in them in some horrid way.  Others are in the front seat and when a collision occurs the airbag […]

The bipeds always prefer going through US customs at the Ottawa National Airport. This little perk is a well kept local secret. Flying to Philadelphia with a small dog has huge advantages over other airports. It’s small, it’s quiet, it is highly efficient and it’s quick; all major bonuses when travelling as a four legged tourist. The only down side is on a human front – the Duty Free […]

During our stay in Naples, the bipeds decided that enough was enough and that I too deserved a beach day.  Preferably a beach that was large and had no unruly “pounce on you enough to kill you” sized out of control dogs.  When speaking on the phone to the cousin (our out of town lovely hostess), Sanibel Island was mentioned as a perfect day trip.  So we planned […]

After spending a few days in Key Largos with nothing to see on land, the bipeds were itching to have a town to visit and something historical to enjoy.  So we decided to get a move on and start driving/travelling to Key West with a small dog … me!  So, we all woke up early one morning and got in the car and drove the spectacular route between Key […]

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 […]

My bipeds like to dive. So it was only normal that, after 10 days in Naples Florida they’d want to switch things up and go east and hit so prime scuba locations.  They settled on Key Largo because divers agree that it’s pretty darn good diving.  By the long evening conversations; the play by play descriptions I got to hear, they were not disappointed in that regard! Now […]

Traveling to Naples Florida USA with a small dog is going to one of those places that, as a Canadian Dog – I associate with the term Snow Bird.  So, at the tender age of 7 months, it seemed that perhaps this was a slightly premature destination choice for my bipeds and me.   But, when Mom’s cousin offered us her place near the Venetian Village for two weeks […]