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  Oh, how we dislike thinking about our own disasters or death, but it really is the smart thing to do. It’s also the kindest thing we can do for those who love us and would have to take care of things should something awful happen. And all of this planning is especially important because the bipeds have a dependent: Me! We know who my guardian is should […]

Pet Emergency Kit Content

I am actually surprised it has taken us this long to write this post. Not because we have a tendency to travel to dangerous destinations with (for example) unpredictable weather, but because Mom is an Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning professional.  As a result, this line of thinking is actually a part of our day-to-day thought process.  Not everyone has these “dark” thoughts on their mind when going on vacation but […]

Always wear a collar

Something people rarely think about when they travel is the potential for getting sick. Very sick. For we canines, the dreaded illness that immediately comes to mind is rabies – a horrid, lethal virus. Thankfully, this disease has been eradicated or all but eradicated in most countries. (Many countries have managed to eradicate rabies among domestic animals, but wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, and groundhogs still carry […]

There is a lot of information sprinkled here and there in this blog that would help anyone that has to travel with their small canine companion. But instead of making you dig up where all that useful information is, I thought it might be fun (and easier for you Dear Reader) to do a little consolidating.  Think of it as a round-up of relevant posts; a one stop shop where you can find the most useful links. […]

We have just returned from an amazing month long vacation. I have so many photographs and stories to share but I beg you for your patience just a little longer as I really do feel I need to share with you the rather unpleasant experiences that book-ended our splendid adventure. Life isn’t always easy and the rose tinted glasses must come off from time to time. Even here […]

Top 5 Bugs the Travelling Dog Doesn't Want to Host

Without wanting to get into the “for versus against” vaccination debate and without wanting to scare the heck out of you, Dear Reader, I think it is time we chatted about parasites and more. There are several nasty Bugs that you might meet on your travels and these are souvenirs you do not want to bring home. But first, a disclaimer: we are not vets or animal health […]

4 Tips on Sailing With a Dog Ahoy!

We sail.  Yep … right now it’s a small 26 footer on the Ottawa River.  But we have BIG plans! In 2015 we hope to sail around the Mediterranean hopefully on a 40-50 footer.  It is my bipeds dream to own a Beneteau one day … perhaps sail the Caribbean with is as well.  A dream they are hell bent on making come true. So, they started.  First […]

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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 […]