Tags archives: dog

  • Winter Fun for Everyone!

  • When we lived in the city I really wasn't very fond of winters. Winter meant even worse driving or commuting conditions, gross grey frozen dirt/snow banks, and lots of hibernating. The only fun winter brought came when we left the city and headed skiing or up to our cottage where we could really enjoy the great outdoors. Now, living in the country where the snow stays white and you can make t[...]
  • Guest Room Update: Progress & Rug Choices

  • I have been one busy little bee! Fueled entirely by mini-eggs:) The guest room painting is DONE! Oh wait.  I lied a bit.  The painting isn't done done.  It's almost done.  I still need one more coat of Jo Jo Whitewash on the door.  But otherwise, it's done:) The green, PARA's Guest List, is puuuurfect.  It's light and bright.  It's cheery but calming and just oh so pretty.  The old ottoman that[...]
  • Right as Rayne: Happy healthy dogs

  • There are some conversations no one ever enjoys having, but they're necessary.  A few years ago DH and I had one of those conversations.  It was hard.  I cried.  Yet, we had to talk about it because the 'it' was the life of one our family members, our sweet Hermann-Maier.  The conversation was about what we would do 'at the end', when our sweet Hermann would be happier across the rainbow bridge.  [...]
  • Responsible Dog Owners and what they look like

  • What does a responsible dog owner look like? While we all have varying degrees of standards of what we find is and isn't acceptable, there are some basics I think we can all agree on.  And if you don't agree, clearly you're wrong.  Just kidding.  Kind of.  When it comes to a dog's health and happiness, I don't mess around. So, here are things a responsible dog owner does before even gett[...]
  • 9 Reasons to celebrate your dog's birthday

  • Today is our sweet Hermann's 9th birthday!   And since the moment this little sweet thing came into our lives, I can't imagine life without him.  Which is why we celebrate his birthday (and every day!).  Knowing how precious our time with our pets is, I'm a firm believer in celebrating their life.  And what better way than a birthday party! I don't mean loot bags, invited guests,[...]
  • Tips for summer fun with dogs

  • We all love summer, including the dogs, but summer also means different schedules and new places to explore.  We love taking 'the boys' with us as much as we can, so I've pulled together my list for making sure your pets are as happy and safe on your summer vacation as you are! 1. It may seem like a no-brainer, but make sure your pets have up to date vaccinations and tags.  This is especial[...]
  • Project: Master Bedroom Part 1

  • Excellent news! The attic voyage was a success. I was crazy nervous, but successfully went where no Heather has gone before.  And I'm delighted to report, there was nothing interesting to find.  Any homeowner knows the sweet relief that comes with this discovery. I strapped a video camera to my head and made a video to bring you along on my adventure. And after discovering the attic had [...]
  • Easter FUN with Dogs & Rayne Treats

  • So last week I was chatting Easter with the lovely and talented Heather from Heart Heather, and you know what this awesome lady said?! "You should do a doggie Easter egg hunt!" That woman. A genius. So we did and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. Supplies needed: dollar store plastic eggs Rayne Apple Pumpkin treats (or your dog's favourite) a smile:) Sponsored Post Disclosure: As I [...]
  • My dog is a celebrity!

  • So I've been keeping a secret in for a while and I can't even say how exciting it is to write this post, to share the BIG news!!  There is no font or ALL CAPS big enough.  This is so exciting!:) Hermann-Maier is a celebrity!!! Our sweet Hermann, the oldest of our dogs, is going to be appearing on EVERY package of Rayne dog food!! Well, to be more specific... the kangaroo variety he and Eddie[...]
  • Antiquing Fun & a Fabulous Find

  • I have been on the hunt for a vintage apple picking ladder (at a reasonable price) for a few years now. And last Sunday, it was found:) A delightful, but cold, Sunday morning was spent at the Aberfoyle Antique Market with some of my favourite ladies. Amazing to think we met just a year ago! How pleased am I driving home with this fab find!? The ladder now sits proudly against the [...]
  • Rayne Whole Food Dog Treat Review & Giveaway

  • It's been over four months now we've fed our boys exclusively Rayne Whole Food and I am still shocked at the massive improvement we've seen in Hermann's health and general demeanour. Both boys have noticeably softer coats, their stool is solid and healthy, and for Hermann - all skin issues have gone. All. GONE. And he's dropped close to 15 pounds! (does Rayne make a dog-mom formula I wonder? LO[...]