Blogs by Connie Wilson

February 23, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Goldie, our rascally and fun-loving sock puppet mascot has been seen at numerous Olympic venues. Below Goldie hitches a ride with Annica Tong (Modern Dog's sales & mktg manager extraordinaire) on the adrenalin-rushing zip-line that extends down Robson St. For those who aren't familiar with this area, think world-class shopping, fab restaurants and tourists galore.  

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February 23, 2010 by Connie Wilson

As mentioned in my previous blog, Goldie, Modern Dog's Officially Unofficial Sock Puppet Mascot is getting up to some Olympic shenanigans.  Acting as a behind-the-scenes reporter she allows us to get a glimpse of the goings-on of the canine-inclined Vancouverites on a picture-perfect sunny Olympic morning at the dog-beach in Kitsilano in Vancouver, BC.  Since we've all imagined at one time or another what it must be like to be an Olympic athlete, Goldie asks the humans belonging to these

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February 21, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Mark your calendars! February 27th, 2010 is HSUS's 5th annual Spotlight Humane: Chicago gala. If you can, purchase a ticket to show your support of their efforts to end the horrific "sport" of dogfighting. The event will feature celebrity host Jorja Fox, HSUS President, Wayne Pacelle, food, drinks, live music by Underwater People and incredible silent and live auctions (including tickets to one of Oprah Winfrey's last shows in Chicago!).


Here are the details:
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February 19, 2010 by Connie Wilson

What does this magazine publisher spend her infrequent and coveted spare time doing? Making a sock puppet of course!   In conjunction with the 2010 Winter Olympics, CBC radio recently announced an Unofficial Sock Puppet Mascot Contest and it immediately got my interest. I knew I wanted to enter the contest, but with the closing date just 48 hours away, would I have the time and wherewithal

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February 19, 2010 by Connie Wilson

As mentioned in yesterday's blog, the Skybark party at the Hotel Penn in NYC was a blast. Food, drinks, merriment, fashion show, silent auction and interesting exhibits. What could be better? Bringing Fido of course. Well, at this party dogs were not only welcome, but were the guests of honour!  Check out some of the candid photos I took below:

The Fashion Show is about to begin:

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February 17, 2010 by Connie Wilson

They say that New York is the city that never sleeps and whenever I'm visiting there, I fall into its rhythm and don't seem to sleep much either. How can you? There's so much to do and see with never enough time to do it all in. The big pull for me, of course, was the Westminster Kennel  Club's  134th annual dog show held February 15th and 16th at Madison Square Garden. You

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February 4, 2010 by Connie Wilson

The more I love dogs, the more I grow to love and appreciate all other species we share this planet with. I also know that I'm part of a growing demographic that is concerned about how we treat the animals that become our food. That's why we're not only seeing a growing sector of our population becoming vegetarians, but also the ever-increasing availability of "organic" products on our grocery store shelves.  We, the trusting consumer, believe the labels we read - and so we should be able

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February 3, 2010 by Connie Wilson

Skybark's party next Friday evening (Feb 12th from 8pm - midnight) at the Hotel Penn (across the street from Madison Square Garden) will, for me, mark the commencement of the fun and festivities surrounding the world renowned Westminster Dog Show in NYC.  Modern Dog is a sponsor of this exciting Skybark shindig which its creator has coined to be "the ultimate chic hotspot and the only

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January 29, 2010 by Connie Wilson

As the world continues to respond to the disaster in Haiti we are seeing people coming together to help in any way they can. Many are assisting via financial support through donations to organizations such as the American Red Cross or Canadian Red Cross, as we at Modern Dog have chosen to do.  As in any disaster of this scope, animals are also in need

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