Blogs by Connie Wilson

November 14, 2008 by Connie Wilson


Torontonians will feel good about starting the holiday season a little early if they join in the fun at the 2nd annual Twelve Beds of Christmas Charity Auction. The fundraiser will be held Wednesday November 19th from 6pm to 9pm at CiRCA Nightclub and Entertainment Venue (126 John Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E3).

Twelve, one-of-a-kind beds designed/created by local designers, artists, musicians and TV personalities will be auctioned off to the

November 7, 2008 by Connie Wilson

With record breaking numbers turning out at the polls Tuesday, Americans signified they were ready for a change by voting in their very first African American president. Watching news coverage of this historic event, I could see I was not the only one feeling overwhelmed by emotion, vicariously sharing the love, joy, pride, hope, and excitement I could see shining in the faces of so many men, women, and children. With the current economic turmoil and grim reports on climate change, Obama is

November 4, 2008 by Connie Wilson

November rings in Senior Pet Month and as the guardian of a mature dog myself (next month Kaya will be 15 years old), I can personally vouch for the wonderful companionship they offer. In recognition of their golden years, I'd like to send out an appeal to those who are considering adding a pet to your household mix - please consider a senior! The following outlines sound reasoning for choosing a senior over a younger dog: 

1.    What you see is what you get., i.e., they're

October 31, 2008 by Connie Wilson

Wondering what to be for Hallowe'en? If you want to have your costume co-ordinate with your dog's, check out Leg Avenue. They're known for their well-made and adventurous (think riské) costumes and now they've launched a line of matching pet costumes, too. I recently watched a runway fashion show that featured some of their quite amazing human/dog costumes. From Heidi look-alikes, to Dorothy duos, they were matched in every detail. So I decided to go to the

October 27, 2008 by Connie Wilson

If you’re planning to dress up your dog for Halloween (or another festive occasion) and would like to make the costume yourself, check out a book called Dress Up Your Dog by Annette Howard. Containing patterns for 18 different costumes, the easy-to follow, step-by-step instructions are suitable for any skill level and the accompanying colour photographs of dogs wearing the finished results, will have you itching to get started.  My favourites are the Flower, Frenchman, Pierrot, and the

October 13, 2008 by Connie Wilson

One of the first things I do when I sit down at my computer in the morning is to get my daily happy fix. I do this by checking out the Dog Of The Day on the Dressed Up Dogs Blog. Of course, I'm a little biased as the dogs featured there are the dogs that regularly come to Modern Dog's office and are near and dear to my heart.  My pooch, Kaya is one of those beauties and she doesn't need to be dressed up to put a smile on my face, but I

October 7, 2008 by Connie Wilson


One of the most anticipated pet industry trade shows of the year is the HH Backer Christmas show held for three days every October in the windy city of Chicago.  With two floors chock-full of exhibitors representing everything from the latest in pet food products to just-off-the-runway pet attire, you really have to hustle to take it all in. As usual, we've sourced the best and most interesting products which

October 6, 2008 by Connie Wilson

An important part of Modern Dog's mandate is to support the efforts of those who devote time and money helping animals in need. We uphold this mandate through donations, participation and publicity. For instance, we created the Modern Dog Donation Program to help rescue organizations raise funds; through sponsorships we get involved in rescue events throughout North America; and, in each issue of Modern Dog we shine the spotlight on rescue-minded individuals or organizations, bringing

October 1, 2008 by Connie Wilson

If you're considering adding a canine companion to the household mix, I hope you will consider a shelter dog. There are millions of dogs languishing in shelters, waiting for their forever homes, often-times given up not because they were bad dogs, but simply because their humans didn't realize the responsibility required in keeping them. And don't let the excuse of wanting a specific breed stop you from choosing a rescue, simply Google the breed you're looking for and add "rescue" to the



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