Blogs by Connie Wilson

October 5, 2011 by Connie Wilson

As a media sponsor of the American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards I had the honor of attending their star studded inaugural event last Saturday evening, held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. As mentioned in my previous blogs on this subject, just 8 dogs out of the 453 nominees were selected (based on votes) and then those 8 finalists and their handlers were flown to Los Angeles to attend the ceremony.  The grand prize winner (American Hero Dog), was Roselle, a courageous

September 27, 2011 by Connie Wilson


There's nothing like a batch of fresh baked cookies, still warm from the oven, to bring smiles to faces. With that in mind, and a little spare time one Saturday afternoon, I decided to bake up a batch of dog cookies to bring a smile to my pup’s face. The cookies turned out so well we decided to print the recipe in Modern Dog’s Fall edition and I’ve included it here for you as well (with some accompanying snap shots). Formulated for dogs, this recipe, called the Baconator, is

September 19, 2011 by Connie Wilson


453 dogs from every state in America were nominated for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards and with the nomination period now closed, 8 truly amazing dogs have been selected as the finalists. Herewith, meet the 8 finalists who have advanced to the next round of voting. Help us select the Grand Prize winner (the American Hero Dog), by voting for your favourite dog (a voter may vote for more than one entry; however

September 17, 2011 by Connie Wilson

I've just returned from the 3-day Superzoo pet industry tradeshow held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.  According to show management, it was the biggest to date, both in terms of exhibitors and attendees. Walking from one side of the show floor to the other, umpteen times per day is exhausting, but it's easy to forget about sore feet and tired legs when there are loads of interesting and innovative products to see (many of which will be featured in our upcoming winter edition!).

September 6, 2011 by Connie Wilson
August 1, 2011 by Connie Wilson

Having made the decision to bring Penny with us on our weekend getaway to Victoria, BC, we loaded up the car and headed off to catch our ferry (it's about a 90 minute ferry ride from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal to Swartz Bay and then a 30-minute drive from Swartz Bay to downtown Victoria). We had pre-booked a room at the Magnolia

July 28, 2011 by Connie Wilson

I was interested to see that the latest APPA stats show ownership of small dogs is on the rise.  I found this particularly relevant as I have become, for the first time in my life, the guardian of a small dog. Thinking that I'm still a  "big dog" person at heart I realize I'm quickly morphing into a "small dog" proponent as I discover just how much easier it is for me to live my



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