Monday, 3 August 2020

Ottawa Event: Robbie Craig's Northern Projects Art Show August 8-9

Ottawa Event: Robbie Craig's Northern Projects Art Show August 8-9


Ottawa Event: Robbie Craig's Northern Projects Art Show August 8-9


Canadian artist Robbie Craig is visiting the nation's capital to showcase his creations.  Robbie Craig's Northern Projects will host an art show on Saturday, August 8th, and Sunday, August 9th at the Ottawa East Holiday Inn. As most of you know, I'm a huge fan of Robbie Craig's art. His aesthetic brings to life the natural beauty and whimsy that makes Canada so special. His artwork celebrates nature and wildlife, and his personal touch makes each piece unique.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

National Colouring Book Day: My three favourite adult colouring books

National Colouring Book Day: My three favourite adult colouring books


National Colouring Book Day: My three favourite adult colouring books
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When I'm bored or stressed, I like to pull out a colouring book, some pencil crayons, and pretend I'm a kid again. Colouring can reduce anxiety and is a great distraction from adulting. August 2nd is National Colouring Book Day! In the spirit of this fun holiday, I'm sharing my three favourite adult colouring books! 

Friday, 31 July 2020

Before & After: Meet this month's Paws For Reaction featured pets!

Before & After: Meet this month's Paws For Reaction featured pets!


Before & After: Meet this month's Paws For Reaction featured pets!


It's transformation time! This month I asked my Paws peeps to send in Before & After photos of their pets! Grooming, growth, weight loss- no transformation was off-limits. You didn't disappoint! Check out these adorable Before & After photos! Thank you for your submissions and stay tuned for next month's feature!

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre more rehabilitation #WildWednesday


Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is so much more than just a rehabilitation Centre


Wild Wednesday: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre is so much more than just a rehabilitation centre


The Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre was founded over 30 years ago by husband and wife Gary and Donna DuBreuil after they found an orphaned baby squirrel. They discovered that there was little information or help available to care for it. They teamed up with a small group of dedicated volunteers and started to care for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in the Ottawa and surrounding area.


Saturday, 25 July 2020

Book Review: One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus

Book Review: One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus

Book Review: One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus Paws For Reaction Summer Reading List
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Karen M. McManus followed her book One of Us is Lying by taking us back to Bayview in the sequel One of Us is Next. In a lot of ways, I enjoyed this book more than the first one. The mystery in the first book was better, but the sequel was a faster-paced and more enjoyable read. The author dumped all of the teen-beat stereotypes from the first novel and created more realistic and dynamic characters. I had part of the mystery figured out early enough, but in the last chapter, the book flipped the story on its head and twisted in the most unexpected way. Pure entertainment.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Top Five Friday: Five fun pet water fountains for cats #FridayFive

Top Five Friday: Five fun pet water fountains for cats
  

Top Five Friday: Five fun pet water fountains for cats #FridayFive
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It's National Pet Hydration Awareness Month and I'm giving cats some love on Top Five Friday. Pet water fountains are fantastic for encouraging drinking, especially in picky cats. Cats prefer fresh, flowing water over standing water. Most cats don't drink enough, but water is so important to their overall health. Drinking the proper amount of cater can help support your cat's urinary health, and can even help prevent kidney disease. All of these cat water fountains are great options, but I've listed them in order from least likely entice a sip to most likely to wet your whistle.


Thursday, 23 July 2020

Send a before and after photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction!

July featured pets: Send a 'Before & After' photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction
  

July featured pets: Send a 'Before & After' photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction


Did you get your pet as a puppy or kitten? Are they all grown up now? Did your pet have a significant weight loss? A major change in life? I want to see it!


Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Wild Wednesday: Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a leader in wildlife rehabilitation #WildWednesday

Wild Wednesday: Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a leader in wildlife rehabilitation for over 40 years


Wild Wednesday: Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a leader in wildlife rehabilitation for over 40 years

If you're looking for a place that cares for all creatures, big and small, there's no other place like this! Located in Rosseau, Ontario, Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in the early 1970s and has been a leader in wildlife rehabilitation ever since. The sanctuary is located on 460 acres of natural habitat, making it one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation locations in Ontario. 


Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Send a before and after photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction!

July featured pets: Send a 'Before & After' photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction
  

July featured pets: Send a 'Before & After' photo of your pet to be featured on Paws For Reaction



Did you get your pet as a puppy or kitten? Are they all grown up now? Did your pet have a significant weight loss? A major change in life? I want to see it!


Monday, 20 July 2020

Big dog, bigger discrimination: Large dogs commonly discriminated against

Big dog, bigger discrimination: Large dogs are commonly discriminated against for no good reason


Big dog, bigger discrimination: Large dogs are commonly discriminated against for no good reason

Discrimination is not exclusive to the human world. People project their biases and discrimination onto the dog world in two big ways: breedism and sizeism. While we are familiar with discussing breed-specific legislation and breeds like Pitbulls that are commonly banned in municipalities, we don't often talk about the harassment and discrimination large dog owners face on a daily basis.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Top Five Friday: My five favourite Ontario Parks I visited with Keira #FridayFive

Top Five Friday: My five favourite Ontario Parks I visited with Keira



This week's Friday Five is a special memorial edition. I'd like to pay a tribute to my beloved Keira who I lost earlier this week. Writing about her and reminiscing about our life together is helping me work through this devastating loss. Keira and I went on many adventures in our eight years together. She had an adventurous spirit and loved nature. She was a remarkable creature. One of our favourite things to do was hike the many provincial parks in the Ottawa Valley. These are the top five Ontario Parks that hold the most precious memories of my girl Keira. They were her favourite places to be, and I hope you will visit with your dogs.