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07 Nov, 2017

How much do you pay for dog dentistry?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

Guess who had a dental appointment last week? Our favourite four-legged family member, Piper: For dogs, a tooth cleaning isn’t a simple appointment involving a chatty hygenist and a lecture about the importance of flossing. It’s kind of a big deal. First of all, it’s an all-day appointment that requires bloodwork beforehand, anesthetic, IVs, and monitoring. […]

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21 May, 2012

Dogs v. Cats

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

A day from Piper’s diary.

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17 Apr, 2012

A whole new pooch

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Westboro|dog stuff

Piper went to the groomers for a head-to-toe transformation!

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20 Mar, 2012

We should have called her Snowy

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

Two years of dog ownership! Here’s what we did right, and what we did wrong.

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A bit about Piper’s birthday party.


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human offspring: Emma (23) and Sarah (21). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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