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28 Mar, 2014

The story behind the bird ball

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff|Oh! Things!

My mom lives in a small town, and sometimes things are a little different there. Like at the grocery store. We went to the store to do a shop, walked past the Ski-doo for sale signs and church bazaar posters, and grabbed a cart. The store opens directly into the meat aisle.  Boxes of frozen […]

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19 Dec, 2013

Someone is four today

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

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08 Dec, 2013

You know you love your dog too much when…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

1. You miss them when they’re not home and the house seems unnaturally quiet. 2. They eat better dinners than you do sometimes. 3. You read the nutrition panels on their food and snacks. 4. You sometimes worry about their health and well-being more than you do your own. 5. You can never stay mad […]

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03 Nov, 2013

One of Piper’s favourite things

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

This dog is crazy about poofy cheese snacks. Not that we ever feed them to her, no sirrreee. But there is a history here. Once upon a time a Cheezie fell on the floor and she swooped down to nab it even before you could stop and say “HEY I DROPPED A CHEEZIE.” I don’t think […]

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29 Oct, 2013

Piper on patrol!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

I found these photos on my camera. They capture Piper so perfectly, and crack me up to no end, so of course I had to share them here. Share the post “Piper on patrol!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

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  • SJM: My father sent epic care packages when I was at Uni - one per term. It included a 6 pack of beer and lots of food. This was when postage was much chea
  • andrea tomkins: I KNOW. It's crazy that we are now the parents of an adult. I can hardly believe it myself most days! :)
  • Allison: What!!??!! How is your daughter in university?!! That just cannot be!!! So glad to hear she is adjusting well and having fun and enjoying her classes
  • andrea tomkins: Great ideas Joy! Especially the POST-its! They're actually an expensive purchase for a student, so they'd make a nice addition to a care package.
  • joy: cute and fun - I would love to receive things like this! How about notebooks, magazines, post-it notes, seasonal treats, lip balms, gift cards for fav
  • andrea tomkins: Ooh! Good one Alison! A good (long!) phone charge cord could be welcome as well.
  • Alison in Ottawa: Another pair of ear phones. My daughter can never keep track of them.

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (18) and Sarah (16). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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