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12 Oct, 2014

Piper gives thanks

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

Piper is thankful for… Sunny spots: Squeak toys: Chewy things: Having family who helps out when life throws you a curve ball, or a bunch of burrs: We can learn so much from our furry friends, don’t you think? Piper reminds me every day to be thankful for the simple things in life. I’m off […]

10 Oct, 2014

This is the kind of week that it’s been around here

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

A bit ruff, but hey, it’s FRIDAY, and that is something to celebrate. Share the post “This is the kind of week that it’s been around here” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

30 Mar, 2014

For the record

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff|Misc. life|Ottawa

It’s March 30 and we woke up to another dumping of the white stuff. Sigh. At least someone was happy about it: Share the post “For the record” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

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 […]


24 Mar, 2014

This is what Piper thinks of Mondays

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

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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 daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). 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, 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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