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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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Observe how far she extends her tongue, and how the side angle maximizes contact with her desired goal a.k.a the peanut butter. Share the post “Piper has perfected her dish-lickin’ technique” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

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Piper lets it all hang out [video]

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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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