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Valerie

Travel

Dogs of Greece | #strayoftheday

There are 750 million street dogs worldwide, be it strays or village dogs, roaming around our cities and rural areas, though there is certainly a higher population in some spots versus others. As I rediscovered in my second and most recent trip to Greece,…

May 8, 2016
Travel

Aiding The People of Nowhere

As a Canadian, I feel very fortunate that every day I am able to experience life in a safe environment, free from war, from poverty, and from disaster. However, I have also felt very helpless knowing that millions of people around the world do…

March 13, 2016
Personal

LA Rescues: Kaila | Part I

The Story of Kaila | Part I Nothing tugs at my heartstrings more than a “Lost Dog” poster. While most posters of the sort that I come across are usually tacked to wooden power-lines or taped to cement lampposts, peeling and weather-worn, I am…

March 10, 2016
Personal

LA Rescues: Joffre

No vacation in the west coast would be complete without a proper road trip through the mountains and so that’s what my friend and I set out to embark upon during my final few days in B.C. We created a general route for the…

October 9, 2015
Lifestyle

Mountain Meadow Hiking with Kaoru

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. – Milan Kundera A couple of weeks ago, I finally took a much needed (and long…

September 11, 2015
Style

HOUND Collection

Ever since I stumbled upon HOUND Collection through a casual explore session of immediate follow-worthy Instagram accounts, I have been in love. The brand’s collection of seasonally-inspired pieces is fun, trendy, and will have heads turning, sometimes even with an accompanied “Awww,” from passersby…

August 31, 2015
Leisure

Flea Market Wandering

Looking for a fun leisurely outing for you and your pup before summer wraps up? We suggest checking out a local flea market. While normally dogs and fleas are not an ideal combo, don’t let the old-timey moniker for this type of bazaar chase…

August 21, 2015
Lifestyle

On The Run [Series]

Running Series | Part I Chiquita loves to run. It has been instilled in her since our early days together living in Costa Rica. During our walks down the long stretches of sandy beaches, she’d often tear away from me, happy to lead the…

August 17, 2015
Travel

The Rich Coast

A collection of memories from Costa Rica. Because when you can’t travel physically, you may as well do it mentally.   From the day I knew we’d be sticking it out together forever.   The crash and roll of the breaking waves. The soft,…

August 12, 2015
Personal

That Fated Day

The Story of Chiquita | Part I She walked into my life that day and changed it forever… It seemed like any other regular day to me during that time in my life; an afternoon to be spent lazing about in the hot tropical…

August 8, 2015