Visiting the (Old Lawrencetown) Road Once Travelled

When I was a kid, we lived on a nondescript road, tucked in between Cole Harbour and Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, known as Ritcey Crescent. It was a peaceful place to grow up, backing onto acres of forest. My brother and I spent a lot of time in those woods.

When you live in a place like that, it seems reasonable, necessary even, to have a dog. So after years of begging, my parents finally relented. In 1997, when I was ten years-old, I got my first dog.  Continue reading

Shubenacadie Trail in Waverley, Nova Scotia Off-Leash Dog Friendly

Keeping it Cool with a Rainy Dogventure on the Shubenacadie Trail

Last weekend’s weather left much to be desired… but when your best friend is a lab, it’s never too rainy for a dogventure. In fact, the light misty rain made for perfect jogging conditions. So we decided to check out a trail that’s been on our list for quite some time: the Shubenacadie Trail in Waverley.  Continue reading

A Spectacle Lake Stroll and a Super Simple DIY Dog Blanket

The past few days (and probably this weekend) aside, it’s hard to deny that we’ve had an easy winter. The weather in Halifax has been unseasonably warm, and who can remember the last time we had to shovel snow? Suffice to say Halifax has redeemed itself from last year, and we’ve been taking full advantage.

The best part about the warmer weather is that the lakes have completely thawed. Obviously, this means Dallas is back in the water. Lucky for us, last weekend we found a perfect swimming spot… And it was in the heart of Burnside. Who would have thought? Continue reading

Dartmouth Harbourwalk Dog-Friendly Halifax Harbour View

A Dartmouth Harbourwalk and My #1 Tip for Starting a Blog

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I was pretty nervous to start this blog. I wasn’t so much worried about people not liking it. I figure those who don’t like it won’t read it. I was mostly nervous about failing. I had no idea if I would enjoy blogging. And I knew if I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t be able to stick with it. I was scared that I would lose interest, or energy, or ideas, and give up. Halifax Dogventures would be relegated to the same dusty shelf as countless other abandoned blogs.

So I set a goal: one blog post a week for 52 weeks.

So far, sticking with my goal has been easy. And so much fun. I think it’s because I have a subject I genuinely get excited about. Dogs + exploring = the best. Going on our weekly dogventures and sharing them with all of you has become a highlight of my week.

That brings me to my #1 tip for starting a blog…  Continue reading