The Dog Days of Winter

Ziggy, our five year-old Retriever-Husky rescue from Northern Ontario is not a fan of summer. But come winter, the playful puppy re-emerges, and he can’t wait to run. And pull. Ziggy was made for winter activities like pulling while we ski (skijoring), winter trail run (cani-cross) and snowshoe (I don’t know if there’s a K9…

Slip Slidin’ Away

I’m guessing Paul Simon wasn’t contemplating icy Orillia roads and sidewalks when he wrote Slip Slidin’ Away in the 1970s. Nor was he likely thinking about the risk of falls because of those treacherous winter conditions. But if the shoe fits… But maybe that’s the problem; the shoe doesn’t fit. At least it doesn’t fit…

Our Favourite Gear from 2018

It’s the last day of 2018. I thought I would take this opportunity to reflect on seven of our favourite products from this past year. Okay, so the first couple of products actually predate the start of 2018, but we brought them last winter, so we’re still including them in the list. The first is…

Sue and Kula in the snow

Snow Flies Bite Less than Black Flies

Over the weekend, we had the first snowfall of the year. With family visiting, we had thought a hike in one of the Simcoe County forest tracts would be nice. However, none of us had anticipated the snow, so without proper footwear for visiting family members, I was worried that cold, wet feet would make for an unpleasant…

When to Replace Your Shoes

Do you need to replace your shoes? Here’s how you’ll know Robb shares 3 key things he considers when replacing shoes. How many miles are you putting on your shoes? What surfaces are you running on? Are your treads worn down? Robb dives into these questions and more in the short video below to help…