Posts Written By Yvonne Kai

Peppa Pig at Calgary Zoo

Calgary in the winter is not for the faint of heart. I heard on the radio that this is the coldest snap we have had since 1998. However, we’ve got Peppa Pig coming to town.  So today with a -17C but feels like -28C with windchill forecast we headed out to the Calgary Zoo.

When we arrived it’s clear that it’s going to be an easy day. The parking lots were virtually empty amidst the billowing snow. There were no lines at the front gates so we basically walked right in. However as we crossed the bridge towards the pavilion, more and more  little people gathered, chanting “Peppa Peppa  Peppa”.

When we got there we were met with a timed ticket for our slot for photos. Any parent who has done this for Santa photos knows what a blessing it is. It cuts the actual wait time down to 10 minutes or less.

While we wait for a chance to meet with Peppa and George we watch Peppa Pig’s “Chinese new year” episode on a continuous loop on a giant TV, with the kids doing crafts at the same time.

My oldest made a Chinese paper lantern while the younger ones cut and coloured Peppa pictures.

There was a Games Station with giant connect 4’s, tic-tac-toe and Jenga set up on the other side in the beautiful garden.

At last it was the long awaited moment. It was our turn to meet Peppa. My boys declined being in the photo as they felt like they have done their brotherly duty escorting their sister to the front of the line. My daughter  confidently walked up after declaring she was “doing this by myself”. She gave Peppa a big hug then turned around and smiled for pictures with Peppa and George. This is as good as it gets for a three year old.

After pictures we headed out to see the pandas is well. We then made the trek back to the car. By then the wind had died down so it wasn’t quite so treacherous. A wonderful morning and a well attended event despite the cold. It’s no wonder that kids are starting to speak in a British accent.  Peppa and George is a wonderful draw. Thanks for a great morning Calgary Zoo! 


20% off C’est Moi Beauty for GALentine’s Day

As if you need another excuse to stay in with the girls, Galentine’s Day (aka, the more fun & less stressful version of Valentine’s Day) is quickly approaching so treat your BFFs to an at-home spa day with the help of C’est Moi Beauty.

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Pipolino Mobile and Adjustable Food Dispenser Provides Pets with a Healthy and Natural way of Eating

Many animals have a tendency to devour their food during mealtimes. Pets that eat rapidly are more likely to face various health issues like choking, vomiting, gastrointestinal discomfort or food bloat, to name a few. Designed by a veterinarian, Pipolino’s mobile and adjustable dry food dispenser allows pets to find food as they would in nature, which promotes both physical and mental balance. Animals have the ability to roll Pipolino on the ground or in trough in order to dispense kibble slowly and chase or “hunt” for their foodPipolino provides countless benefits and helps to avoid many common problems today’s pets face such as boredom, over eating, obesity, bad digestion, physical inactivity, aggression, and the ingesting of foreign bodies. 

Eating quickly is a fairly common behavior for pets. Depending on the animal, there are many reasons as to why. Take the canine for example; a dog may eat rapidly due to the competitive instinct that is often seen in the wild when wolves bring down prey. The animal that eats faster is in a better position to survive and pass along its genes. This scenario is especially seen in multi-dog householdswhere speed eating tendencies are increased due to competing with their fellow pack members. 


Whether a dog is eating too quickly because he’s in competition mode or simply indulges too fast because he loves the taste of his food; not taking the time to chew larger pieces of kibble can cause them to ingest a significant amount of air. When this occurs, the food will most likely come back up by regurgitation or vomiting. After this happens a pet owner may feel uncertain if their dog or cat has received an adequate amount of nutrition during their meal time. Vomiting will also leave the animal hungry more frequently throughout the day, which can lead to a desire for more food and increased begging. Let’s face it, most pet owners are weak when it comes to those adorable begging eyes! With 80 million U.S dogs and cats at risk from obesity, it’s important that pet parents stay mindful of their pet’s meal intake and avoid overfeeding. 

For over ten years, Pipolino has been the only way of feeding pets that combines all individual advantages, without the disadvantages of bowls, anti-glutton bowls, fixed and mobile food distributors. Pipolino is the only anti-glutton bowl that provides physical activity and slow enough ingestion that avoids overconsumption, satisfies the appetite and improves digestionIn fact, Pipolino is taught in French Veterinary Schools for the prevention and treatment of excess weight and digestive disorders, as well as behavioral diseases such as bulimia, obesity, dirtiness, aggressiveness, depression, inactivity.


Additional Features of Pipolino Include


• Fits all brands (Royal Canin, Hills, Friskies, Frolic, Proplan, etc.), sizes and shapes of croquettes, pellets, or any other dry food. 
• Contains a quantity of pellets allowing to feed one or many animals (depending on the choice of the model) during a meal, for one day, or for a weekend. 
• Enables to modify, by simple adjustment, the ease of distribution of food, which trains the animal gradually and gently to eat slowly.
• Designed so that all the croquettes coming out are immediately eaten, don’t scatter on the floor, don’t get crushed and don’t collect dust on the ground. 
• It has been designed in order to not roll under the furniture where the animal would not be able to recover it. 
• Made of shocks-resistant, recyclable, food-grade quality materials, which ensure a very good conservation of the inner food.


Retailing for $24.90, Pipolino is affordable to all budgets. Pet families utilizing Pipolino daily will have great peace of mind knowing that they are investing in their pet’s mental and physical health, as well as save money spent on pet food thanks to its decreased food consumption featuresPipolino offers a two year (parts and labor) guarantee for any defect or component breakage under normal conditions of use. 


Pipolino is currently available on Amazon.com


AKC Museum of the Dog

The American Kennel Club is excited to officially announce that the AKC Museum of the Dog will make its return to New York City in February, 2019. Fine art and technology meet in NYC’s only Museum dedicated to dogs, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of canine fine art

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog will officially open its doors in New York City on Friday February 8, 2019, at its new location, 101 Park Ave, just steps away from Grand Central Station. The Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of canine fine art.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the newly designed space will house art from famous dog artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more. It also has a two-story glass vitrine that encases rare porcelains and bronzes, in addition to a library where users can learn about their favorite breeds. The Museum’s first exhibition will be entitled “For the Love of All Things Dog” and combines select works from the AKC’s own collection and that of the Museum.

Throughout the Museum, visitors will experience exhibits that bridge the digital and physical elements of the Museum and bring new life to the collection. Spanning two floors with a double height atrium space at the stair, the gallery includes interactive exhibits such as a “Find Your Match” kiosk that takes your photo, aligning its likeness with an AKC-registered dog breed. Additionally, there is a “Meet the Breeds®” touchscreen table that allows visitors to explore breeds’ features, traits, history and representations in the collection. There are several other digital experiences that bring audiences into the history of the Museum and its mission.

“It is exciting to bring this collection back to New York City,” says Alan Fausel, Executive Director, American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. “This Museum is a beautiful ode to man’s best friend and we are thrilled to bring these pieces and exhibitions to new audiences.”

The Museum will also have an app where users can interact with the exhibits with “Arty” a virtual dog/tour guide throughout the Museum. It creates a new user experience for kids and kids at heart.

The AKC Museum of the Dog, founded in 1982, was originally housed in The New York Life Building located at 51 Madison Avenue as part of the AKC Headquarters. In 1987, the Museum was moved to West St. Louis County, MO. The AKC was instrumental in founding the Museum and believes in its mission to protect and to share the amazing works of art donated by participants in the dog sport over the last 35 years. The new Museum will be housed at the Kalikow Building at 101 Park Ave.


About the AKC Museum of the Dog

Founded in 1982, The AKC Museum of the Dog is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog for the purposes of education, historical perspective, aesthetic enjoyment and to enhance the appreciation for and knowledge of the significance of the dog and the human/canine relationship. Located in New York City, the Museum is home to several hundred paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, and porcelain figurines, a variety of decorative arts objects and interactive displays depicting man’s best friend throughout the ages. The AKC Museum of the Dog is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization funded mainly by private and corporate gift donations.

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Ardsley, NY – January 15th – Pura Naturals Pet launches 2019 with a new Collegiate Veterinary Program targeted to our future Veterinarians.

The new program will aid collegiate Veterinary Programs in the USA, providing donations of all-natural health and wellness solutions for the companion animals they treat, and training students and clinicians on how to administer these solutions. By targeting future Veterinarians, these students are educated on added options for organic and holistic healing for the patients and communities they support.

As part of the new program, Pura Naturals Pet donated products to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts for use in the school’s low-cost community veterinary clinic, as well as for their related outreach efforts and events for underserved local communities and pets.
Beth Sommers, President of Pura Naturals Pet stated “We’re proud to be a part of the growing awareness of organic pet wellness in the Veterinary community. Seeing their passion for animals and the good they are doing in their communities is inspiring. We look forward to supporting Tufts University and other future Collegiate Veterinarian’s with their work in clinical care.”
For information on Pura Naturals Pet all-natural and certified organic products,visit our website at or call a customer service representative at (844) 698-4367.
To apply for our Veterinary Program, please access