Hi Dog Person! Welcome to Whistler Dog. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the West Coast with your dog, I hope you’ll find plenty of ideas on this blog. That, plus ‘in-the-trenches’ tips and advice of a variety of dog topics that I struggled to find elsewhere during the insane learning curve of life with my first dog. Mostly, though, it’s
a thinly-veiled attempt to get paid to do stuff with my dog a new determination to turn off Netflix and do more with my dog in Whistler, Vancouver and beyond.
Snuggle up with your puppy, and enjoy what unfolds!
Lauren + Lord Snuzzington 🐾
Dog-person seeks dog
I wanted a dog – desperately neeeeeded a dog – my entire life. Unless you, like my parents, count a lame birthday present (“The Golden Retriever Handbook”, age 12) as a valid placeholder … it was a long wait for Lord Snuzzington.
Then, an even longer wait. Day Two of Dog One? Broke my ankle.
Dog-person gets dog … life gets interesting
I’m wired as a scared-of-everything, safety first, near-hermit, desperately unsuited to making the most of BC. Lord Snuzzington likes to jump in, and question his Life Choices later. On the days we meet in the middle, we’re a pretty good team.
On the other days, there’s always a funny story. It might be “laugh or you’ll cry” stuff (see broken ankle, above) or the latest edition of My Dog vs. Top of Food Chain. Whether coming face to face with a bear, getting watched by a wolf, running off with a coyote, befriending a beaver or golden eagle ‘flocking this way’ … British Columbia finds us.
Where have you travelled together so far?
In British Columbia (and a tiny bit of Alberta), we’re always exploring Whistler and Vancouver, and have visited Victoria, Uclulet and Tofino, BC’s Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island, BC’s wine country (the Okanangan, Osoyoos and Kelowna), Revelstoke and Jasper National Park … by car, boat, ferry, canoe, on foot and on snowshoes.
Is Lord Snuzzington his real name?
One of roughly fifty-seven or so. Amidst a wide (and rarely PC) nomenclature, Lord Snuzzington is the most literary choice. On his most dashing days it’s Pacey Whitter … and Slobberdog Milosevic on his least.
Do you make money from your blog?
I’ve tried working for free, but now I’ve got a mouth to feed – and he eats 2 pounds a day. I use affiliates throughout this site; recommendations for top-quality products and properties we’ve really put through their paces. (The kind of love I have for my vacuum cleaner cannot be faked). For utmost disclosure, assume that every page of this site is for-profit.
What breed is Lord Snuzzington?
He looks a lot like Rowdy, the dog from Scrubs (except not stuffed).
Where to start?
Raid your snack drawer, jump in and get started!