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The Art of Paddling Boarding with a Pup

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The Art of Paddling Boarding with a Pup

About six years ago I got my first taste of Stand Up Paddle Boarding and I was hooked. I never imagined I would find an activity that would combine a work out and a way to explore the lakes and oceans. The sport of Paddle Boarding got a lot more addictive when I discovered I could take my dog along for the ride. Here are my 7 critical tips for starting to paddle with your pup…   1. Board confidence:  Yes, Paddle Boarding is awesome! But don’t decide to go get a board and throw your dog and yourself on...

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Peggy’s Cove - A Postcard

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Peggy’s Cove - A Postcard

Picking up where we left off… I had always wanted to see Nova Scotia. Even before the idea of the Rawco Rescue Tour came about it was a place that called to me. Every time a life plan went side ways or some crazy idea didn’t work out, my first thought was ‘I’m moving to Nova Scotia.’ It was approaching noon on July 5th, only hours after Fitz William had taken his last breath. I was shrouded in a vail of fog and sadness. If it wasn’t for my team and the support of Nathan, my lasting impression of Nova...

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My First and Last Steps with Fitz William

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My First and Last Steps with Fitz William

I have been lost in my head for days preparing to write this blog. I was scared to put anything down on paper, knowing that it would really mean I was saying everything out loud and he was really gone. I asked myself - was I capable of writing anything that was profound enough? Would what I wrote be filled with enough meaning and love as powerful as the meaning and love he gave to me? The answer is no, that will never be. I simply just have to write and hope one day I can fulfill the debt of...

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The Unexpected Journey

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The Unexpected Journey

Dear Rawco Followers,  All great journeys and battles start with an epic party. In Lord of the Rings it began with 'A Long-Expected Party' and a party is exactly what we had... Nathan and I set the stage of our journey with a tropical themed, well-attended, wedding party! It was an evening of smoked meats, funk music and a crowd of our most favourite people. We were given three gifts on that beautiful day from mother nature that I took as a sign of something great to come. The first, a single Monarch Butterfly in my path, the second, a...

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The Rawco Rescue Tour

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The Rawco Rescue Tour

  Dear Rawco Followers, You are probably wondering where the hell we are…and that is a very good question. We are currently in Ottawa, our great country’s capital city!  Back in August of 2016, Nate and I took the Rawco team and pack on a much needed break in Muskoka. I was out swimming in the lake with Katie when my little light bulb went off. I said to her “wouldn’t it be amazing to travel across Canada and share what we know with shelters and dog owners?” It was in that moment the Rawco Rescue Tour was born.  I...

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