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Join me for one or all of these upcoming delightful dog events!—Sid

All About Dogs Day at the Arboretum

Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Reserve a spot for you and poochie today! A first-ever event at the Arboretum to honor man’s and woman’s best friend. Reserve a spot for you and your faithful canine companion for a wonderful walk together on 3-mile drive, followed by a pet expo fair at the Margot picnic shelters…all in the wonderful outdoor setting of the Arboretum. To reserve Click Here or for more information call 952-443-4401.            3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN 55318

Holiday Pet Boutique and Animal Blessing Event

Dogs and their humans are invited to have a spiritual experience while on a shopping spree at the “All Things Dog Holiday Pet Boutique and Animal Blessing Event Sunday, Nov. 7 from 1–4 p.m. More than 15 pet-related vendors will be gathered in a vacant storefront in the strip mall just down from 6 Wags Dog Daycare & Boarding at Highway 169 & 63rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove, Minn. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you as you shop.

Vendors will be offering a wide variety of items, such as clothing, jewelry, hand-stitched & quilted items, crate pads, books, pet hammocks and beds, blankets, socks, glassware, collars and pet bandanas, purses, photo cards, homemade dog treats, embroidered items, and numerous other gifts and/or services for you and your dog.

A special event within the event: At 2 p.m. Animal Chaplain Sid Korpi, author of the award-winning book “Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss,” will conduct a pet blessing ceremony. The blessing will take place in the parking lot, weather permitting, or inside near the boutique.

Vendors include Crossroads Animal Shelter; Black & White Bakery; Sid Korpi, author; Pets-R-Loved Embroidery; There’s Someplace Like Home; Judy’s Terrier Designs; Hansegard PhotoCards; Sondra’s Gifts; Conversational Pieces; McDuff’s Terrier Treasures; Pure Spirit Animal Communication and Training; Jenny Pavlovic, author of “8 State Hurricane Kate” and “The Not Without My Dog Resource and Record Book”; Ginny’s Westie Sox & Stuff; The Dog Perk; Pawcessories—Pets with Personality; Memory of Monroe Scottie Rescue; and 6 Wags Dog Daycare & Boarding.

For directions, Google this address: 9659 63rd Ave. N., Maple Grove, MN or go to

TCOTC Fall Bazaar

Sunday, Nov. 13 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Twin Cities Obedience Training Center

2101 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 379-1332

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I give up. I will NEVER get all my dogs to face the camera at the same time! But I still wanted to share some pictures from our Halloween book signing event at Lulu & Luigi Pet Boutiques.

bobbing for weinies

Ambrose (sunflower), Blanche and Keely (foreground) bob for weinies.

Crossing dressing dog wlkr

Anthony Kaczor, the "cross" dressing dog walker

Halloween pups

Halloween pups Blanche, Keely and Ambrose

sid as ladybug

Sid as a ladybug. See my family resemblance to the dogs?

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