I was a single dancer/backpacker/student living in Toronto, Melbourne, Tokyo and Amsterdam… and then I met my husband, moved to an island off the westcoast of Canada, got married, got a mortgage, added two dogs to the mix, and after 2 years of “trying” our lives completely changed when we got pregnant with our baby girl.
My name is Shauna, my husband’s name is John, our daughter’s name is Naomi, and I have two dogs (Mickey (chihuahua x) and Kayloo (pittie/heeler mix of some kind)). I blog about all four of those guys… a lot. Like, a LOT. I also post lots of photos because that is how I roll.
I started this blog in June 2009. I decided on the name “Fido & Wino” because every time I sat down to write I wanted to be reminded of things that made me feel calm and happy. A dear friend of mine had passed away and quite often I found myself feeling lost, angry and empty. My dogs always made me smile and a glass of wine certainly didn’t hurt (am I right?), and so Fido & Wino was born. John’s life would never be the same again…
my baby, my teacher is a series I started in May 2012 after Naomi was born. It occurred to me that my little peanut was going to teach me far more in her lifetime than I would ever teach her, so I thought I would start writing down the gems I was learning. Hopefully this will help me remember all the little lessons and Naomi (and any future bambinos!) will enjoy reading it when she’s older. Or maybe she will just find the whole thing horribly embarrassing… that could be entertaining too.
The R.O.A.R. Squad ran from April 2010 to April 2011. It stands for Rescue Owners Are Rockin’ and the Grand Master Plan there was to highlight how incredibly COOL inviting rescue animals into your home is. I found people from every province in Canada and every state in the U.S.A. in addition to a whole slew of people in the Super Wicked Peeps categories. It was such a fun project, thank you to everyone for your support and participation!