Hot diggity-dog, it’s the dog days of summer. It’s time to grab your pup and head to the Otter Lake off-leash dog park, where your canine companions can chase, run, jump and fetch on 10 acres of grass and trails. Many local dog owners, like White Bear Lake resident Tom Richter and his Lab/Basset mix, Wilson, are part of a loyal group who make the park a regular part of their summer routine. But it’s not just about the quality time spent with their four-legged friends. Read more about Dog-loving Volunteers Make Off-leash Canine Park a Great Place for Pups and People
Tiny puppy Kip is no stranger to media. After receiving positive comments and “likes” on Facebook, Danielle Cézanne, program director at White Bear Center for the Arts, and Kip’s owner, had an idea. “We thought we should include him in a movie as a marketing strategy. What is worse than a tiny puppy about to be eaten by a monster?” The movie, Insectula! is a comedy/horror film where giant insects terrorize a town; it was produced by Cézanne and written, directed and shot by her husband, Mike Peterson. Read more about A Pint-sized Pup Hits the Big Screen in Insectula!
In case there’s any doubt who’s the queen at Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers in downtown White Bear Lake, just look at the wall behind the counter. There you’ll find a larger-than-life poster of Emma, Joel and Dorothy Sherburne’s beloved English bulldog, adorned in diamonds and a sparking tiara. Emma and her counterparts at two other shops in the area provide a surprising benefit to owners and customers alike. Emma’s poster says “You are beautiful because you are loved,” and perhaps this message is from these gentle shop dogs to us. Read more about White Bear-Area Shop Dogs Play a Surprising Role