If You Don’t Know How to do it – I’ll Show You How to Walk the Dog!!



Did you know:

Anne Boleyn had two dogs- Purkoy and Urian. ” The name Urian means “devil’s helper,” and some pointed to her use of this name as evidence of witchcraft.”

Mary Queen of Scots- had a Skye terrier given to her by a French princess.

Queen Henrietta Maria- went back into her house as it was being bombarded by shells and cannonballs to save her furry best friend!

Emily Dickinson- had a 16 year relationship with her Newfoundland dog given to her by her father.

Bad to the Bone Puppy Walk — Because — “History Isn’t Just For Humans”

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You and your dogs are invited to the “Bad to the Bone Puppy Walk” through Carleton Place’s Historic Mill District. Come “Sniff Around Carleton Place With Us”.

Bring your pup or pups, walk with us, and learn all about the amazing local history. We will try and have some four legged tidbits too.

Legend was Almonte folks were not supposed to associate with the Carleton Place Irish folks, and especially on St. Patrick’s Day.  As one local resident said, “it’s something to do with us being Scottish, me thinks.”

But were the Ballygiblin riots in 1824 an example of “Orange” frustration? Were the established Protestant settlers jealous of government assistance to new Irish Catholic immigrants? During the riots one immigrant was killed, several were injured, and a number of buildings were destroyed or damaged. Find out all about this historic event.

As we walk down Mill Street past the historic old mills we will see the rare Hackaberry Tree grove. We will go under the old railroad bridge that many a train traveled over the Mississippi River. Hear about the history of the MacArthur Woolen and Gillies Mills that used to employ hundred of local residents. Walk past the old fire hall, historic homes, and St. James Anglican Church on the way to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. There we will share free lemonade and fresh cookies and have treats for the dogs in the Museum gardens.

See you then- Wednesday August 5th, at 6:45 P.M. in front of Moore House (170 Bridge Street) across from the Carleton Place Town Hall

Approx Time- 645 P.M- 8 P.M

Important Bites-
Limit two dogs per human
Dogs must be on leash at all times
Waste bags required

Ignore mistake on flyer.. it’s WEDNESDAY –THIS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5TH


Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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