The Taste of the Danforth – Nimbus

“We are out here specifically to do some work. There are a lot of distractions out here. Every once in a while I want him to focus on me. I will ask for a ‘down’ or a ‘sit’. I want him to do it despite all the distractions.”

“It’s made me more mature. I have to take care of him. I also have to take care of myself. I come home after work and I’m tired. But I still have to take care of Nimbus. And then do it again, later in the evening around 10 o’clock. I can’t just think of myself anymore. It’s like having a child. I got him at 13 weeks of age. But I researched everything beforehand.”

“There are things that have tested my patience. Like when he was a puppy and pulled on leash or went running off. But it was all about the training. I beleive the problem is not the dog. It’s all the person…it’s all about the training. So being patient is important”

“One of the things about having a dog is that so many people love dogs. They all come up and talk to us. “When you have a dog you meet other dog people and you have a connection.”

Do you have a nickname for him…do you ever change up his name a bit just to be playful?

“Oh yeah. When he does something dopey I call him Nimrod instead of Nimbus.”

Taste of the Danforth

The Taste of the Danforth is one of Canada’s largest street festivals, welcoming 1.5 million people over the course of a summer weekend in August. The concept of the festival began when a number of local competitors decided to get together and participate in what is now known as a “co-op or coalition advertising”. There are dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages and of course, FOOD, FOOD and more FOOD. It is a fun event and many folks bring their dogs. I met a couple of them, their posts follow…