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Heartbreaking Facts About Victoria Eugenie, The Hated Queen Of Spain

Although she remained cool and collected in times of peril, Princess Victoria Eugenie had demons nipping at her heels. From her tumultuous marriage to her heartbreaking trials with motherhood, she was no stranger to the slurs of condemnation. Still, even as Victoria Eugenie her best foot forward, she would never escape her utterly twisted fate. On October 24, 1887, Princess Victoria Eugenie blessed the royal family with her arrival. As the granddaughter of the illustrious Queen Victoria, she al

Alluring Facts About Stephanie Seymour, The Angel Of Fashion

When Stephanie Seymour first entered the world of fashion, she had no idea that she wasn’t just going to be any old model. As Seymour electrified the photoshoots she attended and stomped her way down the runway, it became apparent to everyone that she was something special. How did Seymour go from everyday American girl to worldwide supermodel? Read on to find out! Seymour’s childhood years stand in stark contrast to the turmoil of her later life. We know Stephanie Seymour for her sophisticated

Tragic Facts About Elizabeth Feodorovna, The Martyred Princess

Few can claim to possess the inner beauty of Princess Elizabeth Feodorovna. Strong of spirit, with a deep belief in her convictions and a penchant for kindness, Feodorovna touched the hearts of all who knew her. Despite the jaw-dropping tragedies that life threw her way, Feodorovna remained strong, even in the face of her horrific and grisly end. Her story started out as a fairy tale, with her playing the part of a real-life Cinderella…only to devolve into a saga just as twisted and heartbreaking.

Comedic Facts About Max Linder, The World’s First International Movie Star

When it comes to comedic silent films, many people today think about films that star the likes of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. However, very few know about the man that inspired their acts: Max Linder. Although Linder was one of the most famous stars in his day and has left his fingerprints on just about every movie we see today, his story is relatively unknown. Why is that? And what led to his sudden and gruesome end? Read on to find out.

Doomed Facts About Franz Joseph, Emperor Of Austria

Lots of historical figures are complicated, but they don’t get much more complicated than Franz Joseph I of Austria. A staunch monarch in an era when kings were going out of style, Franz Joseph made himself many enemies. As if that wasn’t already a ton to handle, his family life was complex, and marred by tragedy. Brilliant, stubborn, and kind in equal measure, it’s hard to say whether Franz Joseph was a good guy. Read on, and judge for yourself. 1. His Mom Used Him The world welcomed Franz Jo

Devastating Facts About Diahann Carroll, The Barrier-Smashing Actress

Diahann Carroll was a groundbreaking figure in the world of entertainment. As a Black performer, she faced prejudice and backlash from all sides, but she never let it completely snuff out her love of the craft. However, her personal relationships always haunted her in the background, making it hard for her to enjoy her own success. Not even Dominique Deveraux could hold a candle to Diahann Carroll’s harrowing real-life full of obstacles, complicated relationships, and jealous lovers.

Sinful Facts About Pope John XII, The Party Pope

It’s hard to do justice to the story of the walking disaster that was Pope John XII. When even the historian most sympathetic to his life states, “There cannot be a doubt that John XII was anything but what a Pope, the chief pastor of Christendom, should have been,” you know he must have messed up somewhere along the way. An adulterer, backstabber, and all-around terrible human being, John XII’s story is like a trainwreck you can’t take your eyes off of.

Explosive Facts About Eddie Fisher, Hollywood's Most Scandalous Playboy

If you need an idea of how Eddie Fisher saw himself, just take a look at the first page of his autobiography, where he wrote, “When I was a small child—I couldn’t have been more than three or four years old—I opened my mouth and this beautiful sound came out.” Even as a kid, Fisher knew he had one destiny, and one destiny only: To become a star. Unfortunately, tragedy, scandal, and heartbreak marked his road to fame.

Scandalous Facts About Jane Boleyn, The Betrayed Viscountess

Poor Jane Boleyn just could not catch a break during her time as a member of King Henry VIII’s court. Betrayed multiple times and by multiple people, the intrigue and backstabbing of the court eventually caused Jane to lose her head…literally. As if this wasn’t bad enough, people proceeded to make her out as some sort of cartoonish, cackling witch of a villain. How did this all come to pass? Read on to find out.

Thrilling Facts About Joan Bennett, The Ultimate Femme Fatale

Joan Bennett lived in a time that was tumultuous and full of changes for actresses like her. The Silent Era of movies was just ending, and the Sound Era was just beginning. An actress with lesser fire and talent would not have made it through this time of rapid change, but Bennett’s tenacity and smarts made her one of the most successful and beloved actresses of her time. Still, her life wasn’t without its personal struggles, battles with the press, and scandalous moments.
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Virgo Versus The Zodiac: 10 Things You Need To Know Before Starting The Game

Taking its cues from games like Undertale and Paper Mario, Virgo Versus the Zodiac is a quirky little JRPG that can be quite opaque at times. While fairly simple on the surface, players will quickly realize that a lot is going on in the game that just isn't explained. This is not a knock against the game, however. Virgo Versus the Zodiac simply allows for a ton of experimentation and theorizing, and it tries to give players just enough information to get themselves started. Still, knowing just

Fire Emblem: Three Houses: 10 Unconventional Builds That Wreck Shop

Nintendo Switch hit Fire Emblem: Three Houses is now the best-selling entry in the entire Fire Emblem franchise, and it's not surprising. Not only is the cast of recruitable characters huge, but there are more ways than ever before to customize them for combat. RELATED: New Ways To Play Fire Emblem: Three Houses To Hold You Over Until The Next Game Unlike past entries in the series, Three Houses allows characters to be classed into basically any role the player wants, with very few exceptions.

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An Update, and a Big Thank You to Our Community!

We hope this blog posts find our readers doing well! It has been a couple weeks of craziness, with COVID-19 causing rapid and sweeping changes across Canada. Many of you have reached out to us with offers of assistance and words of encouragement, and we’re grateful for the kindness that we’ve received from the community. Thank you! On our end, we would like to provide you all with some quick updates from the past week. Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently ordered the closure of non-essential busi

Taffy's Legacy Adoptable of the Month for March

Dog Gone Walking is proud to be partnering with Taffy’s Legacy, a local dog rescue, to match adoptable dogs with their perfect human. Over the years, we have seen the love and joy that rescues can bring to everyone around them, and we firmly believe that all dogs deserve a home to call their own. We hope that this partnership with Taffy’s Legacy will bring us one step closer to finding every dog their furever family. This month, we want to introduce you to Colton, the 10 month old husky, and ou

Kitten Season is Almost Here! (And it's not as Cute as it Sounds)

It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner! For some of us, this means melting snow, sunny days, and mild weather. For animal rescuers, this means one thing: kitten season! From early spring to late fall, there is an explosion in the number of cats giving birth to kittens. This is because, as the weather warms, female cats go into heat and can have multiple litters with multiple kittens. This leads to a large number of unwanted kittens being taken to animal shelters through

The Scoop on Poop in Waterloo

Whether you’re a dog or cat owner, there is one thing we can all agree on: picking up after them is the least fun part of owning a pet. But it’s inevitable, and as owners, many of us rely heavily on using plastic bags as a way to dispose of waste. With Canadians owning a combined total of 16.5 million cats and dogs, this can equate to a lot of plastic. It’s not all the fault of pet owners though. Plastic is one of the cheapest and easiest products to produce, and a quick Amazon search shows

Indoor Activities for Dogs and Cats

It’s January, and winter is officially upon us in full force! While we’ve had a couple of cold but sunny days this month, we’ve had some rainy, snowy, and icy days in equal measure. When bad weather is keeping you from heading outdoors, here are some fun, indoor activities you can do with your dog or cat to keep them from going completely bonkers! Who said the treadmill was for humans only? The treadmill can be a great way to get some energy out of your pup when a walk outdoors is out of the

Animal Rescue in KW

From fostering to rescuing, to getting down and cleaning cages, the people of Kitchener-Waterloo have a strong tradition of donating their time and energy to the welfare of animals in need. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more involved in the local animal community, and you’re not sure where to start, here are some organizations and programs you may not know about that operate locally, and could always use an extra hand! Entirely volunteer-run and a registered non-profit, Pet Pa

Tip and Tricks to Keep the Cat Off the Christmas Tree

Cats and Christmas trees can be like oil and water, but it’s possible to have both in your home at the same time! If you have a cat that keeps treating your Christmas tree like it’s the best cat toy ever, here are some tips and tricks to keep your kitty safe for the holidays! Why do cats like climbing trees? It’s important to understand that many cats naturally like to be up high in the air. Not only are they usually safe from most predators, but it also lets them survey their territory. S