James posted a link to the Lake Edge Cottages, in the Kawarthas, which he heard about through Toronto's Urban Dog. The place looked terrific, and super dog-friendly, and then we saw - drum roll - "all cottages are equipped with free wireless internet". This means we could watch baseball at night! Which means we can go away for several days. We didn't want to miss a game in the final week of the season, and now we don't have to.
The Red Umbrella - mentioned a few times in comments - looked fabulous. Check out the "For The Dogs link on their website:
* Our spacious lawns are free from any fertilizers or insecticides.
* We have a protected bay with warm shallow waters, where dogs enjoy there own "Doggie Beach"
* There are lots of doggie sheets available on request so dogs can enjoy all the comforts of the couches and soft beds.
* There are no children under the age of sixteen so an accident between an over exited child and a dog will never occur.
We loved that last bit about the over-excited child. Those are true dog lovers. But as much as we'd love to stay at a child-free establishment, the internet capability clinched it for Lake Edge.
So we're booking a cottage with a fireplace, right on the lake, for three nights in late September. Our first (Canadian) cottage experience - I'm excited!
Right now I'm in the thick of it with the notetaking work, trying to get the position. More on that as it develops.