Big Dogs in Tiny Places — An Essay

I’ve written in the past about my life spent moving a lot and also about gravitating toward tinier places to live, such as shared housing or renting small abodes. Today, as I once again stumbled over my dog as I was trying to make breakfast, I thought, “I’ll bet there are other people who liveContinue reading “Big Dogs in Tiny Places — An Essay”

Petiquette On The Road

Petiquette is the art of being considerate of others while traveling with your dogs, or even cats. I’ve encountered a lot of non-petiquette behavior in the past 15 months but as Michelle Obama says, “When they go low, we go high.” You too, can set the bar high as you travel the country with yourContinue reading “Petiquette On The Road”

9 Free Dog-Friendly Walks In and Near Branson, MO

It turns out that Branson, a popular entertainment mecca for families and retired folks, is chock-full of outdoor free adventures that are dog-friendly, some right in town. And if you want to take a little drive, Table Rock State Park is only 9 miles away. First of all, if you’re staying in Branson for anyContinue reading “9 Free Dog-Friendly Walks In and Near Branson, MO”

Dog Parks in Branson, MO

I’ve only been here for 5 days but plan on staying all summer so we’ve already checked out some of the dog-friendly entertainment. I’m staying in Hollister, just across the river from Branson and a quick 3 minute drive. Branson does tend to get crowded, traffic-wise, especially on weekends in the summer so I wantedContinue reading “Dog Parks in Branson, MO”

The Bark Rangers at Petrified Forest National Park

We toured Petrified Forest National Park in early April by motorhome. Our first stop was the Painted Desert Visitor Center. There are several buildings here with a gift shop, restaurant and a bookstore/ranger station. I went in to the ranger station to get a map and to get my two Bark Rangers registered. Although whileContinue reading “The Bark Rangers at Petrified Forest National Park”

Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA

Sometimes you want to relieve old memories and it doesn’t live up to expectations and sometimes it does. I hadn’t been here in 20 years and didn’t remember much from that visit as I was mostly just photographing but my expectations were high though because I used to love Knott’s Berry Farm in the 60sContinue reading “Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA”

Georgia on my Mind

We’ve been in Georgia now since Sunday.  I’ll be staying at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park until next Thursday, a total of 11 days.  Thought I would make an additional post before the Pet Friendly Report is due. I am starting to really fall in love with the state parks we’ve been staying at. ThisContinue reading “Georgia on my Mind”

At the Gulf

Significant title because I’ve been in California or Oregon for the last 40+ years. My dogs love the ocean but when we got here, what a surprise! The water is so warm, so shallow, and no shells. I hate cold water and here I was jumping right in to swim without even getting used toContinue reading “At the Gulf”