I don’t say that out loud but I sure want to sometimes. This is a rant that has been in my head for quite a while and I was reminded about it just this morning when I saw a beagle limping along with her stomach an inch above the ground. I know beagles as … Continue reading Your dog is fat!
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument I have previously written about a couple different places in Grand Staircase-Escalante which we have enjoyed with our Danes, Devil's Garden and Lower Calf Creek Falls with a third location, Willis Creek slot not yet published. I give the area a 4-paw rating because dogs are welcome throughout most of the monument. It … Continue reading One of the most dog friendly parks is being threatened
I was recently reminded, by Facebook memories, that at this time last year we had made the incredibly hard decision to remove K'Ehleyr's leg to relieve her of the pain caused by osteosarcoma. We all had a lot to learn and adjust to but she was amazing, she was standing within 12 hours after surgery … Continue reading This time last year
Martok's first balloon rally is one of our favorite rallies each year, the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally. Panguitch is a small town in southern Utah not far from Bryce Canyon. During this year's rally, smoke from fires in Brian Head had been choking the town days before but the air seemed to clear out for … Continue reading Panguitch Balloon Rally
Mid-June people were still skiing in the high Sierras as 19 teenagers gathered for a full immersion experience into hot air ballooning. This was our first stop on this summer's trip. The campers, counselors, instructors/pilots and organizers all stayed in a multi-level, hostel style lodge which promoted a great sense of community and convenience. Every … Continue reading High Sierra Balloon Camp
After having Martok for 8 weeks we packed up and took him on the road for almost 10 weeks. He traveled to Canada, 7 US states, attended balloon rallies, rode a power boat and a kayak, hiked, learned to swim, saw bear, moose, elk, pronghorn, deer and lots of smaller mammals and made lots of … Continue reading Martok’s first nomadic summer
I'm posting this newsletter later than I wanted. Everything has been a bit hectic since hitting the road June 17th. This issue talks about one of our favorite parks, Devil's Postpile in California and the sport of dog surfing. You can see the PDF version by using the link below but I'm looking into changing … Continue reading Newsletter Issue 2
A new project I'm starting is a monthly newsletter. It will highlight a National Park, Monument or other place we have traveled to with our Danes and hopefully help inform people about places they may want to explore with their furry friends. I also hope to feature some cool product I use or looks like … Continue reading Newsletter
Who is this new personality to enter our lives? I keep being reminded of David Tennant's first episode of Doctor Who discussing with the leader of the Sycorax who he is and his response "I DON'T KNOWWW!" That is where we are with Martok, who is he, is he the type that will want to … Continue reading Who is Martok?
Turns out I was terrible at documenting ours and K'Ehleyr's life as a tripawd. Truthfully she handled it pretty well. She learned to negotiate the stairs, down was never her favorite but going up she had to be reminded to slow down. She learned to dig again and to out maneuver and almost out run … Continue reading Tearful farewells and new beginnings