Next up in our Dogs on the Road interview series is Frankie of Follow the Hound. Frankie is our first interview with a European hound so enjoy his perspective on traveling the world.
Hi Frankie! Tell us a little about yourself.
Tell us a little bit about where you have traveled with your family. Have you traveled internationally?
Hi, I’m Frankie, I travel the world with my wonderful owners Ross and Dinia in our old VW Syncro. I’m a Posavac Hound who had a tough life before they found me, but its all great now, and Ross says I will hopefully be the first dog to visit all 7 continents!
It started, a few years ago, I grew up in an area where there are hundreds of dogs roaming the streets, looking for food and trying to stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, one day I was sniffing around the forest and I got my paw stuck in an animal trap. I don’t know how long I was there for, but by the depth of the cuts and how skinny I was, Ross thinks it was for nearly a week!
Luckily, just before it was too late, Ross and Dinia found me while they were camping in their old Land Rover and they decided to share food with me and show me some TLC. They stayed with me for 2 days feeding me and playing with me, but when they thought I was getting better, they had to move on. They started to drive away and I got very upset as these were the nicest people I had ever met. As they pulled away, I started running and luckily, after 2 miles, Ross spotted me in his wing mirror and decided that he was going to keep me!
3 years on now and although I like to escape and run around chasing deer (I am a hound after all) I still live and travel with Ross and Dee. They have even decided to name their website after me. Id love if you would take a look at our adventures at: http://www.followthehound.com
Hi Aspen & Porter!
My name is Penny Rose or “Penster” as my humans Corey and Emily sometimes call me. I think I am 1 or 2 years old but it’s just a number. I think I’m still a puppy! I am a true lover of the outdoors. Going on bike rides, running on the beach, and catching frisbees is what I live for.
We begin our year of adventure with an interview with Karm, the Wonderdog, who travels with her parents, Bryan and Jen, at http://thedangerz.com.
1. Please offer up a short blurb about who you are? Age? Who else is in your family?
My name is karma (as in good karma).
My parents tried to make the name “Karma the wonderdog” stick…but its a mouthful. I guess I’m nine but i like to think of myself as a spring chick since I’ll likely outlive my folks. My parents are Bryan and Jen. Known in some circles as the dangerz, but nobody really knows why as it doesn’t fit their personalities- they’re pushovers!
I’m a libra, i shed more then you might think is possible, I love belly rubs and honestly…(not to brag or anything) but I’m like the best behaved dog on the planet, seriously. Do you know any other dog that doesn’t own a leash and will just lay outside of a bar for hours on end while their family goes inside to watch a game? They’re so spoiled.
Next up, for our final interview of the year, we hear from Seri, Zeb and Mango of It’s not a Slow car, it’s a Fast House.
Hello! I speak for the dogs when I say – Thank you for the opportunity to be interviewed. There are three of us that travel with www.slowcarfasthouse.com but, since I am the oldest and wisest, I will take charge of this interview. I am Seri, named for the Seri Indians near Bahia de Kino, Sonora, Mexico. I am 9 years old and I adopted Mike and Geneva when I was just 8 weeks old. I came from a rescue group in Prescott, Arizona My brother-by-another-mother is Zeb. Hs is a bout 8 years old and his name is about all we know about him from before he adopted us. He was abandoned in a foreclosed home in Phoenix when he was 3 and Geneva found him through a rescue group. Zeb and I are Catahoula Leopard dogs. We both have the same color fur but different body types. Our little sister-by-another-mister is Mango. She is about 6 years old. She came from a resuce in Phoenix and has a story of her own to tell, if you have time to listen. She is a Chihuahua/Daschund mix and loves to be carried like a baby. We each play a very different role in our family, but we work together to keep each day entertaining and joyful!
By Porter ~
Thanksgiving day, that one day a year where everyone seems to cook and cook forever, and then complain that they’ve eaten too much. This year, Aspen and I got screwed. For the first time in awhile, mommy wasn’t the one cooking the turkey, apparently the traditional thing to eat on that day. It has something to do with pilgrims but, I always stop listening because I have no idea who these pilgrims are, and I really don’t care. I’m mainly just concerned about getting a bite or two of turkey! Aspen, on the other hand, is obsessed with it. A true lab, she’ll eat nearly anything and basically thinks she’s hungry all the time. For some reason we don’t understand, this year we drove with mom and dad to grandma and grandpas house but then, (!) instead of staying to eat turkey, we were locked in the room that is our bedroom when we visit and left there! Silly Aspen, always happy to please, jumped up on the bed a top our Ducks blanket as told. I caught on to their ploy at the last second and tried to turn tail and head for the door but mom snagged me and back in I went. Humiliating.
By Aspen & Porter ~
Next up in our interview series of Dogs on the Road, we present Ducati, of S&M Boiler Works. Ducati and his parents, Mike & Shannon are doing something truly unique~ traveling the world by MOTORCYCLE! They plan on circumventing the entire world in the next three or four years, which we find pretty damn amazing! Lets get right into the interview.
By Aspen ~
Lately Porter and I have been the luckiest dogs in the whole world! Not only have we been going away every weekend with mom and dad but most of the time we’ve been going to the beach!! Now, I really like any place with water, and prefer to actually play in a lake or stream because those ocean waves and currents can be downright scary! But at my beloved beach, I get to run around off leash… true dog freedom.
By Porter ~
We arrived after dark and I was STARVING! Luckily, as soon as we got to camp we saw uncles’ Ron and Dario and I knew we’d be in for a fun weekend. We had been to Deschutes River State Park once before but that was a terrible trip! It was SO hot that we couldn’t stand to sleep in our camper (this was before daddy installed fans for us) and we ended up sleeping on the ground beside the camper. I had been too nervous to sleep because, well, you know one of my many duties in the pack is guard dog and I couldn’t very well guard my family if I was asleep could I?
By Aspen & Porter~
Next up in our interview series, we’re super excited to introduce Tia from Carpe Viam. Tia and parents Toby and Chloe have been on the road for quite a while now, making their way all the way down through Mexico and Central America, currently calling South America home. Enjoy her tips and stories from the road!
By Porter ~
While we have been to Barview Jetty before, we had a completely difference experience this year and I wanted to do a campground review on it. Mom and dad didn’t really want to go, after the pricing debacles of Webb County campground last month, they claimed it was too expensive for what you get. Last year we were on the end site, right next to the beach, which SHOULD have been wonderful, but it was very crowded, busy, and noisy with obnoxious people constantly hanging out in front of our camp. I was exhausted from having to be on patrol all the time.