One year ago, my mom & dad made me the happiest dog in the world when they adopted my sister Aspen! I was SO very lonely being home alone every day, even though mom and dad tried to make my life wonderful with a dog door and 2 acres to roam. I know I didn’t act like a very good dog, but I just got bored and lonely when they were gone to work. Aspen is the sweetest girl I have ever known! She is just happy all the time, and I guess that is why everyone loves Labradors so much. Damn, that girl is happy no matter what. Even when dad walks us to the gate each morning during the week, even though we KNOW it means they’ll be gone all day, Aspen is wagging her tail and thrilled just go for a short walk with daddy and for the “gate treat” we get when they leave.
By Aspen & Porter-
As we prepare to travel the world with our mom & dad, we are curious about other dogs already on the road with their parents. Do they enjoy the traveling? What are their biggest issues on the road? We are also asking for advice from our cousins and dog-friends who just travel domestically. What is important to them in hotel doggie amenities? Do they like the beach or the mountains more? We have been working on a list of interview questions before we reach out to some of our favorite dogs, and would love hearing any questions you would like to see answered as well.
Mommy and daddy have taken us to Pacific City twice in the last month and I am still not sure whether I like it or not. On the one hand, the beach IS just across the street from the campground, but it seems to be very popular and because there are so many people, cars, and other dogs on the beach, mom and dad don’t let me to run off leash like I want. I know that I should come to them every time that they call, but I just get so distracted sometimes that it’s hard to remember.
By Porter – If we had to choose a favorite campground by number of visits, Nehalem Bay State Park would be the certain winner! On the Oregon coast, Nehalem Bay is a typical Oregon State Park, featuring well-maintained sites, good facilities, and a variety of dog friendly activities. What I like best about Nehalem Bay is that there are often large herds of Elk that come through the campground between the actual campground and the beach. This makes for EXCELLENT smelling and marking opportunities. There is a wonderful 4 mile long spit of beach to play on and, even better, at one end is the town of Manzanita. They love dogs there and have many restaurants with outdoor seating as well as a wonderful pet store, Four Paws on the Beach that I like to browse and check out new toys.
By Aspen –
La Pine State Park is an adventure dog paradise! With the wonderful climate of the high desert area of Central Oregon, La Pine borders the Deschutes River and offers something for everyone. I loved this place because I got to do all the things I love most; hike, swim, and even play in the fenced dog area. They have some small, wooden houses and apparently two of them allow well behaved dogs, but we stayed in our own camper, which I like better anyway. Porter was a little bit worked up over the chipmunks that were absolutely everywhere but they didn’t bother me.