Going Into the Wild — My Vet’s Advice
The advice I received from my vet can be grouped into preparation, care, and check-up. Preparing for a trip involves making sure your dog is
6 Day Trips Your Portland Dog Will Love
6 Day Trips Your Portland Dog Will Love I know that lots of Portland dogs have already been on many of these trips. And the hipster Portland dogs sniffed them long before they were cool. But, if you haven’t crossed these six bucket-list items off your dog’s list yet, you’re missing what it means to be a dog owner in Portland, Oregon. So grab your Ruffwear Haul Bag, some treats, a bright orange Chuck-it ball, and head out the door! Adventure awaits your dogs paws and nose! 1.
Dog Tricks - Part 2
Go Outside Like a morning campfire, brought back from the embers buried beneath the ash of the previous night’s festivities, my passion for the outdoors was rekindled by Darwin’s need to go outside. Sure, it’s because he needs to potty, but then he likes to explore. While he sat in the passenger seat of my 2002 Subaru Outback as we drove across the country, I spent many hours telling him about all the great things he would get to smell in the great outside of the Pacific Nort
Dog Tricks - Part 1
Wake Up At 7:00 am, I should hear the beep, beep, beep coming from my cell phone’s tiny speaker, alerting me to the start of new day’s activities. I don’t usually get to seven o’clock though. By seven, I’ve turned off the wake-up setting on the digital clock app of my phone, fantasizing about a morning high in the mountains (where I bring no clocks). At 6:50 am, my alarm wakes me up. Everyday. The quiet pant of breathing accompanied by a wet nose against my face. Wake up, tha