This easy walk was, far and away, one of our favorites. After a day spent mostly in the car, or battling hot pavement with boots and backpacks – it was nice to get out in the cool forest. The scrubby pine trees, and various other plants kept Darby busy smelling – but there was a decided lack of lizards, so I wasn’t having to … Continue reading Bristlecone Pine Trail – Dixie National Forest
Ah.. The National Parks. Magical places… that dog’s simply aren’t allowed to enjoy. The short answer to, “Is Zion worth it if you’ve got your dogs with you”, is not what the ranger told me. The short answer is NO. The majority of Zion is only accessible through a shuttle bus… a shuttle bus that dogs are, of course, not welcome on. Yes, you can … Continue reading The National Parks – Zion and Bryce
Spring Creek Canyon is the 2nd slot canyon hike that we did in Kanarraville. It is a fantastic hike, but there are a few things that you should be aware of. It is a primitive hike, and not well marked in places. There were so very overgrown areas (specifically in the meadow area), and the flat part of the hike is HOT. Most important – … Continue reading Spring Creek Canyon – Kanarraville Hike
Red Reef was one of the hikes that originated right at our own campground, so we did it often when the temperatures permitted. I think we completed the portion of this hike that was dog friendly three times in our six days at the campground. The hike starts out just across from the day use parking area and if you don’t have pups (or probably … Continue reading Red Reef Trail at Red Cliffs
Ah.. camping. The great outdoors. Nothing but peace and quiet, and intense sunshine at Red Cliffs! We called Red Cliffs home from June 22nd through the 27th. It was hot Hot HOT!! Had I done a little bit more research I probably would not have chosen to stay here. The campground itself was really quite lovely. As a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campground, it was … Continue reading Red Cliffs Campground – Utah
Last week our April BarkBox arrived, and while Darby was really excited to rip into it, we had to wait for our house guest to leave. We may have some sharing issues…. Darby and Olivia love getting their Box each month. I love getting new toys for them, that I don’t have to go pick out. Yes, it is a very convenient delivery service. After … Continue reading April BarkBox!!
We are avid hikers in this house. When we aren’t out hiking, we still like to be outside doing stuff. Part of our February BarkBox was the Gulpy Junior. A little 10 oz water bottle with a flip up bowl attached to it, perfect for dog watering. I LOVE this item. We used it at the beach, we use it on walks for the warm … Continue reading Gulpy Junior – Dog Water Bottle Review
We have been using our Slo-Bowl for about a month now. When I say “we”, I mean Darby. Eating too fast is certainly not a problem for the wonder dog that I have to beg to eat… which would be Olivia. Darby used to be able to plow through her 3/4 cup of kibble in about 20 seconds. Not quite as fast as a Labrador, … Continue reading Slo-Bowl Review
March BarkBox review – straight from the mouth (and paws) of Olivia and Darby Continue reading March Bark Box
I would like to take this moment to introduce you to a couple of very special ladies. Meet Olivia. Olivia is a true hairless Chinese Crested. She is a bit of an old lady, aged 12, but most of the time that doesn’t stop her from going on adventures, indulging in her favorite treats, laying in the sun, and generally enjoying every minute of life! The … Continue reading Meet the Ladies!