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Puppy’s First Snow Day

On January 3, I looked out my balcony at 6 am to discover snow flurries falling in Washington DC. I couldn’t believe it. I fell asleep dreaming of snow. I woke up ready to make a snow angel. My…

Pet-Centric Washington DC

Puppy Trek at the National Arboretum

Take a puppy trek at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. on the weekend—or enjoy a day off from work during the week—if you really love your canine. “Live. Laugh. Bark.” Unknown This is Dog World USA—sticks, mulch, pebbles,…

Misty of Chincoteague home
Adventure Pet-Centric

Chasing Misty of Chincoteague in Virginia

Chasing Misty of Chincoteague—the world’s most famous pony after Black Beauty—down to a barrier island in Virginia is probably not everybody’s idea of a vacation. But as an English major, I romanticize all authors who create novels that had…

Pet-Centric

Traveling Cat: On The Road Again

I get a few raised eyebrows whenever I mention traveling with my Siamese cats. Isn’t that a little crazy they seem to imply as they cock their head at the suggestion of a traveling cat? Nope. Everyone takes their…

Adventure International Pet-Centric

Cats of Portugal

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I am always in search of felines during my travels. I was quite concerned that I wouldn’t see any cats (gatos) in Portugal as the country doesn’t seem to be known for…

I met this Russell Terrier on my trip to Amalfi.
Adventure International Pet-Centric

My Year With Cats & Dogs

Meeting cats and dogs is a predominant theme in my travels in 2019. I started off New Year’s Day in Italy hiking the Circuito Tre Calli with an adorable Russell Terrier dog named Miya. She reminded me that the…