Dogs on Vacation….Is it for you?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER????….Road Tripping?, Boating?, Camping? Getting things done around the house as you turn your own back yard into the Garden of Eden? What are some of your favorite actives? Do you include your dogs?
Many years ago we bought an RV so we could bring the entire family along on trips, including our 6 furry members.
Luckily, because the dogs are trained and seasoned travelers, life on road is made easier–Although at times it must seem to outsiders, like a precise military operation….Potty times, feeding times, sleeping arrangements, walks, ect. Incredibly after a few short trials runs, it all became easier. Like breathing, we just didn’t have to think much about it.
But I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s our choice, and we’ve have been richer for the experience. Lynn and I have met a lot of wonderful people who seemed stunned we travel with so many dog. Curious, they have many questions and like to share their own stories. Yet we have run into some stout prejudiced as well, because of our chosen breeds of dogs at our side…Pit Bulls and Rottweilers.(But that’s another story for another time.)

Sadly, with the health issues of half the aging “Tribe” as we are called, we’re sticking pretty close to home this year…Just a camping trip to the head waters of the Mississippi, and over to the North Shore of Lake Superior…All with in a few hours of home…just in case.

So, what’s going on with you? Are you going to bring your dog(s) on vacation? Share you stories with us!

Tiger and Ruby keep a watchful eye out for coyotes while camping in South Dakota.

Tiger and Ruby keep a watchful eye out for coyotes while camping in South Dakota.

Brain freeze from an ice cold treat at "Reptile Gardens" in Rapid City SD

Brain freeze from an ice cold treat at “Reptile Gardens” in Rapid City SD

Sadie and Sugar playing "Old West" at the iconic "Wall Drug".

Sadie and Sugar playing “Old West” at the iconic “Wall Drug”.

The "Must have" tourist photo.

The “Must have” tourist photo.


Heading into a storm on the Great Plains

Heading into a storm on the Great Plains

Ruby takes over an 1880s town...

Ruby takes over an 1880s town…


If you look closely, notice Ruby is about to take a turn on stage.

If you look closely, notice Ruby is about to take a turn on stage.

Who can go out west without getting one of these goofy photographs taken?

Who can go out west without getting one of these goofy photographs taken?

6:00am....Badlands. Incredibly beautiful day!

6:00am….Badlands. Incredibly beautiful day!

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