I love all dogs and do not discriminate based on size. However, it is a fact that there are differences between small dogs and big dogs. Some of these differences become … Read More!
Gretel and I were invited to attend the PetSafe Paw Print Blogger Summit in Knoxville, TN last month. I had never flown with a dog in-cabin (or at all) before and Gretel … Read More!
I believe that harnesses are better than collars for dogs when they are being active. You have less control of your dog when you use a collar if there is any need to … Read More!
Getting certified in pet first aid is one of the best things I’ve done as a pet parent. The knowledge came in real handy that time my hubby and I hiked 6 miles into … Read More!
It's been 6 weeks and 4 days since Gretel hurt her back and was diagnosed with Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD).... not that I'm counting or anything :) The initial diagnosis of Gretel's IVDD was … Read More!
I have learned that some people don't see me as a typical dog owner. I've done some embarrassing things in the name of adventure and what I see to be responsible dog ownership. I've made some mistakes … Read More!
I often get asked what Chester and Gretel eat. It's been a series of transitions for us but I settled on a diet of raw food for them. I started out feeding Chester some crap grocery store brand of … Read More!
For those of you who don't know, I organize the biggest Dachshund activity club in Seattle - the Adventurewiener Club. Our activities include hiking, dog park play dates, local pet events and the … Read More!
As pet parent to two adventurous wiener dogs, I think I've heard every comment about small hiking dogs there is. People think they are being original with these comments but they are not. I am sure … Read More!
My favorite way of traveling with Chester and Gretel is road trips. We, of course, like a road trip to lead to trails where we can hike or lake where we can paddleboard but it doesn't always have to. … Read More!
Seattle is called the Emerald City for a reason. We have a lot of green space in town, have more than more than 6,000 acres of parks within the city limits, and are surrounded by sparkling waters … Read More!
With many - hundreds in some cases - people using the same trails and parks, humans can have quite an impact on the environment. In 1990, the United States Forest Service in conjunction with the … Read More!