Remember Sophie, the adorable Cavalier puppy featured in a recent post about the Bellevue Sheraton? Jen and Troy, her owners, sent me a clutch of photos to share with you from a day spent romping around the Bellingham area. Bellingham is a pretty town about 90 miles north of Seattle — it’s a fun place to spend an afternoon or a weekend, and its shops and restaurants are reputed to be very dog-friendly. [7/29/11 Don’t miss Jen’s comment, below, full of suggestions for fun things to do with, and without, your dog in Bellingham!]
Larrabee State Park
It turns out that this was Washington’s first state park, created in 1915. Who knew? It’s on the coast, about 6 miles south of Bellingham, and it’s beautiful.
Taylor Shellfish Farm
From Larrabee, they drove a few miles down the coast to Taylor Shellfish Farms and bought oysters for dinner (I’m sparing you their mouth-watering picture of the dinner, because you might be reading this between meals). As proof that Taylor welcomes visiting dogs, Jen sent a picture of the farm’s clean-up station.
An addition to the collection
And when they looked closely at the clean-up station, they realized they had a fine new addition to Dog Jaunt’s collection of scoop law signs.
That’s what I call a perfect day — a great place for you and your pup to enjoy together, delicious local food, and a fab new scoop law sign. I’d love to see how you and your dog spent time together this week — please post your pictures on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, so we can all see them!