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Photo Friday: Dog travel photos

Scoop Law Saturday: Vashon Island Sheepdog Trials

What was I thinking with all those Photo Friday posts of yore? “Scoop Law Saturday” has a much sweeter sound. To get you oriented: The last scoop law sign I posted was from Gearhart, OR and featured two eerie souls staring off into a mist. This week, I bring you a lot of color, from this year’s Vashon Sheepdog Classic.

Here we have a plywood sheepdog penning a collection of trash receptacles, none of which welcomes dog poop. Elsewhere with  … Read more

Chloe and the world’s largest chili pepper (with bonus Las Cruces, NM hotel)

We haven’t done Photo Friday in a while, and what better way to get back in gear than a picture of Chloe with the world’s largest chili pepper?

The pepper is in a walled enclosure, complicating Chandler’s efforts to get the whole vegetable in the frame

It’s a vast concrete sculpture in the parking lot of the America’s Best Value Inn in Las Cruces, NM, designed, as Roadside America puts it, “to entice travelers to notice this hotel rather than the ones lacking  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Gearhart, OR

You’ve been wondering when I’d post another scoop law sign, amiright? You haven’t seen one on the blog since March, and darn it, they’re the main reason you read Dog Jaunt! Well, here’s a very peculiar one indeed, sent in by scoop law sign scout Jessica from Gearhart, an otherwise charming town on the Oregon coast:

Photo by @springtidepress, whose Instagram feed is not to be missed

I’m usually a little spooked by this hot-dog-limbed human, but add a hot-dog-limbed pup, and  … Read more

Photo Friday: The Fuzzy One en route to Venice

What a pleasure it was to open a recent e-mail message and see a jubilant report from reader Wanda about spending four months in Europe with her pup! Here’s The Fuzzy One, a seven year-old, 13 lb. Shih Tzu, on a Trenitalia train to Venice:

Waiting to get underway at the Turin train station

Officially, per the Trenitalia website, your pet dog must travel in a 70x30x50 cm container, but heck, it’s Italy — I suspect that by this point in their  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from University Place, WA

Part of me applauds this scoop law sign, found in a town/neighborhood just southwest of Tacoma and sent in by alert reader Chandler — it’s uncluttered, it gets the point across, and it dodges the ever-vexing question of how to represent dog poop graphically (and yet not graphically, if you get my meaning):

The other part of me — the one I try to keep tied up in a sack — looks at that sign and sees a really gigantic  … Read more

Photo Friday: Curb your dog signs from Paris sidewalks (and bonus scoop law signs)

I remember first photographing these Dachshund-shaped signs (cryptically instructing dog owners to make their dogs eliminate on the street instead of the sidewalk) with my trusty Instamatic, 35 years ago. Lady, our own Dachshund, was still alive then, so I was extra-charmed — and impressed by the suggestion that it was possible to get a Dachshund to do anything she didn’t choose to do.

A little worn, a little faded — and oh, the melancholy of the fallen leaves. If  … Read more

Photo Friday: A collection of scoop law signs, from Nova Scotia to Turkey

Thanks to several alert Dog Jaunt readers, I have seven scoop law signs to share with you, each a masterpiece of goofiness. Taking them in the order they arrived in my in-box, we start with a wholesome vision of family togetherness from Lime Kiln Park, on Washington state’s San Juan Island:

Thanks to Chandler for this one, and for several later ones from Nova Scotia

Halfway around the globe, reader Sarah took a moment from her day in the Kadiköy district  … Read more

Photo Friday: Chloe at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont

I’d been looking forward to visiting the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, because it’s one of the few parks in the city that welcomes dogs — and by that I mean that dogs are still required to be leashed, but at least they can walk with you throughout the park (the official rules say that they are allowed on “les allées périphériques seulement,” so don’t be offended in the unlikely event that you’re challenged).

The park is every  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Bernay (Normandy)

Reader and fellow blogger Sabine is on the road again with Zadig, her Westie — they last sent a scoop law sign from the Jura, but on this trip they visited Normandy:

Sabine pooh-poohs (ha! see what I did there? and I didn’t even realize it until it was typed) the threatened 11 € fine: “not so expensive because in Paris it´s 183 euros”

Bernay is in the Eure, not far southwest of Rouen, and it sounds lovely — Sabine was  … Read more

Photo Friday: Chloe, relieved that Bone Voyage is getting good reviews

Chloe’s been a bundle of nerves since the book was published (I’m talking about Bone Voyage, the new Dog Jaunt book — read all about it here and buy it here!). You know how high-strung Cavaliers can be — and by now, the Cavalier owners among you know how much I’m lying….

Truth be told, I’ve been a bundle of nerves, but no longer. Four people have left reviews on Amazon as of this afternoon, and they’ve all been very positive. Phew! But the fact  … Read more