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Photo Friday: Dog travel photos

Photo Friday: Chloe on the hook

The Dog Jaunt devotees among you will already have seen this in Dog Jaunt’s Twitter feed and Instagram feed (Chloe is everywhere!), but this picture has Photo Friday written all over it:

Slightly anxious about her situation, yes, but overall rolling with it.

She’s in the SturdiProducts Incognito carrier, by the way, and if you look at my review post, you’ll see that she’s made a lot of progress tolerating it. Not a content pup in that picture, though maybe  … Read more

Snapshot Saturday: Scoop law sign from Victoria, B.C.

This is another fine contribution by my friend Chandler, who recently spent an extended weekend in Victoria, B.C. (here are her sketches from the Butchart Gardens — which are, by the way, leashed-pet-friendly, all except for the fireworks show). She found this sign “just across the Blue Bridge,” and it’s…well, it’s very British:

What a superbly neutral word “deposits” is.

The sign itself doesn’t include an image, but there’s one just above it, of a strangely misshapen dog, straining horribly  … Read more

Photo Friday: Emma, Bailey, and Nina at Yosemite Falls

If you’ve “liked” Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, chances are you’ve seen these three Cavaliers before — reader Priscilla has posted photos of the trio from many of their road trips together (most recently, I think, from the entrance to Canada’s Waterton Glacier International Peace Park). Here are Emma, Bailey, and Nina, artistically arranged in front of Yosemite Falls:

Every picture I’ve seen of these pups has been equally perfect — Priscilla tells me her secret is treats, but I  … Read more

Tacoma, WA: Rich in scoop law sign options

When I’ve got my groove on, I spend a couple of days each week in Tacoma, a city about 40 minutes south of Seattle, helping a couple of artist friends in their studios. T-town gets insufficient respect, largely because of the stink created (only rarely these days, I gather) by its waterfront paper mill, but I think it’s swell. I could mention its architectural gems, its support for local artists, or its delightful mayor, but today I’m focusing on its  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Lons-le-Saunier

This week’s scoop law sign was sent to me by Sabine and Zadig, her Westie, who write the French dog travel blog Zadigloves. Their travels recently took them to Lons-le-Saunier, in the Jura — about an hour’s drive southeast of Dijon.

You can just make out the poop itself — once again, shaped like a Hershey’s Kiss, but this time surrounded with a corona of light. It’s a positively heroic pile of poop, and both the dog and his  … Read more

Photo Friday: Chloe and Lake Washington

We love to travel, but not so much in the summertime, when Seattle is perfection itself. Why would we leave? This photo is of Chloe enjoying the view from Capitol Hill over Lake Washington, the body of water just east of downtown Seattle.

Chloe’s short, frankly, so she needed the extra height my husband’s lap provided to see past the trees.

The big building above Chloe’s ears is the reconstructed Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, and if I  … Read more

Photo Friday: Scoop law sign from Arlington, VA

Here’s a fun one, sent in by reader Jessica — no picture for me to admire or revile, just straightforward text:

After all, who’s picking up whose poop? Yep, we know who’s really in charge….

Thanks, Jessica! I’m adding this post to Dog Jaunt’s scoop law sign collection — to see others, click on the “scoop law” tag below this post, or type “scoop law” in the search box.

Photo Friday: Ralph the Bichon/Cavalier is ready for Paris

I pretty much twisted reader Anne’s arm to let me post this picture, but how could I not? Sure it’s blurry, but many (oh, many) of the pictures I post here are blurry. Anne wrote to me about her upcoming trip to Paris with Ralph, her 13 lb. Bichon/Cavalier mix — who’s clearly got his bags packed and is ready to go:

Anne drew my attention to his “beret and squeaky passport”

This photo knocked even my husband sideways. We  … Read more

Photo Friday: Poop bag from Japan

Two Fridays ago, I posted reader Kate’s picture of a Czech poop bag, and today I have one for you from Japan, thanks to reader Deena. Here’s what she wrote:

“I wanted to add to your poop bag photo collection by sending photos of poop bags in Japan! These attached are of a brand of poop bags called ‘Poita-kun’ which are very popular with dog owners here. The bag has a layer of paper towel-like material on the outside,  … Read more

Reader’s report: Scoop law sign from Amsterdam, and living with a pet in the Netherlands

Reader Melissa kindly sent me this shot from, I think, Amsterdam (you’ll see why I think that in a moment):

“Niet op de stoep” means, I now know, “not on the sidewalk” in Dutch. You see similar warnings elsewhere in Europe, and they’re just so baffling. Who can predict when their dog will feel the urge to purge? It seems more sensible to acknowledge that sidewalk poop happens, and to address, instead, the issue of picking it up and  … Read more