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Blueberry (and Baret) in France: From rescue pup to muse

One of my favorite Facebook friends is an artist I knew long before she picked up a brush. Baret Boisson began painting as an adult, and she’s entirely self-taught. Her work is enchanting, but I also love the delightful, intelligent essays she posts on her Facebook page about objects she’s collected or encountered, or images that spark her interest (including, most recently, photos of what turn-of-the-century ladies wore hiking — way, way too much; and a couple of the Cottingley Fairies photos —  … Read more

Today’s newsletter is particularly soft and sweet-smelling

Newsletter #3 arrived in your mailboxes this morning. Not a subscriber? Click here to get the next issue — and a chance at the next tasty giveaway (to see copies of past newsletters, click here). #3 includes the newest edition of Chloe’s Clicks (the best recent dog travel links) and a sheaf of giveaways from Best Friend Botanicals, a company that caught my attention when they told me they were working to get their dog shampoos and related grooming products  … Read more

Celebrating Chloe’s birthday with the release of Dog Jaunt’s book!

That’s right, there are two reasons to smile today — Chloe turns five (5), and Bone Voyage, Dog Jaunt’s brand-new book about traveling with your pet, is now available on Kindle!

Next on the to-do list is getting it to you in other e-book formats, and in publish-on-demand paper copies, but we thought we’d start with Kindle.

Don’t have a Kindle, but do have some other device (laptop, phone, tablet)? You can read Kindle books on just about anything, it  … Read more

Winner of the squeaky passport toy giveaway

The giveaway for the ridiculous but charming squeaky passport toy ended last night, and today I get to announce that the randomly-chosen winner is Newsletter Subscriber #193 (I only have an e-mail address for him or her, not a name, so I’m sending a congratulatory e-mail).

Congratulations, #193!!

Please note that Lucky #193 won because s/he signed up for Dog Jaunt’s newsletter — I plan to offer Dog Jaunt’s future giveaways to the subscriber list, so sign yourself up using one of the many subscribe/newsletter  … Read more

Newsletter #2 out today: Chloe’s Clicks and squeaky passport toy giveaway

Chloe’s Clicks is up, but only for Dog Jaunt newsletter subscribers! It’s not too late, though — sign up for the newsletter anytime over the next week (before 11:59 pm PST on Monday, Aug. 26), and I’ll send you the current issue plus you’ll be automatically entered to win the goofy giveaway. Remember the squeaky passport toy Ralph the Cavachon was holding in a Photo Friday picture? I tracked one down, and will give it away to a randomly-selected subscriber:

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Canine Casual Ultimate Backpack Carrier winner

The giveaway for the Canine Casual Ultimate Backpack Carrier I reviewed back on June 17 ended last night, and today I get to announce that the randomly-chosen winner is Joan M. (I don’t think there are two Joans with a last name starting with “M” on the newsletter subscription list, but just in case, I’m sending a congratulatory e-mail to the right one).

Photo by Tops Pet Products

Yay, Joan! I hope you’ll be as pleased with the backpack as we  … Read more

We have liftoff: Dog Jaunt’s first newsletter launched today

Back on June 10, I announced that I’d decided to start writing a Dog Jaunt newsletter, and invited you to sign up. Today I mailed the first edition, and it’s packed with tasty clicks (including links to recipes for homemade doggy ice cream, locations of food trucks around the globe, and insights into dog-friendly destinations from Tuscany to Pembrokeshire to Durango) as well as the long-awaited giveaway of that dog backpack/lounge I reviewed a couple of weeks ago.

A sneak  … Read more

Photo Friday: A facelift for Dog Jaunt

Today the big news is Dog Jaunt’s new look! You’re, well, looking at it, so here’s a reminder of what the site looked like yesterday:

Dog Jaunt’s look for the past three years or so.

You’ll be distracted, as I am, by the adorableness of the new dog collar menu and ID tag search bar, but the big change is at the top — those three boxes gather together information and posts about different kinds of transportation and make them the  … Read more

King Charles Spaniels and the myth of the royal decree

I was poking around the Internet today and came across a story that seemed perfect for Dog Jaunt in so many ways: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of the U.S. includes, in its summary of the breed’s history, a note that “So fond was King Charles II of his little dogs, he wrote a decree that the King Charles Spaniel should be accepted in any public place, even in the Houses of Parliament where animals were not usually allowed.  … Read more

Kobi Pet Carrier + mesh luggage wrap giveaway winner

This was by far the most popular Dog Jaunt giveaway ever — 85 of you entered to win, and that means the comments section on the giveaway post contains a wealth of excellent dog travel tips. I have learned so much over the past week — thank you, and thank you, too, to the kind souls who praised the blog.

The Kobi carrier in the delectable chocolate-and-pink colorway. Photo by Kobi Pets.

The randomly-chosen winner is Davinah S., entrant #5, whose  … Read more