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:
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 trip, Wanda and TFO had learned that there’s often a big difference between official requirements and what happens in real life.… Read the rest
Oh, it’s a mixed bag this week. I can point you to a totally charming story about dogs (and cats) cleverly using Russian and British public transit to visit favorite food sources — but I also have to tell you about an unpleasant incident on a London Midland train, where a passenger and her West Highland White Terrier were both bitten by “a small terrier” belonging to another passenger. … Read the rest
Venice’s Carnival begins tomorrow, February 26 — what better way to celebrate than this? Notice how the dog’s carrier is made from the same silver metallic fabric as the outfit it’s resting against.
I’d love to see your pup, and hear what you’ve been up to together this week — please post your photos on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page so we can all enjoy them!… Read the rest
I have such a backlog of dog travel links for you (two weeks’ worth, plus a little!) that the only thing to do is tell you about them in the order they reached me — starting with the wonderful Maggie in Venice, mentioned in previous Chloe’s Clicks.… Read the rest
My recent posts about our trip last week to Boulder and Denver prompted a blogging friend who lives outside Boulder, CO to add a couple of comments revealing how un-friendly to dogs Boulder really is. I had learned for myself that few Boulder hotels welcome dogs, but Deborah (who writes the great blog Boulder Dog) told me about inadequate local dog parks, and a bizarre no-dogs-allowed policy on Boulder’s famous Pearl Street pedestrian mall.… Read the rest
Last Friday’s post was all about boating safety with a dog, and this week’s…is not. This picture was taken in August 2008 in Venice, and it makes me smile. Speaking of Venetian dogs, Maggie in Venice, a blog I recommended back in February, is still going strong — great videos and photos, as well as useful tips about places to enjoy with your own pooch.… Read the rest
This week’s dog travel links take you all around the world and into a heated debate. Let’s do the fun part first:
I discovered a new (to me) blog this week, called Maggie in Venice. It focuses on a Bearded Collie named Maggie, spending several months in Venice with her American owners.… Read the rest
Merry Christmas! Today’s picture is of a retail dog in a Venice shop window — love the ears (and the terrific Grand Canal playset over his head)!
Please send me links to your favorite dog travel photos! Here’s how it works:
- Every Friday, I’ll put up a post like this one, sometime during the morning (Pacific time).
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