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
This week it’s nearly entirely about places to go with your dog, with two exceptions: The first is a useful post from Wildfowl Magazine about traveling with hunting dogs. Given how hard they work, and how wet they get, hunting dogs have special needs that I know nothing about. I appreciate the practical details, and the view into a different world of dog travel.
The second is a welcome announcement from Edie Jarolim, of Will My Dog Hate Me?, that she … Read more
This should have been in this past week’s Chloe’s Clicks, but mistakes were made. Remember Truffles, featured (with a chunk of coconut) in a Photo Friday post a short while ago? She and reader Patty made their way from the Bahamas to British Columbia recently, and I want to share three things from their report.
Victoria, B.C. airport (YYJ) pet relief area
First, they sought out the pet relief area at the Victoria, B.C. airport (it’s actually located about 15 miles north … Read more
This week’s collection of links is largely about destinations — check out these tempting posts from the Take Paws team about Austin, TX and Prescott, AZ (yes, tempting, though I have to say that Austin is bone-headed for not allowing pet dogs on its public transit); from petswelcome.com about Victoria, B.C.; and from K.S. Brooks and Pish, guest-posting on Have Dog Blog Will Travel, about dog-friendly Arkansas.
The Kimpton Crawl team wrote rapturous posts about the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA … Read more
A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a link to a Peter Greenberg Worldwide video about borrowing a dog when you’re traveling, if you can’t bring your own with you. This week, the author of Adventure: Your Travel Blog mentioned borrowing the Chateau Lake Louise’s resident Lab (named Sonny) for a walk during a recent visit to the Canadian Rockies.
From Canada’s Vancouver Island, Doggy Bytes‘ Jim McBean wrote a delightful guest post for GoPetFriendly about the off-leash dog park at Victoria’s … Read more
I saw a “Dungeness Line” bus in downtown Seattle for the first time yesterday, and I hurried to Google to find out more about it. It turns out to be an Olympic Bus Lines route providing two trips daily between Port Angeles, Sequim, Discovery Bay, Port Townsend and Kingston and several destinations in Edmonds and Seattle (the Edmonds Amtrak station, the Seattle Greyhound station, the Seattle hospitals, the Seattle Amtrak station and Seatac Airport).
Olympic is an independent agent of Greyhound, … Read more
Kenmore Air has a fleet of seaplanes and land-based planes, and serves lots of useful destinations in the Pacific Northwest (including Seattle; the San Juan Islands; the Olympic Peninsula; Victoria, B.C.; and Canada’s Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands). It is my husband’s favorite way of getting to Friday Harbor (45 minutes from Seattle, as opposed to our usual 3-hour schlep via car and ferry), so we were thrilled to learn that Kenmore allows small dogs on its flights.
They have a … Read more