This was the last long walk we took before we left Paris last fall, and it was a perfect way to say good-bye to the city. The Île aux Cygnes (“Isle of the Swans” — nope, we didn’t see a single one) is a long, thin island in the Seine. Just southwest of the Eiffel Tower, it’s a little bit off the beaten path, but not so much so that it’s tough to get to. It was created in the … Read more
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We ended our recent vacation in Paris with a trip to England. Our main goal was to cross the Chunnel in both directions with a pet dog, so we earmarked only a week for the jaunt — not long enough, really, to do more than burrow into a cozy hotel in Kent and take a couple of day trips.
We chose Royal Tunbridge Wells as our base of operations and, specifically, the dog-friendly Hotel du Vin. As Mount Pleasant House, it … Read more
Usually, the subtitle for a Chloe’s Clicks is “this week’s best dog travel links,” but let’s be honest — that “week” gets awfully long sometimes. Sometimes it turns into something that looks a lot like a month, in fact. So I looked Chloe in the eye (which she hates, you know, because she’s a polite dog) and asked, why not turn the Clicks into the backbone of something even better? Why not make them part of a regular newsletter instead? … Read more
It’s just a glorious day here in the Pacific Northwest, and, fittingly, this week’s clicks are a bouquet of cheer and inspiration. The first one is from the PNW, in fact — Go Pet Friendly hosted a great guest post about staying at the former officers’ quarters of Fort Worden, just outside Port Townsend, a drive and a ferry ride away from Seattle (remember the movie An Officer and a Gentleman? yep, that’s the place). Four of the little houses … Read more
It’s a short but tasty Chloe’s Clicks this time — appropriate as we head into Thanksgiving (here at Dog Jaunt world HQ, Thanksgiving is a week-long event). We start with food, and specifically a post from Dog Gone Seattle about Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon, in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. We’ve been to Norm’s, a dog-friendly pub in the Fremont neighborhood, but we haven’t yet been to Sully’s — and that clearly has to change.
And then we turn to walking, … Read more
This is my third post about hip packs for dog walking — I still love the OllyDog Walker I reviewed back in May, and if I wanted more room to carry stuff I’d be happy with the WalkyBag I found a couple of weeks later, but the one I just found today is worth a look. (It was cunningly concealed in a website about Golden Retrievers, so it’s just a fluke that I stumbled upon it.)
The Hound Hipster covers the … Read more
It was a rainy, windy day today in Chicago, but Chloe needed a walk, so off we went to the park at Promontory Point — and had a great time. It’s easy to get to, has plenty of lawns and stunning lake views (city views too, just not today), and is well-equipped with trash cans and water fountains — including the charming 1939 David Wallach Memorial Fountain, topped with a resting bronze fawn and designed to … Read more
While looking for something else, I came across another hip pack for dog walking or going to the dog park: the WalkyBag, either “Pro” (fully loaded with leash, harness, poop bags, etc.) or “Custom” (with only the Gulpy-type bottle; suitable for people who already have the items the Pro is loaded with). It looks like it’s a bit bigger than the OllyDog Walker reviewed earlier by Dog Jaunt, but you might like having the extra pocket. Like the OllyDog Walker, … Read more
When I set out for a walk with Chloe, my pockets are stuffed with treats, a clicker, the house keys, a roll of poop bags, my phone, deterrent spray and a Gulpy. If I’m going to the dog park, I might also wedge in a mini tennis ball. At night I add a flashlight. All’s well (or well enough) when it’s cold or raining, because I have jackets with endless pockets. But when the summer rolls around — and it … Read more