It occurred to me this morning that I’ve told you in a number of posts how I pack for Chloe, but I’ve never shown you what the stuff we’ve packed looks like once we settle into a hotel room. Here are some photos from our current hotel (I’ll be writing more about it later, after I’ve had a chance to explore thoroughly).
Please note how Chloe is not currently lounging in her crate
What you see is a 24″ long … Read more
This photo was taken last July at Devil’s Lake (or “D Lake”), just outside Lincoln City, Oregon. I love how both the boy and the dog are wearing life jackets. I often hear people scoffing about life jackets for dogs (“dogs can swim!”), but they’re really an essential item for dogs who go kayaking, canoeing, boating or sailing with their people. Not all dogs can swim, in fact, and even if they can, they can’t swim for long, especially in cold water … Read more
In one of my earliest posts on Dog Jaunt, I praised the Gulpy dog water bottle as a simple product that does its job really well. It does, but, you know, nothing is perfect, and when I caught sight of H2O4K9’s exciting new dog water bottle I lost my head and ordered one. For one thing, I really love dog gear I have a clear duty to my readers to report on new products. And the Gulpy does have a … Read more
Photo by Waterbites
A while back, I posted a description of Waterbite portable water and implored its maker to package it in TSA-friendly 3-oz. packages. No progress on that front, but my mother had the brilliant idea of re-packing the gel into the small (2-oz.) Nalgene screwtop jars you find at The Container Store and putting a handful of them into my 3-1-1 bag. So I went ahead and bought an order of Waterbites. They arrived today, and we … Read more
I loved the idea of this adapter, and eagerly screwed it on to a handy bottle of Arrowhead bottled water as soon as it arrived. For the life of me, I can’t make it work well. You’re supposed to turn the bottle over and hold it vertically, with the top unscrewed as little as possible (while still allowing sufficient water through). Your dog laps at a ball which rolls and dispenses sips of water. It’s a large version of a … Read more
Waterbites are packaged portions of a beef-flavored hydrating gel for dogs that can be stored at room temperature for up to 18 months. Water slops out of bowls, but this gel stays put — and it’s 95% water. It’s ideal for dogs traveling in crates in a plane’s cargo area, but it’s also a great idea for dogs accompanying hikers and bikers. Take some along on your next boat trip or car trip, as a back-up in case you run … Read more
Chloe and her Gulpy
The Gulpy is a simple product that does its job really well. It’s a water bottle with a screw-on cap attached to a scoop-shaped piece of plastic. Closed, the scoop hugs the bottle and allows it to be carried in a normal water-bottle holster. Flipped open, the scoop holds water (squeezed out of the bottle) in a convenient “dish” for your dog to drink from.
The Gulpy has a clip on the side, so you can … Read more