Tag: rest area
Breed: Saint Bernard
Encountered: At a rest area in western Montana, just a couple of miles before the Idaho state line.
Backstory: Charlie, a female with a sweet disposition, was headed back home to Seattle from a road trip to Wisconsin. She lumbered out of the car to meet Ace, but Ace was more interested in the treats her owner — a former Baltimore resident — had in her pocket. Ace and Charlie stared at each other, sniffed, and munched some more treats together before doing their business and climbing back into their respective cars and rolling through Idaho.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 8th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
Tags: america, animals, charlie, dog's country, dogs, dogscountry, encounter, encounters, idaho, montana, pets, rest area, road trip, roadside, roadside encounters, saint bernard, st. bernard, travel, traveling with dogs, travels with ace
Names: Brownie (left) and Coco (right)
Breed: Labradoodle mixes (Mom was a Labradoodle)
Age: 18 months
Encountered: At a rest area on Interstate 40, near Winston-Salem
Headed: Home to the Raleigh area
From: A few days in the mountains of Georgia
Interesting fact: Coco and Brownie are from the same litter. It appears Coco got more Labra; Brownie got more doodle.
Posted by jwoestendiek August 2nd, 2010 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animals, breeds, brownie, coco, dog, dog's country, dogs, dogscountry, doodle, encounters, labradoodle, mixed, north carolina, ohmidog!, pets, rest area, road trip, roadside, roadside encounters, travel, traveling with dogs, winston-salem
Encountered: Arizona’s Painted Cliffs Welcome Center, on Interstate 40
Headed: Back home to Oregon
From: A trip to New Mexico
Travel habits: When Domino’s owner fires up the RV, Domino is happy to ride along. Domino gets restless about every three hours, though, and wants to get out for a walk, as he was doing at this rest area just across the New Mexico line. Despite Arizona’s new hard line on immigrants, both the predominantly white Domino and his black spots were able to gain admittance to the state. (My overly tanned left arm had no difficulties, either.)
Domino’s owner, who lives with his daughter, hits the road for two or three months at a time, seeing the country and drifting where the spirit moves him. “I call it tumbleweeding,” he says.
Posted by jwoestendiek June 20th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
Tags: ace does american, animals, arizona, dalmatian, dog's country, dogs, dogscountry, domino, encounters, new mexico, ohmidog!, pets, rest area, roadside, roadside encounters, travel, traveling with dogs, tumbleweeding, welcome center
Breed: Golden Retriever
Encountered: A rest area in Middleofnowhere, Texas.
From: Raleigh, North Carolina
Travel habits: Sleeps a lot
Posted by jwoestendiek June 17th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
Tags: ace does america, charlie, dog friendly, dog's country, dogs, dogscountry, encounters, golden retriever, photos, rest area, road dogs, road trip, roadside, roadside encounters, texas, travel, traveling, traveling with dogs
Not unlike the one we showed you in North Carolina — Texas has some ridiculous designated dog areas at its highway rest stops, too, like this one we encountered while driving down I-10.
Call it the cage of poop — almost totally unshaded, lined with large hunks of rock that can’t feel good on the paws, and about the size of a prison cell.
What better way to let your dog unwind from being cramped in the car than to stick him in a cramped, brutally hot, rock-lined, chain link-surrounded pen?
Wake up, highway departments. Our dogs, generally speaking, are traveling with us on vacation, not serving time. If you’re seeking tourists with pets, show a little respect for them as opposed to providing an Attica-like experience.
Posted by jwoestendiek June 16th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
Tags: 1-10, ace does america, dog friendly, dog's country, dogs, dogscountry, don't mess in texas, facilities, highways, interstate 10, interstates, north carolina, pee, pets, poop, rest area, rest stop, road trip, roadside, texas, tourism, travel, traveling, traveling with dog