Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tranquil Lake Scene (Ha!)

We found this beautiful lake (technically, a reservoir) close to our campground at Rainbow Point.  It had gritty sand like a beach, not mushy mud like the lakes at home.

Pretty nice and peaceful, huh?

Storks (we think) lining up for dinner.  We like to swim, but we're glad we don't have to work that hard for food!

Kayla claims a piece of charred wood?!  It must have been used to cook some food!

Kayla contemplating the meaning of life or . . .

Is she stalking something - or someone??

Kayla getting ready to strike! What could it be?

Ah, that interloper, Cooper!

Keep away from my charred wood!

Here comes Gracie to break it up!

Cooper seeks solace with best friend, Aspen. Or, is he just hiding behind her?

The Road Dogs (breaking up the peace)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Feliz Navidog

We found a most excellent camping spot just outside of Yellowstone at Rainbow Point in the Gallatin National Forest.  We were greeted by the Doxie in Charge - Feliz!  Good thing her Dad was holding her - I think she wanted a piece of us :)  Feliz had quite the setup with all the luxuries, even TV, so she could watch her favorite Animal Planet shows.

Feliz Navidog

Road to Rainbow Point Campground

Rainbow Point Campground at Gallatin National Forest. Lots of trees for privacy from fellow campers AND for peeing!

View from outside our food hauler

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Top Secret Flea Cure

Bet you never heard of this one -

We're not sure how it works, but maybe it's worth checking into?!

The Road Dogs (Bringing you the hottest tips from the road)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Have You Herd?

And the next thing we know, we're herding buffalo* in Yellowstone!

We think this group must be headed to a 75% off sale at Macy's.

Cooper and Aspen barked their encouragement to "hurry up" but, there's one thing we learned - 

there's really no hurrying a 2000 lb. buffalo and his family - FYI

And just so we can say we did our civic duty, here's a link to pet regulations in Yellowstone.

*Pawnote - We have used the term "buffalo" to describe our cloven-footed friends pictured in this post.  The scientific term for these cud chewers in North America is apparently "bison," although the two are being used interchangebly now.  We like "buffalo" 'cause it just sounds cooler - who ever heard of a campfire song called "Bison Gals Won't You Come Out Tonight?"  Sounds all wrong! Right?  Anyway, they didn't seem to mind what we called them as long as we weren't packing rifles! 

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Did Anyone Bring Snowshoes?

People say a picture is worth a thousand words, but we have just one - WOW!  Here are some pics from our window today . . . enjoy!

Mmmm, tastes like chicken!

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Quick Stop in Dubois, WY

We made a quick stop in a really cute town this morning.  Well, the stop was really for Mom and Dad to get coffee!  But, it was a cool town with some cool people and seemed to be really dog friendly.  We saw a fetching little Chinese Crested who was totally Pretty in Pink - pink outfit from nose to tail riding in a pink chariot (aka dog stroller).  We didn't get a picture of her because she ducked into a shop with her Mom and Dad and didn't come out while we were staking out the joint from the car.  But Pink Chick, if you read this - email us.

Here's the coffee shop where the owner had lots of pictures of her pup, so she obviously loves dogs and makes an excellent cuppa joe. Yay!

Here's the main street through Dubois.  Mom and Dad also met Julie, the owner of Two Ocean Books a couple doors from the coffee shop (See those cowboy cutouts? That's the bookstore.)

So, they went in and picked up this handy dandy guide for us.  It will definitely be useful where we're headed. 

Julie is super nice and loves dogs! There is a photo of her dog, Forrest, at the register. Sadly, Forrest is no longer here in person, but he lives on in fond memories of everyone who met him.  Julie rescued him from a shelter and he got to spend his days at the bookstore with her - meeting and greeting, loving and being loved, and befriending everyone who visited.  Julie's a big supporter of rescues and shelters.  You should definitely visit her if you're anywhere near Dubois.

And, now, here's some big news if you're visiting the area in August - well, it might be big news for your humans - we've been told dogs aren't really allowed at the event, because there will be livestock and such all over the place.  On August 20, the Bacon Brothers, mmmmm bacon, what? huh? oh yeah, the Bacon Brothers (you know, Kevin - the actor, and his bro Michael) are performing at a benefit concert for the Chance Phelps Foundation.  You may have seen the movie about Chance on HBO, Taking Chance, starring Kevin. We saw it - very sad, but very good.  Anyway, there's this big event in Dubois at the City Park, 'cause that's Chance's hometown, on August 20 that sounds like tons of fun while benefiting a good cause.  Just so you know, dogs on leashes are usually allowed in the park - just not for this event. We've also been told there is a place in town that boards dogs.  We know that's not thrilling for all of us dogs, but it means your folks could take you with them if they wanted to go and the "boarding" would only be for a few hours.  And, there are several hotels in town that DO allow pets.  Check 'em out here Hotels / Motels.

And we have to mention one other person here - Ian Tyson who is a legendary country and folk singer.  The co-inkydink here is that, you may remember, when we were in Santa Rosa, NM, we met the cowboy artist, Olen Taylor, and he knows Ian Tyson personally and gave my Dad a couple of Ian's CDs. Then, we get to Dubois and see that Ian is performing at this concert. Funny, huh?  Guess it's like they say - it's a small world, after all.  (Bet you will have that song in your head for the rest of the day! :) Proceeds of Ian's concert will go to Needs of Dubios

Whew, that's a long post for a place we hardly spent any time! 

The Road Dogs

Thursday, June 3, 2010

As much as we liked that little spot in Eagle, CO, our sniffers are set on parts yonder north, so we best be gittin' on up the road.  So, no lollygaggin' around hoity-toity ski towns for us.  Notice how we're talking more like cowboys now?

We're hittin' the open road. 

So - after this . . .

And this . . .

And this . . .

And this . . .

Oops! Did we run out of road?

Think we'll need the four-wheel drive . . .

Definitely - the four-wheel drive . . .

We finally arrived here - the little town of Lander, Wyoming.

At last, some furiendly faces!

Here's our campsite for the night - nestled in the Wind River Mountains at Sinks Canyon State Park -

And overlooking this - Can you see that river?  It's the Popo Agie River and it's moving FAST!  You can't tell from the picture, but it's too fast and too cold for us to play in.  Read more about it here 'cause it's kinda interesting. They don't call it Sinks Canyon for nuthin'.  http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/Brochure/SinksCanyon.pdf

It was super windy the night we stayed.  The camp host told us that it had snowed over 3 feet the week before we got here!  Mom doesn't really like the wind that much, or snow.  So, she was glad to head out the next morning.  BUT - would it be even colder up the road? 

Stay tuned . . .

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