I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Dome Rock Pack reunites at the 6th Annual Rubber Tramp Rendezvous


Stumpy and I left the RTR about a week ago. I admit to feeling pretty lackadaisical these days so pictures are lacking.

We met up with Ivy, again. You may remember that Ivy and her chauffeur traveled cross country in our little caravan.
 
Yes! That's Snowden, who stayed with us for a few days at Fenway's house, in November.
 
Most of the original Dome Rock Pack was in attendance. But we've lost several members. Even Stumpy is 9 years old now. She was a three year old pup at her first RTR. That might make her the matriarch!
 
I'm grateful to Chili Moon's and Savannah Butterscotch's publicist and PR director for a blog post that introduces newer members of the Dome Rock Pack
 
These are just a few of the dogs in attendance. The RTR was bigger than ever this year and the number of dogs increased accordingly. Amazingly,  I never heard of any serious kerfluffles between dogs. It seems to me that dogs, living on the road, are highly social and very comfortable in constantly fluid situations.
 
My goal for next years RTR is a group picture with all the dogs.
 
 
 


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Return to Dirtville

Stumpy's been hired to keep Snickers, one of her long-time buddies, from dirtville, company for a couple of weeks.


The reunion was a happy one.
 
 
 


They spent hours playing,















patrolling, chasing the locals,

standing guard (or sitting)




















and Stumpy's personal favorite: sunbaking
















The rest of the day was spent mugging for treats.
















They'd stare until their gaze became laser-like, drilling into my subconscious.

















They'd tag team me. First one,
















then the other
















Every afternoon, while waiting for the 5pm oinker Stumpy and Snickers would rumble in the living room. They never failed to amuse

 
We're headed back to see Kuzzinz Fenway and Teddy for a few days, then ...
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fun at Fenway's

 
 
You may remember Rain Barrels from the Dome Rock Pack. 
















She and her little brother, Snowden, came to visit at Fenway's house.
















Things got wild, sides were taken, lines were drawn, fur flew and toys were destroyed (Sorry, Will)



Stumpy stayed out of the melee and appeared to referee the games
 
And then they all crashed


Before our visit was over Stumpy and Teddy made friends


 














But, due to my stupidity, They had a little dust up. When we return we'll start from scratch to repair their trust issues.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stumpy's New Ride and Latest Road Trip


Stumpy has left the Northeast coast in search of warmer weather. She's now riding in a 1997 Ford E150 conversion van; soon to be a customized camper van.
I'm not sure she approves














In Buffalo, NY we stayed with friends who had a young, rescued terrier that was having some trouble adjusting to life in the city. Stumpy spent a couple of days helping  him with his manners and confidence.














At last report he was doing well and enjoying his new life.



















We're really proud of Joe. But, we're especially proud of Ellen and Bill, the people that love Joe. They have gone the extra mile to make sure that Joe can lead a fearless, happy and fulfilling life.  Stumpy and I are looking forward to another visit with them.

In Indiana, we met up with Ivy, a young, high energy malinois girl.



















Ivy and Stumpy enjoyed each others company from Indiana to New Mexico















You can read more about Ivy's adventures on The Chasing Flowers Tour 2015. She full-times in a vintage trailer with Cricket, a poodle, and their chauffeur, Diane.

We took about 3 and a half weeks to travel cross country. Now, we're here in Nevada with Kuzzin Fenway



















And there's a new trouble maker in town.



















Teddy Ballgame came to live with Fenway about a month ago. Best guess: he's year old Catahoula mix. He was found, skinny and starving, on the streets in Arizona. Stumpy's favorite boy brought him home and now Stumpy and I are Kuzzin-sitting.



















As cute and sweet as Teddy is, Stumpy doesn't seem very happy with the new addition to the family. Teddy doesn't seem to understand that he is supposed to defer to the Queen of Everything's wants and desires.

Here's the motley crew. Teddy's pretending he's a good boy














They have a few more days to get to know each other. then Stumpy and I are movin' on down the road.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Remembering and Honoring

Those who did not make it home.



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

6 Weeks

Make that 7.

Stumpy and I stayed with friends, in South Carolina, for 7 weeks.

You may remember Stumpy's BFF, Baxter. from previous visits back home.

Baxter moved south, last year. We totally enjoyed  our time with Baxter and his family while we waited for it to warm up, in New England.
 
It was great fun for the dogs, and for us, to watch them go at it, all day, every day.
Both inside
 
and outside.
 
The fun never stops.
 
There were lots of walks







There were endless games of tug
  
car rides
 
stare- downs
 
 
wrestling
 
and dancing
 
There were lizards to hunt,
 
squirrels to chase
OOPS! Sorry dogs! False alarm!
  
sunbathing,
 
 
and laps to test
 
We met Baxter's kuzzinz, Cocoa and Chaos
 (I don't know which one is which} 
  
had an occasional obedience class
Can you see the anticipation of a reward?
for a job well done?
 
There was peanut butter
 
 and of course, waiting.
  
 In between all the activity, They rest,
 
for about 10 seconds

We're headed north, now. Looking forward to seeing my family in just a few days !

Many, Many thanks to Baxter and his family for putting up with us for soooooooooo long! It's not just any friend that will allow you to mooch-dock in their back yard for a couple of months! I hope you are looking forward to the next time we visit as much as Stumpy and I!

Stumpy contemplates the long trip ahead
 
But knows she'll be welcome to return, anytime.