Travel theme: Dogs

Last week, August 26th, was National Dog Day and I thought it might be fun to extend the canine celebrations a little longer. Here then are some of my favourite dog photos. First, my own sweet, dearly departed Major, who understood the importance of rushing outdoors at the first sign of snow to build a snowman and catch snowflakes on your tongue. A very wise dog indeed.

major, snowman, winter, travel, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

beach, vashon island, major, boxer dog, travel, travelogue, true love, ailsa prideaux-mooney

Sprocket, my friend Mary’s dog who took me on an awfully big adventure all the way from Seattle to Boston.

US USA road trip dog Sprocket travel driving car

Loppy, the little stray dog in Guatemala who stole my heart on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

stray dog, atitlan, panachajel, guatemala

Dirty Biter, a tough little dog so beloved by the town of La Conner that he got his own statue.

dirty biter, la conner, skagit valley, washington state, travel, travelogue, ailsa prideaux-mooney

Whisper, a blind and deaf cattle dog…

Whisper, cattle dog

…and her brother Rufus, a feisty little cattle dog whose idea of heaven was to go camping in the blue house (his tent) with his humans, Brian and Sylvia. Sometimes he let me tag along too.


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xxx Ailsa

I am I because my little dog knows me. – Gertrude Stein

My little old dog: a heart-beat at my feet. – Edith Wharton

We never really own a dog as much as he owns us. – Gene Hill

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