I thought the other day, that I haven’t talked about the dogs in a long time. Plus, today is National Dog Day. So what have the Dogs been up to?
Well, they are great. I’m pretty sure they are glad art shows are done for a bit. Those days get long for them. When we do our shows in Teton Village, we can have them with us, but that’s not always an easy solution. Mostly, they hang out in the RV, and we take turns walking them for potty breaks. This year a fellow artist, and really great friend was invaluable in helping with them. They were parked next to us, and she would take them out when when I couldn’t. It was such a nice feeling knowing she could let them out, if we couldn’t leave the show.
Last Saturday we moved to the Kofa national wildlife refuge. We have stayed here before, and wanted to spend time here again, because it’s just so beautiful. The mountains to the east are unbelievably beautiful, morning or evening. Well, all day for that matter. On this particular morning, the sunrise was exceptional.
In the evening, the mountain glows with the last light of the day.
Everyone who is a dog owner bemoans the fact that most national parks are not dog friendly. All parks allow dogs in parking lots, or campgrounds, but not many offer places to hike with your dog. Joshua Tree NP is a real treat for people who want to be able to hike with their dogs, and enjoy a national park.
Before I went to Joshua Tree, I checked the website for their pet policies and was pleased to see that dogs are allowed to walk on any of the dirt roads. There are miles, and miles of dirt roads in the park, that provide a variety of terrain to see.
The standard rules apply, of walking on a leash, and picking up after your dog.