Happy New Year to All Our Readers!

Posted by Raja on December 25th, 2012 — Posted in Celebrations, interview

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Love my Travel Dog Theme Quilt!

Raja and I want to thank all our readers, especially our most loyal commenters:  Patty, Buttercup, Sheryll, Carolyn, Cy, CT, Tasha, Rhea, Skamp, Colette and Demon Flash Bandit the Sled Dog. We want to send a bark out to our friends at Dogster, Dog Fancy, Fido Friendly and Three Rivers Holistic Veterinary Service who help us get our message out on the web. Originally, when we began our blog, we wanted to focus only on pet travel, but we found ourselves also drawn toward other issues such as pet health, athletics, advocacy, book reviews, recipes and just plain fun.  We redefined travel for our blog to mean anything from a walk around the block to the adventures of a dog making new roads to places where travel dogs have never been able to go before- Raja’s trips to Machu Picchu, the Vatican Museum and Valle Nevado in Chile being three of them.

To that end, we want to thank some of our favorite Travel Friends: Mr. Mohammed, our driver in Cassablanca, Morocco who was super nice to Raja; the staff of the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome, Italy and the Tambo del Arriero in Cusco, Peru and the Porto del Mare in Tropea, Italy and Gringo Bill’s in Aquas Caliente, Peru- all of whom rolled out the red carpet and didn’t mind muddy paws; and the owners of the Bakeri Fuchs Café in Zematt who treated Raja like a regular.  Raja sends happy barks to that cute Shih Tzu girl Kiwicha that he met in Cusco and the baby camel he played with in Morocco.

Our plans for 2013 are to go on doing exactly the same: supporting travel dog companionship near and far.  Pushing boundaries and expectations. And traveling.

To that end, in our next post, we are going to bark at the airlines about a simple remodeling project at all airports that could make pet travel ever so much better.

Wishing peace and happiness to all in 2013.

But for right now, on Christmas Day 2012, Raja wishes you a wonderful, adventuresome, healthy and peaceful 2013.  He got two awesome gifts this year- his whole family in one house for a few days and this beautiful Travel Dog Theme Quilt by his wonderful friend Carolyn of Carolyn’s Originals , Raja’s favorite outfitter. He loves it so much that it’s highly likely we will be traveling a little less light in future.

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Comment by Judi

Merry Christmas, Helen and Raja! Glad you have your loved ones all around, certainly makes for a wonderful holiday. And we’ve certainly enjoyed your very informative blog. Thank you for a job well done, raja….you too, Helen. lol. as the year comes to a close, we count our blessings and look forward to a brighter tomorrow. Happy New Year!!!

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Comment by Raja

Thanks Aunty Judi and thanks to you for all the dogs you save and love and rescue into a beautiful, meaningful life.

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Comment by Cy, CT, Tasha

Raja,
You look beautiful on your new Travel Dog quilt. We are so glad to know such a world traveler and to be able to read your blog . We have learned many new things from you and look forward to reading each new blog. You will always be an ambassador for dogs, showing why traveling with your dog is a good thing.

Your pals,
Cy, CT, Tasha and mom Carolyn

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Comment by Pat & Buttercup

Helen & Raja.. we are always so happy to read about your adventures and your informative blog !We wish you a very Happy New Year and safe travels where ever 2013 leads you !

Kisses,
Buttercup & Pat

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Comment by rhea hartley

Helen and Raja,
It is always a “treat” to read your blog and hear about all of your travels and the informative articles. We are so blessed to be your friends!! Happy New Year. And I think your travels should bring you to Michigan!!
Puppy Love,
Skamp and my Mom

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 7:22 am

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Woof Raja & Hey Helen,

What fabulous Christmas gifts you received…. your family together and that beautiful quilt. I can sure tell how much you love it… so beautiful and soft and all comfy for you.

May I second all the sweet comments all others made.

We are getting that bad storm here again. It seems to hitting in waves. And I knew today was going to be a ‘wet’ day, so put the four (yes FOUR) pups out again to go pp/potty and Galahad came it very wet. The little guy I rescued off the street just loves his new/temporary siblings. In fact he will cry to be next to them. Alas, I can not afford to keep him. So trying t find his people and will for a good month, then he goes up for adoption. Wish us good luck on that note.

Happy New Year To All Of You & All Friends Here!

I will send you a couple pics of little lost/found guy,

Sheryll & Critters.

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 7:50 am

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Woof Raja & Hey Helen,

What fabulous Christmas gifts you received…. your family together and that beautiful quilt. I can sure tell how much you love it… so beautiful and soft and all comfy for you.

May I second all the sweet comments all others made.

We are getting that bad storm here again. It seems to hitting in waves. And I knew today was going to be a ‘wet’ day, so put the four (yes FOUR) pups out again to go pp/potty and Galahad came it very wet. The little guy I rescued off the street just loves his new/temporary siblings. In fact he will cry to be next to them. Alas, I can not afford to keep him. So trying t find his people and will for a good month, then he goes up for adoption. Wish us good luck on that note.

Happy New Year To All Of You & All Friends Here!

I will send you a couple pics of little lost/found guy.

Sheryll & Critters.

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

Comment by Colette Berriault

Merry Christmas to Raja and Helen, and to the whole family. Happy New Year and may 2013 bring you more exciting travels, new friends, and continued health and love

Colette, Chloe, Vern and Cokenee

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

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