Posts Tagged ‘Rome’

Raja and Dog Jaunt double team for pet travel!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Many thanks to Dog Jaunt for asking us to guest blog this week. Dog Jaunt is a wonderful resource for people who want to take their small dog along with them, on trips of any length.  Dog Jaunt stars, Chloe, the beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel!  Look for an expert guest blog about the famous street food of Seattle, Washington on our site from Mary-Alice Pomputius of Dog Jaunt in June!

Please check out our article:  And don’t forget to keep www.dogjaunt.com in your sights for small dog travel resources and evals!

Your Dog’s Park

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Urban dogs, suburban dogs who love to run, dogs on trips all need a park.  This post, Raja and I want to invite our readers to contribute stories about their favorite parks… where are they and what’s so nice about them?  Here’s how you do it:  Scroll down to the end of this post.  See the phrase “Share your thoughts, comment here!”?  That’s where you do it.  Just click and type.  This comments section is exactly the same as before…with one little essential exception.  Your comment won’t appear right way (but I’m working on that).  I have to moderate them… NOT so I can only put up comments I find flattering, oh no (Raja and I uphold free speech), but to keep the spam crawlers from advertising pills on our comments page.  (You don’t want that either.) 

Raja’s favorite park is Duke Island Park in Raritan, New Jersey.  Although the goose population is excessive in some seasons, he loves the big trees, the rustic trail by the river and the short commute to get there. 

His second favorite park is Fox Hills Park in Culver City, California.  Well, dogs aren’t allowed there- big mistake- but nobody checks.  It’s just a scruffy little town park… what’s the big deal?  Anyway, he loves the plateau with the soft grass and shady spots. 

Other city parks Raja likes include Parco Ninfeo di Nerone in the middle of Rome right near the Coliseum.  It’s got some lovely views, but it isn’t all that well kept or daunting for a dog who just wants to play.  Many Roman dogs play there off leash.  (The fallen columns aren’t all that sacred there either.)

He also likes Russian Hill Park on Bay Street in San Francisco.  There’s nothing to it except a long stretch of grass with some casual landscaping on the hill in the back, but it’s the perfect little run for a small dog to stretch his paws while going about town. 

Where’s your dog’s favorite park?