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Dog-Friendly Trips Photo by Photo

Fidose of Reality is taking a much-needed vacation this week, but that doesn't mean we stop blogging: That runs through our veins! If you are a dog-friendly traveler and love taking your dog on trips with you, you've come to the right place. In honor of this date being celebrated as Wordless Wednesday (where pet bloggers are encouraged to show more than write) - we celebrate … [Read more...]

Top 10 Dog Friendly Fall Getaways

It’s the time of year when autumn's quilt blankets our nation's landscape -- and time to pack a picnic lunch, a favorite pooch, and go leaf-peeping. Not sure whether you’re a leaf-peeper? If you love fall foliage and rich hues turning green leaves to goldens, oranges, and reds, you’re a leaf-peeper. Here are ten of Fidose of Reality's dog-friendly fall getaways to put on … [Read more...]

Meet Wigglebutt Warriors at the Central PA Pet Expo

Fidose of Reality invites you to the Central PA Pet Expo, taking place Sunday, October 13, 2013, from Noon to 4 pm at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.  The Wigglebutt Warriors will be in attendance and you can meet us there! A fun day is planned with pet education, demonstrations, shopping (hello, my ears are perked up), animal rescue groups, and very … [Read more...]

Drive-In Movies Earns Dog Badge in Pup Scouts

If you were ever a brownie or Cub Scout, or perhaps a Girl Scout, you know how much fun it can be. Imagine if someone did the same for dogs and created Dog Scouts or Pup Scouts, where dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome to earn a variety of badges. I recently wrote a story for Dogster magazine all about becoming a Dog Scout or a Pup Scout. The two groups are … [Read more...]

My Dog Will Soon Be a PupScout

My dog's next big thing is to become a PupScout! Dexter added a new item to his doggie bucket list: Becoming a full-fledged, badge-wearing member of Pupscouts Troop 4. Besides the fun and camaraderie, I'll be keeping him active, learning new skills, engaging with pet parents who have similar interests, and seeing if I can finally get my "loves mud and puddles" to jump … [Read more...]

Wigglebutt Wedding WrapUp Surprises

how to get your girlfriend back On the end of one of the top 5 weekends of my life, the Wigglebutt Wedding was a smashing success: All 2-1/2 days of it. We spent nine months planning and organizing so that every detail could be covered. Our hearts our filled with gratitude. We will continue to help the Cockers and we will formally be announcing our 2014 event within the next … [Read more...]

Dog Friendly Poppy Across America Diary

Traveling with your dog is one of the greatest and most memorable pleasures a pet parent can experience. I say this having logged 20+ years of traveling in a car with a dog, from the shores of Maine to the beaches of Oregon and back. What a joyride it is for us, Fidose of Reality, to have dog mom and road warrior, Kim Kiernan, giving us a week-by-week update from her cross … [Read more...]

A Veil Over Dog Mountain

how to get your ex girlfriend back Dog Mountain: Doesn’t that have a particularly beautiful, serene, and welcoming quality in reading those words? When I first learned of “Dog Mountain” in Vermont, I knew it would sit high atop my bucket list. After all, a gal with over 20 years of dog-friendly travel under her belt/collar would have to visit a place as stately as “Dog … [Read more...]

Arlington National Cemetery is Dog Friendly

Arlington National Cemetery is a pet-friendly historic slice of history where you are welcome to bring your well-behaved, leashed dog. Arlington National Cemetery, located in the northern part of Virginia and bordering Washington D.C., is the final resting place of more than 300,000 people. Beginning with the American Revolution, veterans from each of our nation’s wars along … [Read more...]

Island advice on visiting Hawaii with a dog

World-renowned beaches (and bods!), Luaus, Pearl Harbor, Diamondhead, catamarans, secret coves, surfing, beach-cruising, zip lining, whale-watching, volcanoes, Polynesian culture, coffee, Dole plantation, and Mai Tai’s are just a few of the heavenly splendors Oahu has to entice. You don’t have to be from Iowa to have heard this famous movie quote “Is this Heaven…” “No, it’s … [Read more...]