More Autumn Wanderings

No matter where you are in the South, fall is a good time for wandering about. The best place for fall wandering is anyplace with a lot of trees where the leaves are currently changing. But at some point that describes almost everyplace in North Carolina. North Carolina is, by the way, the twelfth most …

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Snake Safety in America’s Snakebite Capital

Snakes, Snake Safety, What You Should and Shouldn't Be Worrying About Fall might seem like a strange time to be talking about snakes. However, just this past weekend we saw this on the trail during a routine walk at Forest Ridge Nature Park just a few miles from our home. In fact, Brian nearly stepped …

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Fitz Roy and Brian — Alone!

Brian and Fitz Roy Indulge In Some Male Bonding Adventures Recently Sylvia traveled back to Peru for a family visit. This left Brian and Fitz Roy alone to fend for themselves. Fortunately, obedience training has paid off handsomely. Brian has overcome his separation anxiety and is now much better able to handle such situations. This …

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Fitz Roy and the Whale

Whale Rocks, Durant Nature Preserve We have blogged before about the excellent Durant Nature Preserve near our home in North Raleigh. Shortly before our trip to Colorado, we finally completed our exploration of its trail system. We brought Fitz Roy along with us, since he can never seem to get enough walking in. You could …

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More Hikes With Humans

Dog-Human Hike II: Forest Ridge Nature Park Trying to beat the heat is no easy thing in the summer, especially south of the Mason-Dixon line. Temps in Raleigh soared over 95 degrees Fahrenheit both Saturday and Sunday. Not the most ideal weather for hiking, especially when you are locked in a fur coat. Fitz has …

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Return to Durant Nature Preserve

Dog-Human Hike I: Durant Nature Preserve via North entrance   A couple weeks ago we had what might be termed a ‘walkabout’ in Durant Nature Preserve near our home in North Raleigh. We expected to go for a short evening walk; but the park impressed us so much that the operation turned into a much …

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