Tuesday’s Tails: Aurora

September 23, 2014 in adoptable dogs, Dogs, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week is very special because it is Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week!

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Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable.” To promote these unusual (or, in some cases, too common) animals, Petfinder.com has designated Sept. 21-27, 2014 as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.

In preparation for this week, Petfinder.com asked “What pets do our shelter and rescue group members have the hardest time finding homes for?” Here’s what they said:

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 In honor of Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week we are featuring Aurora.

Aurora is an independent and stunningly beautiful Pit Bull.

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Aurora is about 4.5 years old and is very friendly and content dog! She is laid back but also athletic and strong! She would be great for outdoor activities like hiking and going for nature walks!

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Aurora would be perfect for someone who is looking for a dog that’s out of their teenage and puppy behavior. Aurora recently visited 2 local nursing homes and has received rave reviews.

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Visit Aurora’s Petfinder page to find out more about him or the other dogs and cats available for adoption at North Country Animal League.  

 Aurora’s photos were taken by the staff at NCAL
 

Don’t forget to visit all the other wonderful adoptable animals featured in this blog hop!

You can support us in DBDT’s initiative to donate dog and cat toys to area shelters by visiting our affiliate Petfood Direct. To date we have donated 449 dog toys and 6512 cat toys .

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Ava at Franconia Falls

September 21, 2014 in Black and White Sunday, Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Nature Walks by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in the Black and White Blog Hop hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar: the Golden Retriever!

This week we have a couple of pictures from Franconia Falls in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.

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The sign at the beginning of the trail. If you notice one of the destinations is call Black Pond trail. I have a couple of photos of Black Pond here.

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Ava reaches the edge of the falls.

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Looking downstream

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Looking upstream

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On the rocks

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I had to share this sign. I don’t think I have ever reached the “End” of a trail before.

I posted a couple of other photos of this trip for Sepia Saturday. You can check them out here.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Don’t forget to visit all the other wonderful blogs on Black and White Sunday!

You can support us in DBDT’s initiative to donate dog and cat toys to area shelters by visiting Pet360! To date we have donated 449 dog toys and 6512 cat toys.

This week at Pet360!you can get 15% off all orders over $79 PLUS FREE SHIPPING!

On the trail to Franconia Falls

September 20, 2014 in Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Nature Walks, Pets by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Sepia Saturday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie.

This week we have two photos of Steeler on the trail up to Franconia Falls in the Lincoln Woods area of the White Mountains.

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Steeler scopes out the mountain stream

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Steeler on the banks of the falls.

Don’t forget to visit all the other great blogs who are participating in Sepia Saturday!

You can support us in DBDT’s initiative to donate dog and cat toys to area shelters by visiting our affiliate Petfood Direct. To date we have donated 449 dog toys and 6512 cat toys .

This week at Petfood Direct Natural Balance is Buy One Get One 50% OFF by using this link!

Steeler and Ava at Black Pond, New Hampshire

September 17, 2014 in Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Nature Walks, Wordless Wednesday by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

About 2.6 miles up Lincoln Woods Trail in the White Mountains is smaller trail that heads up to Black Pond.

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A mile up this trail the woods open up to reveal a wonderfully peaceful pond in the mountains.

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And of course Steeler needs a “Selfie” for his scrapbook.

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You can support us in DBDT’s initiative to donate dog and cat toys to area shelters by visiting our Etsy.com store. Our dog toys are rugged and are perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

To date we have donated 449 dog toys and 6512 cat toys.

Tuesday’s Tails: Elliot

September 16, 2014 in adoptable dogs, Dogs, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Elliot!

Elliot is local stray who is now staying at North Country Animal League.

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Elliot is a big dog with a lovable personality. He may look tough but he is really a softy who is looking for a forever home.

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Visit Elliot’s Petfinder page to find out more about him or the other dogs and cats available for adoption at North Country Animal League.

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Elliot’s photos were taken by the staff at NCAL

Don’t forget to visit all the other wonderful adoptable animals featured in this blog hop!

You can support us in DBDT’s initiative to donate dog and cat toys to area shelters by visiting our affiliate Petfood Direct. To date we have donated 449 dog toys and 6512 cat toys.

This week at Petfood Direct Natural Balance is Buy One Get One 50% OFF by using this link!

Veruca stays close to home

September 14, 2014 in Black and White Sunday, Dogs, Hiking with Dogs by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in the Black and White Blog Hop hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar: the Golden Retriever!

This week Veruca wanted to show you some sights close to home.

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Let’s go this way up the hill!

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Here is our first picture of the neighbor’s field.

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Here’s another picture, I like the trees and the sky in this one.

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And these wildflowers line the path that we walk.

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Hope you liked our quick walk of the sights near home.
Have a great Sunday and don’t forget to visit the other great blogs in the hop!

You can support us in DBDT’s initiative to donate dog and cat toys to area shelters by visiting Pet360! To date we have donated 449 dog toys and 6512 cat toys.

This week at Pet360 you can get 15% off all orders over $79 PLUS FREE SHIPPING by using this link!

Ava sees a squirrel

September 13, 2014 in Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Outside Adventures, Photo Post by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in Sepia Saturday Blog Hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie!

We were out in the yard the other day and Ava thought she saw a squirrel.

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Ava takes off running down the trail

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Passes me as fast a she can.  And  . . .

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Darn it. The squirrel got away.

You can support us in DBDT’s initiative to donate dog and cat toys to area shelters by visiting our Etsy.com store. Our dog toys are rugged and are perfect for playing fetch, tug, and positive reinforcement training!

To date we have donated 449 dog toys and 6512 cat toys.

Tuesday’s Tails: Bogie

September 9, 2014 in adoptable dogs, Dogs, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Bogie!

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Bogie is a 1 1/2 year old Victorian Bulldog who is staying at North Country Animal League.

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Not a lot is known about Bogie as he just arrived on the CanINE Express as a transfer from Indiana.  Initial reports are that he is a fun loving dog who will make some family very happy.

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Visit Bogie’s Petfinder page to find out more about him or the other dogs and cats available for adoption at North Country Animal League. 

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Bogie’s photos were taken by the staff at NCAL

Black and White Sunday: 3 from Nebraska Notch

September 7, 2014 in Black and White Sunday, Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Pets by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in the Black and White Blog Hop hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar: the Golden Retriever!

These are three more pictures from our hike up the Nebraska Notch Trail.

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Steeler on the rocky stream bank

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Looking down stream

This next one is a little hard to see, but there is a Canadian Goose in the middle of the picture.

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Nebraska Notch Trail

September 5, 2014 in Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Nature Walks, Outside Adventures by Mark at DBDT

Last Monday I took Steeler on a hike up to Taylor Lodge via the Nebraska Notch Trail. This 1.8 mile trail is another one of my favorite hikes in the Stowe, VT area.

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Whenever I hike this trail I start from the overnight parking area off of Nebraska Valley Road. There is a second parking area a little closer, but I enjoy the extra couple of tenths of a mile walk alongside the road. Once you reach the main trail it is flat and wide.

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Steeler!

However, it quickly turns into a rocky hill climb.

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Steeler on the rocky uphill

At about 3/4 of a mile uphill the trail turns right and runs parallel to a small stream that cascades down a series of rocky cliffs.

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Little Waterfall

Immediately after the view of the water falls, the trail bears left and climbs up into a clearing. After entering the clearing, the trail runs alongside a large beaver pond with great views of the backside on Mt. Mansfield.

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Beaver Pond and Mt Mansfield

After leaving the beaver pond area, and with another short ascent, you reach Taylor Lodge. Taylor Lodge was built in 1978 and was named after James P. Taylor, the founder of the Green Mountain Club.

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Taylor Lodge

The Lodge has an enclosed bunk space with room for 15 people and an open “front porch” for weary hikers to rest while they travel north, or south, on The Long Trail. (The Long Trail is Vermont 270 mile footpath in the Green Mountains that starts at that the Massachusetts/Vermont line and ends at the Canadian Border. The Green Mountain Club built and maintains the Long Trail)

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View from the porch on Taylor Lodge

 After a quick break at the Lodge, Steeler’s puppy energy was recharged and it was time to head back to the car.

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Where the Nebraska Notch Trail meets the Long Trail

The descent was much faster, but a little tricky as the rocks were still wet from the rain the night before.

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Steeler wants to go.

The total mileage for this hike is about 3.8 miles with a total travel time of 2 hours due to the incline.

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