Bald Eagle State Park: Day 3

Peter rested his little chin on the edge of the boat, his lips adorably smooshing against the silver railing. The pontoon boat glided over the smooth water with ease as Peter’s ears waved in the wind. My parents’ dog, Peyton, would occasionally join Peter in the front of the boat but would soon return toContinue reading “Bald Eagle State Park: Day 3”

Bald Eagle State Park: Day 2

Peter waited patiently as I slipped on my sneakers. I presented his harness to him and he ducked his head into the gear. He was ready! We stepped out of the camper together and were met with the cool, crisp air. I took a deep breath. Ah, the perfect temperature for a run. Peter seemedContinue reading “Bald Eagle State Park: Day 2”

Bald Eagle State Park: Day 1

Bald Eagle State Park is a park nestled in northcentral Pennsylvania. Named for a Native American chief, Woapalanne, the park features almost 15 miles of hiking trails, a 1700-plus acre lake, loads of picnic areas, and a campground with dog-friendly sites. Between the awe-inspiring beauty of the park and the variety of opportunities to enjoyContinue reading “Bald Eagle State Park: Day 1”

Sunflower Adventures

As autumn begins in Pennsylvania, sunflowers offer wisps of color to the landscape. Yellows, reds, and oranges blend with green fields and blue skies at many farms. Local farmers often use sunflowers in crop rotations to rejuvenate the soil and attract pollinators such as bees to the farm. These sunflower fields may also offer funContinue reading “Sunflower Adventures”

Yoga Mat + Treats = Rainy Day Fun

I absolutely love rainy days. The melody of the rain bouncing off my metal house roof is simply beautiful. Everything glistening with water makes the world sparkle! As an added bonus, rainy days seem more peaceful outside without the hustle and bustle that sunny days often bring. I wonder what Peter thinks of rainy days.Continue reading “Yoga Mat + Treats = Rainy Day Fun”

Canine Fitness: What It Is and How to Start

Canine fitness is one of my favorite topics to learn about and discuss! Just like human fitness, there is a wealth of information about why fitness is important or even how specific exercises work certain muscles. Many people have an understanding that human fitness is important but they may not be familiar with canine fitness.Continue reading “Canine Fitness: What It Is and How to Start”

Adventure Puppy: An Award Program for Kids and Puppies

In the summer of 2020, a good friend suggested that I create an award program through Outdoor Dog specifically for children. We both had realized how hard the COVID-19 pandemic was on children. Giving kids something fun to do with their dogs might be beneficial to their physical and mental health. Through that conversation, AdventureContinue reading “Adventure Puppy: An Award Program for Kids and Puppies”