5 Indispensable Books Your Outdoor Adventure Doggie Will Love
Is your doggie desperate for a new adventure? Padding back and forth, chewing your boots, tossing your hiking socks hither and yon? Staring wistfully out the window with those “poor me” eyes every time you go on a road trip? Sigh. Dreaming squirrels, dirt, and woodsy aromas? Bored ‘cos all your recent adventures are old by now and have lost their charm, snow patches, favorite mud puddles? Clearly, the situation calls for some books your outdoor adventure doggie will love.
How about you?
Have you figured out that the best doggie trails are perfect for humans, since they offer the most fun, best curiosities, the grooviest water features, widest meadows, massivest trees, earthiest smells? Did you imagine that finding a dogs-okay park in an off-interstate town might be just the thing for walkies and a snooze under the shade trees? Ever thought “let’s jump in a lake since it’s hot out, but we’ve never been here before, and where’s the nearest one”?
It’s all about books your outdoor adventure doggie will love. Time to dog-ear a few sniff-worthy titles.
#1 Best Hikes with Dogs….
This title is state-by-state or region. Be sure to order the relevant volume for the geographical area you have in mind.
#2 Dog Lovers’ Companion….
Again, a locale-based series for the poopster. Check publication dates on these to make sure they’re reasonably current.
#3 Best Dog Hikes….Your doggy will sniff at these and be pleased
Good books come in threes!#4 Ruff Guide to the United States
#5 Dog First Aid: A Field Guide to Emergency Care for the Outdoor Dog
Indispensable guide for those emergency moments when you’re having a good time in the outdoors
However, lest your doggie forget
While you’re making the most of your National Park Senior Pass….Have you both reminded yourselves that there’s a major no-no in National Parks and some other federal facilities? Aaaaah, the “no dogs in the backcountry” rule.
No worries. There are loads of plusses in this restriction, but it’s imperative to help your doggie read up in advance. A little research and you can find that quintessential out-of-park-but-nearby trail so you and your doggie can have an active adventure together while you make yourselves at home in a Park.
Photo credits. Featured image…Dog in a library, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend”: CC BY-SA 2.0 by Bruno via Flickr. Dog with torn book, The dog ate it: CC BY-ND 2.0 by MapleGirlie via Flickr. Book covers are screen shots from Amazon.com.