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here a horse, there a horse, everywhere a horse horse

cici and i are in vacaville, ca… at a horse ranch place motel… it’s kinda cute and there is a horse riding school plus a dog park within less than five minutes away… and many cats at the motel, thankfully that cici has not seen, but she has smelled them…  🙂

they are renovating the motel rooms and it is supposed to be noisy but so far has not been…

http://www.ranchotelhorsecenter.com/

she played with a bunch of dogs, mostly puppies, a pittie, a viszla, rottweiler and some mixes… we miss the morgan hill dog park though, much nicer with green green grass…

vacaville is on hwy 80, next to fairfield, on the way to dixon and sacramento…

we stayed one night at the super 8 motel in dixon and it was ok but overpriced at $65, they gave us a noisy room outside the ice machine and when we came out in the morning there was a kitty cat on top of the desk and cici went nuts barking at 6 a.m. plus the kitty decided to come over and say hi and gave cici’s nose a scratch… what a fiasco !

we usually stay at the red roof inn in dixon but they were completely full…

actually happy to have found a weekly rate at this ranchotel, resting and vegging out… there is a panera’s bread bakery nearby, where I am now online, a safeway, trader joe’s and all the usual amenities, plus the ranchotel is very quiet and rural at night… yay …

monterey was crazy with the u.s. open golf tourney and the motels and hotels even in gilroy had doubled and tripled their rates, yuck…

soon it will be happy fourth of july, amazing, what a weird summer this has been… it is very warm, hot here, but we have a/c so it does not matter much…

we still need to explore vacaville to find out the doggie places here, besides pet smart and petco… there are probably fun stores, and napa is not that far, maybe half hour away, with pet food express…

just figured out that cici has been a happy participant (mostly) at 11+ different dog parks: Carson City, Nevada (doesn’t really have a dedicated dog park), Fresno, CA, Irvine, CA, Palm Springs, CA, Morgan Hill, CA, Monterey, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA (two of the wealthiest communities with the saddest excuse for dog parks ever), Fort Bragg, CA (Mendocino), Vacaville, CA, Idyllwild, CA, Cambria, CA and Carmel beach… and she has played with more than 500 doggies… yikes !

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a boathouse built for two…

howard creek ranch’s pet friendliest room is a romantic boat house for two plus canine… It is small and cosy with a full bed, fireplace, coffeemaker, microwave, couch, and table with lamps… the bathroom is up a couple of steps, with a water closet like they have in europe/england, and a shower a few steps away… there is a door outside and a creek with lots of privacy and serenity, and green leaves from the trees and birds singing… perfect for a romantic getaway …

a few steps away is the barn with several rooms including the solar room and the captain’s view, nice and spacious, some views of the ocean and meadow, in between is the parlor area where you can play chess, get on the internet, and / or enjoy card games. there is also the willow room which is currently being renovated and the walden room and the cozy blue balcony room with a sunroof.

Cheryl has a new chi puppy named yoda, six months old now sometimes on property, what a cutie… gave cici a run for her money…

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free weekly giveaway ends tomorrow… yurts anyone?

ok, you have one more day, the last few days no one else has submitted any entries… which makes us think that we should give people a shorter amount of time… for the next giveaway, you will have a day or two… Internet time is faster than real time…   we have some wonderful new surprises and resources coming up… 

yesterday, while writing about yurts and affordable and alternative housing for my blog for the Seattle newspaper, I came across two cute photos (below)… a dog in a yurt and a couple of llamas in a yurt…since I don’t yet know how to post photos there, and since they are animals, thought I’d post them here for you to enjoy… and if you don’t know and want to know what a yurt is, visit my other blog below (hint: a yurt is a round or circular or dome housing structure used by nomads in Mongolia, Russia and even in the USA)…  am thinking that they will come in handy on some land for the K9 healing center, some yurts for the animals, a yurt for myself, for staff and guests… yurts are in campgrounds across America, there are yurt bed and breakfast inns, and yurts have endured extreme weather such as snow, rain, and heat… they are extremely affordable… portable… and easy to put up, good for emergency relief shelter, nomads, dog kennels, dog weddings, mobile offices, writer’s retreat, artists studio, dog camps, doggie daycare and doggie education centers.  Women writers with dogs retreat and healing center… 

If anyone would like to donate land, yurts, expertise and other resources for the doggie healing and education center, please let me know.  we will need to set up a 5013c non-profit status, grants, and donations… am going to announce a Creative Expression contest this week which will help launch and fund the healing center so get in on the ground floor, for the pups. 

 

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Dog day afternoons at doggie daycare camp, K9 approved Four Paws Up…

These mutts of ours have it ruff ruff, bow wow… I tell Cici all the time when she’s whining about something trivial like I haven’t played with her in five minutes that she’s so deprived… NOT… spoiled rotten pup…

 

 

I have never taken her to doggie daycare or doggie camp but am very inspired by these places below… I picked places around the country that just seemed like a lot of fun… what pet owner wouldn’t want to leave their dog for a day, a week or two at a doggie ranch where the pooches play inside and outside, romp, work, swim, and are teamed up with dogs who match their energy, size, and temperament?  Some of these places have acres of fun, a structured environment, sometimes play, naps, meal times, individual attention (the best ones, I think), to give the pups the best of all worlds… and best of all they are cage free… no steely stark hard cold jail-like confinements for these mutts… some have comfortable homes with couches and others give the mutts and their owners a choice of accommodations. It’s a dog’s life!

 

If you are an owner or manager of a doggie daycare ranch or resort or if you know someone, I would LOVE to work with you (especially if you are in a warmer climate, California, here we come again !)   and I also would like to visit and write about the experience, so invite us for a visit and we will let the world know about you!

it has been snowing all week, brrrrrr…. and while Cici loves to play in the snow, her mom, wants to move south asap… and I would love a job where I could bring my dog to work…  and I also work freelance…

 

 

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Our Bed & Biscuit Suites are the ultimate in luxury. Each private suite comes with a flat screen TV built into the wall. Every guest gets a full sized toddler bed, toys and food. They even get a massage before bedtime! These suites are more quiet and are a great choice for dogs that tend to get easily stressed or for older dogs or just for those dogs that enjoy the good life.l

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