At this point in my life, I find myself dogless. The greatest dog in the world was my best friend for 12 1/2 years. He passed away 5 years ago. Since then, I have been without a dog. I love dogs, so it is always fun to visit my mother and her two dogs, a Scottie named Rupert, and a Labrador named Chloe. This visit to Oregon coincided perfectly with a sister’s vacation, so when I landed in Portland, I picked up her car and her Border Collie Phoebe and headed for the coast. This would be a three dog week for me and a vacation in the country for Phoebe.
The dogs love their walks in the woods. Each morning we headed out for a short walk in the fields, and on some days we did a longer walk in the woods.
Oregon is a dog friendly state, with most, if not all, beaches open for dogs. We took a three dog trip out to the jetty near Astoria, where the Columbia river meets the Pacific. It was a weekday and in one spot we had the beach all to ourselves. It was typical beach day in Oregon, windy, and requiring and requiring a light jacket.
The dogs love living in the country, and Phoebe loves her visits to Grandma’s place.