OK, that’s pretty fabulous as it is. What she did while traveling was visit 24 friends she had met online through the online social networking community Dogster.com. Everyone she visited had dogs, and the account of their travels heartwarmingly shows that people do represent themselves honestly through social networking sites and friendships made online are real, not virtual. Furthermore, it documents the breadth and effectiveness of Dogster.com to bring people from diverse areas together through their love of dogs.
When she got home, Sheryl wrote up the story of their adventures as a children’s story cum travel tips narrative, complete with maps and real and graphed photos. She acknowledges and highlights the personalities of all the dogs Veronica and Piccadilly met, offers some tips about canine travel do’s and don’ts, comments on building dog relationships and graciously thanks all her wonderful hosts. According to Sheryl, Veronica and Piccadilly returned to Canada wiser and more sociable than they had left- highlighting the fact that dogs thrive when taken on trips with their owners, rather than worry and wait when left at home. What must they think about when they muse on their great adventure!?
You can get yourself a copy of the adorably illustrated Our Road Trip Tips: Dog Travel Tips and Behaviours and link up with Sheryl and her photographs of North America with Veronica and Piccadilly by going to http://www.sheryljean.ca and following the links. Let’s all support Sheryl Jean and her nascent traveling and publishing empire with the nomadic and adaptable Veronica and Piccadilly!
A word from Raja and me: we should have been in Valle De Bravo, Mexico right now seeing the Monarchs, but we got a link up to a map of Mexican drug cartel activity. Disappointing discovery: Lots of fighting and retaliating on the very road we would have to traverse. Raja and I are all for adventure travel, but our idea of an adventure doesn’t include being near the mean and the crazy. So we’re off to Montreal instead. We’re a lot less alarmed by Quebec’s separatists.