Monthly Archives: January 2011

Penguins, just because

I was editing photos last night, and thought you might enjoy these guys: Back to the puppies tomorrow . . .  

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Russian Subway Dogs

Another cool factoid from the National Geographic Explorer episode, How Man Tamed the Wild: there are stray dogs in Moscow that have learned how to ride the subway.  According to National Geographic, these dogs have learned to use the subway … Continue reading

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Hiking the Bridge to Nowhere

This weekend, we brought Toki on a hike to the “Bridge to Nowhere” in the San Gabriel Mountains, near Azusa, California.  The hike follows the route of a road that was optimistically built in a very active wash of the … Continue reading

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A high degree of tolerance

Last week, I introduced you to some of the dogs of Ushuaia.  They were remarkably affable and remained totally relaxed among the throngs of people and traffic. I was reminded of a National Geographic Explorer episode called How Man Tamed … Continue reading

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Hey, who are you?

After her dog vacation, it’s natural that Toki noticed a few changes around the house.  She sniffed around each room, examined the box of pistachios that I received over Christmas, poked our suitcases with her nose, and generally made sure … Continue reading

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Dogs of Ushuaia

Ushuaia is considered the southernmost city in the world, and it’s also a jumping-off point for Antarctic travel.  I spent a total of about 2 days there, killing time before and after my Antarctica trip. One of the first things … Continue reading

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Animals at the Pole

Over New Year’s, I traveled to Antarctica.  Before I left, I spent a lot of time reading accounts of Arctic and Antarctic exploration.  Many expeditions in search of both poles included dogs and ponies on their expedition teams.  In the … Continue reading

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