Dogs and Humans!

Great to be back to blogging again!

Jean and I flew back into Portland last Thursday evening and after a motel stay near to the airport arrived back home last Friday a little before mid-day.

It was an incredible trip covering family in both England and France and I will start writing up the details of where we went and who we stayed with over the coming days; sing out if this is not want you want to read!!

But as good as the vacation was it was fabulous to be home and I wanted to share with you a few sights of home taken over the last couple of days.

Mother Goose now has her goslings!




I will never tire of looking at Mount Sexton!


Nor of the beauty of where we live!


I can think of no better way of re-starting my blog posts than to republish an item that Dan shared with me back in early April.


“Dogs Welcome”

A man wrote in a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation:

“I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?”

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote:

“SIR: I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or steal pictures off the walls or use them as a coloring book.

I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”


Dan also shared some really gorgeous photographs that can be seen on the next two Sundays.

23 thoughts on “Dogs and Humans!

  1. Welcome back, Paul! Thanks for the lovely photos of Oregon in the spring. I have been fortunate that Maggie has traveled with us & we have always found lodging. Great re-post!


  2. Good to hear from you again Paul. Welcome home! It will be most interesting to hear about your trip. At 64, part of me still wants to travel overseas again, including trips to the UK and France, and yet something has changed – I fear getting homesick! Or if I’m honest I fear separation anxiety from my dogs. 🙂


    1. Oh wow! Margaret, that exactly what we felt. Huge separation anxiety from our dogs, and horses, and the wild deer! Plus, the old world had changed. In subtle and not so subtle ways! It will be my privilege to write this over the coming days! Thank you!


  3. Good to see you back, glad to hear you had an enjoyable trip.
    Those goslings are really cute 🙂
    At risk of self-promotion: I was thinking of you when I wrote my latest blog post. Granted, wolves aren’t dogs, but they almost are… 🙂


    1. Dear, dear sister, thank you and so lovely to see you here! I will be spending much of next week blogging about our experiences in England and France. Including our way too brief time together.


  4. Welcome back Paul! The geese and goslings brought a smile 💛 I am in Scotland, having been to Paris with my Mum for a few days last week. Don and I return to our dogs and Pennsylvania life tomorrow.


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