Cave Creek Regional Park: Kuma’s latest adventure is just around the corner

Cave Creek Regional Park  Kuma’s latest adventure is just around the corner. Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith I have a confession to make: I’ve been eating dirt out of my mom’s potted plants. I ate so much one day that I barfed dirt, and it came out the other end, too. I really upset my mom. I didn’t mean to worry her––honest. I just wasn’t happy that my humans took two—count ’em two—trips ...

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Neighborhood Adventures: Kuma discovers that there’s no place like home

Neighborhood Adventures Kuma discovers that there’s no place like home. Told by Kuma & written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith I’m one lucky dog. If you have been following me, you know that my family takes me on all sorts of adventures like hiking, running, camping, snowshoeing, and boating. I must say, though, that one of my most favorite things is right here at home. Every Friday, my mom takes me to visit th ...

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New Year Resolutions for Pet Parents

New Year Resolutions for Pet Parents  The new year is upon us. It’s time to take a look back on the past year and determine what we might want to change, do better, or accomplish in 2018. For pet parents, much of this reflection applies to the lives they share with their pets. Tripswithpets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they’ve made for 2018 relating to their pets. Here are the to ...

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Kuma goes snow shoeing in Flagstaff

Winter Wonderland  Kuma goes snow shoeing in Flagstaff, Arizona. Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith   I’m totally grooving on living in Arizona/ When we first moved here, I wasn’t so sure. The ground got awfully hot and it bit me a few times with stickers in my paws. So rude, you know. I should have known better than to question my humans, though, because they have my back. They’re always ...

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Lone Star Adventure: Kuma celebrates the season in Fredericksburg, Texas

Lone Star Adventure Kuma celebrates the season in Fredericksburg, Texas. Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Being a mountain dog, I was eager to explore Texas hill country. My humans were kind enough to plan a trip to Fredericksburg so we could do just that. The drive is a little over four hours from the Houston area, but we stopped in a lovely town called Boerne. They have a great walking p ...

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Kuma and family take a short drive to Waddell for a hike

Waterfall Canyon Trail  Kuma and family take a short drive to Waddell for a hike. Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith   What a summer! My family and I enjoyed exploring this great state with our camper, finding cooler temps. Now that it’s fall, we can stay closer to home, and we decided to check out Waterfall Canyon, located in the White Tank Mountains Regional Park. It’s just off the 30 ...

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Kuma embarks on a mountain adventure with some twists and turns

Higher Elevation  Kuma embarks on a mountain adventure with some twists and turns. Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith   My dad pulled the camper up in front of the house again. Mom loaded up the frig, and off we went for another camping adventure. We apparently took the scenic route through Globe as we had never been there before. We would climb up, then back down, only to climb back up ...

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How Your Pet May Improve Your Health

How Your Pet May Improve Your Health  When you’re sick and your cat curls up on your lap, you might think you feel a little better. If you take your dog to work, you may notice that the day is less stressful. Or if you travel with your four-legged friend, maybe you think you sleep better. Turns out you don’t just think you feel better, but your pet may actually make you healthier. A growing body of scientif ...

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Kuma heads north for some camping adventures

Dog town Lake  Kuma heads north for some camping adventures. Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith I always love when my folks load up the car with snacks, drinks, and our hiking gear. It means we’re going on an adventure. Now, when I see our new camper trailer, I know we’ll be heading some place new and exciting. Woof! We drove about two hours north of Phoenix to Flagstaff, but we didn’t stop th ...

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Kuma enjoys an adventure on Lake Pleasant

Boating  Kuma enjoys an adventure on Lake Pleasant. Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Besides being a world-class hiker, did you know I’m a most excellent boater? Yes, it’s true. Spending three years in the Houston area, my family and I enjoyed all the bayous and lakes that were plentiful in that region. I thought those days were gone until my family took me to Lake Pleasant here in the Phoen ...

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