Kuma’s Adventures

Camping at Tortilla Flat in Tonto National Forest Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Hasn’t our weather been just divine? I love the cooler temps because it means we can go places that are too hot to visit in the summer – like Tortilla Flat in the Tonto National Forest. Me and my family loaded up the camper trailer, and off we went! We drove to South Phoenix on the 101 freeway and connected to ...

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Kuma’s Adventures

Camping at Woods Canyon Lake   Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Oh, happy day! My mom and dad loaded up our camper, and that meant we were heading to the hills. I settled into my kennel for the ride up. I never know if it will be a short or long drive since we can sleep in our camper. This particular drive was about three hours from North Phoenix. We went through Fountain Hills on State ...

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Pet Project

Animals can get the ultimate “spaw” experience at The Groomery by PetSmart Special to 85085 An upscale, full-service pet grooming salon is coming to Anthem on September 8. The Groomery by PetSmart is a new, innovative store concept focused exclusively on providing pet grooming services such as baths, haircuts, blow-outs, paw maintenance and de-shedding treatments. The Groomery also offers pampering “spaw” s ...

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Northern Colorado Explorations

Kuma enjoys the view from Pinewood Lake.   Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Before moving to Phoenix, my family took me on many an adventure in Colorado, where I was born. I was just a pup then and wasn’t into blogging yet. Now that I’m all grown up, I enjoy sharing my adventures with my faithful fans—that’s you. One such outing was to Pinewood Lake located in Northern Colorado. Pinew ...

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Kuma explores The Bell Trail at Wet Beaver Creek

Wilderness Adventure Kuma explores The Bell Trail at Wet Beaver Creek. Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith When my family headed up north and took the Sedona exit, I thought we were heading to Sedona because I know that drive well. However, instead of turning left at the Sedona exit off I-17, we went to the right. What was this, uncharted territory? I was alert and ready! We followed signs to ...

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Kuma enjoys a local bike path

Rolling Along Kuma enjoys a local bike path. Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith As you know, my family takes me on all kinds of adventures. When my folks were getting all their biking equipment out and loading up the car, I was bummed. I thought that meant I was going to have a boring day at home. Oh, how wrong I was. I totally forgot about my Kuma Kart. It’s a doghouse on wheels. I kid you ...

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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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