Bye bye, Shall-Ay. Hello, Dog House!

Whew! We sure have been gone a looong time! Totally NOT my fault, just so you know. Mom is all busy, busy, busy with her work. It’s all I can do to get her to take us for walkies every day, much less take dictation from my brindle self.

But just a few days ago, something big happened. And I do mean BIG. So I told mom, “You just tell your clients to hold their horses cuz we GOTS to tell my furends about this!” I may or may not have threatened to withhold brindle lovin’s until she did it. (I can be Most Persuasive when I want to be.)

Anyways, a couple of months ago, mom and dad and me and Brudder Ranger started talking about how very much we had lurved the Shall-Ay. Cuz, I mean, LOOK at it! It doesn’t get much cuter than that, does it?


Then we started talking about how nice it would be to have something maybe a little bigger where we could relax on those Collie-rado camping days that aren’t as nice as others. The Shall-Ay gets pretty darn, um, cozy with all four of us in there for hours on end.

Well, I kinda forgot about it, to tell you the truth. And then last Friday, mom and dad said, “Hey, Mayzie and Brudder Ranger! We got a surprise for you! We’re going camping!”

So I packed up all of my blankies and stuffies and foodables and treats and stuff to put in the Shall-Ay. But when we got there, THIS is what we saw!



Its oh-ficial title is a 2016 Keystone Passport Elite 23RB.

But that’s WAY too much to say so I just call it The Dog House.

passport 2

Oh, gosh, was it ever comfy to hang out in. It’s got a nice big bed with nice big windows to look out of and it came with its very own sun puddle!

dogs passport

It has lots of space for all of us to walk around in at one time if we want. Or we can snooze on the bed or cuddle on the couch. So many options!

dad ranger couch

mayzie couch

You know, when we’re not out having adventures…

dogs hike


Anyways, we’re pretty soon gonna put the Shall-Ay up for sale. It makes us all a little sad because there’s so many happy memories and adventures attached to it. But we’re sure the next peoples it lives with will have just as much fun in it as we did!

Wordless Wednesday

photo 3.1

Wordless Wednesday

chalet at sunrise

mayzie ranger sniffing

ranger rock

mayzie rock

dogs sleeping in chalet

chalet at night

Shall-Ay Adventure: Arkansas Headwaters

Hey guys!

Gosh, we really haven’t been around much, have we? Mom has had a bad case of the busy brain lately. Did you know that she just started writing for both AND She’s super excited and really wants to do a good job for them and she’s all, “Mayzie, we’ll do your bloggie soon, I promise! I just gotta do this ONE OTHER THING and then we’ll do it. Honest.” Between you and me, there were a whole lotta “one other things.” But anyways, I finally got her focused and here we are!

Which is good cuz I wanted to tell you abouts a coupla things.

First, thank you for all your nice thoughts about Brudder Ranger and his old battle injury flaring up. He’s still not at 100% but he’s Most Definitely getting better. Mom contacted this lady called an “acupuncturist” and she came out to the house and Brudder Ranger liked her a lot and it seemed to make him feel a bit better. However, he did NOT like that mom kept calling him a pinhead.


The woman is rarely as amusing as she thinks she is.

Which leads me to the second thing: Since he’s starting to feel better, mom and dad decided we could go on another Shall-Ay Adventure. This time we went to a campground called Five Points in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.

chalet flowers

And guess what? We had the WHOLE campground to ourselves. It was great!

chalet view

See that super steeeep canyon wall in the picture up there? Well, every day, we saw these things called Bighorn Sheep walking around and eating like they were standing on flat ground. I wonder if they had glue or something on their feets to keep them from falling off?

On the edge of the campground, there was a little path that took you over to the Arkansas River. Most luckily, Brudder Ranger was feeling good enough that we were able to do some walking along the trail.

mitch dogs trail

river cliff

dogs river

ranger river

mayzie river

I don't care how much cheese you gives me, Brudder Ranger. I ain't goin' in!

I don’t care how much cheese you gives me, Brudder Ranger. I ain’t goin’ in!

The Arkansas River is super popular with people who like to ride down it in boats. My mom and dad did it once and, if you can believe it, my mom fell OUT of the boat and had to be rescued. She’s special like that.


After our little walk, we drove around for a little bit and looked at pretty scenery like this.

Do you just luvs that heart-shaped cloud or what?

Do you just luvs that heart-shaped cloud or what?

Then we got back and watched the sun set in the canyon and thought about how super good this life is!

chalet view 2


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