Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today’s photograph is one that highlights one of Wilma’s favorite hobbies – playing ball! If she is not in the midst of squirrel stalking she usually is carrying one of her favorite balls around. Any time I say the word “outside” she immediately finds a nearby ball and runs to the back door. Wilma is the first dog I have had that is absolutely ball obsessed. If anyone comes over to visit she immediately provides them the ball so she can be instantly entertained by some chasing. The other day she actually found two balls on our walk and carried them for most of the time – it was adorable. So now that you have heard enough of my endless ball stores, here is just an adorable pose with one of her favorite toys:

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today is a video from the Ammonoosuc Lake Trail in Carroll, New Hampshire. I discovered this beautiful, short trail back in the Summer of 2018 when Shadow, Wilma, and I spent our weekend in the White Mountains. I have probably been there three times since, and it has become one of my favorites. Generally when we visit we see few, if any other visitors. Every time we go my heart is warmed, and saddened as I remember this video of Shadow just loving the Adventure. He was thrilled once he realized our hike included a swim! I am so glad I have this video to freeze one of our endless Adventures. He sure did love hiking, and of course the water. Wonderful, forever memories!

Throwback Adventure- Purgatory Chasm State Reservation – Massachusetts

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

In August of 2014 Shadow, Buster, and I Adventured to Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton, Massachusetts. Purgatory State Park is a state owned park know for its unique geological characteristics. It features a deep chasm of granite rocks with a short trail and approximately two additional miles of trails. Purgatory Chasm is popular for rock climbing, hiking, picnicking and educational programs.

We had a rock filled Adventure to Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. I remember discovering this Park on a very warm summer day. We wandered through the chasm and appreciated the views. The terrain was a bit challenging for two large framed dogs but we did our best to explore this park. I actually stopped to visit one other time with Shadow and Wilma but was a bit spooked by the hunting signs and vacant feel. Although generally I cheer with a quiet location I am always deterred when hunting is permitted. Therefore we departed and headed on a detour Adventure. We look forward to returning and capturing a more thorough depiction of the Purgatory Chasm State Park. Definitely glad to have been able to explore with my sweet boys…endless memories to cherish (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today I am sharing a photograph that I took of Wilma last week. I love this photograph of Wilma appearing to be looking into the commencement of the Fall season. I was able to capture the silhouette on my cell phone on one of our local evening walks. Cheers to Fall!

Throwback Adventure – Hampton Beach – New Hampshire

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

In July 2011 Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I Adventured to Hampton Beach in Hampton, New Hampshire. Hampton Beach is a highly frequented Beach in Hampton, New Hampshire. It is popular for swimming, fishing, picnicking and RV camping.

We had an energetic Adventure to Hampton Beach. This Adventure occurred when I was visiting Massachusetts from Tampa, before I moved back to New England. I do not remember this Adventure thoroughly but recall the boys being overexuberant to be at the beach. They dragged me down the dune and into the water. I remember their cheerful energy making me smile and enjoying our stroll down the beach. I think this is the only time I have been to Hampton Beach but I have good memories of this Adventure. I will just have to return in the future so I can capture a more thorough visual of this location. However, still glad to share these photos of Hampton Beach as I remember another fun Adventure with my boys (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today’s Weekly Video/Photo is a snapshot of Wilma from Moore State Park this weekend. Since I have blogged about Moore State Park previously I did not blog about this Park again this weekend. Moore State Park really is beautiful. I have always found the fellow dog owners to be quite responsible, a change from what I have noticed at many other locations. Although the Park is under some construction, it still has many gorgeous trails and landmarks. On this visit we especially appreciated the trails through the fields and flowers, absolutely spectacular. So I definitely did not resist capturing a pose of sweet Wilma. If you want to read more about my blog on Moore State Park you can click on this direct link: https://adventuresofshadowandwilma.com/?s=moore+state+park.

Here she is:

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

My feature today is a photograph of Wilma and I when we were out on an Adventure. She actually looks like she is posing when most selfies she is captured by the sights and sounds of her surroundings. Definitely one of my favorite ones. Here we are…

September 12, 2020 – Moby Dick’s Restaurant – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to Moby Dick’s Restaurant in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod. Moby Dick’s opened in 1983. It is a family friendly restaurant that specializes in seafood. Moby Dick’s is open seasonally and has a gift shop next door. They provide seating in their indoor dining room, and also outdoors.

We had a tasty Adventure to Moby’s Dick Restaurant. I believe this was Wilma’s very first dining experience, not including our common ice cream Adventures. I was surprised to find I could bring Wilma in the restaurant to order. I ordered one of my favorites – fish and chips – and a refreshing lemonade. The outdoor seating area was quiet, but I still decided to find seating at the end, and my food was quickly delivered. Wilma seemed to wonder what the plan was but soon realized we would be sitting at the table for some time. She laid down for a bit and also sat watching her surroundings. She was tired from the day which I am sure helped her be calm and relaxed. She had two brief barks – one as three horses trotted down the busy highway – bizzare – but I was able to redirect her immediately. I was so proud of my little lady! And although they did not have any dog ice cream I did slip her a couple fries (shh). It was a fun experience, filling, and a beautiful day to be outside. So glad we could Adventure to Moby Dick’s restaurant (Rating: 3.5).

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

My feature today is an adorable photograph of Buster in my backyard in Florida. He was about seven months when this one was snapped. This is definitely one of my favorite photographs of Buster as a puppy. The puppy years seem so long ago (hence the scanned non-digital photograph (haha)! Lots of fun, and wonderful memories to cherish. Here he is…

Throwback Adventure – Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

Shadow, Buster, and I had numerous trips to Bayshore Boulevard back in our days residing in Tampa.  These particular photographs were taken in August 2012.  Bayshore Boulvard is a waterfront road just south of the downtown section of Tampa.  Bayshore Boulevard has an almost five mile side walk that is popular for biking, runners, and walkers.

We had scenic Adventures to Bayshore Boulevard back in our days living in Tampa.  Bayshore Boulevard is framed by a white concrete fence on one side, and gigantic, landscaped mansions on the opposite.  It is a pretty location that provides beautiful views across the bay.  We loved our walks along the coast, it was gorgeous and the perfect location for a long walk.  There was grassy areas in between the side walk and road enabling moments for resting in the Florida heat.  I believe this particular visit was our last time visiting the area as we were preparing for relocating back to Massachusetts.  Definitely a special place to get some exercise in the Bay area.  I sure do miss those Palm Trees.  Hopefully I can someday bring Wilma on this gorgeous walk (Rating:  4).