They say a picture is worth a thousand words ;-)

Oliver, just 5 weeks old

Oliver, just 5 weeks old

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have to admit in this particular instance, I do agree. However, as the proud “Dad” I will just have to add another thousand. Ok, not really, but you know I could.

This is Oliver, my five year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, still with his Mommy at the breeders home in Tillamook, Oregon for the next couple of weeks before I pick him up.  As luck would have it, I am going to be up in that area just a few days before it is “legal” (8 weeks) to take him from his Mum. I will be attending the annual Seafood Crab and Wine Festival in Astoria the weekend before picking him up. Rest assured I will be letting everyone know about Oliver, and that he will be joining me in my wine tasting in 2014.

You see, Oliver will be starting a whole new travel adventure blog with me of course. Within three weeks of picking him up from his Mom, he will be starting his first big adventure. We will be traveling to Montana for adventures of the Rock Creek and Missouri River, fly fishing for trophy trout, then on to Salt Lake City and forward to Reno / Lake Tahoe. All in all a four week adventure for the little guy.

Looks tough doesn't he?

Looks tough doesn’t he?

This will be the start of a traveling with Oliver adventure blog, around the world, quite possibly for children as well as adults who still believe in Peter Pan. like myself. It’s a whole new adventure for me as well as I have to this point, only traveled with my Rottewiellers, Thor and Cleo, each weighing close to 140 lb.. Oliver should top the scales at 16 lb., and actually fit under the airline seat in front of me.

And then there’s all the gear I needed to get for him! Dog collar that could fit a cat, dog carrier (also size for cat), a doggie backpack, really and more. One thing I will enjoy, if the amount of food he will consume compared to my other brutes.

So keep an eye out for some traveling Oliver stories, coming to an iPad near you, very soon. And rest assured, if he’s anything like his Dad, he will be loving that Oregon Pinot Noir, when he’s of age for sure!

Cheers all,

Gary

 

 

 

About storiesbygary

I am a Freelance Writer / Photographer, writing travel related articles for international magazines, blogs and websites and my own published books.
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