Friday, December 8, 2023


Do you have a pet? Send us a photo!

With Emily Woodbury

A recent poll by us here at revealed that half of our readers have at least one pet. That’s a whole lot of pet owners! Are you part of that half?

Astor. Or, as we call her, Astor the Disaster.

Above is my dog, Astor, a Puerto-Rican street dog rescue who has been a part of my life for nearly five years. Astor loves to play ball, she loves her giant teddy bear, Ted (and won’t sleep without him), and she flops at full-speed around the kitchen corner when she hears the cheese drawer in the fridge slide open.

One time, when nobody was looking, Astor climbed up a ladder. Yup, like a full-on what-you’re-imagining ladder. Let me tell you right now, carrying a 74 lb. dog back down a ladder is no easy task. Astor did not get a treat for that trick. I was equally as entertained as I was horrified.

My dad, editor Chuck Woodbury, has a dog, Archie, who eats everything (like instead of just eating the cheese in the cheese drawer he’d probably eat the whole drawer itself). The dog is cute, but dang is he sneaky! Archie enjoys sweet potato treats, chasing bunnies (and quite literally anything else that moves), and he insists on being held like a baby.

Diane, our managing editor, has both an 18-year-old cat, Smokey, and a 10-year-old dog. However, her dog, a 100-lb. hyperactive lab-mix named Buddy, steals the show. He’s extremely protective, after being at PAWS for several months (after being abused for his first three years of life, and even after being “unadopted” at least once – for being “too active”). He “saved” Diane one night when they were in her office at one end of the house and Buddy heard a strange noise at the other end of the house. He barked ferociously as he flew through the house to attack whatever was making that noise – popcorn popping in the microwave! (Good dog!)

So, do you have a pet? What are they like? What are their quirks? What do they do that makes you laugh?

Please send a photo of your pet and a short description (if you’d like), to emily (at) We’ll feature only the cute pets. No, I’m kidding, we’ll feature as many of your pets as we can each week. Who doesn’t want to look at adorable pet photos during a pandemic?

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Moresch (@guest_78087)
3 years ago

Would love to send a picture, but don’t see a way to attach it. Please help!

Rebekah Mashburn (@guest_77963)
3 years ago

Our cat,Milo had traveled with us in our CLASS A from Toronto and to Alaska 3 times
She enjoys watching the wildlife we pass by as she is safe in the rv.

Ellen L (@guest_77922)
3 years ago

I don’t see a link to submit a pet photo. We are full time RV newbies and have two beagles, Missy and Gretchen. They are adapting quite well to the new surroundings and travel. Both are rescue dogs and in the first 4 years we had them we did not go for car rides. Well, except to the dreaded vet. LOL

Chuck Woodbury
3 years ago
Reply to  Ellen L

Ellen, L.

Submit to or click to

Doretta Eilbeck (@guest_78051)
3 years ago
Reply to  Ellen L

Please send a photo of your pet and a short description (if you’d like), to emily (at)

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