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willie in rome at the coloseum


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9 truths

An article was recently written about my journey with Willie. I had little control over what facts were used and, in the end, I felt that the writer sensationalized a “rags to riches” story that wasn’t accurate. I understood the writer’s need to pull on the reader’s emotions to…

Willie at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport


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Starting a thousand paw prints on European soil

Willie’s paws first grounded sweet European territory in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen’s international airport was easy for us to fly into, because the regulations for pet travel into Denmark are relatively simple and straight forward. Upon arriving to customs, the friendly Danish officer asked to read his microchip number and checked to see…

willie at the USDA APHIS


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USDA Paperwork – pet travel Denmark

Well, we’re getting ready to travel internationally again, so you know what that means–veterinarians and paperwork.

Friday, January 3rd was a long day for willie. First I had to wake willie up early (which he hates) for an appointment at the local vet in Keystone Heights, Florida. Willie’s new veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Blackburn…


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Getting Ready for Travel: Rabies Vaccination

While visiting the Big Easy we had to start planning for our next great adventure. Unfortunately, the government requires canines to be current on their rabies vaccination twelve months to twenty-one days prior to our travel date. Since willie hate needles, his last rabies shot was a three-year vaccine. This vaccination was still valid…

willie in his sherpa pet carrier


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Sherpa Pet Carrier: The Only Way to Fly

Since making his first flight to Colombia in 2011, willie has been travelling in a medium-sized “Sherpa Original Deluxe” pet carrier on planes. Not only is this carrier great in flight, willie also loves to hang out in it at home. It’s his space and it makes him feel safe.

The Sherpa carrier…

willie on tamarindo beach


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Pet travel Costa Rica – willie enjoys the “Pura Vida”

In December of 2012 we travelled down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Tamarindo is a town located on the pacific coast of Costa Rica with waves perfect for surfing. During peak season in November and December, the biggest waves can get up to twelve feet in height! Because of its beauty…

making friends in medellin colombia


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Pet travel Colombia – willie visits Medellin

We travelled to Medellin, Colombia for February and March of 2011. Not only was this willie’s first international trip, but it was also his first time in an airplane. He’s basically okay with flying, but the noise and vibrations that come with taking off and landing made him uneasy.

Known as the “City of Everlasting…

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