It might be still snowing in Minnesota in April but here in Southern California, it’s already getting too warm for hiking with dogs when the sun is at the highest. I am already carrying Xena’s cooling vest, Swamp Cooler, in my backpack. Another item I carry during warmer months is a light cotton bandana. A
Your dog runs away as soon as you point your camera at his face. Yet, you dream of having beautiful photos of your adventure buddy in picture-perfect settings. You wonder, so how do others do it? It seems like an impossible task. It’s not easy to photograph a subject who runs away from the camera.
Too often I see and hear about a dog that got overheated during a hike. And at times, those stories end with a very very sad ending. Death. Overheating and heat exhaustion can be prevented so when I hear stories like this, it really upsets me to the core. Recently I was asked to be