Here is a fact…well probably a well-supported opinion really; most dogs we know are better people than most of the humans we know (that might even include ourselves). Dogs are awesome, and as you probably know mixing dogs and off-roading yields happy off-roaders and happy trail dogs. Think about it, dogs don’t lie, they show you their feelings for good and bad honestly. Sure dogs do bite, growl, and bark, but only when they are scared, doing their jobs, or have been mistreated by humans. And when a dog gives love it is unconditional, that is one of the most beautiful things. Dogs also might steal a sandwich, but only because they are really, really hungry, we swear! Also, dogs don’t discriminate. Sure they might be a Jeep dog, but we’d bet they’d really enjoy a ride in a Toyota, or Chevy, Kia, Nissan, or DOdGe as long as there are people close by.
Moab, Utah, during Easter Jeep Safari (EJS), is a mecca for jeepers, off-roaders, and trail dogs. Fat dogs, skinny dogs, short dogs, big dogs, small dogs, yellow dogs, brown dogs, green dogs, and blue dogs too, heck, all dogs make us wag our tails (figuratively speaking). One ongoing dilemma we face every year during Easter Jeep Safari is that we are going to one of our favorite places to do one of our favorite things, yet we can’t bring one of our best (four-legged) friends who also loves Jeeping and the outdoors. Why is that, you may ask? Well since we are working the whole week long in Moab (I know, sure beats a real job), it really isn’t easy, safe, or appropriate to bring our trail dogs. That makes us want to tuck our tails and hide under the couch, but it’s a fact. Either way, we end up missing our doggie pals during EJS, so it’s nice to see a furry face and a wiggly tail on the side of the trail for a quick pat and a chin scratch. On a serious note, please always pick up your doggie's poop, keep Fido on a leash (and a seatbelt in the Jeep or trail rig), and always remember to bring plenty of dog cookies and water for your trail dog. So as we sit here greatly missing our dogs, here are a few Jeep pooches we saw today on the trail during the 2018 EJS. Good boy, good girl!
(Oh yeah, cats are great too, really, the internet wouldn’t be half the place it is without them, but we have yet to see a trail cat in Moab…although we did see a trail chicken!)