|Rosie listening to an ebook, with her person, Dangerous Doug, helping (from her blog).|
With a name like Spotted Dog Ranch, it's pretty easy to guess dogs are the central focus of about everything we do (except for the cats, who focus only on birds and can openers). Add redrock to the scenario, and you have about everything covered.
So, it's only logical that we would fall in love with someone called Red Rock Rosie—well, the dogs, anyway, since Rosie is an Australian Shepherd. (Well, OK, I love her, too.)
Add in the fact that she's often within barking distance (almost), over near Torrey, Utah, and hope springs eternal.
And since we also like horses (even have one), the fact that Rosie's person spends a lot of time with horses is just a bonus.
Here's what Rosie has to say about her blog:
After all these years, I am now a nine year old female Australian Shepherd. I am still wandering the back country with Dangerous Doug, and his aging group of wilderness companions. We are still spending most of our time riding and hiking the High Plateau. During my nine years, I have visited more places than a European tourist ever dreamed about. I know the canyons, deserts, and high country of the Colorado Plateau better than most people who live there full time. When I am not trailing my equine companions Dottie, Rose, or Gennie, I lead the pack when my aging human buddies are hiking. I don't have any favorite books or movies, but I have lots of favorite trails and places that I visit regularly. Follow along and I will share some great pictures and stories with you.
|Rosie and Dangerous Doug (from the blog)|
If you want to see the real way to explore the canyon country (or any country, for that matter), check out Rosie and her blog. To me, it's almost like a look into a culture that's fading away, one similar to the one I grew up in over in Colorado and hold dear.
|Moonrise over Teapot Rock above Moab|