Our first Thanksgiving in Asheville, North Carolina was absolutely beautiful. We couldn’t let this warm and sunny day pass us by without going out to enjoy it. This is one of the things we love about our new home…the weather just beckons your outdoors to play, explore, and enjoy nature, especially with your pets.
We packed up Grandbury and even Miss Winni and headed out to the Biltmore estate. One of our first purchases here was an “Explore Biltmore Pass” so we could take Grandbury on the bike trails throughout the property. The Biltmore is super pet friendly – Grandbury is never the only dog on the premises by any measure.
Today was Winni’s first trip to the estate, and she had a great time on our walk looking at the beautiful scenery. She was mesmerized by the large trees overhead. Grandbury is an old timer at the estate now, and he just sat back and enjoyed the ride in his cart.
We stopped by “The Farm” to say hi to the resident donkey, billy goats, and chickens.
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All the very best from our pack to yours! We invite you to check out our gallery below by clicking on the thumbnail images and viewing the full size photos of our day.
It wasn’t without trepidation that we decided to move from Illinois to North Carolina. Grandbury is no young pup at seventeen, and Winni– our house has been her world since we rescued her six years ago. We weren’t sure how the move would affect the two of them. Moving with pets, especially those with age and medical issues, can not only be complicated, but can lead to adjustment issues that may reveal themselves in behavior and health problems.
As you’ve read, we’ve traveled to the Asheville and Black Mountain areas of North Carolina many times throughout the year. We absolutely fell in love with the place. There is so much to love here. Western North Carolina is stunning to the senses, and it is one of the most pet friendly areas we’ve ever seen.
Every minute we have with Grandbury is a blessing, and we make certain to recognize it and appreciate the time we have with him. Moving to the Asheville/Black Mountain area has given us so many fun opportunities and adventures to share with him (and with you). The extended time we had with both Frosty and Tristan, as well as taking care of Grandbury as he reaches a grand old age, has been the greatest example of how short and sweet life truly is. We’ve taken these lessons to heart, and in great part, this is why we are now North Carolinians.
Grandbury took the move in stride, and while Winni has had some adjustments issues, is right at home now.
We hope you’ll continue to join us on this great adventure, and remember to stop chasing your tail and get out and chase down what makes you happy.
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Holiday Travel Tips For Pets
Feeding the Kitty on a Trip
Some cats, like Winni, don't like to eat dry food while traveling. Some cats, like Winni, don't like to drink water while traveling. These two dislikes can turn into a problem fast. To avoid your cat becoming dehydrated or ill, pack some canned or wet packaged food for your cat. Don't by shy about adding some more water to the food as they eat it, Winni lapped it right up.
Feeding the Dog on a Trip
Our guys never lost their appetite on trips, far from it. The excitement and fun of the trip seems to make them want to eat more. Be careful not to introduce new foods while traveling with your dog. Your palette should be the only adventurous one while on vacation. Stay with the tried and true until you get home, your dog (and your car interior) will thank you for it.