Meet Victor and friends…
Note: Unfortunately, Victor passed away July 14, 2020. He was my heart, soul and reason for starting this site. I will update this page soon with an appropriate tribute to an amazing best buddy who changed my world for the better.
Victor: The inspiration for dogtrotting.net
Meet my dog, and travel companion, Victor. He’s a 16-year-old terrier – cocker spaniel, Jack Russell, poodle cross – who thinks he’s king of the pack. I got him by accident – as I have all my pets including my beloved 17-year-old domestic short-haired cat, Kaitlynn (who unfortunately passed away on June 30, 2016. She is deeply missed).
My sister could not care for Victor and my nephews were very attached to him, so I took him to keep him ‘in the family’ more than eight years ago.
Best impulse decision ever.
Since then, he’s become my star travel companion, a valued member of my family and essential to dogtrotting.net.
Prior to living with my sister, Victor lived in two other homes and was surrendered to the Human Society twice … yes, twice. (He can see the dog control truck coming a mile away). Rest assured, he’s now found his forever home.
Victor’s household companion is Sally, a young cat rescued from a hoarding situation who found her way to our home through my Vet. She has severe food allergies, which will be an ongoing challenge, but is sweet as a button and even cuter.
He’s also warming up to our newest addition, Daisy, a three-year-old muted calico cat who came to us through Ladybird Animal Sanctuary. She also has food allergy issues, so should fit right in with Sally (or at least eat the same food).
Another character you’ll likely meet on this blog is Sasha, born in March of 2013; she is a chocolate lab and very much a Victor fan, who she reveres as big brother and mentor. She has accompanied Victor on many dog-friendly trail and urban adventures.
And finally, the rabbit – Tina Twinkle Bunny – that I got because of Victor… but that is a story for another posting, and maybe another blog. (Editor’s note: Sadly, Tina passed away on July 21, 2015. She is deeply missed).