Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Las Vegas!

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio (short for D.O.G.). Without the dogs, it’s just a pretty picture, but with them  it’s a place I’ve been, a place I know and love. From time to time I’ll post some of my favorite photos on here from my travels with Bowie and D.O.G. Today: Las Vegas, Nevada!

When I travel with the dogs, I usually avoid cities. For a couple of country dogs, they adapt remarkably well to city streets, but they have to be on a leash, which is no fun for any of us. Occasionally, I make exceptions. Last week, my friend Becky and I had tickets to the Professional Bull Riding World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. I thought briefly about leaving the dogs with a friend, but since we were going to take a few days to road trip across Arizona to Sin City, hiking and camping along the way, I decided to bring them along.

Las Vegas might be the least dog friendly city I’ve ever visited. The only place that allowed dogs was Motel 6, all the grass was astroturf and the whole time we were there, we only saw one other dog. Nevertheless, it was fun walking the boys down the Vegas strip!

Sphinx D.O.G.

Luxor Dogs- wrestling on the astroturf

New York, New York Casino D.O.G.

Pedestrian Bridge Bowie

The only other dog we saw in Vegas!

Previous Travels with Bowie and D.O.G. posts: Colorado, West Virginia, and Montana. See Archives A to Z for many more! Stay tuned for a post on the Professional Bull Riding World Finals!

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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9 Responses to Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Las Vegas!

  1. Love your blogs – it makes us want to get on a plane and visit all those wonderful places. We live in the south of the UK, in Hampshire (the OLD one), we have a forest here, the New Forest (219sqm) and we live on a small heath in the north of the county. We enjoy sharing your exploits with the dogs…keep ’em coming…

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