Ella here, back to share some more of my pawsome adventures!
In addition to my regular schedule—napping, squirrel hunting, monkey de-stuffing, more naps—I’ve spent some time bopping around the state of Tennessee with my parents this summer and advising them on what they write and photograph (i.e. more ME). It’s a tough job, but some pup’s gotta do it!
It’s nice to find so many places like Sevierville and Knoxville to be pet-friendly, because by God, why wouldn’t you want more of my kind in your life? I simply can’t relate to businesses that don’t allow dogs in. After all, you humans are far more vile than we of the superior breed are when it comes to carrying germs! Ick.
Early in June, Mom and Dad had me co-pilot a week-long trip to East Tennessee where we spent the bulk of our time in Sevierville, the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. Now, I turned seven years old not long ago, and this was my first visit to the Smokies. How rude! Can you believe they kept this beauty from me for so long? It’s practically a pup’s playland!
We made our base out of Hidden Mountain Resort in a lovely little cabin that allows my kind to inhabit it and enabled me to keep my nap schedule pretty regular.
There were rocking chairs in which for me to soak up that Southern summer sun and a view to match the cabin’s charm, not to mention plenty of green surrounds.
I stayed behind while Mom and Dad went zip lining, horseback riding and moonshine tasting (blech!), enjoying having the entire cabin to myself.
In the early evenings, they’d come relieve me from my naps and take me into the Smokies for a little playtime with Mother Nature.
Sevierville is an awesome place for a pup like me to vacation—they even have a brand new dog park right next to a river!
I was bummed I didn’t spot any black bears on my trip—probably lucky for the bears; I would have totally terrorized them—but as they say, next trip I suppose.
I definitely won’t let seven more years pass without me returning to the Great Smoky Mountains, that’s for sure.