Sunday, August 07, 2011

El loco & el lobo

Our friends from California, Geri, Phil, Julia, and Conor, packed up on Monday morning and we said our good-byes. They headed to Paris for a few days before making their way back home. We were sad to see them go and quickly occupied ourselves readying the guest room for our next visitors on Tuesday: Mike & Munson.

Mike (the human) and Munson pose for photos before taking off northbound.

Mike is an Australian who is well versed in world travel. He currently lives in southwestern France with his young Alaskan Malamute, Munson. I found Mike's blog a few years ago as he was finishing up a European adventure with his previous Malamute, Bondi. I read about his return to Sydney, Munson's arrival, and Bondi's eventual passing. It wasn't long before Mike began planning a return to Europe.

Mike's plans for this month took him north to Scandinavia and will later take him over to the UK before he returns to France. We welcomed him here for an overnight stop on his way north and enjoyed a nice walk in the vineyards, dinner, and getting to know each other better during his very brief visit. We hope it will work out that he and Munson can stop back for another overnight on their way home in a few weeks.

Callie had a great time romping around with Munson. She loves to meet new dogs.


  1. I'm sure that thay both had indoor accommodations, but the pair of them look as if they could be quartered happily in the shed outback. I have been watching their journey north.

  2. You should call your home the "Hotel Outside-of-Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher"! Not as catchy a name as the Hotel California, but appropriate.

  3. Beware of Aussies Walt, especially those from Sydney - the Melbourne ones are OK!!!!!!

  4. A couple of cuties in the picture!

  5. Munson's face is beautiful- Malamutes look so cheerful. I bet Callie had some fun with this fella.

  6. I've enjoyed taking a look now and then at their blog, and love the whole idea of it all... a man, a wonderful dog, a big world to explore, and new friendships. Great stuff!

  7. lesley, oh yes, we did allow them both to sleep in the house. :)

    mitch, more like a B&B. LOL!

    leon, are you certain?

    buddy bear, true!

    evelyn, she did. He's a cool dog.

    nadege, n'est-ce pas ?

    judy, amazing what they accomplish!

    michael, anytime!

  8. After my PC crashed I lost his website too. It was terrible what happened to Bondi, hope Mike have the same great adventures with Munson.

    When did you open a B&B in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher? ;-)


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