That is a question often asked of us during media interviews or by drop-in visitors to Dog Bark Park. Our reply is usually short but true, “The world, & people just like you.”
Today our visitors included two gents from Scotland on a whirlwind drive across America, a car full of young folks from Pocatello, a couple from California, a truck driver & his wife on vacation from Nampa, a guy from Nevada returning home after attending a Univ. of Idaho Vandals football game (UofI won!), a geocacher, and pug owners from California. Some came because seeing the World’s Two Biggest Beagles was on their agenda; others were drive-by drop-ins.
Miffy came from Chicago recently with his human parents, Nisha & Sascha, who have been teaching in America for about five years. After reading an article about Dog Bark Park in the Chicago Tribune they planned a vacation to Idaho to include a two-night stay in the big beagle. Miffy and Sprocket, our resident golden retriever and ambassador-in-training at Dog Bark Park, enjoyed some spirited play together.
Our first guests from India also visited recently. Vikram & his parents were travelling around western US & he went to great lengths for the visit to Dog Bark Park to be a total surprise for his folks. Dennis & I enjoy helping to plan surprise or special occassion visits for our guests.
Recently an Austrian magazine published an article about architectural wonders around the world. Included was a photo of Dog Bark Park sandwiched between images of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower & the Roman Coliseum. Never would we have imagined to be in such esteemed company!
We are husband and wife artists working at Dog Bark Park since 1997. Dennis, a self-taught chainsaw artist, has been carving for over thirty years. Frances joined him in the business twenty-six years ago. Our “big break” came in 1995 when our carvings were sold on QVC television…