Saturday, September 21, 2013

Little New Yorkers-Dog Vacay Post

Thanks to the author of the adorable blog Simply Shaye I heard about  a very cool pet blogging campaign put together by Dog Vacay.  The campaign allows pet owners to show photos illustrating how their pets represent their city.  By using Dog Vacay if you choose to travel without you can locate a network of pet sitters in your area to watch them while you are away.

If you read our blog then you know that we live in the big city

In these pictures you can see the NYC skyline  across the Hudson River.

in the New York area to be exact.  We don't actually live in New York though, we live in Jersey City which is just 25 minutes from the mega metropolis of Manhattan.  Jersey City has a lot of nice things artists, parks, restaurants, a cool old movie theatre but what it has more of then anything else is commuters.   Jersey City is the second city, right after New York, on the list of US cities with high public transit use.   That is because Jersey City Residents are constantly taking trains and buses into Manhattan for work and fun and it is also number 17 on the list of US cities with the most pedestrian commuters because so many Jersey cityites walk and bike to their jobs and entertainment.

If you read our blog you know we are commuters too.  We have taken trips to Central Park

  Prospect Park

  the village

 Nelson Rockefeller Park

we have been to Brooklyn for Pie
and to Chelsea for Donuts

These are just a few of the trips into Manhattan and Brooklyn we have taken so you can see like all Jersey Residents we are big time commuters.  Sometimes we take the car, its a must when big guys Norbert and Bob come along, but often when its the pugs we take public transportation or ride our bikes.

Baby Weasley on the path train on the way to Manhattan.

Ping and her dad on the Brooklyn Bridge.

 So you can see like other Jersey City and New York residents we are avid supporters of public transport and we love how it helps keep our city green.   Too many cars anywhere is not a good thing, but particularly not in the big city.   Recently mom bought the pugs a new stroller, we will be reviewing it on the blog soon, to make it even easier for us to take the train into Manhattan.   Lots of new adventures await us!

 If your human is thinking of taking a trip to Manhattan, or maybe Jersey City remember its minutes from the big apple and hotels are a lot less expensive, tell them to check out Dog Vacay.  They can find a reliable pet sitter to watch you while they explore the metropolis and of course buy something nice to bring home to you.


  1. How different we are. Here London is all about public transport and bikes. People use cars less and less. Apart from the idiots cycling at stupid speeds we like it that way. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Great post. I love reading about the places the perspective of my blogging friends. So much more interesting than a formal travel guide. I used to live in London like Molly (for the first 17 years of my adult life) and still miss the public transport and the relatively favourable environment for bicycles. I used to cycle everywhere in London, before it became trendy! Here in Aberdeen, I still cycle a lot, but the climate and local driving habits restricts cycling to the hard core, and the public transport is poor, all of which is shame.
    Cheers, Gail.

  3. From what we have seen of your photos, it looks a lot nicer in your neighbourhood than the urban sprawl of New York City. I am not sure I could cope with so much noise.
    What a wonderful view you have and you can pop in any time you would like to. We live in a tiny coastal town and sometimes envy people who live in cities with decent shops and a bit of excitement.
    Lynne x

  4. What a cool idea. Friends please send us your address so we can send you your prize that you won in our hug day giveaway.
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    Benny & Lily

  5. I don't want to live in a big city, but it is really nice to live just outside the city like you! Accessible by public transportation is great. I wish there are more public transportation around where we live.

  6. Have friends who used to live in Jersey City. They laughed at paying little to enjoy the Manhattan skyline....and the New Yorkers paying big bucks to look at them.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. I enjoy reading about others in different areas of the country, and their daily lives. Thank you!

  8. Cool idea! Those are some nice and adorable pictures of the puggies.

  9. Our life in the city is very similar to yours. We commute because driving in the city is a nightmare, eat lots of different food, and see lots of sights. It looks like the pack enjoys the Big Apple!

  10. Love the photo's we would love to go there for a holiday :) xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. Interesting post and idea! I'll remember the tip about Jersey City, when, I ever get to FINALLY see NYC.

  12. I like the poses next to the statue!

  13. Big cities seem really scary ... There are 2,519 people in our town and 19,836 in the whole county. We don't have any public transportation so everyone needs a car. Who knows ... maybe we'll get to New York or Jersey City someday!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  14. Thank you for posting the aforable doggy photos-- they made our day- when we looked at the cute faces!

  15. You guys go to so many great places in the NYC area!

  16. I did not know dogs were allowed on public transport. Does that go for big dogs as well?

  17. Seeing you guys having so much fun in NYC makes me miss the place. Our first apartment was 1/2-block away from Prospect Park - it was magnificent. I would walk Sid there every day! Nothing quite like it anywhere else!

    Brian and Sid.

  18. You and the pups have had a lot of interesting adventures. We enjoy your photos and the virtual tour.