Louie Boucher Pilcher

My parents travel. A lot. Sometimes I go with them. If not, I go to a ritzy camp while they are away. They bring gifts and kisses when they come home (best part) and they show me photos and tell me lots of stories. It's fun to travel, so I decided to share. We are a family of Catahoulagans – a mix of mischievousness and love, with a dog-like zest for life. Well, actually, I am a dog (a Catahoula) and my parents are fun-loving adventurers. I’ve written some of the stories based on their accounts, others I provide the color commentary. Here are our stories.

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Latest Posts

She will endure

An Earth Day guest blog from my parents about their recent backpack in the Grand Canyon. Layers of history The Grand Canyon is a mirror in time. Revealing layers of stone, each with a history, it tells a story that you can see. It also […]

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Into the Wilderness

Take it all in. Open space. Big sky. A sea of flowers – red, pink, yellow, orange. . . The sun on my back. Miles of trails – some easy, some rugged. Forests. Stream crossings, my favorite. Birds, deer, coyotes, lizards, and at least one […]

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Characters of the Southwest

This year my parents were gracious enough to take me on a holiday road trip to Southern Arizona to prove that the characters of the Southwest are still there. . . unique individuals, free spirits, hippie types, creative souls. . . Creative Souls Black fingernails, […]

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The color of India

Ever since Mom got back from her trip to India with some of her down doggie friends I’ve had to listen to her tales of fun and adventure, all without me!  Yeah, I like to be the center of attention. Yeah, I and could really […]

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Monastary Beach, CA

Dog Time

No agenda, no technology, no cars, I can just be. In the moment, A smell, let it take me where it leads me. Just making the most of every moment, No before or after, Never thinking about what’s next, just now. Then waking to another […]

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California Dreamin’

There’s moisture in the air, humidity and it feels good. . .damp, salty… salty air?  Hmm?  And, I hear birds, but not the usual chatter of the quail, or clacking of the cactus wrens, it’s in the distance, it’s lonesome and windswept. And there’s another […]

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My Lil’ Sis

OK, this isn’t a travel blog, it’s a story that’s really important to me, so listen up. One cool tiny cat Today it’s so quiet around the house. I’ve always been the top dog, but without the furry little princess, things are very different. You […]

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Road Trip Out of Nowhere

Road Trip? Red Rocks? Really? I overheard Mom say something about “cancelled” and “something instead” and “maybe Red Rocks?”  Before I knew it my parents were bustling around the house gathering up day packs, hiking boots, water bottles, food. . . you get the picture. […]

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Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile My jet setter parents just returned from Torres del Paine, Patagonia. Patagonia, South America that is. Once again, I had to stay home because my passport expired and it’s really tough for me to travel internationally as I flunked […]

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Louie. A special Catahoula Dog.

A Special Catahoula

I’m a special kind of Catahoula Dog. I write. I travel. And, I really know how to have fun. I’m a Catahoulagan seeing the world with my Mom and Dad or through their eyes. My parents travel. A lot. Sometimes I go with them. If […]

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