Shakespearean play. But we did make use of the swimming pool at the motel. Dogs aren't allowed in the swimming pool. For a non-swimming dog, you'd think Cabana wouldn't care. She sat and watched quietly while my husband and older daughter swam. But when my younger daughter jumped into the pool, Cabana started to bark! I think she was protesting, "Hey, what about me?! I want to get in, too!" I told Cabana, "that's enough," and she stopped barking right away, though she followed up with a few disgruntled groans. It was a hot day, and I wished I could have let Cabana dip her paws into the water. Poor Cabana, so mistreated and neglected.
Our time in Ashland was too short, since we needed to get back on the road. Interestingly, on DogFriendly.com, it says that Ashland is one of the least dog-friendly places on the west coast! It's true that we did find it a bit difficult to find a place with outdoor seating for breakfast. Even then, the cafe had posted a sign, saying that although they loved dogs, they weren't allowed on the patio. Thankfully, they had a little tie-up post a few feet away for dogs to be "parked". But I thought the motel had been extremely dog-friendly, even providing us with a water bowl, waste bags, and high quality treats.
Stay tuned for more posts about our trip!