The Dog in the Clouds

is creating Writing, videos and photographs

Select a membership level

The last shall be first and the first shall be last
per A blog post at
Though I'm not sure how the name of this tier applies, it will guide us in our thanks to you.
Please suggest a snappy name for this, someone
per A blog post at
Really, as a traveling pauper, there's nothing more I have to offer than thanks.
Now you're talking my language, there, Tex
per A blog post at
The next time we are at the top of a mountain, or any appreciable overlook, we will call your name into the four winds. Or, I will, and Roo will wonder why I am howling.




The Dog in the Clouds is the blog that exists only to serve a once-terrified and wounded Golden retriever named Roo, and you, the readers we're so grateful for.

For those of you who don't Roo, a short book about her, Notes from a Dog Rescue in Progress, tells her rescue story. The account of her journey, which began as a sick, rescued foster puppy, was a Number 1 Amazon best seller and in the top-ten of all the dog categories for three years.

The little Kahoo was deeply traumatized and lived in an unrelenting state of terror. All she knew how to do was to hide behind a toilet with her eyes pressed shut (I know—dogs can't press their eyes shut. That's what her vet said, too. Until she saw her.).

Soon after adopting her, Roo and I began traveling the United States. You might hthink that a terrorized dog wouldn't do too well on the road, but she loves it. For the last year, we've been to 44 states, towing a tiny camper on backroads. The downside is that this has changed into being on the run. But more about that in the Patreon-sponsored posts.

Roo is much better. She's a happy dog now, but her journey continues, and it will for the rest of her life. I'd like to keep providing readers not just with her story, but also with a better look at the real nature of our travels. Patreon might make it possible to keep up with her story on our award-winning blog. Our award-winning blog has been down lately because with all the work of camping every night and trying to sell stories, the blog became impracticable without a way to pay. So, we'll be experimenting with the Patreon platform to see if that works.

The way it'll work is by subscribing, you'll receive a link to a members-only section of The Dog in the Clouds. By writing for an audience who is more interested than the casual drive-by web surfer, I'll feel more free to let a little more of our story be known. The way it was on the blog, I was pretty much only posting the happy pictures of Roo frolicking in rivers and streams and mountains and deserts all across America. 

There's much more of a story there.

Become a Patreon of The Dog in the Clouds and not only will we strive to entertain, you'll get to know that you're responsible for The Second Greatest Dog Walk in History™ and the ongoing happiness of one of the world's truly brave dogs.

UPDATE ADDED 12/9/2016: Please be aware that the way Patreon works (I think) is that they're going to hit your card for a charge every time I make a post. I didn't realize that at first, and there were higher pledge amounts available. I took those down, because on a per-post basis, that might have meant that someone was making our trailer payments without intending to. So, please be aware that a buck pledged will be a buck per post—already pretty pricey, I know....
21% complete
If we get up to $1500 per month, there will be at least one longer-form article each month. Those are the ones I used to write at The Dog in the Clouds, but haven't been able to lately, and would really like to again.

To get an idea of what to expect, here are a couple of my favorites:

Roo and Me Nail Us Some Varmints at the OK Corral
Roo Determined to Go Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel

There are a ton more—have a look at the list in the right-hand column. 
2 of 3
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 24 exclusive posts
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 24 exclusive posts

Recent posts by The Dog in the Clouds

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits