Tucson, Arizona: La Encantada Shopping Center

La Encantada Shopping Center Skyline Drive & Campbell Avenue Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 299-3556 Website: LaEncantadaShoppingCenter.com Where does a stylish terrier take his People to shop for their summer wardrobes? The Tommy Bahama boutique at La Encantada, of course – or any of the high-end stores in this beautiful outdoor shopping center nestled in the foothills of Tucson’s Catalina Mountains.… Read more →

Tucson, Arizona: The Cup at Hotel Congress

The Cup at Hotel Congress 311 East Congress Street Tucson, Arizona Telephone: (520) 622-8848 Website: HotelCongress.com Arizona’s oldest continuously operating hotel is the home of one of Tucson’s best breakfast spots, The Cup Café, and on any given morning, you’ll find dogs seated beneath at least one of the outdoor tables. (I hear The Cup offers a mighty fine lunch,… Read more →

Freeport, Maine: The Harraseeket Inn

The Harraseeket Inn 162 Main Street Freeport, Maine Telephone: (207) 865-9377 Website: HarraseeketInn.com PET POLICY: Dogs are very welcome in the rooms specifically set aside for the four-pawed crowd in one of the inn’s adjacent buildings; a $25.00 charge per pet per night applies, as well as a credit card on file for any damage incurred. The inn provides a… Read more →

Can You Ever Have Too Many Books… or Book Bags?

Not if you attend library book sales like my People do! And just in case your own totes are looking a little tattered, I thought you’d be interested in knowing that we’ve just added a third canvas bag to the Official Chaucer Product Line-Up: the Family Road Trip Tote Bag, featuring the cover illustration from my road-trip travel guide in… Read more →

Home Sweet Home… from Dog-Friendly Indiana

I recently accompanied my People to Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University (Go Boilermakers!), where we spent a week tent camping at the newish and quite dog-friendly Prophetstown State Park. Check back soon as my editorial team will be working on transferring my reams of notes on all the yummy locals spots where I ate into online reviews published here.… Read more →

Presenting… The Chaucer Gazette Newsletter

The inaugural issue of Chaucer’s newsletter, The Chaucer Gazette: One Hound’s News & Views, has already landed in your in-box – for those of you special folks who belong to the Happy Tails Fan Club! As the famous fox terrier writes in his Warm Woof of Welcome introduction, “You’ll find each issue filled with news of my activities, bookish and… Read more →

O, Say Can You See?

America’s Symbols, Landmarks, and Inspiring Words Sheila Keenan (illustrations by Ann Boyajian) Who was the first person to pass through Ellis Island? How did the Liberty Bell get cracked? What does the Statue of Liberty’s crown represent? And just who is Uncle Sam?!? With lively prose and sprightly illustrations, O, Say Can You See? can help you with school reports… Read more →