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Articles (in chronological order)
 “…First in the Hearts of his Countrymen….”
Tavish the Intrepid Pup’s inaugural blog post chronicles a visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and highlights the founding father’s penchant for foxhounds.
Tavish at Mount Vernon
Dog Power: Tales of a Therapy Dog
Reflections on Tavish as an AKC-certified therapy dog.
child reading to Tavish as therapy dog
The View from Cedar Hill
Black History Month: Intrepid Pup goes to Cedar Hill to learn about Frederick Douglass.
Intrepid Pup at Cedar Hill
Tavish Hears a Who
Tavish in his role as therapy dog takes part in Read Across America festivities honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Out and About in Vacationland
To coincide with the inaugural Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Tavish the Intrepid Pup highlights three of his favorite excursions in Maine’s Vacationland: the Kennebunks, Peaks Island, and Camden’s Mount Battie.
Mount Battie
Catching Some Rays at the Public Observatory
Tavish the Intrepid Pup visits the National Air and Space Museum’s Public Observatory.
National Air and Space Museum's Public Observatory
Intrepid Pup Bracketology
Tavish unconventionally makes some surprising picks for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament.
Basketball
A Blossoming Tradition
Tavish the Intrepid Pup celebrates the 100th anniversary of Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms.
cherry blossoms
 “Knowledge is the Prime Need of the Hour”
Women’s History Month: Intrepid Pup visits the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House and her statue in Lincoln Park.
Mary McLeod Bethune statue
Ode to a Duke
Intrepid Pup goes to Washington, DC’s newest memorial, one honoring a native son.
Duke Ellington memorial
Play Ball!
Intrepid Pup participates in a growing trend at stadiums: dogs attending Major League Baseball games!
Nationals Park
A Titanic Fascination
Intrepid Pup observes the 100th anniversary of the Titanic‘s sinking with a visit to the memorial in Washington, DC.
Titanic Memorial
The Road to Freedom
DC Emancipation Day: Intrepid Pup pays a visit to Lincoln Park and the its Freedmen’s Memorial Monument to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC.
Tavish at the Freedmen's Memorial
Thanks, Teddy!
The Intrepid Pup stops at Theodore Roosevelt Island for National Park Week.
Tavish at Roosevelt Island
A Grotto with a View: Olmsted’s Dog-Friendly Legacy
Intrepid Pup pays a visit to the Summerhouse grotto on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.’s birthday.
Tavish on Capitol Hill
A Tail at Three Sites
Intrepid Pup visits three National Park sites that tell the story of how a Union loss saved the nation’s capital: Monocacy National Battlefield, Fort Stevens, Battleground National Cemetery.
Tavish on the Brooks Hill Loop Trail, Monocacy National Battlefield
A Synagogue’s Moving Story
Intrepid Pup goes to the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington on the occasion of Jewish American Heritage Month.Adas Israel Synagogue
Around the “World” with Tavish
Tavish the Intrepid Pup makes the rounds to 10 different diplomatic missions in the nation’s capital.
Around the World
Adventures in Reading: “Hallelujah!”
Tavish shares an endearing therapy dog experience from a library visit and assembles some favorite storybooks in honor of Children’s Book Week.
Tavish with children's books
Turtles, Goslings & Lily Pads, Oh My!
Intrepid Pup experiences the trails, water lilies and wildlife at the only National Park site devoted to the cultivation of aquatic plants.
Tavish at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
 
In Valor There Is Hope”
Intrepid Pup’s visit to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial serves as a poignant reminder of the “thin blue line” during National Police Week.
Tavish at the National Law Enforcement Memorial
Cheers to Dog-Inspired Beers!
For American Craft Beer Week, Intrepid Pup explores dog-inspired brews and breweries…and even a “beer” formulated especially for dogs!
Tavish with dog-based brewing companies' bottle caps
Lest We Forget
Memorial Day: Tavish takes in the solemn beauty of Arlington National Cemetery with Arlington House (Robert E. Lee Memorial), the Tomb of the Unknowns, and more.
Tavish at Arlington National Cemetery - Tomb of the Unknowns
Outdoors and on the Water
National Get Outdoors Day: Intrepid Pup gets outside and experiences Pohick Bay for the first time in a rowboat.
Pohick Bay
In the Pursuit of Lobster
Get your bib on: it’s National Lobster Day! Tavish stays true to his native Maine-ah roots and finds a memorial to Maine lobstermen in an unlikely location. Plus, why having a dog at this statue is exactly what the sitter would have wanted.
Maine Lobsterman Statue
O Say Can You Sailabrate?
Tavish knows how to “sailabrate” and have a good time. Catch his adventure to Baltimore’s Sailabration 2012 festivities and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. Bonus: find out how a brewery figures into the history of the star-spangled banner!
Sailabration 2012
A Rewarding Moment
Intrepid Pup wins BlogPaws’ inaugural Nose-to-Nose Award for “Best New Blog.” See which Maine organization he chose to receive 5,000 meals from award sponsors Freekibble and Halo Pets.
Best New Blog award goes to Intrepid Pup
Monticello, Dogs, and the 4th of July
The Intrepid Pup visits Monticello and learns not only about founding father Thomas Jefferson but also the “shepherd’s dogs” that had run of the grounds.
Monticello
Journey to the Edge of Shangri-La
In this adventure, Tavish’s hike skirts the boundaries of a Shangri-La and includes a side visit to a historical roadside attraction.
Catoctin Mountain Park visitor center
There Be Dragons!
Tavish takes on the Tail of the Dragon, the Cherohala Skyway, and a visit to the Tree of Shame in an adventure along the North Carolina/Tennessee border.
Tavish at Deals Gap
Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You
Intrepid Pup heads for the mountains of Shenandoah National Park and takes the trail less traveled to President Hoover’s Rapidan Camp.
Tavish at Blackrock Peak in Shenandoah National Park
 4 Ways to Savor the End of Summer with Your Dog
Tavish’s can’t-miss, end-of-summer picks that top out the Intrepid Pup wag-a-meter: a dog swim, canine cruise, yappy hour, and a special tour about presidential pets and four-legged American heroes.
dog swim
Apro-“Poe” of Halloween
Apropos of Halloween, Tavish visits the Baltimore grave of the literary master of all things dark and dreary.
Tavish at Poe gravesite
Out and About in Vacationland: Part II
Tavish divulges 3 more of his favorite haunts in Maine for rugged adventures.
Tavish on the Appalachian Trail at Piazza Rock
The National Howl-iday Scene, Part I: Capitol Tree
Tavish scopes out what are arguably among the most iconic—and dog-friendly—holiday spots the capital region has to offer. First stop? The U.S. Capitol Tree.
Tavish with the 2011 Capitol tree
The National Howl-iday Scene, Part II: Season’s Greenings
Intrepid Pup sends “Season’s Greenings” from the U.S. Botanic Garden, his personal pick-of-the-day for the best of the national “howl-iday” scene.Tavish at Seasons' Greenings at the US Botanic Garden
The National Howl-iday Scene, Part III: Festival of Lights
Continuing on the howl-iday trail throughout the capital region, Tavish has an “illuminating” experience at the Washington D.C. Temple’s Festival of Lights.LDS Festival of Lights
The National Howl-iday Scene, Part IV: Christmas at Mount Vernon
A dog, a camel, and a White House turkey…. Tavish the Intrepid Pup returns to George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon home on the banks of the Potomac River for Part IV in his round-up of the best of the DC metro area’s national howl-iday scene.
Tavish with Aladdin the Christmas camel at Mount Vernon
Championing the “Underdogs”: Intrepid Pup Bracketology 2013
Tavish submits his picks for the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball tourney and proves that the only consistency is his inconsistency.Intrepid Pup bracketology 2013 edition
Canine Connections with the Interior
Intrepid Pup Tavish discovers many canine connections at the U.S. Department of the Interior—from 1930s Public Works Administration murals, to a historic kennel of sled dogs, to detector dogs trained to sniff out wildlife contraband.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Ahhh-zaleas!
In taking time to stop and smell the flowers at the U.S. National Arboretum, Intrepid Pup Tavish spies pieces of the Capitol without being on Capitol Hill, becomes immersed in a stunning and historic azalea collection, and gets nose to gill with some not-so-coy koi.
National Arboretum
Gearing Up for Summer: Intrepid Pup Reviews Ruffwear’s Swamp Cooler™ Vest
Crazy but true: Tavish the Intrepid Pup adds some layers to beat the heat. Read his review of Ruffwear’s Swamp Cooler™ vest.Tavish walking with his Ruffwear Swamp Cooler vest at Fort Ward
 
Gettysburg
Intrepid Pup Tavish ventures to hallowed ground to take in the “High Water Mark” of the Civil War, paying homage at Little Round Top to soldiers from his home state of Maine, and  finding a very special Irish wolfhound in the Rose Woods. Tavish at Gettysburg
Summer Fun: 5 Dog-Friendly OBX Destinations
OBX:  three little letters stand for North Carolina’s Outer Banks and a summer full of fun for dogs and people alike. Read on for the Intrepid Pup’s picks for the top five scenic and sandy spots at this east coast playground.
Tavish on the beach at Nags Head
Intrepid Pup Heads to Hunt Country
Intrepid Pup chronicles three activities that’ll appeal to your canine sensibilities in history, viticulture, and field sports. Guaranteed to not only get you out to Virginia’s Hunt Country but also to keep you coming back!
Hunt Country
“Bark Upon the Gale”: Adventures on D.O.G. Street
Tavish the Intrepid Pup takes a stroll through the 18th-century, visiting Colonial Williamsburg and the campus of the nation’s 2nd-oldest college.Tavish at the Colonial Capitol
National Howl-iday Scene, Part V: The Biltmore
Being There: Intrepid Pup Tavish visits North Carolina’s Biltmore Estate to see how America’s largest home—and also among the most dog-friendly—prepares for the holidays.
Tavish at the Biltmore
National Howl-iday Scene, Part VI: President’s Park
Tavish the Intrepid Pup visits President’s Park in the nation’s capital to view the National Christmas Tree, a tradition that’s been around for more than 90 years and is still going strong.
Tavish at President's Park
Tavish: Faster Than A Speeding Airplane?
Intrepid Pup Tavish braves prickly pear cacti to test whether he’s faster than a flying Orville.
Tavish at Wright Brothers National Monument
Game On! Intrepid Pup Bracketology: The 2014 Edition
Cinderellas? Underdogs? Teams with dog mascots? Nope, Intrepid Pup Tavish goes with his gut in picking his tourney brackets.Intrepid Pup bracketology icon

A Day at the Bay
A day at the bay allows Tavish to experience all things Maryland: blue crabs, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and maritime history. Oh, and he also manages to charm a young woman into giving him free steamed crabs.
St. Michaels' Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Intrepid Pup: A Stop on the Writer’s Blog Tour
With a nomination to participate in the virtual Writer’s Blog Tour, IntrepidPup.com gives a rare introspective glimpse into the writing process fueling this site and then casts the spotlight on two more worthy blogs to continue the tour.
Tavish as muse
Lucky Dogs All
In a year of good fortune for Tavish, his 2014 award for “Best Dog Blog” resulted in a donation of 400 pounds of Only Natural Pet food for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
Tavish with Lucky Dog Sasha
Retail Hound
Intrepid Pup Tavish exchanges the woodland trail for a detour down Main Street and an adventure of a different kind:  shopping. Tag along as Tavish reveals six of his favorite dog-friendly re(tail)ers from the road this past year.
Retail Hound Tavish
Intrepid Pup Bracketology: 2015 Edition
The treats came out, and the picks came in. For the fourth year running, Intrepid Pup Tavish engaged in his own special brand of March Random(ad)ness to select who he thinks will be top dog in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Intrepid Pup brackets for 2015 icon
Down a Garden Path
Intrepid Pup Tavish discovers the virtues of dog-friendly public gardens—from a  horticultural grande dame to a public garden for each of the four seasons, “hand-picked” from Intrepid Pup’s travels over the past year.Tavish tiptoeing in the tulips
Bracket Full of Dreams: Intrepid Pup Bracketology – 2016 Edition
Colleges’ hoop dreams are reduced to kernels of popcorn, through which Intrepid Pup Tavish champions the underdogs and prognosticates the top dogs in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Intrepid Pup Bracketology 2016 edition

Tavish for President
Decision 2016: Tavish for President! Left? Right? Something in between? Intrepid Pup is a new breed of candidate to make America sane again. Check out the infographic with his platform and qualifications.

Tavish for President

Intrepid Pup Bracketology – 2017 Edition
For the sixth year in a row, Intrepid Pup Tavish brings his sixth sense to making his picks in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.Intrepid Pup bracketology 2017
Not All Dogs Chase Mail Carriers
Intrepid Pup Tavish made a treasure-filled visit to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to encounter a peripatetic, 19th-century celebri-dog named Owney and also to learn a bit of postal history—from the days of Benjamin Franklin to the onset of airmail!

Tavish at the National Postal Museum

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