Grey’s Landing and two good dogs

Saturday, May 20

This post is written about a week after it happened.  Time delays in the blog make for challenging writing.  I can remember the overall “picture” and even the details of what was said and done about a week ago.  However,  I’m not always sure of the day of the week.

Whether Reggie and I did this or that on a Saturday or a Tuesday doesn’t really matter. What matters is that I write each post as truthfully as I’m able in order to convey what occurred.  

I know, I should take notes.  Maybe I will.  But, so far . . . I don’t feel like it.  — Sue

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Road toward Brown’s Bench and Grey’s Landing at Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir, Idaho

Reggie and I take a drive south of Rogerson.

I want to see the reservoir from a different vantage point.  And, as always, I’m curious to discover if there are any boondocking possibilities in the area.

The Perfect Tow Vehicle transports Reggie and me south on Route 93.  After about 10 miles, she turns onto a dirt road and we rumble due west toward the reservoir.

Seven miles or so across grassland and we come to a place where another dirt road branches off to the south.  Someone with a Class C motor home is camping here (photo above).

We keep going west.  Not much further and the blue of the reservoir comes into view.

The road forks.  One way leads into the water, a place for launching boats.

The other way goes to a small picnic area.  There are a couple of picnic tables, a vault toilet, and fire rings made of rocks.

Scenic but too tight to camp, even with a tent. Plus, people wanting to launch boats or fish from shore would park here.

I let Reggie out.  I like him to be rewarded for riding patiently in the Perfect Tow Vehicle.

He’s a good dog and enjoys our little outings immensely.

Far out from shore I spot a Western Grebe, too far away for me to photograph.

Reggie and I ride over to Big Sand Bay, too.

I’ll show those photos in another post because I know readers are scrolling past landscape pics (you are!) to get to The Most Important Part of This Post . . . .

Reggie’s and Roger’s play date!

I find Anita at the store.

“Hey, let’s have Roger visit Reggie!” she suggests.

“Would it be okay if Reggie visits Roger at his house?”

“Sure!  I’ll meet you over there.”

Anita apologizes for her lawn.  

“Oh, it’s fine.  I remember my lawn in Georgia.  It was such a struggle to keep up with it.”

I put Reggie down (without his tether) and he and Roger begin to play.  (See Reggie taking a friendly bite out of Roger’s head in photo above.)

“Well, Anita, how’s it going with Roger?”

“He’s been good . . . although he did tear up my mini-blinds.”

“Uh-oh.  Well, he’s going through an adjustment period.”

 “Yeah, he was acting out.”  Anita chuckles good-naturedly.  “He likes to play with toys.  He has this rag I gave him.   He tosses it around and then goes after it.  So cute.  When he’s done playing, he curls up next to the pillow on the couch.”

“Is that where he spends the night?”

“No,” she replies, smiling, “he’s with me at night.  When I let him out at night, I call him to come back in and then I give him a piece of bacon.  He LOVES bacon.”

Roger shows Reggie his yard that goes all around the house.

The two pals are out of sight for a few minutes.

Anita calls, “Roger, come here, Roger.”

And here he comes around the back of the house with Reggie close behind.  Roger happily trots up to Anita.  After a bit of attention, he returns to his friend.



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51 Responses to Grey’s Landing and two good dogs

  1. Pat in Rochester says:


  2. Glenda says:

    It’s so good to see them enjoying each other!

  3. Pat in Rochester says:

    whew. I never ever go to comments first. I always read the whole post. But the announcement popped up while I was emailing my Mom so I pounced. And then thought oh geeeez! I hope everything’s ok! You start out with how it’s written a week “after it happened” and I start thinking yikes! I hope everyone is ok!!!

  4. Pat from Mich. says:

    Wow! 4th! Where is everybody?

  5. Pat from Mich. says:

    I’m glad you and Reggie could show Roger that some humans are good. Now Roger has a good home and Anita has a good companion. And Reggie has a playmate whenever he’s in the area!

  6. weather says:

    The picnic table area may work for a van dweller or car camper that likes to fish or carries an inflatable kayak, though, right? If you were able to park there in the PTV it seems a similar or smaller vehicle would be able to. As lush as the vegetation this year is because of a long wet springtime, one might even safely have a campfire in one of the fire rings. I just love the idea of boondocking that close to the water.

    Anita’s yard is immense, how great for Roger to have that. Nice, too, for Reggie to get to play with him there, and be off tether while doing that 🙂 . You know I love any piece of land that’s allowed to be natural, so it’s not being mowed makes it more appealing to me.

    He gets to sleep in bed with her, oo-o, yeah, she’s smitten with him and beyond ! How wonderful for both of them…she must fall asleep and wake up smiling.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You could car-camp or van-camp there. The only drawback that I know is that people drive down to that area, either to fish or out of curiosity, and then they’d be turning around right next to you. I think there’s another area to camp nearby. I’d look on Google satellite but it’s too much data.

      • weather says:

        Thanks for explaining that, now I understand it’s not what I’d pictured. I hope you’re somewhere peaceful enough to enjoy this holiday weekend.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Thanks, weather. It is very peaceful here. Wishing you and all the blogorinos the same. 🙂

    • weather says:

      Thank you for your nice wish for our peaceful holiday. The 3 antiquing friends I usually spend holidays with share a home near here. One of the guys is in the hospital so I’m on my way to open the antique shop, that will leave the other 2 free to go visit him today. I hope before you leave the area you’re able to fit in a final visit for Anita, yourself and your adorable little doggies. Wishing you a very good, easy and successful moving day(which ever one that is) to your next place. May that place be one you are happy to find 🙂 !

  7. Dawn in NC says:

    Sue, thanks so much for your posts and the smiles you give me describing Roger’s transformation. It gives me a much needed break as my mom ia quite sick and in the hospital. Thanks!

  8. Susan in south central WA says:

    #10 and now I’ll go back and read.

    • Susan in south central WA says:

      Roger has amazing recall to know to come to his new name already. We have a (rescue) Alaska Klee Kai that has to be on lead/teather/leash at all times outside the house. She is great with recall at the fenced dog park. Has no recall the two times she’s gone a running!

  9. Val R. Lakefield Ontario says:

    I am happy to hear that Roger is doing well in his new home. I love the pics of the two boys playing.

  10. Just want to say hey!

  11. Cat Lady says:

    Prayers for your mom, Dawn. Anita and Roger get better and better. Good call letting Reggie go to Roger’s house to play. The bloggerino who called you “the dog whisperer” was right…you’re good, Sue, and always seem to know exactly what they need.

  12. ValGal (westernWA) says:

    I’m amazed that Roger already knows his name. Sounds like he and Anita have settled in nicely, except for the blinds. 🙂 Roger and Reg sure are great pals.

    The reservoir area looks nice. It’s always nice to see water in dry areas.

    Hope all blogorinos are having a great weekend!

  13. Shelley in California says:

    Anita, If you need to leave Roger inside unattended you might consider a crate if he destroys things. Its really not cruel for a small dog in a good size crate, lots of dogs even feel secure in crates…just a thought. Not sure how old he is but after they are three those things tend to settle down also. I had a little portable enclosure fence type of thing I would put my Bubba in on the kitchen linoleum when we all went to work/school etc. Once he matured it wasn’t necessary.

    I love the lush long grass also.

    • Dawn in MI says:

      Agree that might be a solution. My dog loved her crate when she was younger.

      • Cinandjules 🌵 says:

        SA and AO were crate trained. AO had to be crated in NY cuz she liked turning on the burners of the stove! Click click click…what’s that noise? Hmm smells like propane….yikes!

        The crate was their “safe spot”!

    • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

      My little terrier sleeps in a medium-sized crate every night and loves it. After she and my big pit bull are finished wrestling and playing tug-of-war at night, she puts herself to bed in the crate. Sometimes I forget to close and latch the door and she just stays in the crate until she hears us get out of bed in the morning. I have a larger crate downstairs and I often find the two dogs curled up napping together in that crate during the day. They seem to love it!

  14. KelleyinSoCal says:

    Haha Sue! You know us too well!

  15. Sue CleaneeGreeneeVegas living in Hutchinson,Kansas says:

    Holiday Weekend Greetings, Sue, Reg, and Blogorinos!! I appreciate seeing Idaho scenery…I show the photo to Mark as he drifts off to sleep and he says…”We’ll have to live back in Montana one day” Yay for wide open spaces and how you keep a fire ember glowing on all of our dreams. Thank you, Sue…..I have been out of touch for many months, but hold you in my heart in the meantime. My husband and I moved to Kansas in a 1972 17 foot trailer….we upgraded to a 30 foot 5th wheel….So now Mark and his Brother Gene turned the little trailer bright red, with black and white linoleum floors, and it’s going to be an ice cream shop this summer!!! The latest venture of our little business enterprises, CleanerGreenerVegas….what fun…..! And it will have Disney characters Minnie and Mickey greeting customers for our local Hutchinson 4th of July Parade!!!Wish us luck!! Also, if any of your readers want a reasonable, quiet, safe, camping spot in the Midwest, we highly recommend Apple wood Meadows RV and Trailer Park ($215 per month RV) in Hutchinson, Kansas. Visit the Cosmosphere, the Salt Mine, or the Kansas State Fair in mid September…..the distant sounds of many trains makes for relaxing sleeping…very dog friendly park.

  16. Karen in Pacific NW says:

    Roger versus mini blinds….well they were in his way of looking at things outside. I leave the blinds up a few inches above the sill so the animals can peek outside. Their natural instinct is to always be “on guard”keeping an eye on what is around them. Plus it is good entertainment for bored indoor animals.

  17. Gingerita says:

    I love this happy ending! So happy for Roger and Anita:) I also love the ” so far ….I don’t feel like it”. Although I am not retired, there are more and more things I have stopped doing because they are not necessary ( just the expectations of others) and I just don’t feel like it:) I love your blog!

    Enjoy your day:)

  18. Archae says:

    “I know, I should take notes. Maybe I will. But, so far . . . I don’t feel like it. — Sue ”

    Hooray for not doing things you don’t feel like doing!!! Ain’t retirement grand?! Love the story of Reggie and Roger, with great pics. Thank you!

  19. Barb from Hoquiam! says:

    Oh gosh… so fun! Thanks Sue for sharing these heartwarming stories!
    And I vote heartily for ‘cuz I don’t feel like it’! Your life, YOUR way!

    Hugs from Hoquiam, where tomorrow 101 will be a parking lot headed back to the city… us? We have had a stay-cation. 😉


  20. Ozarkjoy now in glacier natl park says:

    Loved the roger dog story. Happy home. Nearing first destination of Sandpoint Idaho. Stopped for weekend at resort near glacier. Beautiful mtns heated pool. Kids love it. Lol.

    • Ozarkjoy now in glacier natl park says:

      Spent fri night in fscamp on Georgetown lake in Montana around 6000 ft. Battery down and was I cold hadn’t done that before and now I understand the elevation thing. Spent one night at the bottom of custer and the next 3 in the park and was very grateful for electricity. Now I know what it’s like without. Lol

  21. Dave Stewart (in missouri for now) says:

    Looking at my delorme maps it looks like the other side of the reservoir might be more to your liking, several roads of of three creek rd. then left on first rd. south then several roads south leading toward reservoir. on one or your drives might look at it. just thinking. take a look at it when you don’t have to worry about data.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Dave. I checked it out visually. People in and out to fish, not good boondocking spots.

      • Dave Stewart (in missouri for now) says:

        Thanks I will remember when i get in that area, if i ever do

  22. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    How wonderful to see Reggie getting to run and play in a big yard without any tether! It seems like Roger has settled in very well with Anita – he certainly hit the jackpot getting bacon, a big yard, and a bed with his new mama.

  23. Virginia 620 says:

    Still here reading and loving your posts and pics. Husband taking step down. Hugs to all.

  24. Julie, Molly & gizmo (Idaho) says:

    If u go on 3 creek highway (out of Roberson) over dam in approx 25 miles will come to left turn on pole creek rd. Used to be nice cg there. Higher up boondocking where u will hear sage grouse.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I think you mean out by Jarbridge River (Murphy Springs?). I thought about going there but, gee, it’s so far from anything, I wonder if I’d have internet.

  25. But I DID go back and read all the first part after I checked on the pals!

  26. Julie, Molly & gizmo (Idaho) says:

    Probably no internet but with wet spring wildflowers would be fantastic. Not all the way to Murphy. Page 83 benchmark. Maybe day trip?

  27. DesertGinger says:

    So….more thoughts on travel. I did not buy my habitent yet. In fact I have a few things to get: a chair, a table, a stove, a sunshade are the main things. I’m going to go out and sleep in my carport to test out how to sleep. I’m thinking I will sleep in the front passenger seat since I sleep at home in a recliner. If that works, then I can plan out where everything else goes. I have to bring a dog pen and a crate, chair and table, stove and cooking utensils, ice chest, clothing, groceries and dog food. I’m considering a porta potty and a pop up toilet tent. Lots of stuff to bring. My computer and my iPad. My C-pap machine. I hope I can leave the backseat mainly empty, at least on one side, so I can use it as my office space as I will definitely be working every morning from the car.

    So I have a lot to do. Meanwhile I need to fit in some doctor appointments, stay on my diet, and increase my exercise. And work every morning and do a research project in the evenings. Isn’t it wonderful I am retired?

    But I’m starting to get excited! I love an adventure.

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      I am excited for you, DesertGinger! 🙂

      Your maiden journey is not far off! I am sure Chloe will love being your co-pilot!! 🙂

  28. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi, Sue,

    Thank you for sharing Reggie and Roger’s play date. I bet Reggie was thrilled to be off tether – he probably did not realize that he was not hooked up.

    I hope you found a quiet camp for the holiday weekend. Yesterday I went to a homewarming party/cookout for new neighbors. A very nice young couple, whose home and yard was filled with family and friends who joined them for their special day. A very enjoyable afternoon!

    The gathering reminded me of my own family get-togethers when I was a child….grandparents from both sides, one great-grandma, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, and great-uncles, and a ton of cousins. The aroma of Grandma’s freshly baked pies and pastries, and strong coffee simmering. Helping Grandpa set up the “tables” which were pieces of plywood on saw horses. Pretty paper tablecloths and simple flower centerpieces made for a festive setting. And the food….my Lord, the food! Enough food to feed a small army! Precious memories!! 🙂

    Sending you and Reggie love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! BTW….being retired, you earned the right to “not take notes.” 🙂

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