Our sweet Boxer, James Beckham had yet another photoshoot for CityDog Magazine, as well as a lovely editorial piece on his neighborhood haunts.
“A short journey from Seattle aboard a Washington State ferry, the Kitsap Peninsula is surrounded by nearly 300 miles of shoreline with Port Orchard, Bremerton and Silverdale nestled in the center of it all. You’ll find sophisticated dining, award-winning wineries, shops filled with local art and bakeries to tempt your taste buds. And, for your furry companions, quick access to pristine trails, waterfront boardwalks, and well-maintained on- and off-leash parks, make this Dog’s Eye View worth barking about.
We start the day with a 25-minute ferry ride from the Fauntleroy ferry dock in West Seattle to the Southworth ferry dock, located about 15 minutes from Port Orchard. We have a date with James, the one-eyed boxer. James earned this moniker after undergoing emergency surgery to remove an eye after a scratch at the doggy daycare [correction] turned into something a lot more serious. James doesn’t let it slow him down a bit though as we arrive at our first destination, Howe Farm.
Howe Farm is a historic park, with walking trails and an off-leash area. It’s a favorite among local dog lovers and for good reason. Originally a working farm, the land was purchased by Kitsap County from Judy Howe in 1996. This 83-acre piece of property sits at the intersection of Mile Hill Drive and Long Lake Road and is located within a wide, gently sloping valley. It’s doggie utopia at the off-leash park, which features 11 acres of fenced area, including 5.5 acres of open space, with the rest a series of pa ths winding through the woodlands. After James enjoys a serious romp with his fellow four-legged friends, we depart this pretty, pastoral setting and head to nearby Port Orchard.”
We’re so proud of our one-eyed dollyhead.
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