The Gold Rush country of Northern California beckons for the next few days, so it may well be Tuesday before I get to post again. I had a wish to see the wine country again, but that's another 2 hours south - no time for us to see it.
But when I do, I think I'd like to look up some winery dogs. Of course a dog is a great vineyard helper - wine takes patience and devotion, doesn't it? Sounds like a dog is the perfect inspiration for any vintner.
Where would I find them? With the help of a couple of books called Winery Dogs of Sonoma and Winery Dogs of Napa Valley. I could meet Rubee and Emmy Lou at Sebastiani, Spanky at Landmark, and Rowdy at Hess Collection. Perhaps I could watch Lily the Maltese at Gargiulo Vineyards fill her soft white fur with rosemary and sage as she supervises the gardens.
You may enter the books' website here. Meet some dogs here. And get your bearings here.
Where is the Winery CATS book?