Blogger hits the road in search of American animal stories



Looking for a good summer cyber story? I recommend pointing your mouse toward ohmidog where blogger John Woestendiek and his faithful companion, Ace, have taken off on a meandering journey across America.

Unemployed and suffering from wanderlust, Woestendiek - a former newspaper reporter with a Pulitzer under his belt - packed up his belongings and departed his Baltimore house a few months ago to travel west with his co-pilot.

Remember Steinbeck's famous "Travels with Charley?" It's like that memorable travelogue only minus the RV and with a lot more animal action.

Along the way they learn Ace is a few  - 110 pounds - over the weight limit at the Knights Inn and visit the final resting place of long departed trackers like Easy Going Sam at the Coon Dog Cemetery in Alabama. Today they are reporting for volunteer duty at the famed Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.

To read all the entries in John and Ace's daily diary from the beginning click here.