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Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

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Cat-Dog

Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

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Nick Smallwood

The more I experience Arizona, the more I realize how lucky I am to live in such an amazing place! From snowcapped-mountains to saguaro laden deserts, the serene beauty of Arizona never ceases to amaze me. Through my passions for photography and writing, as well as my thirst for adventure, I hope to take you along on an exciting new journey across this wonderful land

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It's a Jeep Thing
Jeep people are awesome, but we do have our idiosyncrasies. Join me as we look at the humorous side of owning and loving Jeeps.

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A collection of photo galleries showcasing my portrait photography - typically portraits with a slight twist.

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Read the Experience Arizona Disclaimer before attempting any of our adventures. Check with local authorities (FS, BLM, etc.) before heading out on any adventures for updates road conditions, closures, etc.

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Who is Cat-dog?

By Matt Marine

Lots of people ask me, "Who is Cat-Dog and why do you call her that?"

Great questions. Cat-Dog, more commonly known as Cammie, is my family's 2 year-old Border Collie / Australian Shepherd / maybe something else mix we rescued from a Border Collie rescue shelter when she was about six months old.

She's a smart little pup who has a lot of energy and causes a great amount of mischief (and also joy) in our lives. She loves to go hiking and biking with me, but doesn't really like my four-wheeling adventures (she curls up in the back seat until we get to someplace she can stretch her legs).

Now, why do I call her Cat-Dog? To answer that, you've got to know a little more about me. I'm a cat person. We currently have four cats (and I could easily have more). Don't get me wrong, I love dogs too, but I've always been a cat person.

About a year before we got Cammie, a friend of ours told us that she thought a small dog would be coming into our lives and that it would be "my" dog. I didn't believe her. My wife had always been the dog person.

Then Cammie came to live with us. As much as I resisted it, Cammie and I seemed to be drawn together. When I would get out the shoelace to play with the cats, she would come over and play like she was one of them. She'd rather play with a string than a ball. She will catch lizards out in the back yard and play with them like a cat. Her favorite treat are, you guessed it, cat treats. She has so many cat-like traits that she became known as Cat-Dog (also to pay homage to one of my kids favorite cartoons when they were growing up).

So, that's her story and I'm sticking with it. If you ever see us out on a trail, come over and say hello, and don't forget the cat treats!

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