Despite some of the hassles, having Frankie and Maggie along for the ride ultimately adds to the couple's experiences, especially since Cate is an artist and photographer. She documents the wild beauty of the landscape, and seems to see her unique pets as an important part of the picture.
"We take them to bars, funky roadside attractions, and all sorts of points of interest," Cate said. Some of her favorites have been Glacier National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Oregon coast, Utah and the southwest, as well as Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada.
"We've been very fortunate to see so much of the beauty this country has to offer," she said.