About Us



“It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.” 

“Hit it.”

I’m Will, a freelance writer living in Chicago. For a year I lived out of a car with Mr. Eko, my Rhodesian Ridgeback,  writing about the best pet-friendly destinations in the country. Since our time on the road a lot has changed. I moved to a new city, added another pup (Penny Mayhem) to our crew, and got married.  We tragically lost Eko in the fall of 2016, but we carry on with broken hearts. And we live the way Eko taught us – with love and joy for each present moment.

One thing remains unchanged, my love for adventures, writing, dogs, and writing about adventures with my dogs.

For daily updates, check us out on instagram @ekoandpenny 

For any inquiries, please email will@markingourterritory.com


Hi Will,

First off, I am so sorry to hear of Eko’s passing. I can’t imagine the pain you and your family must have gone through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. I would like to thank you for giving me the courage to finally get the dog of my dreams. I had always put it off and said to myself, “I’m not ready” and “Now isn’t the right time.” Until one day, I finally decided that I had waited long enough. Your videos of Eko and Penny inspired me to fulfill my dream. I brought my Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Bella home just last year. She is probably the greatest thing to have happened to me. She is sweet and funny. She goes out of her way to say hi to literally EVERYONE. She can be a bit of a troublemaker and tries to get away with things she knows she shouldn’t do. If you catch her though, shell just look at you with a face as if to say “What did you expect?!” I can’t imagine life without her. You were right in your “Just a Dog” video. Our lives are made infinitely richer because of them. Thank you for giving me the push I needed to experience it for myself. I wish you, your wife, Penny and Zero nothing but happiness. If your videos are any indication of how your dogs lived day to day, then Eko truly lived a blessed and happy life too. All the best.


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