A Dog’s Eye View of Victoria, British Columbia

I like the north, that’s that. While I haven’t had quite as much freedom as when we were in Wisconsin, I’m back to running and hiking and swimming. Holy bacon biscuits, that feels good to say! We took a late ferry over to Canada last Friday. I got pretty stressed out on the boat. There were a lot of people …

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A Collie without Borders: How to Bring a Dog to Canada

I’m a collie without borders! Yesterday, Andrew and Kayla learned that it’s super easy to bring a dog to Canada. We took a ferry from Washington to Victoria, British Colombia. They showed the agent my vaccination records, and that was it. Turns out it’s super easy to bring a dog to Canada. But let’s back up. It’s been a while …

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I Tore My Iliopsoas Because I’m a Border Collie

I have really, really bad news. I can’t play fetch until September 15. Do you understand how long that is? That’s the same amount of time since we left Denver. That’s a quarter of a year. It’s one-sixth of the time that I’ve lived with Kayla and Andrew. I went to Gallatin Animal Hospital yesterday (for the second time in two …

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A Dog’s Eye View of Wisconsin

Holy biscuits of bacon! I love Wisconsin! I’ve been swimming. Every. Single. Day. Kayla’s dad lives on 40 acres of property and I can run around with sticks and basketballs all day. He’s got little baby chickens that I can herd (oh-so-gently) and a cat that really seems to want to sleep instead of play. Memphis was so gosh-darn hot, …

A Dog’s Eye View of Memphis

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Boy oh boy, I thought Dallas was hot! I was wrong. Memphis is un-dog-ly hot. Overall, Memphis was great. Let’s start at the beginning. We drove to Memphis from Dallas, which was only about a 6.5-hour drive. I slept most of the way while Andrew and Kayla drove and worked. When we got to Memphis, I was immediately greeted by two crazy …

A Dog’s Eye View of Albuquerque & Dallas

There. Are. Goats. In. Albuquerque. This place is amazing, everyone. We stayed in an Airbnb that had literal goats in the backyard. Not going to lie, I spent at least a few hours a day staring at them through the glass door. Kayla wouldn’t let me out with them, she said that they’d headbutt me. Doubtful. I think about the goats …

A Dog’s Eye View of Las Vegas

We all slept on the pull-out couch on our last night in Salt Lake City. The next morning, we got up early and they packed the car again. We drove for a long time, then stopped for a hike. I ran all over the hills and stained my paws dark red with Utah dirt. It was awesome! Andrew and Kayla …

A Dog, the Lake of Salt, a Cat, and Crippling Loneliness

It’s been a bit of a tough week, guys. We moved to a new house last week, and it’s rough. Ginger, my beautiful Goldendoodle friend, is gone. And instead, there’s this… ugh. I can’t even say it. A cat. A freaking cat. It runs around at night. Kayla feeds it, but it doesn’t eat right away. Instead, it leaves its …

A Dog’s Eye View of Salt Lake City

We drove through 45 mile-per-hour wind and a few sandstorms. Kayla almost swerved off the road in a last-ditch effort to see Arches National Park. Andrew ate two full boxes of mints. The drive from Durango to Salt Lake City was simultaneously boring and thrilling. I slept through most of it. It’s kind of amazing that we went from owning …

This Is Not A Drill – Concussions, Ripped Nails, and Lost Houses

Cleaning & Packing & Concussions, Oh My! They packed and cleaned nonstop, all day. Kayla kept making me move while she swept, and Andrew shoed me away from sleeping on his warm laundry. The whole apartment reeked of chemicals. I stayed as close to them  as I could as the apartment emptied. It echoed each time they closed the door behind …