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 …

Downsizing, Day One

Kayla and Andrew are tearing apart our house. Not literally. But they’ve emptied the shelves and have trash bags everywhere. I checked, there’s nothing tasty inside. Instead, there are recycling bins of paper and giant piles of bags of clothes. I stay close, a ball in my mouth. I keep wagging my tail, hoping they’ll throw it. But it’s also …

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The Barkie Birkie Chronicles

barley barkie birkie dog in snow

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 20-21: Driving Andrew is not here. Kayla brought three other people in the car. I had to share the backseat with them. They kept hitting their heads on skis.  We drove for 18 hours with no fetch. They listened to murder mystery podcasts and I tried to sleep on their armrests. I loved it! We dropped off …