Los Angeles: 10 Days to Mexico

Time flies! We left Yosemite on 10/10 and drove all day to Los Angeles. Per usual, I just slept in the back while Kayla and Andrew binge-listened to Generation Why. I think I know more about serial killers than the average human. So scary! But hey, it keeps them awake while they’re driving. We haven’t done much since leaving Yosemite, …

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Is Yosemite *Really* Dog Friendly? (Plus: A Dog’s Eye View of the Bay Area)

As we drove towards Yosemite last week, Kayla pulled up her phone. She knew that most National Parks don’t really allow dogs, but she wanted to see if we could do any hikes together. I don’t really like going to the boarding kennel and I REALLY like hiking, so we figured it would be fantastic to bring me along. All …

September Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Wow! September turned out to be quite an expensive month — they aren’t kidding when they say San Francisco is expensive. Luckily, I also am really getting into a good rhythm with work and have a good amount of work for freelance writing. I’ve been working a lot. This month, aside from my normal work as a freelancer for PlantSnap.com, …

A Flurry of Planning, The Ocean, and Wine Country

Doggone it, I have been slacking on the writing. Let’s blame Kayla, shall we? She has been taking me running so darn much that I’m pooped. Plus, she’s working really hard on 100 Days of TEAM with me and scent work. We’re busy! It’s been almost a month since I wrote. We were in Portland at the time. Right after …

August Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

As I said last month, the monthly El Perro Tambien expense report now only contains my finances – not Andrew’s. See the July expense report for an explanation of why. I took a lot of time off work in August – a weeklong backpacking trip where I was 100% off the grid plus two four-day weekends. This means that I …

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When the heck are we going south?

The smoke of the wildfires is starting to get to me. I feel a bit lethargic and keep sneezing. Worst of all, my eyes are getting caked up with gross black goo. Kayla and I haven’t been running much – she says the air quality is dangerous. Mostly I just sleep and roll around on the carpet. The smoke is …

Playing Tug-o-War with a Log in the Smoke of the Stehekin

I tug, wrenching my butt up and bending my front paws. My teeth feel strong, biting into the flesh of this stick. My claws dig into the sand, and I wag my tail a bit. The stick doesn’t budge. It’s longer than I am, protruding from an underwater tree. I’ve been working at it for ages, up to my belly …

July Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to start doing these expense reports a bit differently starting with our July expense report. Since I (Kayla) am the one who writes this monthly report, we’re just going to focus on my finances. Why? I’m a bit lazy. Andrew sends me his finance spreadsheet at the end of the month, and it takes me forever to sift …