The Best Day Hike in La Paz, Baja California Sur

After our near-death experiences with cliff roads and food poisoning, it’s been nice to settle into our routine in La Paz. Kayla and I have been going for runs along the ocean every day. She’s been making it a point to catch the sunrise or sunset (or both) every day with me. I don’t give a cat’s tail about the …

Driving from Ensenada to La Paz, Baja California: Food Poisoning and Cliff Roads

We left Ensenada on Friday, expecting a somewhat long afternoon of driving. I curled up in the back seat and went to sleep, per usual. But after dinner, things got a bit crazy. There was a surprise great horned owl, a cliffed-out road, potholes that could swallow a buffalo, nausea, and more. Let me just say that I’m really glad that …

Bienvenidos a Mexico. Have a Mezcal y Maracuya.

San Diego was a blur. We arrived late on 10/23 after a long day of driving. Our Airbnb was quiet and small with a nice back yard. Kayla and I ran in the mornings, then she and Andrew worked all day. We went to the vet on 10/24. It was… ok. I normally don’t mind the vet, but these techs …

A Wedding in Minnesota, and Now We’re 10 Minutes from Mexico

Right after I last wrote, Andrew and Kayla handed me off to a dogsitter. Her name is Nicki, and she’s a friend of a friend of a friend of Kayla’s… I think? She was so nice. We played fetch in the park every day. I got to carry my cow, Bessie, everywhere and I met lots of new people. The smells …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Border Collie vs. the Wildlife of Burnaby, British Columbia

What. A. WEEK! We’re staying in a renovated sunroom in Burnaby, British Columbia. Burnaby is what you call a suburb of Vancouver. The AirBnb is pretty and well-lit, but it’s been excruciatingly hot since coming to Burnaby. Kayla and I have been doing a lot of early morning runs and late night – which takes me to the height of this …