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 …

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 …

Car Issues Drive Us from Montana to Washington

I don’t know why more people don’t live in Montana and Idaho. Seriously! These places are amazing. It’s cool in the summer and there are lakes all over the place. No cactuses and lots of amazing smells. The hills are huge and the rivers are clear. I loved it! A Border Collie’s View of Montana We stayed with some of …

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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 …

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 …