Just another Black Dog out and about

I have to say… I am one busy black dog. Acting as camp ambassador is simply exhausting. In addition, this black dog is out and about with mom and dad all the time. This last month has seen us visiting other towns, checking out parks and hiking trails, and even spent a couple of nights at some apartment mom called an Airbnb.

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Back on the road to adventure

I knew it wouldn’t last long. Mom and dad had planned on us being in Portland for a few months. And, it was good. I loved spending so much time with them, but also with Dave, Anne, and my new fur friend Max. We would play in the yard, go to the park, and go for walks a few times a day. Max is a little odd, he never cared about fetching at all, which is fine by me. I didn’t have to be quite so careful with my toys around him. But, they got restless, and soon enough we were back on the road to adventure.

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A Black Dog heading North

It’s raining. And I mean it is RAINING. Like all the time. What can I say, I’m just a little dog, but what the hell were mom and dad thinking by heading north and back to Oregon? I mean, it’s raining! And cold. And there is no beach to run on every day. I guess you can tell by my tone a lot has happened since my last update.

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Dogs on the Road Interview ~ Fiji of Fijipaw

I know, I know. Another extended absence with no word from me. I PROMISE I’m going to get mom to let me on the laptop more often to update you on life on the road. But first up I wanted to share this inspiring interview with Fiji, of Fijipaw.com and her mom Jasmine who are BIKING all over the place. I know, crazy right? First a few words from mom Jasmine and then we’ll jump right in with Fiji’s interview.

Please offer up a short blurb about who you are? Age? Who else is in your family?

My name is Jasmine Reese. My travel companion and furry daughter is Fiji Reese. I am a long distance cycling, violin playing vagabond who embarked on a round the world bicycling journey one year ago. In 2013, Fiji and I also crossed the U.S. together, starting with only $50. Now, I we have traveled over 14,000 miles together through a combination of boats, hitchhiking and cycling around most of North America. My theme for my adventure is majorly about facing fears and pursuing dreams. My bucketlist is to learn and play violin all over the world, so I’ve been meeting with musicians and sharing music along the way, while also using street performance as one way to fund my travels. I am 28 years old, and my mom and little brother live in Indianapolis, IN.

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Dogs on the Road Interview ~ Taquita of Home on the Highway

Next up in my interview series is another rescue pup, Taquita from Home on the Highway. My mom and dad have followed her parents, James and Lauren, trip down the Pan Am highway for several years now. We were all thrilled to hear that they had decided to rescue a little pup they found abandoned and alone along a remote stretch of Mexican highway. Here are her thoughts on life on the road.

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Dogs on the Road ~ Kaylee of the Flightless Kiwis

Happy New Year! First of all, I apologize for my long absence. My time at Lake Atitlan was wonderful, but aside from daily freaking out over the never ending bombas being blown off, the day to day was mostly a bit of a non-event. Oh, life was good with lots of hiking the footpaths, swimming for coconuts, and going to San Juan and San Pedro with mom & dad for lunch or shopping, but our day to day routine was pretty set.

Now we’re back on the road an IN MEXICO. I know, believe me I know. We are supposed to be heading south right? Well, mom and dad seem to have some navigational issues, but I can’t complain because I love it here!

I am super excited to share this interview with you. Although I have never met Kaylee, I spent several days with her mom and dad, Ben & Emma, when they stayed with us a couple of years ago. At that point they were just heading out on their long roadtrip and didn’t have a dog. Poor souls. I was glad to see that by the time they got to Guatemala they rescued a sweet pup and now are a complete family. Hope you all enjoy her interview as much as I did.

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I Kissed a Pig ~ and I Liked It!

Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t really KISS the pig.  I know, I know, two different species acting in such a way? Well, you need to hear the whole story.

Most of our days here at the lake are really great. Mom and dad make sure I get a lot of exercise, cuddle time, multiple naps, and most days I even get to go and fetch my coconut in the lake. Really, what could be better?

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Dogs on the Road ~ Jaeger of The Traveling Together Journal

Today, I want to introduce you to Jaeger, who is traveling the PanAmerican highway as well! Jaeger and his parents Matt and Amie from The Traveling Together Journal, is only a short way behind me and so I really hope to meet him in person soon. Until then, enjoy his stories from the road.

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Please offer up a short blurb about who you are? Age? Who else is in your family?

I’m Jaeger. I have a few nick names Brown Bear, Old Man, and Super Senior. I’m a pretty mellow guy these days. I generally do what I want, and pretend I can’t hear unless it’s food time or when my family is packing up the car because I don’t want to get left behind. Amie adopted me when I was 10 weeks old, and Matt joined our family when I was 9 years old. Today I’m 13 1/2 years old. Lately I have been called Super Senior a lot, because Amie was really worried that I was getting too tired to go on all the hikes they where hoping to do this winter in the Mountains of Mexico.  I was moving pretty slow, and I would not last long during walks on the beach, but that was because it was way too hot. Now we have been trying to summit big volcano peaks and I’m doing better then they are. This makes them really happy.

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Lake Living

Well I have to say,  we are now in a place that is nearly doggie perfection. Mom and dad keep talking about how beautiful it is. Well, I don’t really know, or care, about that… but I can attest to the fact that the weather is perfect! Sunny and comfortable during the day, a little bit of rain most afternoons, and sleeping weather at night. What more could a dog ask for? Well, a lot more.. but first, let me tell you about the trip here!

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