When Porter died, mom got me a stuffed hedgehog toy. She knew how sad I was and thought I might want a new cuddle buddy. I had nothing to do with it. I missed Porter and his silly dance. I missed licking his ears, even when I knew he didn’t want to admit he liked it. I missed him. Its now been almost two months since he has been gone and, although I still miss him very much, I now have my new friend Hedgy.
I have to say, that while I am enjoying Puerto Vallarta, it is HOT. And more than hot there is something mom & dad call humidity. I don’t think I know exactly what that is but I do know it makes me pant a lot and can even make it hard to breath!
I am thrilled, today, to present my Dogs on the Road interview with Rasta and Rose of @burlydirtyhippy and The Ecclectic Dirtbags. Porter and I first met Rasta and Rose, and their parents Bruce and Jodi, in Baja at the Pescadero Surf Camp. We thought they were SO much like us. Rasta is a bit of a delicate flower, bothered by the heat and bugs, etc while Rose is like myself, TOTALLY fetch obsessed.
I was lucky enough to camp with them for a full week in Sayulita, so got to know them a little bit better. Here are their thoughts of the life of Dogs on the Road.
Tell me a little about yourselves~
Hello, I am Rasta, a 9 year old Harlequin Great Dane. I have been with my parents since I was a pup. I grew up helping momma around the farm, hunting down all the pesky groundhogs and watching over the chickens. I really loved farm life. Rose the Red Lab-ish showed up a little over three years ago. I must say she was a little too energetic for me at first, but her sweetness quickly won me over.
I have to say, I have become something of a celebrity here in town! In fact, it could be said I am the Belle of Puerto Vallarta.
Well, my circumstances have changed YET again!
After leaving the United States, mom and dad drove us back into Mexico and I could not have been happier. Mexicans are so much nicer about letting me go everywhere with my family AND I get to go on all the beaches, not just stinky dog beach like in San Diego.
I have been having a bit of a tough time this two weeks. Porter was my family, my pack, and with him gone we are all sad. Mom and dad don’t cry all the time, anymore, but I know they wish he was still with us. Being a dog, I don’t fully understand it all, but I do know my little buddy was really sick and now isn’t with us anymore. I’m so glad we got to spend that last day together though, and that mom and dad let me be in the room when he went to sleep so I could touch his nose and tell him goodbye in my own way. Now I am finding my way on my own.
We are thrilled to share Gracie’s interview you on our Dogs on the Road series. We camped with Gracie and her people, Sunny and Karin, just a few weeks ago on a gorgeous beach in Baja. What a joy to actually get to play with one of the dogs on our blog!
First, I want to thank you for the opportunity to speak on my own behalf. I’m not a big talker but my mom doesn’t usually let me get a word in when people ask me about myself.
Today’s interview is with another truly inspiring pup. Not only is Sora a worldwide traveler, but she does much of it on her own four paws!!! Her parents are biking from Patagonia home to Portland, Oregon, after having already biked around Europe. Wow, I’m tired just thinking of that! Enjoy my interview with this inspiring dog, whom I can’t wait to meet on the road.
This week we had to say goodbye to my brother, Porter, when he went to doggie heaven. I knew he hadn’t been feeling well and those last couple of days I could tell he was really sick. Mom already wrote about that bad, bad day. What I want is to remember all the good times we had. I am feeling very sad and out of sorts myself so I decided to just do a pictorial of all of the fun times we had together.