February 12, 2018 – On the road to Toronto

Today my humans left early to pick up a rental car. Thank you Ozzy for your help!
After noon they came back home and packed everything in the car. I was scared they might leave me behind but my mistress put my blanket in the trunk so I knew she would take me.
Luckily they packed the day before so it did not take long to get ready. My mistress took me for a very short walk and I was so happy to be able to go with them that I started rolling in the snow. My mistress didn’t like that; she told me she does not want to have a wet dog in the car.

After saying Goodbye to Tim we left and drove towards Toronto. It was a very long drive. We only stopped for short breaks in New Liskeard, North Bay and somewhere in Toronto.
It was dark and late when we arrived in Toronto. My humans looked for a Motel 6 at our last stop and we went to the Motel right away, as they did not have many rooms left.

I was very tired but very excited. Long rides in the car aren’t bad as long as I can look out of the w…

February 5, 2018 – We are traveling again?

My mistress told me we are going back to the desert again, back to Pahrump, Nevada. She said we would stay there until the beginning of April and than go back to Connaught, Canada.
She just booked the flights but we have to find a ride from here (Connaught) to Toronto. I am a service dog but I got my paper from the US and so the rules in Canada are different and I can't go on a flight here. Hopefully they will find a ride to Toronto.
As much as I love to play in the snow I love to go back into the desert. But this means the temperate will be about 50°C warmer than here. I have to loose my fur very quick to not be hot.

I am looking forward to meet everybody again at Ken’s house.
My humans want to discuss some ideas about the balloon software they are working on with Ken and they want to go to World Balloon Convention in San Diego. I am not allowed to go there and I don’t want to and they only stay for 1 day.

We will be back here in April they say, as the True North Brigade wil…

January 30, 2018 - That time of the year again

It’s a long time since I updated my post. Not much happened though. We still have a lot of snow and I enjoy the snow very much, although it was very cold for a couple of days. My humans told me it was below -40°C sometimes. To me this number does not mean anything but it was cold, my paws were very cold.

What I really want to talk about today is, these two girls, Silver and Sally I living with in the house are in heat again. Remember last summer they were waiting for me outside the camper. Now we stay in the same house. I am in the basement with my humans and Tim and the girls are upstairs. No as they are in heat I have to stay in the basement all day long and I am not allowed to go outside with them. Tim does not want to have any puppies he says.

The girls try to come to me and keep looking for me. When I come upstairs the come to me and want me to sniff. This is a hard time. My mind is completely empty and all I can think of is the girls. I can’t eat, as I am not hungry.
Hope thi…

Brrrrrrrr, it’s cold - December 21, 2017

The last couple of days were very, very cold. My mistress told me that the temperatures drop to -38°C during the night and the chill winds feel even colder.
Despite that my mistress takes me for our daily walk.
The first couple of minutes feel cold and hurt a little bit. When this happens I stop running around and lift the foot that hurts. Sometimes more than one foot hurts and I must look really stupid trying to lift up more than one or two feet at a time. It makes my mistress laugh. Every time one of my feet hurts she comes over to me and rubs my foot and after that I can continue running around.
Today we’ve been to the beach. It is frozen and I can run around on it. This is weird, running on water.
My fur is really thick and I’m not cold while I run around outside and even during the night I’m fine although my humans like to sleep in the cold. I roll myself together on my pillow and I’m fine.
Can you believe that, just 7 months ago I was in the desert and we had almost 40°C heat…

Bobcat? - December 15, 2017

It is cold outside and quite some snow. Despite the low temperatures and the snow my mistress goes for a walk on the property every day. Sometimes we go down to the lake and sometimes we just walk the trail on the property.
Today my mistress found some footprints in the snow and it looked like some animal unclimbed a tree and crossed the trail. She took pictures of the footprints and asked a couple of people of what animal that might been.
At first they thought it might have been a bear but the footprints aren’t big enough for a bear. Holi, a friend of my humans and me, said it was probably a bobcat that made these footprints.
A bobcat, what is this? My mistress also wasn’t sure so she looked it up and told me. A bobcat is a red lynx, a North American cat. It is about twice as big as a domestic cat.
I would love to see it, maybe if I look for it in the bushes and woods I will find it.

Stuck in Porquis Junction - December 12, 2017

Today my humans helped a friend moving. They were picked up early in the morning and took me with them, luckily as we found out later.
Our friend needs help with moving as he had a stroke a couple of years ago and can’t see very well. My mistress packed his stuff and my master and some other friends loaded the truck.
It was quite warm outside and the weather forecast said it would be a nice day, maybe some rain. During the day it started snowing real heavy.
I stayed in the apartment while they were doing their stuff. It was boring and somehow I was in the way all the time. Everybody told me to move, to get out of the way… My mistress found me a place on an armchair where I could lie down and take a nap.
Our friend had a cat, a nice red one. She was afraid of me but she liked my mistress. She left her room a couple of times to see what’s going on but was scared away as soon as she left her room as there were too many people walking around.
There were 4 other friends helping but two y…