Sierra – Apartment Living

Arriving in Oregon; setting up the Apartment.

My bed

We made it to Oregon, we arrived in early June.  Internet the last few weeks of our journey was not very great. Every time I had access to my humans laptop I couldn’t get on the internet.  I was really missing those crazy cat videos on Youtube.  We are in our apartment and things are quieting down.  I was so happy when my humans bought my Cal King bed into this funny small house.  They think it is their bed but it is mine; I just let them sleep with me.  

I had a good time in the trailer for two months but I am happy to be in a non-movable home.  I have been trying to write to you about this new place but I couldn’t find the laptop with all the boxes.  They have the place put together now and I should be able to grab the laptop when they go out and do errands.  

There is no back yard in an apartment instead there is a tiny cement area off the back door.  If I wanted to run fast I would bonk my head on the wall.  My humans are cool though and they take me for lots of walks but it’s not the same as running around in your own yard.  I am glad this place is temporary.  I am loving the weather here and when my humans go out I get the run of the house.  

I watch TV, Youtube, sleep anywhere I want: my bed, chair, my favorite chaise lounge or the recliner.  

One of my favorite chairs.

The only thing that would make it perfect is if I could open the refrigerator, then I could eat my favorite leftovers, steak.  Now that things are settled I think we are going to explore and find places where we can hike and maybe an off leash dog park or area.  I used to love to hike at Del Valle in Livermore, it would be great if we found a place like that.  Hiking here I think will be wonderful since the weather is much cooler than in California.  

 Take the time to embrace the smells and sights of your journey, enjoy the moments of each day.


Super Doggy

#EmbraceNewSmells #FindyourPark #Day2DayTravels

Comfy blanket and chair

Sierra- Colorado

Bunnies, Elk, walking around town,  a lake and a river.

Going from Utah to Colorado was interesting.  Our first stop was in Golden, Colorado.  Which is the home for Coors and KONG.  I don’t really like beer so we went to check out the headquarters for KONG.  Couldn’t determine if they had tours but I was able to see where these fun toys were made.  My cousin Maya loves these as much as I do and I wanted to go on the tour so I could buy her one.  My human said I could get her something along the way.

In the Golden area there was a lot of hail and thunder storms and even tornado warnings to the east of our location.  We were watching the news and there were some people camping and their RV’s were flipped over.  I am really glad we were not camping over there, that would not be any fun.  Earthquakes or Tornado’s wouldn’t be good for trailers.  I also do not want to be transported to OZ and meet those flying monkeys.  Just the thought gives me chills, I don’t know how Toto survived that experience. 


One cool thing in Golden, there was a Starbucks and I had my first Puppuccino.  It was yummy.   My human mom was so cool to ask for one for me.    It was just whipped cream but so cool and delicious.

The other cool thing about Golden was at the RV Park there were bunnies which are way more cool than Squirrels. I so wanted to frolic in the the grass with them but my humans wouldn’t let me off my leash.  😦  I enjoyed watching them from the trailer and imaging what it would be like to run in the grass with them.

Next we went to Estes Park near Rocky Mountain National Park.  It was snowing there, it was awesome. I like snow much better than rain.  It was really cool.  Then during the night when we went outside there was snow everywhere.  It was a little chilly out so I was glad I got to stay at doggy daycare and play with my new friends inside.


The last day we went for a walk along Estes Lake and there were Elk everywhere.  They are not cute like bunnies so I didn’t want to run and play with them.  I just observed them from a safe distance with my humans. 

The one thing I liked about staying in Estes Park is that we walked the town each day and down by the river.  One day we were having lunch by the river and there were two big labs like my cousin Maya jumping in the river and fetching a stick.  They were crazy dogs, why would you jump in water, very cold snow melted water just for a stick.  I can see maybe for some steak but a stick.  Then to keep doing it over and over again, that is not something I think would be fun for me.  I hear that labs love the water so maybe this is really a fun thing for them.  Every dog is unique and enjoys different things, as long as I don’t have to jump in with them and they are happy they should go for it.  I am the type of dog that loves blankets and long walks on dry land.

Next we head to Wyoming and South Dakota maybe I will get to see more bunnies there and get a chance to run around and play with them.  I wonder what new places I will see tomorrow and yummy treats for my tummy.  Take the time to embrace the smells and sights of your journey, enjoy the moments of each day.


Super Doggy

#EmbraceNewSmells #FindyourPark #Day2DayTravels

Sierra – Utah National Parks

Utah: Bryce, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

I am  a California dog born and raised, Utah has such weather extremes. Actually a lot of these states we have visited are cold.  More on that later, today I am just going to share about the last three parks  we visited after Zion in Utah.  We went from warm and wet to cold and icy and then back to hot.   I thought it was spring not winter.  From Zion we headed to Bryce Canyon.  It was cold and there was snow.  One day my human dad found icicles hanging from the trailer. I was thankful mom brought lots of blankets and our trailer has a heater.  I can’t imagine sleeping in a tent up here.

Toasty Warm


At Bryce there were these things called Hoodoos. They are really cool, apparently they don’t grow up from the ground but instead are from erosion that shapes the limestone into pillars.

Bryce Canyon-Hoodoos

This park only allows doggies within the parking lot and look-out within that area.  So my humans got to see everything we just couldn’t take any hikes. 

Getting our paws and shoes muddy

The first stop was really muddy from the rain the night before and my paws were very dirty.  But the last stop was icy and had snow on the ground which was great at cleaning the mud off, better than a pedicure I bet.

Hanging out on the Ice

After Bryce we went to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in the Moab area.  It was warm there, but not too warm it was nice.  My humans had been to Arches before and they explored part of Canyonlands.  This was more a stop over for two nights to relax before we enter Colorado.  So we explored a little but these parks are not made for dogs.  Have your humans secure daycare or a pet sitter if they want to hike.  The ground is not good for your paws.

Me and my Humans

My humans have a selfie stick so they can take pictures with all three of us together.  At first I thought it was dorky but I do like seeing the three of us together.  Sometimes though I am sleeping in the car and Mom will sneak and take pictures of me.  She is really silly.

Mom sneaking a Selfie

From Utah we head into Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and then we start heading west back to Wyoming.  I hope we get to a place where I can run around a little bit and smell new and interesting things.  It has been a week or so since they made  Steak, so I hope they go to a store and get some more.  But I can’t complain they had burgers the other night and I got a mini one all to myself.  I have good humans who spoil me.

Walking along the Colorado River with my human dad

I wonder what new places I will see tomorrow and yummy treats for my tummy.  Take the time to embrace the smells and sights of your journey, enjoy the moments of each day.


Super Doggy

#EmbraceNewSmells #FindyourPark #Day2DayTravels

Sierra Hanging out in the Trailer

Sierra – Death Valley, Las Vegas & Zion

Death Valley, Las Vegas and Zion National Park

I have been to 4 national parks and Las Vegas.  The best part is I have been hanging with my human’s almost the entire time.  I have visited two doggie places too.

When we left Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks we headed over to Death Valley NP.   It was hot there and windy.  The ground was warm and my mom keep checking it with her hand to make sure it wasn’t too hot for my paws.  She is a worry wart like that, I am 10 years old I know how to tell her if it was too hot.  I would jump into her arms, duh.  It was really windy there so windy that the trailer was rocking all night and day.  Mom said it was like being in turbulence on an airplane.  I am not sure what that is but what  I didn’t like was all the sand blowing in my eyes.

Here I am in the truck with my humans exploring Death Valley in the Air Conditioning.

After Death Valley we went to Las Vegas and they took me to the Camp Bow Wow and it was the best.  I really need some doggie time.  I love my human’s but being with them 24/7 and no doggies to sniff and play with was a bummer.  But don’t tell them I liked it there because I want them to feel a little guilty for leaving me.

Here I am giving my human dad directions on how to go back to Camp Bow Wow for day two.

Then we went to Zion National Park and there was wet stuff and mud.  My paws didn’t get too wet and muddy but my fur was damp.  I had two play days at the Doggy Dude Ranch and it was an awesome place.  It is like visiting someone’s home.  Loved it there and had a blast playing with the humans and dogs.

Dad and I along the Pa’rus trail next to the Virgin River.

 The last full  day at Zion we went on the hike in the park.  I know I was surprised too, there was actually a trail for dogs.  (Pet Rules at Zion Park)  It is called Pa’rus Trail, which says dog to me “Paws R US” is how I understand it.  Actually I read the sign while we waited for my human dad and it is a Paiute word meaning, “bubbling, tumbling water,”.    Dad dropped us off at Canyon Junction which was by shuttle stop #3.  He then parked the truck and joined us back at the shuttle stop.   I liked that the trail was paved and how it followed the river as we headed to the visitor center.  We stopped along the way at the Human History Museum for a rest before we got to the end.

I wished we had hiked the trail round trip instead of just one way, but mom was afraid it might rain.  Since I am not a fan of the wet stuff, good call but don’t tell her that.   Also, about an hour after we finished that hike and a hike into town it started to rain, thankfully we only go a little wet but it was pouring once we made it in the trailer and the sky was flashing and banging.  I am told that is thunder and lighting, very cool we didn’t have that in California.

I wonder what new places I will see tomorrow and yummy treats for my tummy.  Take the time to embrace the smells and sights of your journey, enjoy the moments of each day.

Super Doggy

#EmbraceNewSmells #FindyourPark #Day2DayTravels

Time for a nap after all that walking and exploring in Zion.

Sierra- Dinning with my Humans

Now that we don’t have the house my humans stayed in a hotel for a few days before moving to our trailer.  In the last week I have been to restaurants.  Some of these places actually serve dogs.  Who knew what I was missing out on while they left me in the yard;  what amazing smells at these places with yummy food for my tummy.

IMG_3146The Lazy Dog served me a ground steak burger with boring brown rice.  I also got my own water bowl, it was delicious stuff.  The best part was I got to hang with KK my human sister and my mom.  Girls night for us.  Another day we went to a place for breakfast and mom got me scrambled eggs.   The cool part was my other human sibling  was with us  Sean the bearded one.  He looks good with the beard and I like how it feels when we snuggle and I lick his face.

Once we got to Sequoia National Park area we went to this Mexican restaurant in Three Rivers where they gave me Milk Bones.  We ate out on the patio and I drank water from a Styrofoam bowl. I could tell my humans were very relaxed and enjoyed their meal.  Dad gave me some of his chicken.

I heard about this thing called a puppuccino at Starbucks, I am hoping we get one of those soon.   Not a lot of Starbucks around though, maybe when we get to Las Vegas.

Oh and we finally had steak for dinner in the trailer the other night.  It was yummy good, better than ever.  Of course I don’t get a whole steak, that would be awesome.  But they do give me a few pieces and let me lick the juice off their paper plates.  I wonder when we will have steak again?   I saw a deer at Sequoia National Park, I don’t want to eat them.   I only eat meat from the supermarket.  My humans don’t take me to the supermarket, one of them hangs with me in the parking lot but I know that is where steak comes from.

I wonder what new places I will see next and yummy treats for my tummy.

Super Doggy

#EmbraceNewSmells #FindyourPark #Day2DayTravels

Sierra and KK (human sister)

Sierra’s Hotel Stay

20160411_024743829_iOSSunday was a weird day, they took everything out of the house.  The bed, chairs, my dog dishes, blankets and pillow.  We had to say goodbye to the house and also we thanked  the house for providing us shelter.  Which was nice because I really don’t like to be out in the cold or in the rain. Rain is wet and my feet are sensitive to wet things.   We went to this weird place called a hotel.

It’s just a room with a bed but it’s nice and my human mom brought my favorite blankets.  The next day my humans had to go to work so they took me to doggy day care.  Usually I don’t like to be away from my humans but it was fun playing with the other dogs and run around after the stressful weekend of watching our stuff leave the house. They gave me a relaxing massage while bathing me and I didn’t mind that wet stuff too much. Then they gave me a pedicure which included trimming my nails.  I was bummed that I didn’t get flowers painted like my human mom but oh well.

So far this hotel thing has been nice, the bed is comfy;  I saw interesting animals like a turkey and a rabbit walking around the neighborhood.  I wish I wasn’t on my leash so I could go say hi but I wonder if these animals  make stinky spray like that skunk did in my back yard.  Well I guess it is my old back yard.  I wonder who will chase the squirrels out of the yard now?  I hope that the new owners have a dog to keep the yard squirrel free.  If not maybe my friends Deuce, Maverick and Woody can patrol that area when they go on walks with their humans.  I hear I get to have a play date with them soon, yeah play time.  I also think I get to hang with my cousin Maya too.  Maybe I will get to see my BFF Daisy and her brother buddy too.

My human dad is working from the hotel the rest of the week, and he takes me for walks during his lunch break.  Then he and mom take me for more walks in the evening and out to dinner too.  I like going to restaurants with them I get special treats while they are eating.  So far this adventure is not too bad.  I hear by Friday we will be out of the hotel and in our trailer.  Which means I think I am closer to having some steak.  I wonder what new things I will encounter tomorrow?

Take the time to embrace the smells and sights of your journey, enjoy the moments of each day. 

Super Doggy

Comfy first Night
Time for Milk Bones
Super Tired after Doggy Daycare
Comfy first Night
Going for a walk


Sierra’s Empty House

The house is getting empty. They also packed the frying pans and when I looked into the fridge tonight it is looking empty. My mom brought home a toy for me from my human Sister KK last weekend. It was so much fun playing with it and I left it in one of the empty rooms. Empty rooms, empty nest, too much empty for my taste. Which by the way I love the taste of Steak, Cheese, Chicken, Turkey and Milk Bones. I miss my human siblings, but I am proud of them going to that college thing. I hope we get to see them before the adventure begins, rumor has it we will. Maybe they will bring me some steak.

I am hoping this adventure we are going on will be fun. Since we will be living in the trailer for two months and it is small; there won’t be anything empty about that. Nice and cozy for the three of us to hang out and snuggle. Plus I am pretty sure mom will make steak on the BBQ, that is one of the meals we have had before in the trailer.

The adventure will start in 11 days. I wonder what a giant Sequoia will look like? Will it be bigger than moms old Toyota Sequoia? I think it is a tree not a SUV , so maybe it will be like the redwood trees we saw when we went camping in Felton at Henry Cole State Park. We are going some place that has three rivers, Giant Sequoia’s and Kings in a Canyon. I wonder if the Kings are served steak and if they share with friendly dogs?

Since I am a dog I have to go and follow the dreams my humans have. Good thing they spoil me with treats, walks and lots of love. I will miss our house, the smells, lawn, chasing the squirrels out of my yard, napping in the sun, my neighborhood dog friends Maverick, Duce and Woody. I won’t miss Mr. Skunk though, he didn’t want to play nice when I tried to chase him out of the yard. Change is hard, a lot harder than getting sprayed by a Skunk but at least it isn’t smelly and doesn’t require lots of baths in that wet water stuff.

Take the time to embrace the smells and sights of your journey, enjoy the moments of each day. 

Super Doggy

Sierra and her new toy from KK


Sierra’s Thoughts on the “Adventure”

DSCN0355By Sierra

It seems everything lately it is all about this move and my humans following their dream.  Camping for over two months in the trailer, not sure how much I am going to like this dream of theirs.  Of course I like the trailer better than when we sleep in a tent.  There is carpet, cushions, a bed and soft blankets in the trailer.  Then moving to a place that has all that wet stuff.  No one asked me for my input on this move. 

Every time I turn around they have moved something  or I see them take it out to the truck. My favorite chair and sofa, they are no longer in the house. I hear strange things about this is going to “long term” or “short term” storage.  What is this apartment me thing they are talking about?  Will it have a backyard for me to chase squirrels and other creatures out of?  What about all that wet stuff, they know I don’t like getting my paws wet.

Then we are camping for two months, visiting national parks.  Which aren’t very dog friendly I have read.  Yes, I read over my human mom’s shoulder.  So what are they going to do with me while they are exploring this unfriendly dog place? Most importantly when are they going to start cooking steak again.  I love chicken but it’s been too long, I need steak.

I will report back to you on this move and camping trip.  As long as I get to be with my humans I think this adventure will be okay, plus they will not be working for 2 to 3 months.  Which means I get to be spoiled with lots of walks and attention.  Maybe once we get in the trailer we can have some steak, since mom doesn’t want to stink up the house before we move.  Yes, camping with steaks on the BBQ, long walks sniffing new smells and naps with my humans, that is my kind of adventure.

Sierra and the Trailer