Guilt, Perception & Reality

An acquaintance of mine started talking to me at an agility competition the other day. I’ve known her for years, I suppose since I started agility with Mallei. She asked me, as everyone does, what I…

Hiking with Dogs: RJ Hamer Arboretum

I love taking our dogs bushwalking and hiking, but I always find it challenging (in Australia) to find places to take them! As I discover dog-friendly hikes, forests and trails, I’ll blog about them to help others find…

Emptying a House for a Move Overseas

The second question that everyone asks me, after I explain why I’m not taking Lumen, is what I’m doing with the house. The simple answer is, I’m selling it. This has been met with mixed reactions…

Purpose and Pressure

At the last two competitions, the wheels fell off – especially for Loki and I. Even for Lu – my steady, usually-fairly-predictable dog was doing weird things in response to my weird mindset. My dog who…

A Decision!

I keep writing posts. I have about 6 drafts in the wings, all of them with more or less the same message. Something along the lines of I am terrified and don’t know if I’m doing the…

A General To-Do List

There are a lot of things to organise before this trip. Packing up one’s life and moving overseas (however temporarily) always involves a lot of planning, a lot of stress, and a lot of things to…

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Ah, the open road. Travelling where and when we want to, moving from country to country, city to city… But the question is, how should we travel? There are a few options available (as there is…

Lumen (and why she isn’t coming)

One of the first questions I’m asked when I tell people about the trip is: “What about your other dogs?”. You may have noticed from other posts in this blog that I do have two other…

Hiking with Dogs: Mt. Tassie Loop

I love taking our dogs bushwalking and hiking, but I always find it challenging (in Australia) to find places to take them! As I discover dog-friendly hikes, forests and trails, I’ll blog about them to help others find…

Winter Bear

So, I feel like a little bear. A little Australian bear that’s never had to hibernate through a winter. What do people with dogs even do in winter? I know some people in instagram go skiing with their dogs and they seem happy enough… What about his little paws? How do I find safe places to do this? Will we freeze to death? Does he need to wear a coat?

12