I know this is a little late in being posted but I'm sure you won't be surprised to read that we've been taking our time to enjoy being a pack again (that and the humans were sick...silly humans).

We came back together on February 13th in California. Rainy was very nervous but I always knew she'd come back. My nose's catalog of people is awesome so I don't forget anyone. I checked out our new car, decided the back seat would be just perfect, and was ready to go. We went for a walk first, though...even though I really wanted to go for a ride in the car. Rainy said there would be plenty of that but I couldn't really be ready for just how much.

Rainy had Santiago hold my leash so we could get acquainted. We were fast friends and are becoming very close (but more on that later). We went to a lot of places on that day. Rainy and Santiago were packing up the car with what smelled like Rainy's old stuff and we visited a few old friends. After a good night of sleep it was CAR TIME!

The plan was to go from the San Francisco Bay Area to Colorado with a stop in Vegas to see my friend Honey (and so the humans could see Rainy's aunt). That would mean two rather long days of driving. Even though I was excited, I did a good job settling into my spot in the back seat, popping up only occasionally to look out the front window and nose the humans. That first day gave us a chance to enjoy, and say goodbye to, the California weather.

a walk in the sun

After a nice long walk with Honey and the Goldies (Chevy and Dually) we settled in for some sleep.

Day 2 in the car was a preview of Colorado weather to come. When we got into the mountains it started snowing and the roads were a little less friendly. On clearer days, though, the view can be lovely.

misty mountains

We arrived home just in time for some late-winter snow.

I love running around in the snow but it really makes me tired!
snugging up after a cold walk

So I've been spending the last couple weeks settling in, walking (a lot), and developing a relationship with Jericho (which we'll talk about in detail later). We just wanted to make sure to let you know that we are home safe, settling in, and preparing to share a ton of information and our experiences with you all.

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Ki's Birthday

It's Kitsune's birthday today. I can't believe he's six years old. I mean I got him when he was an adult dog but only barely at about 1.5 years old and now he's officially getting into older dog years. He's mellowed out a lot and, due to the work we've done, he's a lot less anxious and more calm...able to enjoy his life.

It's weird not being with him for his birthday but very comforting to know he'll be back with us in just over a week now. It's the best doggie birthday present (and homecoming gift for us) that I can really think of.

I'll likely post an update right before we head off on our quest and then, connection permitting, will update the blog from the road. If I can't, then there will be much to post when we get back.

Countdown Madness

Less than three weeks until we head to California to get Ki. So amazing! I'm so excited. I can't wait to have him back.

We had a bit of snow this week.

It made me think of Ki. He's never even seen snow so it will be fun to see his reaction. Plus, I know he'll love the cold here. He's happiest in chilly weather. I must get him some dog boots though since, even if he's okay with the cold, some of the areas he'll have to walk through are de-iced which can do a number on dog paws.

We're getting so close to having him back with us! My mind races with everything I want to do.

Less Than a Month Until Ki-Time!

We counting down the days until Ki will be with us. Literally. I have a countdown timer on my iGoogle page. We now have less than a month to go until we pick up Ki in California. The trip will be interesting since we're doing more driving than visiting but having Ki with us is totally worth it.

We can't wait! (Well, maybe Jeri isn't as thrilled but we'll see how that goes.) Expect a lot of pictures, stories, and perhaps even videos of the reunion.

Training Humans to Better Serve Cats

I'm settling in. I know where I'm allowed to go. I play and run and sleep. The hardest part has been training Rainy to properly see to my needs. It took her a little while to be confident in handling me. Apparently I seem fragile compared to ...dogs.

Now, though, we are a good team. We've even allocated a good part of her desk to my lounging needs since it gets the best sunbeams.
cat perch

One problem we have discovered here is a propensity for static shocks. We've heard that can happen in the dry air here and a humidifier might help. It sounds like this requires Science!

...but for now, I sleep.