Here we go

Here we go

4/9/2023: Moving day

Moving day is always an exciting and busy time for me and my human, Andy. I love to watch him go about his business, making sure everything is in order before we hit the road. As he works on getting the RV ready to go, I make sure that my bed and blanket are all tidy and in the right place.

There's so much to do on moving day! Andy has to bring in the slides, clean the bathroom, sweep and mop the floors, and gather up all my toys. He also has to dump the gray and black tanks to make sure everything is clean and ready for our next adventure.

As he does all of this, I keep a close eye on him, making sure that everything is done just right. We also need to get the car ready to tow and hook it up to the RV. It's a precise process that needs to be done in a particular sequence, so I always pay close attention to make sure everything is going smoothly.

Throughout the day, Andy is in and out of the RV several times. Each time he gets out, I jump into the driver's seat to keep an eye on things. I may not be able to drive the RV myself, but I like to think I'm a good co-pilot!

Today, we're only moving about an hour and 20 minutes south of where we are now. We have a week booked at Battleground Lake State Park before heading over to Bend, Oregon. I can't wait to see what new adventures await us on our journey!

Andy is an avid photographer and videographer, so he'll be capturing every moment of our journey. Each blog, which I'm hoping to write every time we get to a new spot, will feature an animal, plant, or place and I will give three unique facts about each while Andy provides the picture. Meanwhile, I'll be keeping an eye out for any squirrels or deer that might get in the way of our shots, along with whizzing everywhere. Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

This week's animal is the wood duck. Here are three facts about wood ducks:

  1. Wood ducks are the only North American duck species that regularly produce two broods in a single nesting season. The first clutch of eggs hatches in late May to early June, and the second clutch typically hatches in late June to early July.
  2. Unlike most duck species, wood ducks have sharp claws on their webbed feet that allow them to grip onto tree branches and bark. This unique adaptation enables them to perch and nest in trees, which is why they are sometimes referred to as the "tree duck."
  3. The colorful plumage of male wood ducks is more than just for show. The bright hues and intricate patterns of their feathers serve as a visual signal to potential mates of their genetic quality and overall health. Females are known to be more attracted to males with more elaborate plumage.
  4. BONUS FACT: This little jerk kept taunting me while I was patiently waiting while Andy took its picture.

We're excited to hit the road and embark on this epic adventure, and we can't wait to see what surprises and wonders await us. If you have any recommendations for us, please let us know! We're ready to go on a pawsome journey!

Oh, and one more thing - we want to see as many of you as possible during our travels! We love meeting new furry friends and their humans. If you spot us on the road, don't be shy - come say hi! I'm always up for making new doggie pals, and Andy is a friendly guy too. We want to make this trip as social as possible, so let's sniff out some adventure together! Please keep in touch with us through texts and peemail. Woof woof