Hi. 🙂 My name is Angela. I am 33 and live in Salt Lake City, Utah. This blog exists to chronicle my journey from buying a motorhome, through fixing it up, and to living in it on the road. I am looking for the place where I want to settle down. I believe that place exists somewhere between Northern Cali and Washington. I am originally from the Bay Area, but would like to end up among the trees.
I am a vegetarian who plans to do a lot of cooking/grilling/BBQing along the way, and include the recipes here, just for fun. I enjoy reading, writing, music, crochet, cross-stitch, training dogs, tie-dyeing, and the outdoors (among a pile of other random things).
I have been making hand-braided dog leashes out of military strength 550 paracord for almost 10 years now, and my goal is to set up a way to sell them online – both individually, to the public, and in bulk, to pet stores. If you have a specialty pet store and would like to carry the leashes I make, please contact me! If I can figure out a way to make a living off the leashes while I’m on the road, that would be amazing.
The white-faced dog is Kedric. He is my current partner in crime. He is a sweet, cuddly, sensitive boy. He turned 12 in December. He is Shannon’s son, and a good boy. He lives to please, and his feelings get hurt very easily if I show displeasure with something he’s done.
The black-faced dog is Shannon. She was my first Border Collie. I lost her in April, at almost 16 years old. Although she is no longer with me as a high-strung, driven, sheep-obsessed, water-chasing demon, she will be with me in spirit until the day I join up with her. She was a feisty, spunky, dominant little bitch, and I will never again be without a Border Collie at my side because of her.
The red dog is Rowan. She had no socialization and no training before she came to me at 5 months old, so she has a pile of issues. Her biggest hurdles are fear, insecurity, and reactivity. We are making progress, but it’s going to be a long road there. She just discovered fetch, and fancies herself an acrobat. She is hard-headed and stubborn, but also sensitive, so that makes training interesting. 😛
To read more about the journey, and what got me to this point, please read the first entry in the blog, which you can find here: Link!