Oz’s First Blog Post

December 14, 2018

I knew Karl and Leah had done something whacky when we started camping in our truck in the guest parking lot in front of our house. At first I missed my 4 beds. But as soon as we hit the road and headed south I realized how much I had needed a break from the elitist dogs in Boulder.

After we crossed the border, Karl and Leah seemed real nervous. But they chilled out a bit when we got to Monterrey. Unfortunately, things took at turn for the worse during our stay there. I ate a burr which lodged in my throat causing me to choke on it for several days. However, as we continued to head south I started to have more fun, hanging out with “pets” in campgrounds and mixing it up with street dogs in Central Mexico. Karl and Leah never leave home without pepper spray and a taser to fend off aggressive dogs. But I personally think they are being paranoid.

One of the coolest things about the trip so far, in addition to connecting with a broader community of dogs, has been being with Karl and Leah almost 100% of the time. Since there’s not enough space for me to have my own bed in the rig, my bed is now their bed, which is pretty cool. Of course, it’s really hard to sleep when the local bands play live music with way too many tubas and shoot off fireworks all night long. But hey, so far this trip has been pretty cool. I’m even getting my own page on the website, ‘Guided by Oz,’ so stay tuned!


I am a 2-year old Australian Shepherd. I am also an entertainer and explorer with a focus on connecting with broader communities of dogs and people. I particularly love frisbee, swimming, trail running and TREATS!


  1. Comment by Jeff Wolcott

    Jeff Wolcott December 14, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Best blog ever!

  2. Comment by Rhonda St Laurent

    Rhonda St Laurent December 14, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    hahaha. love this!

  3. Comment by Bryan Lyerly

    Bryan Lyerly December 14, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Our dog Stetson loves camping in the truck camper too, Oz. At 85 pounds he takes up more bed space in our truck camper than you, and if I have to get up in the middle of the night he takes my spot next to Christine. Don’t blame him though, I would do the same thing! Enjoy the trip!

    • Comment by Guided by Wolves

      Guided by Wolves December 14, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      I do the same!

  4. Comment by Jim

    Jim December 14, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    awesome Oz!

  5. Comment by Nancy Barrett

    Nancy Barrett December 14, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Oz,
    So glad you’re having fun! A burr in your thought?! Ouch!! Can you talk to the Mexican dogs? My mom says the people are nice, so maybe the pups are, too. lull bet those street dogs have wild stories to tell! What do you think of the food!? Is it too spicy? Keep blogging. My Mom promises to read to me.
    Love, Raven
    PS. Pretty cool to sleep in their bed, isn’t it! 😀

    • Comment by Guided by Wolves

      Guided by Wolves December 14, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      I forgot to mention that I now get human food too! I don’t get the Mexican food though 🙁 My new friends (and parents) are teaching me Spanish. I know vamos, cuidado and quiero mas comida!

  6. Comment by Christy Speirn-Smith

    Christy Speirn-Smith December 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Toooo cute! So sorry to hear about the burr Oz…sounds like you cleared it though! Glad your folks are chillin a bit…and lucky you being with them 24/7!
    We miss you and so do Molly and Finn!

    • Comment by Guided by Wolves

      Guided by Wolves December 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      I miss you all too!

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