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A golden retriever and Ken
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(Today’s blog is a guest post by Pam Hogle. Pam and I met in 2006, when I spent a summer volunteering in Princeton, Mass., at NEADS, a charity that raises dogs to be assisted-living animals for the mobility-disabled, where Pam was my supervisor. After not seeing her for nine years, I had the pleasure of visiting her in Missoula, Montana, this summer — and, as I predicted, I met her dog! This post originally appeared on Pam’s site, The Thinking Dog.)

Cali is in love. When the object of her affection is heading our way, she knows, instinctively. She gets increasingly excited until he walks in the door.

Then she dances and squeals with joy. And grabs a toy to run around with because that’s just her thing.

Ken is a digital nomad, and he’s spent the past few months in Montana. We were lucky enough to have him in Missoula for 4 weeks!

Ken hugging Cali the golden retriever

For Cali, it was love at first sight. They played in the back yard together. They picked raspberries. They played ball. We all went on several hikes. Cali even got to have a sleepover at Ken’s house! And, through it all, Cali spent plenty of time gazing adoringly at Ken.

Sadly, the nomad is moving on. To Arizona, of all places! Where he will foster a dog from Best Friends, just over the state line in Utah. (I’m not telling Cali that part; she’d be crushed.)

Cali laying in the grass, head down between her paws, looking sad
Sad Cali ????

Poor Cali. I wonder if she’s the type to heal her broken heart with ice cream …

Ken Gagne

Digital nomad, Apple II geek, vegetarian, teacher, cyclist, feminist, Automattician.


Ken's Itinerary

Santa Fe, NM

Aug 28, 2022 - Oct 6, 2022

Golden, CO

Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022

Denver, CO

Oct 10, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

Had a great day at the #BalloonFiesta in #NewMexico! There was a slight starting delay due to weather, but once they got the green flag, hundreds of balloonists took to the sky! #BalloonFiesta2022 #Roadbits #DigitalNomad


On two different occasions yesterday I was in three different states simultaneously! Here I am in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado; followed by Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. #Roadbits #DigitalNomad


I went to the @KsBarbedWire Museum because there is nothing more quintessentially Kansan. It ended up being fascinating, and I spent over an hour perusing its 5,400 square feet & 2,400 kinds of barbed wire. #roadbits #digitalnomad


I enjoyed watching the @Royals play the @RedSox tonight! It was my first baseball game since the last time I saw the Royals play at #A2KFest 2019. I hope both teams had fun. ⚾️ #MLB #baseball #KCMO #Roadbits #DigitalNomad

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