Dear San Francisco Animal Care and Control,
One year ago today, we adopted Milo. Nine days later, we headed south with him, driving in our Volkswagen camper down through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, until today, here in Colombia.
Here is some of our first year with our new best friend.
Leaving his beloved Heather at the adoption center
Learning to swim in Baja
Assisting at the mechanic
Enjoying the ferry ride over the Sea of Cortés to Mazatlán
Rooftime play in Mazatlán
Taking part in Vochorama (VW fest) in Guadalajara
Angling for tacos in Tapalpa (Jalisco)
Hiking at 3500m in the Michoacán Butterfly Reserve
Shopping for bargains in a market by Lake Chapala
Celebrating the Día de la Revolución at a parade in Dolores Hidalgo (Guanajuato)
With his host Mosey in San Miguel de Allende (Guanajuato)
Boating on Lake Catemaco (Veracruz)
Helping to prep piña coladas in Calderitas (Quintana Roo)
Playing big brother to Chiquito in Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca)
Exploring Hierve el Agua (Oaxaca)
Birdwatching in Cobán, Guatemala
Waiting for gasoline outside Antigua, Guatemala with visiting relatives
Posing with Mom
in Suchitoto, El Salvador
Beachcombing in El Zonte, El Salvador
Cooling off in El Porvenir, Honduras
Frolicking in a public square in León, Nicaragua
On the volcanic island of Ometepe, Nicaragua
Hunting for crabs in Costa Rica
At the Panama Canal
Exploring Panama City in the rain
Excited for his first (we think) airplane ride!
Hiking the highlands of Colombia
Always a sport about church photo ops
Watching the world go by…
We could not be happier with the MVP of our journey. He guards our campsites, keeps us warm on chilly nights, and helps us with all of the dishes. He came to us fully potty-trained, gets along great with all of the dogs he meets, and allows all the children to manhandle him without getting ruffled. And he’s only gotten carsick once. Most importantly, when things get stressful on the road, he is always ready with his smile and the offer of a walk. He has adjusted to life so well on the road. We only hope he’ll be able to settle back into San Francisco when we make it back next year.
Thanks so much for the work that you do, and for making us a family!
Stephanie, Juan and Milo
ps: yes, we updated his shots this week!