Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I hope I'm living up to expectations.

I've been feeling odd lately, and I didn't know why. I get antsy some, and want to go out more than I did in Chicago. Well Portland is prettier! And when we walk around the neighborhood, its so much more quieter than Chicago, and there is less traffic so I get more intensive smells of what I want to smell. Then I come back and sleep! I like my sofa, and I like sleeping.

But then I wonder, what's going on? where are we going? Shouldn't we be doing something. I'm not used to this sitting around all day. And what's with the Companion? Sitting here with me.

and I've not seen the bike for a long time. He went out on it. I know he did, he told me he did. And he said: I don't like riding alone, I miss Antigone being there.

The companion things that I might just be missing the adventure. I think he is missing the adventure. I like being at home. But really, I kind of miss it. I kind of miss all the nice people we met, I miss all the new things we saw and smelled. I miss the work of bringing awareness to basset rescues.

It was really a great time!

I know he is working on the book, but we could use a few days out on the bike I think. I'd like to see more of this Oregon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There he is: Zac the Cat. Here he is on my sofa, stalking me while I sit next to the companion.

I don't enjoy the company of cats.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Just What I Wanted!

I got what I wanted! This whole journey, I've dreamt of it, soft and warm and mine! all Mine! Oh the sofa! I love the sofa! And this one is now mine!
My blanket is on it, and that means its mine!

A sofa has to be one of your top ten, no three, things. Top two. The sofa! and this one is mine!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Our New Home

This is our new home! The car is not ours though. We rent a room with Brian who is a new friend of the companion. He wanted a new roommate, and we wanted a room. There is a one draw back--Zack! Zack the Cat. Not pictured because he doesn't come out much. I think he's upstairs planning an attack!

. This is a pizza parlor in St. John's. That's what our neighborhood is called. The companion was of course excited to see this today. He said: it looks like it should be on Route 66. Boy does that bring back memories, he says. Did I ever tell you about how I bicycled across the country and went down Route 66.

I just looked at him and said: Really? Wow. I once traveled across the country on a bicycle and never pedaled once.

Who's the stud now?

Then we saw this sign, and the companion was totally excited. Back with Lewis and Clark he says. And then he mentions something about how we should bike the Oregon Trail.

Could be a new adventure around the corner.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Correction!

Sometimes I wonder about the Companion. But the book will be: "Antigone Goes West: The Autobiography of Antigone Puppleupagus".

Yes autobiography. The companion is just the typist.

I'm glad this is cleared up.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Biography

The Companion and I had a talk today. He's not doing much but looking at the computer, checking for emails. He's waiting for some word about us getting a room. He's kind of not working and that bothers me. I was wondering how to get his attention when he stepped away from the computer and cleaned up some around the room. Then we went for a second long walk. That was my chance.

On the walk I had the talk with him about my biography.

I think it is time for him to type my biography. My story is definitely interesting. So I suggested we start at the beginning. The place I don't think about much, but did think about about it in the desert. The puppy mill. But be brief.

But then talk about the journey across now nine states! So the companion is typing up my biography. Right now we are calling it: _Antigone Goes West: The Biography of Antigone Puppleupagus_. I like it. It's got spirit, it's got soul.

The companion and I have a connection. It's strong. But during this journey, the companion has opened up, and can hear me better. He's going to be a good typist.

My biography! Antigone Goes West: The Biography of Antigone Puppleupagus. It has spirit. Adventure. Wow!

Monday, March 8, 2010

We Leave SF

We left San Fran on the light before this light. The companion found us a ride in a van with three women all traveling to Seattle. We drove for a long time, and I had space to nap as much as I wanted too.

The ladies were like cool rockers. Thank heavens I wasn’t in the travel hat! They each have stories to tell about their lives. I enjoyed relaxing with them. The companion even took the wheel some. I was a bit nervous because it has been a long time for him to drive. And I remember his road rage in Chicago.

To my surprise, when we arrived at the hotel, the companion said: I was a bit scared driving into town.

He scared? He’s such a goofball.

Northern California was really beautiful. But I couldn’t focus as much as I can on the bike. It all goes by so fast. And I don’t really get to smell anything. I heard the Companion say today that he also missed the biking up here. It would have been really pretty.

But I can see he is thinking of other bike trips to take. But for now the challenge is looking for a place to live and getting settled in Portland. But I know the companion, and I know how he things, and I know how much he’s going to miss the bicycling, and I know how much he loved seeing the Pacific. I think it won’t be long before we are taking a weekend trip to see it again!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Day.

Today I woke, stretched. Had some breakfast.


Went for a walk to Spike's.


Then I had dinner.

Went for a walk to Spike's again.

Its been a rough day, time to turn in!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

We Say Goodbye

Today we biked back to San Francisco. It was a beautiful day for biking and the companion took his time. I didn't know we were returning to Sam and Rusty's house, but as soon as we arrived I was excited. I love that sofa.

We then rested for a little and went to Spike's. Brian joined us for the evening. This is his only free night so we won't see him again before we leave. I like Brian, and the companion does as well. Brian is very sweet and when he comes in or meets us, he greets me properly!

But we said our goodbyes. The companion is a little sad now. Somehow saying bye to Brian made him realize that the journey is completed. He's filled with pride and sadness.

And excitement!