Fascinating journal. I will look forward to following this trip.
Several things caught my fancy, pic of sunset over the lake, kamikazi grouse, listening to the loons call while you write, just to name a few.
I'm sure years from now, you two will look back on this as a highlight of your lives.
He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.