What happens at Camp Warren stays at Camp Warren unless you are Emma the GBGV, and you have a blog! Mom, Bailie, and I spent last weekend at Camp Warren in Eveleth with thirty or so of our closest friends and their dogs. It was a blast and we can’t wait to go again next year. Last year was the first year for this gathering. We became addicted after that first weekend!
Since we had a better idea of what goes on at camp, this year Mom got both Bailie and I full spots in the events. Last year we had to share. It is more work for Mom working with both of us all the time, but it is well worth it as Bailie and I are so different.
We had basically the same cabin we had last year, just one further down. There were ten beds to choose from as we were in the “Cub” cabin area. Bailie raced into the cabin and started testing all the beds right after we arrived.
One thing we saw a million or more of was squirrels. Those little buggers were really busy gathering nuts for winter, but they also didn’t mind posing for photos.
Besides walking in the woods, we worked on nose work while we were there. The first morning we got to do our practice in the stable. Talk about a cool place with all the horse equipment and smells! Bailie and I were able to focus pretty well despite the distractions.
Bailie dnjoyed crawling up on the docks that had all been pulled in for the winter. It was not really cold outside, in the 60’s, but the humans find it too cold to be in the water.
Saturday afternoon, we got to practice our nose work in the horse arena which had five boats in it. The searches were great because it was really vehicle searches (boats are vehicles) on super smelly grounds. Bailie and I are both getting pretty good at not letting farm type smells bother us.
I loved just being outside walking with Mom, taking in the smells and sights of the woods. I know there are so many critters to be found, and many of them actually live under the cabins!
Of course, the wild child had to find something bizarre to take a photo with. This tiki like thing was in one of the storage buildings. She was making suspicious eyes for the camera.
The last morning it was a bit rainy. I didn’t feel like getting out of bed. It was so comfy and warm. When Mom reminded me we could do nose work if I got up, I got right up!
We spent our last morning searching in the lodge. Isn’t it just what you would imagine when you think of a lodge? We also did some optional searching in the evenings and on the last day, in other buildings around the camp. We were totally worn out by the time we headed home later on Sunday!
I took one last walk and had some good air sniffing before we got in the car to head home. I can’t wait for next year!
Bailie tried to get a job as a cabin watch dog so she could stay at the camp forever. They said they didn’t need a watch dog and then when she realized Mom would just leave her, she realized the idea was not a good one!
So long, Camp Warren! We will be back!