As a dog, I have always wanted to go camping but my mom will never go camping! Mom needs a nice hotel and will not think of sleeping in a tent with no electricity or plumbing, so I have given up. Surprise! When my friends were staying with us over the Fourth of July, Mom said it was the ideal time for us dogs to try out camping. All sixteen paws were definitely in for this adventure. We each got our own backpack with our necessities and headed out to the yard. Mom had to pitch the tent as us dogs don’t have thumbs, which are needed to assemble a tent properly. We heard a lot of language I don’t want to re-bark on this blog coming from Mom. She has never assembled a tent, and although it was supposed to be easy, she was failing. After going in the house and watching videos about putting up a tent on YouTube, she returned and got the thing standing.
We all piled into the tent – what a cool shelter! I ruffled up the blankets a bit to make a comfy pillow spot and it was all good! We set up a pool outside, got out our toys from our backpacks, laid out our beach towels and started camping, aka, roughing it in the backyard!
Lena and Buddy wanted nothing more than to play fetch with the tennis ball and Frisbee. Those two would run until they were dead if Mom let them! I was the more sensible dog and preferred to hang out in the shade and relax.
Katie was out in the yard refereeing the youngsters, her favorite thing to do. Eventually she managed to get the tennis ball and enjoyed a bit of fun herself!
At one point Katie and I decided to dress up as the “Glam Sisters”. How do we look? Styling or what? Katie even got a smile going for the camera!
Lena was only too happy to relax in my pool after running after tennis balls like a maniac. She kind of took it over as her own but that’s ok, after her sweaty dog self was in there I sure did not want to go in!
After a bit we all just grabbed a towel (yes, we had our own but this was everyone’s favorite) and hung out together, enjoying the gorgeous day.
I must say that our campsite was pretty cool, and once again, we had lots of fun! If only we could go camping in the wilderness with the wabbits and bears, but I don’t think Mom will ever do that.