Monday, July 16, 2007

Fun at Family Camp

Sorry I haven't updated for a while. My ears and tail are still Purpley redish... the dye is supposed to come out after ten washes, and so far I've had one bath.

Anyway, I just got back from Family Camp! We do it every year. My humans and I and our whole church go camping together for a weekend. Lizzy brought my agility equipment because there was lots of space there to practice. I had a great time showing off to all the people! Here's a couple pictures...

Here I am, ready to run to the jump and fly over!














Look at that air! I actually don't really have to jump that high in agility, I have to jump 16 inches because that's about the height of my shoulders. But I really love jumping, so Lizzy sets up big jumps for me!















I wasn't the only one doing agility. Meet Jake and Dexter, my Cocker Spaniel friends!

This is Jake...














And this is Dexter.















Jake and Dexter have never done agility before. I think they did very good on the jump for their first try!

After jumping, we went to the beach. It was really fun! Jake, Dexter and I chased an orange ball for a long time. Of course, I was much faster than them. No one can outrun me!






























Look at me run! Do you think I have some Greyhound mixed in my blood?














Ha! I got the ball first. Jake and Dexter are pretty fast, but no match for me!






























Soon Jake and Dexter got tired of playing ball, and played with each other instead while I still chased the ball. They are brothers, so they play fight all the time. Here's Dexter and Jake in the water...














And Jake chasing Dexter...














Near the end of the day at the beach, I was eating lollipops that some humans had dropped on the ground, when this big black dog came up. He looked at a sand sculpture that Lizzy helped her friends make, and he walked around it as if looking for a spot to mark his territory. When he didn't find a good enough spot, he looked behind the sculpture at a yellow bag filled with... um... well I'm not sure what it was filled with, but it was full. I think it was Dexter's owner's bag. I guess the black dog decided it was a much nicer thing to mark his territory on, because that's exactly what he did. Lizzy and her dad saw him do that, and Dad yelled at him and shooed him away. As soon as Dad turned around to find Dexter's owners to tell them what had happened to the bag, I saw my chance. I'm not gonna let some strange dog go mark my friends territory as his own! I'd better do the friendliest thing, and mark it back for Dexter. So that's exactly what I did. By now the bag was pretty wet. Dexter's owner finally came and washed it in the salty beach water. I don't know why she did it... maybe she didn't know that I marked it back for her family? She probably thought it was just the black dog that marked it and she wanted to get rid of his mark. I guess I should have marked it back when she was looking, because then she would know that the black dog's mark is covered up and she wouldn't have to wash it out. Oh well.

Well, we had a great time at Family Camp. But it sure feels good to be home where I can chase my cats and terrorize the mailman some more!

31 comments:

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky,
Wow, your family camp sounds like it was tons of fun! You are really good at jumping & running. Maybe you should be in the olympics. Do they have doggie olympics?? hmmmmm, maybe you should start them. The beach looks fantastic! I Butchy love to swim, such fun. Too bad you can't go to camp more often. Have a great night!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

triple Bs said...

Hi Sparky, Welcome home from camp! You really had some fun there. That's a hilarious story about marking that bag! hahahahahah!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky.
I missed you! I am happy to hear that you had great time at your family camp. I like all those pictures of you jumping! I wish I had longer legs!!
You really made me laugh with that marking bag! You are the best!
Have a good night
Lorenza

Ben_Benjamin said...

Oh Sparky, your family camp look really fun. I wanna join too!! Haha, your redish tail is sooooooo cool!!

Simba said...

That looks like fun. You sure can jump.
Simba xx

PreciOus said...

Hahaha I can't stop laughing at your story! You are really a good friend to wanna mark it back for Dexter! I lurve your jumping pics. You can leap real high.

Snuggle,
Precious

Lee :) said...

Family camp sounds like a great time! That is great that you could come too (Sparky). And, not only did you get to exercise but you looked like you had FUN too! Glad you are all home safe and sound.

River said...

Hi Sparky - family camp looks like loads of fun - you're jumping is awesome - that is sooo high and you make it look so easy!!

Poor Dexter's mum - humans just don't understand sometimes do they!!

You were really lucky to find some doggy friends to go to the beach with too - looks like a lot of fun!

River

Amber-Mae said...

Oh your back, finally!

Wow! That's a sooper dooper jump Sparky! I can never do that especially when I'm having this weight on me. You sure had a lot of fun at the beach with your two cocker friends. By the way, they both look kind of same to me. I can't really tell which one is which one, kekekeke...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

T-man said...

Wow, you really do jump high. You look like you're flying!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

wat a great outing u had there...agility + beach !! tat's simply awesome...

Mary-Margaret said...

How fun! Where's the camp at? You get to sleep in tents? Hmmmm? Any nifty critters to chase? BTW...I think your tail and ears look really great purple. And I like your haircut, too. What a bod!!

MMOB

Ronin_The_Pug said...

What a great time you had! And we love the photos!

Reina the Doxie said...

Wow, did the lolipop taste good???
You sure can jump real high! I wish i had longer legs too hahaha

Good on you for marking your territory showing that strange dog whose boss!hehehhe

Love,
Reina

Ume said...

wow! what a jump! u r so athletic, Sparky!
n u did well to mark back the bag for Dexter's hoomans, a pity they didnt c u doing it...

Jazz and Dixie said...

Wow what a great trip Sparky! Good thinking on behalf of your mum to bring your agility stuff. You really can jump high! I guess you enjoy doing it if you wanna jump higher then you need to!
Licks
Jazz and Dixie

Tasha & Eva said...

Wow Sparky, what a great day you had! Agility jumps, good friends and swimming. Doesn't get much better than that! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva

ROSSI said...

aawww sparky.. am envy you!!.. 1st, u had such a great family camp... then.. u got so many furfrens playing with u.. lastly.. your super duper high jump!!.. which i can never imaging myself doing it especially when i have hip problem...

Love
Golden Rossi

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow that sounds like a fun time Sparky! You did a good thing by marking your friend's bad away from that other dog!!! Good job!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

We hv similar running styles (fully stretched out)n a fetish for balls, cool!

Frasypoo said...

Hi Sparky,
You have a new look on your blog!I like your new picture.
That camping trip sounded like loads of fun,Maybe mommy needs to change churches since she has never done anything that much fun!!!
frasier

Charlie said...

You're such a good dog, Sparky! I'm sure everyone was really grateful that you took care of that bag. And you must have some kangaroo in you - - you jump so high!!
- Charlie

Baily said...

that was smart of you to mark that bag right back again! quick thinking!

i am still amazed at how high you can jump sparky. i will call you super-sparky from now on!

licks
bailz

Stanley said...

Sparky Boy!

When I look at all the photos of you on the beach, two words come to mind... PURE BLISS! That last action shot of you with the ball really captured that look of pure joy on your face!

Sometimes hoomans just don't realize what's good for them. Anyway, it was very thoughtful and sweet of you to reclaim your friend's bag for her. Maybe someday she will understand just how selfless you are.

Camp sounds like fun. Now rest up from your vacation!

Goob love,
Stanley

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh.. Family camp looks fun and you got lots of friends to play with


~ girl girl

chester.hi-flyer said...
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chester.hi-flyer said...

oh wow, looks like you had a lot of fun and great bonding time with your family!!!!

it's always heartwarming to see a family spending quality time together like that! :)

Freda said...

Cooools familys time, Sparkys. You should wears a red and blues suit with a big S on it. You fly sooo highs.

Wuufs!

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Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

Wow you are so agile and talented!!! That's got to be my next task after I master the treadmill!!!

Bernard

Hammer said...

Hi Sparky

You sure had fun with your mates on the beach. I think you might even be able to outrun me, and I'm very fast.

Thanks for thinking I'm cool. We've had a few problems, especially the computer, so haven't been able to keep in touch.

Love from Hammer

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Wahooooo,

You can sure jump high Sparky. I would have cheated and run underneath. You look like you had a fun time at the beach with your pals.

Luna-tic