On Wednesday I was wondering why my humans were packing their bags. On Thursday the humans were loading their bags into the big van and trailer behind it. I thought they were going to go away without me, until I saw it... My orange ball! It was at that moment I knew I was coming on the camping trip too, and man did I ever get excited about it!
If you'll remember, I also went on this same camping trip last year. All my humans and their church go camping together every summer for 3 nights, and all the dog owners usually take their dogs along as well. So of course I get to go, too!
We were the third family to arrive at the campground, so there was still lots of room to set up our stuff before everyone came. The moment we all piled out of the van, I took off running as fast as I could go around the campground. I ran to the shelter in the middle of the campground, I ran to the other people already there, I ran in circles, I ran up the giant hill and down it again a few times, and then I ran strait to the first tent I saw and peed on it. Hey, I hadn't peed since early that morning, so I had to go somewhere! I just didn't think the giant fields and trees all around were worthy of my gift I had been holding inside of me all day.
During most of the camping trip, all the 3 to 7 year old boys and girls followed me everywhere. The humans were saying I had my own fan club! I must say though, I was getting quite bored and tired of the little kids. Hey, I'm glad they love me, but when they're pulling my ears and tail and hugging and kissing me every second of the day, I tend to get tired of them quickly. But I was pretty good with them, I only gave a few warning growls when they got too annoying!
My favorite part of the camping trip was when we all went to the beach! I tell ya, when you've got your ball, the sand, the water, the space, and the sand castles to pee on, you've got everything!
Dexter the Cocker Spaniel tried to chase my ball with me, but I always got it first, of course. I'm faster than any dog around!
Jake, Dexter's brother, didn't even bother to chase the ball. He chased Dexter for a bit, and just ran around doing his own thing for a while...
And then he decided to take a nap.
As for Shadow, he just wandered around in the water the whole time. That's a Labrador for ya!
I spent almost the whole time at the beach chasing my orange ball. Dexter finally gave up trying to get it before me, so I got to play ball by myself.
I took a little break to say hello to this little dog.
And then I just ran around for a few minutes before we went back to the campground.
We had a wonderful time, and I was zonked right out when we got home! I fell asleep belly up on my human Lizzy's stomach, and I didn't get up for a looong time. It felt good to rest!