Monday, July 14, 2008

A Camping Trip BLAST!

I hope you all had a grrrrEAT weekend - I know I sure did!

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!


Deefor said...

Hey Sparky
I went camping last weekend too. But your beach looks awesome. Hope you didn't get in trouble for peeing on the tent. I'm glad you had so much fun running around.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Ummmmm Sparky???? I was hoping that maybe next time ummm that I could ummmm maybe go with you??? I mean just for a day?

It's the beach and the catching of the orange ball that made me wanna camp with you!! Hehehe!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Moco said...

It is plain to see that you had the best of times. I bet you can't wait until next year.

happy said...

Camping? Oh boy, you sure are lucky to have so much fun, Sparky! Great pictures!

Snowball said...

Wow... I didn't even realise that ti has been a year already. It sure look like you are having a pawsome time.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome camping trip you had. :) It must be fun chasing your orange ball

~ Girl girl

Hero said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun on your camping trip. If I were there I think I would have been like that labrador, roaming around in the water most of the time. Loved all the pictures of you and all your camping buddies!

Agatha and Archie said...

WOW!!! That looks like such fun!!!!!!! Keep having fun!!! Love A+A

Clover said...

Hi Sparky!
Sounds like a super fun time - I have never been camping! Your beach pictures are pawesome. The beach is the best!
Love Clover xo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

You did have a lot of fun on the camping trip. Kids they're pulling your ears and tail and hugging and kissing you every second of the day? I don't enjoy that either!

Arabella said...

What a wonderful camping trip! I love that beach, you're so lucky Sparky!


wow that looks like so much fun! Camping and going to the beach sounds GRRREAT!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a fun trip. You had it all for 3 days, even a private loo.

When Sassy's MotH gets home, we're sure she'll appreciate that so many kitties and woofies had such a good time celebrating her birthday.

Gaia the Airedale said...

Sparky you are so cute, it looks like you had a blast! I love kids! I love it when they all swarm me hehe. Great photos too

puppy breath,

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

It looks like you had a great time...

The beach, your orange ball, peeing on other people's tents...

What could be better...

Abby xxxoooo

River said...

You looked like you were having so much fun!! That orange ball must really taste good. It's great that you get to go along on a camping trip!

love & wags,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures of your camping trip!
Sure it was great!
Peeing on the tent? Ha!
Kisses and hugs

Pacco de Mongrel said...

that camping trip sure was a blast with so many doggie friends along

CoCo said...

Hi Sparky...thank you for your birthday wish!

You look like you had a blast while camping. I've never been because my Mama don't really like the outdoors. Maybe one day I would get to try it!

I'm sure you were super tired after all that chasing. You and your orange ball are best buds!


Chef said...

Oh once they toss the ball in the van, that's a dead giveaway!! So glad you had a great camping weekend. Sure looks like it was fun.You are a lucky boy, Sparkeroo.


Huskee Boy said...

Sparky! I want to join your fan club too!! Your trip looks so fun!!
Great pics!

Noah the Airedale said...

You're so lucky Sparky, camping sounds like fun and you had your orange ball to top it off.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

BrandytheGreat said...

What grrreat fun everyone seems to be having at this moment!!!

Simba said...

What a great trip. You are very lucky.

Simba x

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Sparky!
WOW! You got to go camping?! How fun!!!
The beach looks great!
Glad you had a fun time! The pics are pawesome!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Momoko said...

Hi!The photos that you run on the beach gives a feeling free.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend.. We would so love to go to the beach and play in the water.. We miss it. Since we broke Callie we haven't been able to go.. The vet says maybe just 2 more weeks and she can get that cast off..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lola Smiles said...

Sure looks like you had a LOT of fun at the beach Sparky! and looks like you had great weather too!

Lookin' cute as always!

luv ya
Lola Smiles


Woof, Sparky

Thanks for stopping by Life inside the Fence. We enjoy the company. We really like the water pictures on your blog. We're so jealous.

Woof, woof,
Desert pups

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Hi Sparky! Wow, you got let off the leash! What fun! We'd love to go camping!

Joe Stains said...

omdog it looks like FUN! I can't tell what is mud and what is dog in that last photo!!

Fred said...

Fun! We should definitely get together and run and run and run sometime (when we're in the same country)! heehee

Deetz said...

Hi Sparky
I am so far behind on blogging..I just love looking at your photos of you playing with your ball and friends and stuff...your so cute

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

You look like you enjoyed your camping trip. The beach looks so fun to be at.

Boy n Baby

Eric said...

Sparky looks a fun trip you had there. The photies of you on the beach chasing the ball made me green with envy till I remembered I don't like the beach or chasing balls!!!!

Wags, Eric x

Simba said...

WOW!! Pawesome!!! Looked like fun!