Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Holiday Camping Trip

Just a brief update before I get to the more important stuff - my stupid pop did not propose to my mama. She's really sad, but us boys have been loving on her big time. I'm not really sure what the next step will be, but I'll be sure to keep everypup posted.

Camping was on the agenda for this weekend...although not originally. The real plan was to meet up with Dory and her human Liza, but my mama flaked out a bit and totally forgot they would be in town. (A couple days off does that to a person, I guess.) I want to personally apologize to my friends, because I was really looking forward to our play time. My mama feels really badly too.

Camping was fun though! I've been a couple of time this summer, but this was Patches' first time camping ever. He was a little unsure at first, but he caught on quickly. Plus, mama brought some yummy stuff to keep us busy when we weren't playing or running. Knuckle bones are the absolute bestest!

Pop built a fire.

We got a little too close - but it felt so good, it was hard to stay away. The nights were nice and cold, but the fire (and mama's fuzzy blankets) kept us nice and toasty warm.

Then, we got to do something we've never done around off-leash!!! Well, I was off-leash - Patches had two leashes attached to him in case he got into trouble, because he doesn't know the "come here" command as perfectly as I do. Lucky for my parents, he follows me everywhere anyway. Check out our floppy ears as we run.

Back at the camp site, I dug for truffles (wild mushrooms) and Patches chewed on some sticks. Mama was really hoping I would find a truffle, because she said it would've gone nicely with our grilled steaks.

I hope you don't get a tummy ache from that stick!

We had a great weekend, and I'm hoping that my pop takes me camping again this weekend when he goes out with the guys.


Maggie & Mitch said...

You guys look you had the best time camping!

Love ya lots,

Dory and Liza said...

Sparky -

Dont' worry - the holidays are coming and we have several trips out to Gramma's house planned for the next few months. Camping looks like more fun that staying at home anyhow.

Talk to you soon and hope to see you in November!!

Love, Dory

Momo :) said...

Looks like you guys had a pawsome time at the camping. My mom now wants me to dig for truffle!!!

Momo xoxo

Preston said...

Camping sounds so much fun! I will proably never experience that mommy has some sort of camping phobia... They took me to nice hotels, but I would much much rather sleeping in a tent out in the wood. thanks for sharing your fun with a poor puggle who can never go camping..


Amber-Mae said...

Oooo! Camping is a lot of fun! I've only been to a camp once & it was at Butchy's overnight campout pawty. Hope to go camping again...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

2shibas said...

Patches, you're getting so big! We can't believe it! Your trip looks amazing - wow! Camping is seriously cool!

Make sure you keep giving your mama lots of love and tell her not to get herself too upset. Your Pop is probably waiting for the perfect time when she's not expecting it. We'll keep our paws crossed!

Wiiley & Fievel

Clover said...

Hi boys!
Oh dog, your camping pictures are great, and camping looks like so much fun. I love your floppy ear picture too. You guys are so lucky, getting to do two of my favourite things: dig and eat sticks!
Love Clover xo
P.S. Keep loving on your mom, I know she appreciates it!

Balboa & Mommy said...

I'm glad that you have nice parents that let you go camping!!!

Looks like you had a great time!!!!!

Frencie Snorts

Ferndoggle said...

Oh my goodness...look at all that fun! Sparky, I love your green collar with the bugs on it. And the way your ears flap in the wind when you run.

Good times fellas!


Sparky said...

You and Patches looks like you're havin' a great time camping! I wish I could join you two. The fire looks so nice and warm...


Ume said...

Patches is almost as big as u r, Sparky!
so cool dat u get to go camping!

Pee.S: how's your Mama's injuries? hope the burns are recovering!

Stanley said...


Your floppy ear photo is pretty cool! Looks like you guys were runnin' like the wind!! That's one of the best things EVER!

Glad you got to introduce PatchMan to the beauty of camping!

Bummer about the lack of an engagement. Sounds like you're taking care of your mama. Give her some goober hugs from me.

Goober love,

Anonymous said...

My dog loves to bury stuff at camp sites, that way when we camp there again she has special treats waiting for her.

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Poppy said...

Cool! I love camping too! I get to go this weekend for my Mommy's birthday!