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July 19, 2009

My dog and camping

Angel and Bobby

OK, a couple of weeks ago I told you guys I wanted to share a story about my dog and our camping trip. So, here goes....

The family decided to take a camping trip to La Pine, Oregon in the Deschutes National Forest. Now, from an earlier post, you all know that I wasn't too crazy about this place. The dirt was horrendous and just trying to get to the river with 3 small children and a dog was not an easy task either. However, if we should do this trip again, at least I will be better equipped...I hope!

On our second day there was when we took everyone to the river. The day was very hot and we walked for maybe half a mile. Well, because the entire trail was dirt (the type of dirt that makes clouds as you walk) it was very hot to the touch. Our dog, Angel, did good on the walk there. She did OK going down the steep hill to get to the river. I think she enjoyed the water. I'm sure it cooled her down. But, on our way back, she was not having any of it! I thought it was the kids at first. Maybe, she didn't want them to walk her, so I took over. Still, after a few yards of walking, she would plop to the ground and just look at you. So, after some gentle prodding, we were able to get her to walk to the shade where she rested. A few minutes later, we would walk, and she plopped to the ground again. This time, she was not going to budge. My dear husband had to lift her up and carry her to the next shaded area. Mind you, she is not a poodle, she is a mutt that weighs 55lbs! So, needless to say, she was not an easy carry! I'm not sure why she did this. The dirt was hot. I wouldn't want to lay in it. But, maybe it felt better to lay in it than to walk it?

This ordeal took place the entire walk back to our campsite.

She did not go an anymore walks with us again!

But, I have to add, the girl is not a young spring chicken either. She's been with us before we had children, almost 10 years! Poor girl. Oh...and let's not talk about how she hogged the air mattress and stayed under the covers at night (it was very cold at night).


  1. haha! That is too funny. Poor girl though. Lesson learned! :)

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