Friday, June 25, 2010

Camping = Wet

We went camping last weekend. As the old saying goes, it was real, it was fun, but it wasn't exactly real fun. It rained the entire time. Rain doesn't deter Mom though, so she still look pictures of us.

We tried to channel The Thundering Herd with our new tie-out line. The only problem with it was that Dad hooked us to the line with our leashes and our leashes got super gross with dirt and water. I don't think we had been home for five minutes before Mom had the leashes in the washing machine. Next time, Dad is going to use something else to hook us to the line.
At one point, Mom looked over and saw Steve giving himself a pawticure in his water bowl. I think he looks pretty zen.
We were able to do some hiking near the campground, where the forest was thick enough that we didn't feel the rain drops. We crossed a trippy-trap bridge, but the little camera had some problems with the picture since it was dark in the forest.
We also found some huge trees that had fallen over. For some perspective, look how tiny Steve and I look on the top of this tree!
Next we came upon a river. It had some pretty good rapids. We were doing a lot of thinking next to the river, as you can tell in the picture.
Finally, we found this tree that was sort of hollow in the middle. Mom tried to get us to pose in the tree, but as usual, it didn't quite go as she had planned for me, but Steve was the perfect model.
After the hiking, we retired to the tent, or as I like to call it, the giant crate. I quickly claimed my spot.
I don't know what Steve was thinking because he laid down on the floor instead of on the other cot.
We're going camping again in a few weeks and Mom sure hopes it doesn't rain all weekend next time!


Teddy Westlife said...

I hope it doesn't rain next time too! At least you got to have some fun this weekend.

Peter L. Winkler said...

You guys look so natural in the forest, like you live there.

Anonymous said...

furry nice harnesses, where did woo get those? We need new ones...

great pics!! we've been hiking lately and hope to do some camping soon.

WOOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

Anonymous said...

OMD! the PAWDICURE! I always KNEW Steve was metrosexual!

great shots! how fun. i'd like to do camp. except without all the sleep outdoors stuff. ;)

PetraZ said...

Wet is the name of the game in this neck of the woods. They don't call it Washing-ton because of George. It's becuz of the rinse cycle that just keeps on spinning!

Amici said...

Glad you made the best of it! Loved the pictures!

D.K. Wall said...

Looks like a great time, despite the rain. We sure don't slow down when it rains, despite all of the human whining.

Our picket line comes with the drop lines - so you don't use leashes. They have a swivel on them to keep from getting tangled and they are wire, so dirt is not an issue. Check it out about 2/3's of the way down this page -


The Army of Four said...

Oh, my! You two look SO BRAVE on that trippy-trap bridge!!!
What a great adventure!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ha roo, Steve - that paw in the bowl pic is hilarious! You both look like you had fun even in the rain. Hope the next trip goes better.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remington said...

Great pics! You "look" like you had a great time!

My Two Best Friends said...

WOO WOO Steve and Kat

We are so jealous- your camping trip looked like great fun! It's raining lots here too but your hike and that huge tree was awesome!!
Thor and Marco Polo

Yas said...

Wow! What a great outing!!
Wish i could go camping!


Amber and Nala said...

Ooooh, camping! Sounds fun minus the rain. ;) That forest looked kind of spooky but fun!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Dearest Steve my love -

Please note - I'm not much fur khamping outside - I tend to be more of a khomfy in the vehikhle type -


PeeEssWoo: Funny, I don't seem to see LB - didn't he get a tie out line thingie?

the magic sleigh said...

Woooos! Woo two look stunning in the wild, right where us sibes belong! I know woo had fun, even if Mom and Dad were cranky cause it was wet. I think wet and muddy is fun!

~husky kisses~
-Kira The beaWootiful

Winston Wilbur said...

just catching up on our blogs and saw the camping edition. Holy wet dog smell in a tent man! that was one wet weekend. Mum thinks Wilbur had the right idea.

Maybe one day I can convince mum that camping can be fun. She has issues with the bathroom arrangements not being up to her standard PFT...... whatever, hey a tree is a tree right Steve!