Being that it is officially summer, the pack are getting sorted out for the camping season. This year, we have bought a new tent, which I suggested, of course. I thought the old one was far too, er, blue for my tastes. What we need is something that matches me a lot better. So I talked the big dog to spend his pennies on a nice large, white-ish, bell tent, complete with nice rugs and new bedding.
We haven’t worked out everything yet, so this lunch time we put out half the flooring to get some idea of the size. Because this was out the back and I can be a little unreliable, I was welded to the trailer with my long training lead – bit of a cheek really!
Still, I got to try out the bedding roll on top of a camp bed. There should be a fair amount of room (the tent is twice the size of the coir mat in the picture), but we might be better off with blowup beds which are less high.
I had a look at the pole for this tent – it is pretty long, so I assume it is going to be very high in the middle. I wonder what my barks will sound like inside? It is a Bell tent, after all, so hopefully the whole camp will be able to listen to my wonderful singing!
There is no question about it, but I should be a star of the advertising world!
I mean, look at me – soft, wavy fur, cheeky little black nose, perky ears – I even made up my own set.
Okay, so that is the bit that probably didn’t work out quite so well since the big dog had just folded all the throws and plumped up the cushions. Still, when you gotta nest, you just gotta nest – there is no two ways about it. So, I went and nested.
I can’t have been that unpopular since he did go to the trouble of taking this photo and putting it up on my website.
So, want a puppy with built in comfort meter? I cant guarantee that I will leave your pile of warm stuff exactly how you intended, but I will certainly make it look wonderful.
(I apologise in advance for any dribbles, accidental chewed bits and muddy pawmarks…)
So, what happens when you take a small, whitish, west highland terrier and drop her and a ball in the middle of a snowy garden?
You get a whole lot of fun (well, for the Westie, anyway….)
I have decided that I am not much one for Winter blogging. The main reason is that I seem to sleep a whole lot more, bury myself under cushions and blankets and dont leave the Big Dog with very many photo opportunities.
However, today, despite it being FREEZING COLD, I found a warm spot in the bedroom
I did hear him creep in and then out and then back in with the camera, but to be honest, I really couldn’t be bothered to do much more than stretch a bit and look at him kind of upside down.
Then I fell asleep again.
See you in the spring!
We have had a load of rain, and are probably going to get a load more. This is a real pain ‘cos I don’t get to go out as much. But this morning it was sunny, so I stamped my paw and insisted – we gotta get out of this kennel!
We haven’t had as much rain as some people, and it was nice and peaceful this morning; if a little chilly. Still, pretty dramatic. Earlier in the year when it flooded I spent loads of time running through it, but when I did a test with a paw today, I decided that this was a no-go zone; the water was way too cold. Even the bigger dogs were just sticking to the edges today.
Anyway, the Big Dog took his camera, so expect lots of arty-farty shots coming up, only improved by the comments from little moi!