Recently, my husband and I decided to take our little corgi, Ollivander, on his first camping trip. We’ve been working with him to be more social and less of a grump and figured he might be ready. I was a little nervous to take him, but we made it through 2 nights of sleeping in a tent and even took him on a very successful 4 mile hike!
The hike went around a reservoir near the campground and was just beautiful. The trail itself was well maintained which made things much easier on Ollie’s little bitty legs. *grin*
We had encounters with some great small woodland creatures, but my favorites were the frogs! There were (literally) thousands of them and it was so hard not to step on them! I felt like I was tiptoeing through the woods!
There were also less wild interactions… Where we were camping, it’s open range. This means that there were all kinds of surprise encounters with cows. The best, though, was this bovine beach party:
After hiking, we checked out the creek and watched the water. Ollie was so tired that he didn’t want to play at all, preferring to sit stoically and observe his domain. It was adorable.
Of course, the people had their own version of a relaxing reward:
Each night we closed down camp with a fire and delicious dinner and dessert! I found some gluten free graham crackers and we had the best s’mores I’ve ever eaten! Ollie, ever the work hound, helped build the fire.
What a helper, eh? *grin*
So, that was Ollie’s first foray into the forest. I call him my mountain dog now and I think he really likes it!