Dogs on vacation (cont).

We went camping on the North Shore twice this year, once in August with just the dogs and once a few weeks later with the dogs and #1 Son. Back in June when he told us that he planned to come home for his four-week break between his surgery and medicine rotations he had requested that we take him on a camping excursion. Apparently six+ years in Manhattan have allowed him to appreciate the great outdoors more than when he lived here.

Naps happen a lot during vacations.

Naps 1
"Don't try this at home, folks. We are professionals."

Naps 3
"I'm awake! I'm alert! I'm on guard duty! I was just resting my ey-… zzzzzz…"

Naps 2
"If Bear is gonna flake out on her guard duty, I'll just  have to
pick up the slack. A [good] dog's work is never done."

Hunting activity happens, too.

Lucy watch 1 "What's that?"

Lucy watch 2 "That is something that really, really, really needs my personal attention."

Lucy watch 3 "Okay, here I go — oops! Curses, foiled again by that damned cable tie-out!"

Chipmunk sit
"Tra la, tra la, nice seeds here. Never mind that
white fur over there that smells of dog. Tra la la…"
:: crunch, crunch::

Lucy watch 4 "I'm serious this time! You are history, you little varmint!"

Chipmunk go"Yep, I'm history. I'm also faster than you, Dog!"

* * * * *

One of the shortcomings of traveling with humans is that they seem to like to go places that I cannot, and I have to stay in the car.

Lucy go "Can I come along? Huh, can I, can I?"

Lucy go yet::sigh::

However, there are compensations for A Good Dog Who Is Patient.

Lucy treat

Srsly, how can a human turn down a dog that does this on a routine basis?

Lucy paws crossed
* * * * *

Apparently we were not the only ones on the North Shore enamored of the canine species. Observed in Two Harbors:

Car paw prints
Car paw stickers

Observed at the campground:

Car bark busters
Where were these guys when we needed them at that campground in Montana?

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0 Responses to Dogs on vacation (cont).

  1. Amy says:

    Our dog Holli crosses her paws like that too. So ladylike!

  2. Lucia says:

    Great pix! That second one looks like a lion impression… what do you mean, wake up? I am awake! I maintain vigilance at all timezzzzz…

  3. Chris says:

    I like the pet rescue car!

  4. Terri Delebo says:

    This whole thing is just great. Made my day!

  5. Carrie K says:

    Crossed paws! That is so adorable.
    As if the rest of the pictures weren’t adorable as well. I really loved Smokey and the Hounds At Rest.

  6. sparrowgrass says:

    Bear looks like a majestic old lion, not a bear at all.

  7. Bullwinkle says:

    awwwww … excellent post. I loved it all. 🙂

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