Our camping weekend was great. Barry was an excellent camper. Everything was ideal for camping. The weather was right on and the bugs were nearly non existent.
|Barry doesn't want to miss out on a thing! Each morning we had to hold onto his harness|
to make him stay so he wouldn't zoom out of the tent. All dogs were to be leashed at
all times. The only time he was off leash was in the tent for his safety.
|First day at camp and Barry is loving it. He was so curious about everything.|
|Now THIS is a stick!|
**For those of you curious as to what I used here is the recipe:
Young Living Purification essential oil blend (citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, melaleuca, lavandin, & myrtle)
Young Living Thieves essential oil blend (clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, & rosemary)
Peppermint essential oil
Oil of your choice (if using oil)
In a 12 oz bottle I poured about 5 oz each of witch hazel and grape seed oil. I put about 20 drops of each essential oil (I don't know if this is a good amount or not but it seemed to be an average amount from what I've read). Shake and you're ready to go. When using witch hazel along with oil there is no need to shake the bottle over and over like if you were using water and oil. The blend was moisturizing and smelled delicious!**
The next day we did a longer hike, probably close to 5 miles. This hike was very hilly and some parts were quite jagged and steep with rocks and no where to move out of the way of oncoming hikers except to sit in the rocks. Still, Barry did well. We all trucked along at a good pace. For much of that hike our friend's teenage daughter wanted to walk Barry and so we let her. I knew Barry would be pulling her along at a much faster pace than would be comfortable for the rest of us to walk. Much of the trail was wide and grassy so it was not a big deal but I still wanted to have them in my site in case Barry caught sight of a small creature. We also had a young child with us on the hike, who, on our way back ran most of the way. I think he must have run and walked by himself for about a mile and a half. Once we got back to the car we were quite tired but feeling the natural high you get from being outside in nature. Barry slept for most of the evening, curled up either on his travel bed or in Husband's camp chair.
Before we packed up and left for home we all went to the dog beach. Barry got in the lake right away but then got out just as quickly. He wasn't very interested in hanging out in the water. He prefers to hike.
I can't wait until our next camping trip and from the looks of it, I'd say Barry can't wait either!