Monday, November 8, 2010

Around The Campfire

Bunny here at the keyboard to share our weekend's adventures while Mom's off fretting over Blueberry and working.

This weekend was a little different for us.  Besides our news about Blueberry, we had a lot of things planned.  One of those things was that Dad's neice had a birthday party.  She loves, loves, loves camping and always has wanted to have a camping trip for her birthday, which is the day before Halloween.  Every year, it's been rained out, so last year, they rented a cabin at Camp Wokanda so that everyone could camp, but they didn't have to worry about the rain cancelling the trip or the fun.  Since it was so much fun last year, they decided to make it an annual family event.  This weekend was when they picked to have it. 

We didn't camp out there, because Dad's younger brothers and sisters, Number 8, Number 9 and Number 6 can get a bit wild and crazy, and because we didn't want to be away from Blueberry and Lilac too much.  Still, we didn't want to disappoint the birthday girl, so we went out and had s'mores Friday night and sat around the campfire.  Dad decided that since Morgan can be a little Sheperdy, especially in the dark, that she'd stay home Friday night.  So, I was the only one who got to go and eat s'mores.  I really liked that part, and I even had to rough it and lay on the floor on a thin blanket with no dog bed.  I almost wished I'd stayed home when we were outside by the campfire for a while because it was cold!  Thank goodness Mom brought my warm coat to put on over my tummy warmer.  She was nice enough to rub my cold feet when we got back in the cabin, too.

Saturday morning we stayed at home and had a lazy morning before getting ready to go out and hike with the campers.  After some quality Blueberry time, we were all set to go.  This time Morgan went, too, since everybody was asking about her the night before.  We took our backpacks along, but decided not to wear them this time because the climbing was pretty tricky in spots and we were out with the family.  Also, it's hard to wear a backpack when you're wearing your jacket.  We got to the camp and hiked up to the cabin where Mom and Dad ate taco soup with the family. 

While we were waiting for some of the campers to get back from an errand, we went for a short hike down to the pond.  That turned out to be really hard, because there wasn't a trail and it was very steep.  Plus, Number 5 has an oxygen tank and isn't so steady on his feet, but he came with us.  I thought he was going to be a man down, but I wasn't going to be the one to carry him back up to the cabin if he fell.  It was too treacherous.  Anyroo, after a bit of exploring down at the pond, we were ready to head back up.  We scouted for a while to try to find a way for Number 5 to get back up.  Finally we found a path, but several of the people had to pull him back up the hill.  We all made it back to camp and it was time to regroup.

Soon, everybody was ready to go on the big hike.  I was excited to go exploring and so was Morgan.  This time we went on a trail that was built by the boy scouts.  The whole camp used to be a big boy scout camp, but for some reason, they gave it over to the local park district to use for camping rentals and as a conference center.  I can only imagine all the fun the boy scouts had out there over the years.  Many of the trails were enhanced by boys who earned their Eagle Scout badge and I think all the trails were blazed by the scouts. 

I asked Mom if we could rent the cabin again to celebrate my birthday, but she said no.  Hopefully, they'll have something else fun and exciting planned.  I just hope they don't forget my birthday with all the attention on Blueberry the next couple of weeks.  I'm keeping a close eye on Blueberry, too, but I sure do like birthdays!

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  1. Reminds me a lot of my own woods, but we can't camp out in them. It sounds like you had a lot of one on one time with your family, Bunny.

    I didn't know anything was going on with your sister - I'm off to go read about it now. Paws crossed for her.

  2. Thinking of Blueberry. When do you see the vet again ?

  3. Bunny, it sounds like you had a great time! The camp grounds sure do look like a place to sniff and explore. My human sister went camping this weekend and froze her butt off since they only had a tent.

    We will also keep our paws crossed here in Virginia for Blueberry.

    Have a good week.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  4. Sounds like you had all kinds of fun. We will keep thinking of Blueberry.


  5. Thinking lots of positive thoughts for Blueberry and your whole family.
    Pleased to hear that you still got out and about in the great outdoors this weekend as well as giving Blueberry lots of quality time.

    It's raining cats and dogs here and I'm not happy about it. I want blue skies like on your lovely pictures!!

  6. You are really lucky! you have so much fun.
    We all keeping positive thoughts for Blueberry.
    Kaiser got that ball in the neck because he's completely crazy, he's always running from one side to another, and hits on everything that gets in front of him.He still has much to learn.


  7. Looks like you had a fun time!
    Just read da news 'bouts Blueberry. I am sending puppy prayers to all of you.

    WOofs and Healing Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  8. Morgan be looking at that stove like it be going to nom her rite up! BOL! Pawsome ideer about the Rubit clip and I can see it in one of the pikshures of Morgan. I has to tell mom about that coz I know she neffur thoughted of it afore. That sure did look like a fun trip and I is so honored that I woz an inspirashun fur you hiking! We all be frettin ofur Blueberry rite along with you.

  9. It's lovely to hear that you had a good hike with Morgan over the weekend. Your mom was so sweet to give your paws some rubs. The pictures are great and the place you went look so much fun.

    We'll keep Blueberry in our thoughts all the time too.

  10. Hey! Looks like you and your mom have da matching hiking outfits!!! Too cool!

    We been thinking about Miss Blueberry all weekend.......give her a hugs from us in Texas, please!


  11. Sounds like a great hike Bunny!
    I love the fact that you and your mom have matching coats:)

    Take good care of Blueberry. We are thinking of her.

  12. I'm glad that you had quality time with Blueberry and also got out for some hiking. Sounds like a fun family celebration. No harm planning for your birthday, Bunny - Blueberry will enjoy the celebration as well.

    I'm thinking of all of you, as we're dealing with similar things. We didn't do as good a job of distracting ourselves this weekend. We should emulate you!

  13. Gosh, how fun was THAT! I'm so proud of you for ruffing it the way you did. You're TOUGH! And that hike looks like it was so much fun. You sure do lives in a pretty place.

    We're still sending Blueberry our most pawerful good thoughts!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  14. That was a good way fur you to get your mom's mind off the "situation". I am sure it helped her a lot.
    I have been sending a steady stream of VIBES for our Blueberry. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  15. You and your mommy look great in your pink coats :)
    Wow looks like a great time and SMORES, I love them! I hope you stayed warm.
    Awww Morgan she loves to hike just as much as you it seems, glad yall had a good weekend!

  16. what a neat idea! felt like i was there with you...

    i like that photo of you and your mom in the woods. you match!

    ps. if mr. taleteller likes my bike...oh boy he should see the fleet we have... we only brought half our fleet to CH... tee hee... that bike was my custom CX bike that i had planned to race before I had my accident. never got back into racing since then not because of the actual boo-boo but because of how long it took for me to recover from it! (4 years!) anyway, that cx bike is one of my fav's after my old Ibis (another custom frame) which I've since retired and replaced with the la pierre. the custom bikes fit me like a glove. :)

  17. We'll be thinking of ALL of woo during the days ahead -

    I'm sure it is hard work keeping your mom okhkhupied!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom says she grew up with THAT khoffee pot!

  18. Smores, yummy! Looks like you and your mom (?) have matching coats! I find it hard to carry a backpack and wear a coat at the same time, too. That was a little joke because I have never carried a backpack and don't plan on doing so anytime soon!

    Your pal, Pip

  19. That looks like a great spot and I love the little cabin with its wood floor and old stove!

  20. You guys always do such fun things! I thinks its my lacks of husband that keeps me indoors!

    Bunny, you and your mom look so pretty in pink! I think it's very nice that she rubbed your feet to get them warm!!

  21. Oh Bunny, we too loved that you and your mom wroe matching outfits!
    Very nice!
    We love the woods as you know but how exciting to camp out in that great little cabin!
    What a great weekend for you all
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  22. What fun! I am sorry to hear about Blueberry' impending surgery and am praying that everything will turn out okay. We all need special attention at times, don't we?

  23. You mean YOU slept on da floor?????? Is you feelin' okays?
    Oh I just loves how you and your mom dressed alike too...dat is specials fur sures.

    We will all be thinking of you all dis week and we is heres to get ya'll through it. Hugs to you all.


  24. Hi Bunny,
    We have paws and fingers crossed for Blueberry!! It looks like you and mom had a wonderful time out camping!! We use to do that when we had Joker. He loved to go camping!! and hiking!! We went a lot too!!!
    Bambi is doing real good so far!!
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

  25. Guinness wants me to send good thoughts and his jar of biscuits to Blueberry and the rest of your doggy family :)

  26. Looks like you had a fab time. Your mum takes great photos. You and Morgan are just beautiful.

    We won't forget your birthday Bunny.

    Thinking of Blueberry.

  27. Best wishes still for Blueberry. Love that last photo of Morgan looking at the woodstove!

  28. Oh no! I just saw the post about the Bumpy Blueberry!! Paws crossed! I know what it's like to worry, Dunc's bumpy too so we freak out once a year or so! Poor Berry!!

    Fun hiking! And I don't blame Morgan for looking at that sketchy stove thing! It could eat the whole family!!

  29. It looks like a wonderful place to escape to! We are still sending pawerful prayers for Blueberry!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  30. hihi miss bunny!
    thankies so much for the happy birthday wishes! and how cool that your birthday is gonna be comin' up soon, too! :)
    it sounds like hikin' was a popular activity thingie this past weekend!! yours looked super awesome sauce! oh, and i'm glad everybuddy made it back up the hill from the pond in one piece!!
    me and asa and mama will keep puttin' our paws together for miss blueberry and her de-bumpification. pretty please give her some cuddles from us!

    the booker man

  31. Bunny, you are just such a wonderful greyhound ambassadog!

  32. That sounds like a most amazing adventure. But you know, even though your birthday is only in a couple of weeks, it'll probably be even chillier. I bet your folks have something warmer planned for that. We continue go keep our paws crossed for Blueberry and are thinking of you all.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  33. I was hoping this post would have positive updates on Blueberry. I will be thinking of everyone over the next few days.

    Thanks for sharing a bit of your fun with us. I doubt anyone could forget Bunny's birthday, no matter what happens.

    Take care of yourselves!

  34. I love the pink coats that both you and your mommy wears. Glad Morgan get to go to the camp the next day.

    Hope Blueberry is feeling much better. Dommy & Piper's paws are crossed for him.

  35. Well, you know we are big hiking and camping fans. That looks like a lot of fun.

  36. Your walks are more like a hiking adventure. You and mom are purrty in pink
    Benny & Lily

  37. We have been thinking of you hoping everything is going to be ok!
    Glad you had a nice camping time!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  38. hee hees... just read Pips comment about you and yous Momma having matchin' coats!!

    So pretty pho-toes and what a cool trip!! We's catching ups....

    IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man


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