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So after Monty went home, Mum and Dad took me on a special adventure. I tried to be patient waiting for them to put all the camping stu...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Vacation Photos

On the road. We stopped at a creek on the way so I could cool off.

Soon, we turned off to a very bumpety road and there were lots of things to see, so it was time to climb into the front onto Mum's lap.

This is where we camped. No one else was there, so I was allowed to run around as much as I wanted, without a leash or tie-out. The creek was lovely and cool, and there were lots of strange creatures scurrying around on the bottom that I tried to catch. Mum said they were crawdads. I wonder where the crawmums were? We didn't see any of those.

Way high up at the top of a mountain there was a huge field of grass. I love running through grass, especially when Dad is getting ready to catch me.

This is where we stayed for the rest of the time. It was much cooler than by the creek and there were critters everywhere. Some chipmunks were hiding between the rocks around our firepit and I had to keep a really close eye on them. We also saw elk and wild turkeys. They didn't look anything like what I eat for my dinner, but I guess Mum & Dad know what they're talking about. Sometimes I think the mountain air makes them say funny things.

I had to stay on the leash at this campsite because of the bears. We didn't see any, but I could smell they had been around. This is my tent. It has a lovely big bed inside where I can really stretch out. Mum and Dad insist on getting in there with me, so I have to spend a lot of time staking out the best parts because they try and push me to the side. I'm an expert at stretching out to 3 times my normal size and doing my lead jello act (as Dad calls it) when they try to move me.

The lake was just a short walk from my tent. I had to go down there a few times to check up on the ducks and herons.

Here's Dad playing stick with me.

I'm doing my special "coyote" pose here.

We had to say goodbye to the lake when I was just beginning to get to know everywhere. I looked so sad, Mum and Dad said they would bring me back "soon".

And now "soon" is almost here and I'm dreaming of the elk calling out in the forest at night and all the bird calls early in the morning. Ya boo sucks to Sedona. Someone keeps turning up the heat and I don't like it one bit!


Faded Paw Prints said...

Looks like you had quite an adventure! Your parents took great pictures of your trip. Maybe they'll get their own tent next time so they don't hog all your bed space.

Tabatha said...

aww i want to go on a vacation like that one!!! I hope your next one is just as good!! catch a crawdad for me!!


JackDaddy said...

What a wonderful trip and wonderful pictures! I hope you get to take many family vacations together!

Liffey said...

WE just came over here from Lorenza's blog. Your life looks amazin- i would LOVE to have come campin too.
Liffey's Licks to you

CAM said...

You are so lucky to live in such pristine beauty! We love the fact that you can run around so free (off lead). Oh wow...wish we were there too!(Bears...coyote's..critters..boggles the mind!)
Tonsaluv Max &Co in sunny South AFrica

Miley said...

Wow, what a great trip you must have had, all that space to run around and all the scents you must have sniffed!!! What great pics, thanks for sharing!!!


Lexi said...

It looks like you had a great road trip.....so much fun. I have never been camping but mom says I would not like bears.
I love the color of your fur, my furry dad's was that color...mine is lighter. You have such a nice face.
Have a fun weekend.
~Lexi and her Mom~

Farley's Mom said...

Looooooove the photo of Dad getting ready to catch you! What a beautiful vacation spot!

Sierra Rose said...

What a wonderful camping trip! I hope to do some of those soon too. Will have to practice that stretching out 3 times my size, so I can have the whole BIG tent to myself...got a little one, but would rather have the biggie!!

Hope you get to go again real SOON!

Hugs, and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

SEDONA said...

Hi Ruby! I discovered you on Meggi's blog & it's destiny that we met! I am a red retriever too (Toller) and I'm named for the beautiful city you live in :-)
I've enjoyed reading your posts and I'm sending you an award; come visit me to get the details!
Your new pal,

bea3855 said...

Hei from Europe!
This looks great, just like where I have been to in Norway.
I also did some travelling already!
Welcome to my own brandnew blog:
Will follow yours....
have a nice day,
Gizmo and family

CJ/Rick said...

Ruby that looked like one great vacation. More beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing those. But invite us along next time. You know a dog's life can be tough.