So I decided to take my Pupsters for their first camping trip. Little did I know how much fun it would be. A girl I work with asked if I wanted to accompany her and her family for an outting in Sequoia National Park. Now how could I resist such a temptation. . .lol
The first night was marvelous, aside from the Bear that came into the campground. My friend and her family brought a couple of tents. . .well I decided I would rather sleep in my SUV since the back folds down for sleeping quarters--thank you very much. . .I am so glad I did. Not only did they keep me warm, but when that Bear showed up, Sid thought he was King of the campground. He growled, snarled and barked the Bear away (and of course, Babs & Cloe acted like they were vicious too). . .lol. . . .Thank you Sid!!!. . .well he woke everyone in the campground and they started clanking pots and pans and yelling. . .that Bear didn't want any part of us!!!
The next day Sid was the talk of the campground. Campers started coming by to see these voracious K-9's and just smiled when they saw my Pupsters. Sid, Babs & Cloe loved all the attention they were getting. One little girl asked me who was the doggy who chased the Bear away. I told her it was Sid. She went over to him and gave him a big hug and said 'you're my hero'. . .he liked that. . .he loves to be hugged. Most of the campers hadn't seen Corgis before and they were surprised to say the least. . . .
I wanted to go again this year but my friend couldn't get away so maybe next year. . .I know my Pupsters would really like that too. They had the best time--Sid marking every tree and Babs & Cloe meeting new friends. They enjoyed wading in the nearby streams. I took them for walks 3 to 4 times a day. Of course I kept them on their retractable leash most of the time but now and then in our campsite, they were allowed to roam free. . . .didn't want to take a chance another Bear or even Deer would visit. . .what a nightmare that would be. . . .
Anyway, once my friend put up one of her tents, the Pupsters thought this one was for them. . .here they are making themselves at home. . . .LOL

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Comment by Anna Morelli on January 14, 2011 at 5:42pm
Thanks for the welcome, I especially enjoyed reading about your camping trip with your pupsters, I did a lot of camping and hiking with dogs and treasure every memory! NICE MUSIC TOO :-)
Comment by Mary ann Cote on December 10, 2010 at 11:39pm

Good story. It makes me want to go camping.

Comment by Tauna and Kota on November 30, 2009 at 5:19am
I love camping with Kota. Dogs make life so much better in general, but camping especially. I love taking Kota swimming and walking when we go camping. I plan to do way more of it this next summer!!!
Comment by John Wolff on November 30, 2009 at 1:58am
Golly. I thought Gwynnie & Al were macho -- and your corgis scared off a BEAR?! Don't let them hear about this, else it'll be "Shucks, if that Sid guy can scare off a bear, we can chase off this skunk/porcupine..."
All kidding aside, I would be much more concerned about bears in a place like that campground, where a bear might be habituated to humans, than deep in the backcountry. Wherever humans camp regularly, some of them are likely to be careless about food-and-bear security, and once the bears associate humans with easy food, there can be trouble.
Dog-wise, I worry more about coyotes and cougars. My little tent has no floor and gives easy entry/egress to the dog, so my dog is always on a short leash at night, tied to me or the pack.
Comment by Beth on November 29, 2009 at 5:25pm
Jack likes to camp. We haven't had a chance to take Maddie to see how she is. The biggest problem we have with Jack is he thinks it's his job to lie right in front of the door of the tent and woof at everything he hears outside.... I finally got him to stop by saying "I hear it too" whenever there was a noise for about a half hour, so he thought I was the one on guard. He still got up and was barking and growling in the middle of the night at god knows what. So we enjoy it, but don't get much sleep!
Comment by Becky S on November 29, 2009 at 5:11pm
Brody is our "tough" guy. We stayed at a cabin in northern MN last month and had to stop for a moose on the road. He went bonkers trying to get that big cow!
Comment by Gail and Ashton on November 29, 2009 at 4:46pm
The kids look like they are having a grand time camping especially since they had this nice bed laid out for them! lol It always seems like the other person's bed is the most comfy!
Comment by Mary on November 29, 2009 at 2:57pm
How adorable! I love that sassy fight that corgis have! My boyfriend's family has a cabin up north and we bring Nibbler with us when we go and she LOVES it. We have to keep her on a long leash or she will follow her nose away from the cabin. When we are up there and she starts doing her ferocious bark while we're outside by the campfire I get nervous!
Comment by Bev Levy on November 29, 2009 at 2:31pm
My two love camping but we camp in a travel trailer so no fear of bears! They are always a big hit with the kids in the parks too. Corgis are so social they make perfect campers!

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