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Doggie Day Camp For Kids?

Our smallest hoo-man with Scarlet at last year's camp.
Mom has been ridiculously busy the past several days.  Kudzu and I have resorted to chewing anything within reach just to get her attention.  If she isn't typing away on our computer, she's chatting the day away on her phone.  (ARGH... I don't get phones.  An excuse for people to talk to themselves, I guess?

Anyways, I digress.

She says it is all important since she has been working hard to get everything in place for our rescue league's second annual summer camp.  Scarlet got to go with mom last year.  We didn't - being that Kudzu and I weren't born yet and all.  Scarlet says it is good, big fun, and we will get to be there for all the excitement this year. 

Scarlet giving and getting some love!

In addition to mom speaking about responsible ownership and bite prevention, she will be teaching kids how to read a dog's body language and talking to them about mourning the loss of a pet.  Each day we will have an area veterinarian visit with us to teach the kids important ways to keep their dogs healthy.  The kids get to do crafts and sing songs.  We even have a dog trainer that will be there daily to teach the kids how to train their dogs.  And each day, we will have a special demonstration from working dogs in our communities.  Then on the last day, we will have a parade complete with police cars and fire trucks!
Some of last year's kids with pets and shelter dogs.
We want to send a shout-out to Bert and his Vickie for the resources they made available for the camp.  Mom can't wait to share them with the campers.  (She also says to tell you that we have a SAR dog coming one day!!)  Thanks, y'all!

Scarlet with campers.

It does sound like a dog-gone good time.

(It better be - after we've sacrificed all our play time with mom for the past few days for it!  Just saying...)

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack


  1. Ah Boon, it sounds like so much fun. I wish I could be there but My Vickie says........LLOONNGG Drive.

    We can't wait though to see pictures of you and Kudzu with all the kids.

    What a great thing to do. It is so important that human kids learn how to treat us dogs, how to understand us and how to make sure we are healthy.

    It all just sounds wonderful.

    Have fun


  2. Sounds like a great camp!!

  3. Looks like it will be a howling good time for you and the kids!!

    Puppy Kisses,

  4. Hi Y'all,

    Sounds and looks like it's going to more than make up for any lost fun right now.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. Wow! What an amazing camp! More communities need camps like this. I have never heard of one and it sounds like such a great way for kids to learn important information about dog ownership and responsibility. : )

  6. Wooooo! Sounds like you're gonna have a great time! What a great thing to do. :)

    Woofs & hugs,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  7. Woof! Woof! Sooooo much Golden FUN FUN FUN n you made many kids very very happy campers. I used to that when i was young when mom taught. Absolutely my favorite time of the year. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. I bet you're excited. Looking forward to seeing pictures.

  9. This sounds like an amazing experience for everyone involved! I'm sure it will be an educational and exciting time for all!

  10. I am sure it's going to be one spectacular event! Think about all those kids that are going to be there on that day. You pups are going to be getting tons of attention from them! Betchu can't wait.

  11. That camp sounds like tons of fun :)


  12. Wow, that camp sounds just pawesome - we have never heard of one like this before - what a great concept!!! Wish we could come too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  13. The camp sounds like it will be a great learning experience for the kids. Best of luck with it.


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