Skip to main content

The Day I Went To Camp!

Thanks for the outpouring of sympathy over the injustice bestowed upon me by not being allowed to go to The Dog Days of Summer Camp for Kids.  I am rather pleased to report that finally on the last day of camp mom took me with her.  Ok, so she took all five of us goldens on Friday, but let's not dwell on that. 

I FINALLY MADE IT TO CAMP!!  The wonderful doggie camp for kids that I'd heard about all week, the dog days of summer camp that I'd sacrificed my mommy time for weeks for so that she could plan, THAT CAMP, and I was finally there.

Mom said that every doubt she'd had about bringing me earlier in the week was confirmed in the first hour I was there.  I couldn't help myself though.  I was excited to be there and wanted to teach those young'uns a thing or two!
For the record, I was going for my leash... not her leg!

McKayla seemed to think my game was fun.


And a prancing

I got it, I got it!  AROOOF!

I was just trying to help.  I don't know what mom got so upset about.  She said I wasn't the best model of an obedient dog.  (If she thinks I misbehaved at camp, wait until she sees what I did to her shoes!)

Anyway, enough about me.  This camp thing was really cool.  Friday morning we had an agility demonstration. 

Our friend, Jo Beth Britt, with her Sheltie, Tad.

Marsha Jones and Rocket
Campers with BARK agility team.

I got to meet some interesting characters:
This is my new friend, Madelyn.

Kudzu was more interested in this guy than I was.

And I wasn't at all sure what this was, but I met it!

And then it was time for the parade!  A hundred dog lovers with their campers and canine companions marched through historic, downtown Brookhaven.  What a sight!

Our new buddy, Moon, walked with our Scarlet dog.

Rose Bud knows she's looking classy and sassy in this hat!

Cosmo didn't care for his hat so much.

And of course, Kudzu got off easy.  He rode with Dad and Connor in a golf cart!
I can't believe what a good time we all had.  It was so fun and I have promised mom I will work really hard through the next twelve months to become a role model for doggie goodness.  I want to go with her everyday next year!

The Love Shack Pack (minus the mom)




  1. ROCK ON!!!!!! Too COOL!! I had so much fun. I love my lil' brother's and sisters!!

  2. Hi Boondocks!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog today! I bet you will like winter lots when it comes. Where is Brookhaven?

    Congrats on getting to go to camp with your Mom. You were having a great time and I bet you will learn enough in the coming year to be a teacher at camp next year.


    Stella from MN

  3. OH, we are so happy you got to go to camp, Boondocks. Camp is for fun, so we think you did the right thing looking for fun in all the right places:)

    Wish we could have met that husky mascot - he was pretty big.

    We would love to see more camp pics - bring 'em on.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. That shar pei shaking photo made me laugh out loud!


  5. What a great day! You look like you had so much fun and made so many friends. I love the hats (and all the dancing and playing you did!)

  6. We can't figure out why your mom didn't take you to camp every day. You appear perfectly well-behaved and a good example to us. Of course, we're furries, so our expectations may differ from your mom's.

  7. I know where you are coming from Buddy! I get excited too!! And I love to grab my leash. That is part of the new training that mommy is doing with me. Hopefully, we will both catch on quickly.

    Puppy Kisses,

  8. Yay you got to go to camp! Camp is WAY COOL! I just love the pictures!

  9. Awesome that you got to go too! I loved looking at all the pictures. And the parade looked like so much fun!

    Woofs & hugs <3,

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

  10. What was wrong with the way you were acting? Clearly, it was the children who were misbehaving. Why is the poor innocent dog always to blame?


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to leave a comment so I'll know you were here!

Popular posts from this blog

Things to Know Before Owning a Golden Retriever:

Our oldest Golden Retriever will be six on April 1st. We got Scarlet when she was just six weeks old and quickly fell in love with her. Within another six weeks, we had our second Golden, Rhett. (Rhett passed away two years ago.) It has been five (almost six) years since we have had adolescent Golden Retrievers in our home. While I have often joked about the “first terrible two years” of a Golden Retriever’s life, I had truly forgotten just how trying a Golden puppy can be - that is until now. Cosmo will be one year old in a matter of weeks, and Rose Bud is six months old. Now all of the reasons we’d joked for so long over how hard it was to survive their puppy hood have come back to me. We’re learning again - the hard way.

With that in mind, I would like to share some tips on owning a Golden. Retriever.

Here are a few things you need to know:

1. You do not own a Golden Retriever. The more accurate description is that they own YOU.
2. Golden Retrievers will chew. If you do not provide the…


So it's been about 15 months since I blogged here.  Most days instead of in depth thoughts, I prefer to post pictures at .  It doesn't require as much brain activity.  But I chose to share this here because it was entirely too long to fit in a Facebook post.  (I do have have four kids after all.)

This was a lot of fun.  I interviewed each of my four kids separately so each answer was original and not "borrowed".  I gained some insight into my kids and learned a few things I need to work on.  And for some reason they all agree I'm obsessed with my dog.  What's up with that.

Here goes..  (Connor is 8, Isaac 12, Jaden 14, and Dacey is 16.)

MOM 1. What is something mom always says to you? Connor  – “You love me.” Isaac  – “God made you special and He and I love you very much.  Precious monkeys and all that jazz.” Jaden  – “If you keep doing that, you’re face will stick like that.” Dacey  – “Be who you are and say what you mean.  T…

Boon's Sunday Sermon #6 - Little Black Dog

Today we'd like to share a writing with you by one of our favorite authors: Elisabeth Elliot.  This piece is beautifully written and describes her thoughts on a dog's 'mortality'.  We hope it touches your heart as it has ours. 

Little Black Dog by Elisabeth Elliot
It is a late October morning of glorious sunshine in New Hampshire and I sit in an antique rocking chair by the window of an old house which was once a barn. The gray rocks on Mount Lafayette's broad summit are dusted with snow, and the sky is as blue as a sky can be. All that is still green today is the evergreens. Between them are the black line drawings of the thin leafless maples, wild cherries, aspens and birches. The feathery tamaracks are dark gold. Little yellow apples hang on one of the gnarled old trees of the orchard. I keep hoping a deer will come for them.

My friend Miriam and I drove up yesterday from Boston for a few days of quiet at my brother's place. Both of us brought a load of desk …