Photos from our Mini Break!
We just spent a few days camping at Aratula, near Cunninghams Gap, and of course we took the dogs with us. It was great to get away, and we really were away from it all without the usual running hot water and toilet block on hand. Wonderful! It was REALLY cold so we slept all cuddled together in a heap in the middle of the tent, hoping not to have to go for a walk in the middle of the night.
It was a few days of ‘firsts’, especially for our new boy Bollo. First time camping for Bollo, first time sitting around a camp fire for Bollo, first time swimming for Bollo, first time pulling Beck headfirst into the water for Bollo. Yes he had lots of fun ;-) Sophie also enjoyed herself, getting in the water and rolling in mud, as well as seeing off a wandering Staffie (she looked so tough in her pink pyjamas!). We decided that she was finding her ‘inner dog’ (too much time spent sleeping on the sofa, sometimes she forgets she isn’t human!).
Bollo has also just completed his Urban Basics training course with our friends Danielle and Paul at Urban Dog Training. When he arrived a couple of months ago from the RSPCA he didn’t even know sit, now he can walk on a loose lead, sit, stay, and my favourite of all ‘leave-it’. I dropped some chicken on the floor yesterday RIGHT under his nose, and before he could wolf it down I said ‘leave it’ and he just sat and looked at me. Such a proud dad! Had to give him the chicken anyway of course, plus a bit extra for being a good boy. He still can’t fetch beer though so more work to be done.
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