April 25th 2011 3:48 pm
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We went camping this last weekend and Mom said I showed my butt big time. It rained all Thursday night and all day Friday, but Saturday was gorgeous! Mom and Dad had a job to do first thing Sat. morning so I was dropped at the house to hang with the cats till they got done. When they picked me up to go back, they had the boat with them. We dropped it and Dad off at the marina. Me and Mom took the truck to the camper. Now the plan was to jump on the boat at the pier near our camp site but there was already two boats there. SO......
Me and Mom had to walk by toddlers, kids playing, 4 dogs, ducks and about 50 scared adults in the center part of the camp ground. I was doing good till a little Yorkie started barking at me, then it's buddy decided to join in and it was over then. The hair on my back stood up, and I started showing my teeth and barking back. Mom said she had to get the tight grip on my leash and bulldoze me throw it all. Toddlers are being snatched up by Mom's, kids are being yelled at to avoid me, there was two Golden Retrievers which normally I would have loved to be friends with, but I was still mad at that Yorkie for cussing me, soI barked at them to. They just wagged their tails at me. Mom called the whole scene was the walk of shame...for her.
Then I put my nail in one of the boat seats trying to get to some ducks, I could tell it made Dad mad but he hasn't said anything sense Mom said she would get the guy at work to patch it. Then that night Grandma and Grandpa came over with Tux to cook out. I loved seeing Tux as usual, but I was busy barking at a Dobbie that was a puppy. He kept being walked back and forward in front of me. Mom said she was going to put me in the camper if I didn't straighten up. The Dobbie didn't say a word so I looked like the bad guy in all of this. The Dobbie left, so I was good then.
Latter that night, it was eating time. Mom was in the camper checking the food to make sure it was done when.... I houdinied for the first time out of my harness! Grandpa tried catching me but too late, my lightening speed had kicked in. I ran right up to the camper door, begging. Everybody laughed about me doing that cause I could have went and found that little Yorkie but my stomach ruled my brain at that point.
Mom said next time she's going to take my fresbie to distract me from any barking furbabies. That's what she does at Petsmart to keep me in line and it works like a charm. The only time I ever barked at Petsmart, it was at my own reflection in the front window. Silly me! I don't fell too bad, I chatted with a friend Sunday and she said she would have been the same way.
oh I know how you feel, cause I do the same thing when we go camping, cause actually it's MY campground and I love to bark when they go by my site, Mom get's mad and tries to put me in the camper then I'm worse. So back out I come. Sometimes I hear that's it he isn't coming next week....BOL
I can't blame you. Little dogs do tend to bark too much probably because they are scared of bigger dogs and need to act tough. Is camping fun? I have never been camping. My Mommy says she has never been camping in her life and has no plans to ever do so. I don't think she appreciates nature like us dogs. LOL
That's the ticket, you have to love being out in nature. It's the sights and sounds of nature that is so appealing.
Mom has fixed up the camper to make it homey, from the blue and white porcelain creamer cow to the 700 thread count sheets, all bought specially for the camper.
Camping isn't for everybody. We just enjoy waking up beside the lake and playing on the water all day.
Petey, Mom threatened to not take me next time! Funny huh?
Hey Demon, Zoe posted Mom's Walk of Shame too and one of her cat friends just cheer Diamond on for trying to get those and I quote "stupid birds" Sound like anyone we know? I'm sending them to your diary requesting Obama to go to war with the birds. It's a shame they won't be able to comment on it. The only way to be able to do that is have dogs and kitties. Zach was supposed to request that that would be changed cause several kitties wanted to wish Tux happy birthday and they couldn't.
OH DD, my mama say one ofa prolems wif havin pibbles is uvver peeples fears. If youse any uvver kinda dog, da peeples jus' sees dat youse reactin to da nas'y lil yorkie dog but youse a pibble. So, alla peeples "FREAKS". Good fing yer mama holded yer leash real tight.
Lil Bear, it was horrible. That Yorkie started a word fight with me, and that's okay, cause he's cute. I bark back and watch out there's an aggressive dog that is obviously prone to bad behavior.
That kid that the parents were yelling at to avoid me, well he ran right by me I could have bitten him but I didn't want to. I just wanted that Yorkie to know I wasn't one to talk to like that.
And your right, it is peoples fears that fuel that kind of reaction. But, people need to take daily training seriously too. Obviously, I need a little more myself. If I was a well trained German Shepard I would have ignored that Yorkie.
And if I was a "well trained German Shepard" I woulnant gets my butt kicked alla times. Maybe if I learned to keeps my mouf shut, stead a starten stuff....
BOL! Wow you better straighten up if you wanna keep on going campin!!! But ya know sometimes people over react when we bark or even when we trot over to say hi. Someone called me dangerous cause I went up to say hi to their doggie. ME?? oh geeze, im a silly boy!! At least my dad stood up for me. Next time don't let those doggies get to ya their hoomans will over react!
Petey, you wouldn't hurt a fly. I mean look at you, your just a cute little lovebug.