camping prepPosted: July 15, 2013
Mummy hates camping, she has ever since she went camping with the Girl Guides when she was young. Then about 8 years ago she tried going with daddy. They went to see a friend of daddy’s race his motorbike but it rained the whole time and the friend fell off his bike on the practice lap so they spent most of the time in A&E. The friend was fine and went on to win an amateur championship a few years later. But mummy’s opinion of camping was not improved.
So she’s currently wondering how daddy managed to talk her into buying a new tent and why they are planning a trip.
The idea seems to be for them to have some freedom to travel about while being able to take me with them. Now obviously the flaw in this plan is I’ve never slept in a tent before. And the tent they’ve bought won’t fit in our garden for us to try out doh!
Luckily the camping shop near us is dog friendly as amazing as that sounds. They even had a bowl of water and treat bowl at the entrance – they obviously knew I was coming. They have an outside area where all the tents are set up, so we had a walk round so I could get used to them. As we stepped inside one, daddy closed the flap to see how I’d react. But as he was standing outside I obviously wanted to be with him. Duh Daddy! Mummy took a couple of quick snaps of me looking at the tents.
Phase two of this process involves us trying to find somewhere with enough space to put the tent up and spend some time inside it together. Then once I’m comfortable with that (and daddy’s figured out how to actual put it up) we’re going to arrange a night at a local campsite to see how we get on. If that all goes OK then we’ll book a mini break to the Lakes, or Cornwall or Wales or Scotland or all of them:-)
But that’s jumping ahead. In the meantime if anyone has any advice on camping with dogs, or surviving camping at all (for mummy) or even recommendations of places to stay we’d be glad to hear them.