Thursday, October 18, 2007

Camping and Beaching and Pumpkins, Oh My!

Over the weekend we went camping for Mommy's birthday. We went to a state park named after the redwoods, except there were no redwoods in sight when we got there! How can they put "redwoods" in the title if there aren't any? Oh well. We still had fun!

There were no redwoods at our campsite, but at least we had a good view!

Mommy finally figured out how to be warm at night when we camp. She sleeps in two sleeping bags. Yes, TWO! And that meant that I was extra warm too. I was so cozy that Mommy even took off my fleece jacket halfway through the night. But when we got out of the tent the next morning...oh boy was it cold! While Daddy cooked breakfast, I sat on Mommy's lap wrapped up in my fleece sweater, my fleece-lined rain coat, and Mommy's gray fleece.

I am always reluctant to eat when I'm away from home, so Mommy and Daddy make me special camping foods. This time it was crunchy brown foods, oatmeal, and one chewy Wellness treat, all mixed together with hot water. Oh, it was pretty delicious.

(Although Mommy did have to spoon feed me the last few bites. Shh, don't tell!)

After we packed up camp we had lunch at our favorite beach! Isn't this sandstone cool?

We don't have too many pictures of the beach from this day because it was so cold that we only stayed a little while.

Next was the best part. We went pumpkin hunting!

This was really fun because you all know how much I love pumpkin, right? I ran all around and sniffed all the pumpkins and dug in the mud with my claws. (When we got home Mommy had to give me a foot bath!) I even got to go on a hayride!

Does this count as a hayride? Well, anyway, it was fun!

Mommy said this birthday kicked last-year-birthday's @$$. She even said it was her best birthday ever! I think so too!

Bye for now!


Team Tabby said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, Poppy. You gots to go camping, sounds like you all had fun and your mom bean kept you so cozy when it was cold. We likes our comforts, so we don't think we'd like camping at all......especially the cold part. Yes, we have longer hair than you, but we like to get up in the night and snack and prowl around.

We really like the pictures of you with all those pumpkins. Glad to hear your Mom had the best birthday ever and you look so happy!

Your pals,
Moe & Mindy

Jake of Florida said...

Hi Poppy,

Looks like you had lots of fun camping out. And those pumpkins are spectacular!!

As for my ear: I can see why you like it, it matches yours!! Funny, when I was a puppy, both my ears were folded over, like most wire fox terriers. Then, as I grew up and started to think about all life's puzzlements, that one ear just popped up and it stays up whenever I think. Only occasionally when I am really really really relaxed does it fold back over. Mom has tried to snap a photo, but she'e never quick enough. And, oh yes, we WFTs have an "ear club" for those of us who have that special look!!

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon again.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Poppy
I am so happy to hear that you mom had a great birthday!
Looks like it was pretty cold there!
That pumpking hunting looks fun. Did you choose the best one?
Have a nice day

Daisy said...

Poppy, you are so adorable with your little sweater and your fleece-lined jacket. And riding in that wagon looks very fun! I never went camping before. Even though I have THREE sleeping bags.

Ike said...

Happy birthday Poppy's mom!
You look really, really cold out there. Brrrrr!

poppyq said...

Happy birthday poppy woofies mommy.

I love the pictures of you in the wagon with the pumpkins. What a great weekend away.

Deefor said...

Hi Poppy
Nice camping duds. And that crunchy breakfast looks delicious. Give your mom a birthday lick from me.


ChaChi Lu said...

Oh Poppy! Thank you for the cutie poo award! I think you are so cute in your red jacket. Your camping trips sound amazing and you look so snuggly in your blankee. I have my own pumpkin too...see my blog for more info.

Muah! Chihuahua kisses!

Chachi LU Pink Champagne

Gus said...

Wow that looks like so much fun. Louie and I would just love camping. I think I would enjoy pushing those pumpkins around they look so much like big balls..
Hope your mom has a great birthday.

Sparky said...

Nice pumpkins!!! I think we might be going to the pumpkin patch this weekend, if it doesn't rain.

BTW - Mama got Patches baby carrier at Walmart. It's like a baby bjorn, and he seems to really like it. Plus, it is much easier to carry him around, and doesn't get mama all wet and dirty from his nasty paws.

Tadpole said...

Poppy-Drop! You think I'm CUTE! AAAAACK!

Whew! I'm just catching up on your blog (and everyone else's) and now I'm just too excited to read anything else and am going to go run around the house like a maniac for an hour or so!!! Okay!

Rowan The Dog said...

Wow! You had a great time. All that stuff looks like fun. And, you are always dressed for the occasion. You are such a classy little dog.


(mainly naked)

Randi said...

Hi Poppy! What a fun camping trip! You look very smart in your camping gear! Did you roast marshmellows? They sure are yummy!

Love & Licks,
Randi the pumpkins! My mom sometimes calls me little pumpkin!

Team Tabby said...

We're glad you liked the NOMSSF badge on our site - we hijacked one of your pics, tho, so we could make one for you.

Moe & Mindy