Apparently they had shredded our sleeping bag and had pulled most of the stuffing out, which was scattered all over the tent. With a couple of very large rips down the center, it looked like they had been playing tug of war with the bag! The damage they had done could not be repaired with a simple needle and thread. As the bottom half of the double sleeping bag only had a few small rips in it, we flipped it, and used an extra blanket to cover up with. So I guess it’s time for us to buy a couple new sleeping bags before our next trip!!
I have been wanting to post something about our dogs, since they are such a big part of our lives. They go everywhere with us, and they love to travel! They get really excited when we start loading up the truck with camping gear! They may not look like it, but all three are sisters that came from the same litter. Rocket is by far the biggest of the three, but is not the Alpha. Cricket took over the role of Alpha female at about 4 months of age, and she never fails to let her two sisters forget it! She is the undisputed leader of the pack! And then there’s poor little Breezy, who captured my heart as the runt of the litter. For the first 2 weeks of her life, I had to bottle feed her with a special formula because she had
problems nursing. At birth she was very lethargic, and I could tell that she wasn’t going to make it without some sort of intervention. Our vet suggested a mixture of plain yogurt, raw eggs, karo syrup, and goat’s milk to keep her weight up, and she thrived on the miracle formula!
Rocket with her long legs, is by far the athlete of the group, and would make a great agility dog. She loves to run, and play fetch with her tennis balls. When we feed them, she has the habit of bouncing high in the air, like a kangaroo with springs on her feet!! She has endless energy, and was very easy to train, but she can be very bossy with Breezy. Unfortunately, both she and Cricket tend to gang up on Breezy who is totally submissive to her sisters.
She always pulls the rolled up socks out of my duffle bag, and then runs around playing keep-a-way! What a little character she is – always into something and making mischief! Even though they come from the same litter, all three have such different personalities, and they can be quite a handful at times! Hence the Terrible Trio nickname. Like their mother, they have a very strong instinct for hunting small prey and will chase anything that moves (even cars), which is why we can’t let them roam around free. They go absolutely berserk when they see a squirrel, rabbit, or bird hoping around on the ground! They tend to be barkers, but are excellent watch dogs! I know I feel a lot safer with them around scanning the area for intruders! Nothing, and I mean nothing is ever going to sneak up on us.