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Finally! Camp Unleashed!

September 29, 2011

We arrived at camp Thursday afternoon.  It was so wonderful to see this sign welcoming us!  (Don’t judge the photography – I was shooting while driving.)

The banner has the Camp Unleashed logo.

First things first.  We checked in, got our cabin assignment and unpacked.  Doncha love my NASCAR sheets?  I thought they’d be appropriate for camp in North Carolina.  Thanks to Bosslady’s son for the loan!

I can't remember the last time I slept in a bunk bed!

Our first official gathering took place that afternoon.  Everyone was told to bring leashed dogs, but after going over the rules we were able to lose the leashes!  This picture was taken just after the unleashing.  We were instructed to walk around the field so that our dogs would follow us and not just run off into the woods.

Meeting new friends

There were a few dogs that ran off throughout the course of the weekend, but all were recovered quickly.  Every once in a while you’d hear a logistic team member’s walkie talkie crackle with something along the lines of “Keep an eye out for Smoochie.  He’s wandered off again.”

After the initial playtime in the field we split into smaller groups for our first hike.  Chloe did wonderfully (did you expect anything less?).  She’d run loops into the woods, but she always checked in before running off again.  I’m glad we worked so hard on our recall exercises.  It paid off!

Mama, dis heaven?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. sparkles permalink
    September 29, 2011 9:49 pm

    “Mama, dis heaven?” — so cute. I just adore her little face 🙂

  2. September 29, 2011 10:15 pm

    Looks like heaven to me. 🙂

  3. September 30, 2011 7:51 am

    It does look like Heaven!!

    OKay, I’m dying to know…where did Chloe sleep?

    • Juice permalink*
      September 30, 2011 9:29 am

      In bed snuggled with me! Although it was a little bit crowded being just a narrow bunk. Next year I might think about bringing a dog bed for her to use while sleeping.

  4. September 30, 2011 8:45 am

    Day One already looks fantastic! I am just SO happy that you and Chloe won the contest!

  5. September 30, 2011 10:18 am

    Love Chloe’s earses! What a great time for you both.

  6. debby permalink
    September 30, 2011 10:33 pm

    Yes, her ears are just the cutest. Next year??? Planning on going back already, huh?

  7. October 2, 2011 12:38 am

    this looks so awesome!! i’m so so glad you were able to go!! 🙂

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