Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Big Bear Lake, CA

We took a little vacation to Big Bear this last week.  It was our second trip and I just love that place!  It is super dog friendly, lots of dog friendly cabins and restaurant patios.  Most of the activities you would do are in a National Forest- so that is a major plus too.

To start here is a shot of the car packed up.  We rented an SUV, so it worked out nicely (ok, maybe it was a little tight).  The people in the back seat could see the back of the crate to make sure everyone was traveling well.  Copley did better on this trip than he has on long trips in the past.  He mostly slept and didn't whine at all.  I think it is a combination of having Kerrigan in there with him, they are definitely both calmer in the car when they are together, and resolving the Tick Borne Disease that has been causing him so many problems.

The #1 activity at Big Bear was fishing.  Sadly even with 3 people fishing we only caught 2 fish and both were smaller than my hand.  Nevertheless fun was had by all.  This dock was a floating dock and you should have seen Kerri on it for the first time- HILARIOUS.  She walked like she couldn't bend her knees for the first 20 feet or so.  Luckily she got used to it quickly.

Here is Copley hanging out on the dock.

The cabin!  Isn't this thing adorable!
 Kerri hanging out in the doorway with me.  Then a shot of Copley hanging out in the living room.

Here are the dogs lounging in the sun while me, Ben and my Dad fished.

We went on a little hike to see the largest (or oldest- or tallest maybe?) Lodgepole Pine in the world.  I thought it was a little unfair because it branched out and had two main trunks- so really it was two trees.  It's ok that the tree was cheating though because it was not the best part of the hike anyway.  The best part was Kerri saw snow for the first time!!!  We were at a little higher of an elevation and there was this tiny patch of left over snow in the woods.

Copley could care less about the snow but he had a great time frolicking in the meadow near the tree!

Here you can see a very dusty dog.  Kerri just loves digging little holes to lay down in and it makes her quite dusty.  This hole was dug under the car after our hike to the lodgepole pine.  Luckily I don't mind my dogs getting a little dirty- they are dogs after all.  Plus their coats on raw food seem to be self cleaning.  They just take a nap and the dirt falls right off of them.

I will leave you with a few shots of Copley and Kerrigan hanging out on the dock.  Copley really wanted to chase birds and Kerri really wanted to just chill out and look around.

I hope to catch up on a lot of blogging this week!   Things have been crazy with non dog related work stuff but they are maybe calming down a bit now.  Stay tuned for updates.


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