22.08.2012 20 °C
....whoops, that would be me !
She may be blonde, with huge eyes and a perfected "you can't mean me" look, but my little (!) Lab is being a right minx.
The other night I went to bed, having said the magic words to blondie about it being bed time, which at home has her going straight to her cage. Well on this night she very begrudgingly came into the tent and when I popped my head over the insect screen of my sleeping area, all I saw was a bum, tail and legs, it was like a cartoon where the dog just stops half way along, the body disappearing into a fence, except this dog was half out of the tent! I decided to leave her, it was a hot night and she probably just wanted some air. Next time I looked, all I saw was the tip of her tail! I called her back in and the cheeky madam went round to the other side of the tent and stood by the door waiting for me to let her in....I was not impressed!
The next night at bedtime she refused to come into the tent a all, we were at a much more lively campsite and she was clearly enjoying watching everyone and had no intention of coming in and I was dumbstruck that it looked like I would have to physically pull her in, she thankfully came to her senses just in time, but I did unzip a corner of the tent as a compromise so she could peek out, but in the morning the tent was full of sand, so I'm really not sure how many friends she had over after I went to sleep.
Today it was as if she knew we were 'here' as she was bounding in and out of the lakes, running around the woods like a mad thing and then when we got back to the tent, grabbed her football in her mouth and started careering around the campsite like a dog possessed, much to the amusement of the other campers. Now, she's lying at my feet snoring, so I don't think she'll be off clubbing tonight.