My wife and I had camped once in our 2000 excella since early fall and it rained for three days.
So we planned a week of vacation in our AS in late November in a small town near us with a small river.
While packing I noticed my old coon dog of 15 years was not doing so well. He was unable to get up and his eyes had become glazed over........
I knew it was time for him to go and hoped it would be fast.
He sat in his lot and even when it started a cold drizzle that night he could not get in his house.
I carried him and put him in with tears in my eyes and he looked at me strongly as if to say I am going away.
I worked in the AS a while and went to bed. The next morning to my surprise he was still sitting in the exact position I put him.........but much worse. I called the vet. and ask them to please come and I started digging a hole.
The vet arrived and did what had to be done, I thanked him and rolled my dog in a wheel barrow to his grave I was still digging.........in the pouring rain. I cut his collar off and wrapped him in a horse blanket and buried him.
This is the third dog I have buried here next to my pond in 30 years and it will be the last.
My camping trip started the next morning and we arrived in short time and got set up and it started pouring. We were on a river lot with no one else in the camp ground so we sat and ate and drank coffee for the rest of the first day........in the pouring rain.
The next day we awoke to winds so strong I though the trees were going to fall all over us but our AS held steady in these 45 to 50 mph winds..........and the rain kept coming.
After lunch my stomach started hurting and shortly the sounds came and then for the next 48 hours I sat on our commode........night and day and the rain kept coming.
After 4 days of this my throat started getting sore and felt like someone had used a razor blade on it. By thursday night I told my wife I had had enough of this winter camping crap and was ready to go home.
I hooked up and went home and winterized the AS.........and after hours of unloading I was finally able to rest some.
This whole trip started last tuesday, this is the next tueday and I still have a bad cough and sore throat.
I took my wife to work and came home and my dog did not bark at the possums and other dangerous wild animals to run them off for me like he has done for the last 15 or so years.
Very painful week for me.
I did tell my wife and everyone else that it could have been a lot worse.........I pray for good health and spring time now.