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Old 08-17-2020, 10:19 AM   #1
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Boondocking Dogs... Always Read to Go

We found that our Blue Heelers are excellent camping dogs. They are high energy, have no fear and the females protect the family.

Our female Heeler will sit inside the trailer and watch out the door, open or with the screen door closed. The male... is laying down snoozing. They enjoy hiking on any kind of terrain. Endless energy.

We carry water for each in our side satchels with a small cream cheese cup for them to drink from. We can go for many miles through forests, open country or steep hillsides.

Sometimes I have to lift and set each Heeler down from a drop, too steep for them to jump.

When we return from weeks of Boondocking, we and the Heelers have lost weight. Our two Blue Heelers make our Off the Grid Boondocking entertaining. Any other Boondocking Dogs out there? They may not wear boots or hiking shoes... but they sure do well with Four Foot Drive. I say.
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Old 08-17-2020, 11:24 AM   #2
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Boondocking Dogs... Always Read to Go

I have a set of four professional “couch potatoes” in our pack whose main purpose in life is to sleep, eat, poop, and get skritches on demand. They will sound off if someone gets too close to their silver doghouse. “Go for a hike? Let me know when you get back...” seems to be their attitude. They are all rescues, literally off the street.

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It appears that the majority of Airstream Owners with a Dog, Cat or Gopher as a family member... drop them off at a Kennel and leave them to sit around and wish they were traveling with those of us, who have posted.

Exempt are Pet... fish. But could include Parrots, Snakes, Iguanas and Earthworms that you can use a part for fishing and they regenerate the missing part for future use.
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Shirley loves guarding the trailer and hiking nearby.
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Shirley loves guarding the trailer and hiking nearby.
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Surely, Shirley is one happy dog.

Our Heelers lose weight when camping with us.

We loose weight when camping with them.

Our trailer loses weight when we spend more than three weeks on the road.

I have yet to see a Poodle, Saint Bernard or a Kangaroo out camping.
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Surely, Shirley is one happy dog.



Our Heelers lose weight when camping with us.



We loose weight when camping with them.



Our trailer loses weight when we spend more than three weeks on the road.



I have yet to see a Poodle, Saint Bernard or a Kangaroo out camping.


Actually we have run into standard Poodles and Great Danes camping.
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Actually we have run into standard Poodles and Great Danes camping.
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**** and were they driving when you ran into them?
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**** and were they driving when you ran into them?


Maybe not sure who was in charge . When you’re out with a Dane usually the dog.
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Boondocking Dogs... Always Read to Go

Danes are just big, happy lapdogs. Meet Titus, at 155 pounds way heavier than my daughter...she fell asleep, and he sneaked up on the couch without waking her.

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He outweighs her by at least 20-30 pounds.
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Fear of High Points? Not Blue...

Our adventures in the Gila and Apache National Forests are never ending. We have been coming there for 14 years and will be returning next week.

This area was Yellowstone Park thirty million years or so... in the past, but larger. The Basalts and Rhyolite lava flows created some very interesting geological chemical creations... agate nodules and white opal.

We are living a 'dog's life'... cannot get better than that.
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