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I took the summer off from blogging and we went camping.  And we played.  And we watched too much tv.  And we relaxed.  And it was nice.

But, it is time to get back to school, routines and blogging.  I’m going to do a handful of blog posts to catch up on what I missed blogging about this summer… like when I took Remy to the groomers and I freaked out about how much they butchered his hair.  It was just awful.

Here are some pictures from Remy’s 1st camping trip and Emma’s 3rd camping trip.

We spent a week on Lake Michigan.  It was glorious because we were pretty much the only people there.  Every day we sat on the beach, with the kids and the dogs, enjoying having it all to ourselves.  Yeah, dogs  aren’t allowed on the beach but we were diligent about cleaning up after them and they were not disturbing anyone.  They loved running as fast as they could up and down the beach, chasing toys and digging in the sand.

Emma is quite the water dog.  She dives right in, swimming out to get her ball and loving it.  Remy was a little afraid of the water but a few times he ran in after Emma.  By the end of the summer he was much less afraid of the big lake. 

Emma slept in her crate in Nick’s tent.  Remy slept with the little boys.  The dogs were pretty obnoxious when people, other dogs, or squirrels would pass our campsite.  Remy has a big, intimidating bark but he really is sweet as pie.   We found if we brought Emma’s crate outside she would run for it and hang out in there for hours.   In her crate she didn’t care who or what walked by our campsite.  At first I felt badly for her but it obviously helped her feel secure.  She likes her crate and I sometimes need to remember she had a hard life before we got her.  She’s only been with us for a year and we need to help her  continue to adjust and help her feel secure.

She and Remy are doing great, they are best friends and I’ll be posting more updates soon. 

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