Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday Drive


We got up early yesterday and went for a drive
 before it got too hot. 
Mom & Dad are on vacation this week and they wanted to look for a new place to go camping


Bailey says come on! I am ready to go!


I like to be the navigator



Are we there yet????

Once we got into the forest
we saw some deer!


there was two of them 



but they ran up the hill away from us



A little further we saw a buck, 
his horns just growing in velvet
Dad stopped the truck so mom could get a picture 
but he got behind some trees and did not come out

It sure seemed like a long drive 
and we didn't find any good camping places. 

Not even any good places to stop
and get out and explore a little


On the way home we took a potty break
at a rest stop off the interstate
We were soo disgusted at the condition of the pet area
It was dry dead grass and poop was everywhere 
you could hardly walk around. 
THE worst rest stop pet area we have experienced.
Mom wished she had some of OZ's scoop your poop signs
Then to make matters worse, 
later in the evening Mom found a wood tick on herself!!
Freaked Mom out!
Dad thinks she must have picked it up at the yucky rest stop
We only stopped one other place and that was as we were going up into the forest where it was shaded and cool.
Good thing we had our flea and tick stuff for when we
do go camping, mom & dad want us to be protected.

We are gonna lay low today
It is supposed to get to 99 degrees!

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta



25 comments:

Zoe said...

Sorry yu din't find no good campin spots an yur Mom got a icky tick!

Stay cool pugs!

stellaroselong said...

We are sorry you didn't find a good place to camp, we loved looking at your camping pictures from last year. yes, it was wayyy to hot on Saturday, now tho we are supposed to be in the 70's all week, it is called a polar vortex...um....
stella rose

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We hope your camping trip gets better! We can't wait to go e-Camping. I hope we don't run into any e-Ticks on our trip.

Sarge said...

Wow, going for a ride is always a fun time! I went for one yesterday too. Maybe next trip will turn up some camping spots and a better rest area. Yuck. Gee those deer pix look like you were right here in my territory!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Ugh! A tick! I hope your mom is ok. Stay cool friends!

Jackie Bouchard said...

Well, at least it was a pretty drive, but YUCK about the tick! That gives me massive heebie jeebies. And isn't it so annoying when people don't pick up after their dogs?! People can be so lazy and irresponsible. Hope you find a shady spot to hang out! 99 is way too hot for us!

Madi and Mom said...

Well bummer...on that nasty pet rest stop. 100% a shame..it is not better cared for!
Ticks make mom itch all over.
Bailey I bet you are a good navigator....at least better than the Garmin my peeps used to have. It was just plan crazy.
99 in I DA HO good grief that is hotter than here in Dixie...we expect 96 with high humidity.
Hugs madi your bfff

Madi and Mom said...

Bailey we bet you are a better navigator than the Garmin my peeps used to have. It gave nutty directions and Dad argued with it all the time. MOL Ticks are scary...thank goodness your mom found it. What a shame on the pet rest area. The pet peeps were very irresponsible not to clean up.
99 in I da Ho is dang hot. It is supposed to be 96 here in Dixie with high humidity too
Hugs madi your bfff

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

Nothing freakier than ticks!! Sorry you didn't find another great camping spot. I have to admit that is kinda funny given you where you live! The whole state is one giant camping spot to me! : )

Love, Gampy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD the pictures of the deer are super. Sorry that you didn't find any good spots fur camping.... AND even SORRIER that the PEEPS allowed that rest stop to be in SUCH NASTY Condition... YUCK... SHAME ON the ones who did not pick up the poops...
We do not think highly of Ticks either... Those are bad thingys fur sure.
We hope that you don't MELT in that HOT Weather... butt remember... you don't have to SHOVEL Sunshine...

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is tough going for a drive and not even finding anywhere nice to get out....and ticks are just yucky.

Murphy said...

YUCK! We have seen some really bad pet areas too. If only people would be responsible then maybe we could get something nice! We are hot here too, 100 degrees for today. Me and Stanley are sweating our paws off!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We can never understand why people want to have facilities and then don't take care of them. Yuck.

We're sure you'll find a perfect camping place sometime.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Oh boo, a tick, bad rest stop and not a good camping stop, NOT A GOOD TRIP!

The Mad Pirate Scots
Pees; keep watching you guys will be story in a week or so, you Guys will like what you do! cause you good at it!

Whitley Westie said...

Stay cool!

Sully said...

Did you get to bark at the deer? I hope so. That's gross about all the poop, just nasty. Next time share your flea and tick meds with mom.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Two French Bulldogs said...

Well, at least you got to go in the car
Lily & Edward

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hope you find a perfect place to camp,,, maybe with a little tiny creek to dip your toes into and lots of shade,,, and no cougars,,, and some nice grass so you can roll in it.. and quiet too! Yikes a tick-- mommy had one 3 years ago!
love
tweedles

Charliedownunder said...

Oh No!!!!! What a horrible day! Heat, ticks and messy rest stop. That's enough to upset anyone! What's wrong with some people?? So thoughtless!! Never mind ...... it can only get better and you'll find a great camping spot real soon.
TICKS ........ YUK .... DOUBLE YUK!!!!!!!!!

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Hazel, Greta and Bailey,
I'm sorry that your trip wasnt the best but it looked like a lot of fun, even the horrible days can be funny when you look back on them, I'm sorry to hear about your Momma getting a tick and that the poop area was indeed totally S**T and coverd in it too! BOL!
Thank you for your kind words to my Bionic Ernie, the lumpies have been removed from his tail and he is doing well, he was told by the VET not to wag his tail (How can he stop???) we will hear in 7-10 days what the lumpie bumpies are, so we still have our fingers crossed!
Love, Licks and hugs from Frank xxxxxx

Coccolino B said...

OH wow that sounds like quite a trip. So sorry there wasn't a more pet friendly rest stop, sounds perfectly yucky. And a tick is scary. I just pulled one off my daughter's head (ahhh) the other day and it has me very upset! Hope the next trip is a bit better!

Sweet William The Scot said...

Well maybe instead of taking the interstate you should take the road less traveled. Yep Lee and I try to do that, go where no dog has gone before. I have hope that you will find the right camping spot.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

easyweimaraner said...

Oh that's bad that there was no place for camping and not even the dog area was a good place. I'm glad no one of your peeps got "decorated" shoes and I hope all is ok with your mom after she removed that evil tick. Now the tick has to walk the whole way back on his feet, that's a fair punishment for attacking your mom!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Ha Ha! the evil tick took the swirling water ride BOL!

PugSlope.com said...

Those deer are amazing. But, sorry to hear your potential day of adventure turned out to be a bit of a bust. Sounds like your mom might need some Advantage to keep the ticks away! :)

-Love,
Sid.