Thursday, May 20, 2010
It was very warm during the day, and I forced Savvy to swim in the lake by leaving him ashore and calling him from the boat. He obviously doesn't like this arrangement at all, but he cools off and stops panting so much. The nights were cold, this still being quite early in the season, and temperatures neared freezing. Savvy slept next to me on his dog bed, and I draped my jacket over him to hold in some heat. Hauling the dog bed, plus his raw food in a cooler, and dealing with the big puppy climbing all over the boat, is a little bit more stressful than going camping with humans only. However, it's all worth it when I see him licking marshmallow toasting sticks at the campsite, curled up in the boat sleeping with his head on a paddle, or just relaxing by the lake in the morning sun.