Is camping with a dog a good idea?

in #doglast year

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I've always wanted to go and travel with my Connie (now 10 years and 5 months old Labrador) and I've always done the most I could to make it possible.

This year, as every year, we were planning with friends going on a summer holiday to our favourite place in Uruguay - Rocha.

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However, for many reasons, our group trip fell through. It didn't stop me.
I bought a tent, rented a car, and off I went...just my dog and I. Camping for 5 days in the middle of a forest close to the ocean.

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I had never camped with my dog in a tent. I was quite curious (and a bit worried) about her sleeping in a tent. She usually responds to every little sound around.

But as we woke up early, spend the whole day walking around the dunes, on the beach; exploring closeby villages and swimming...we got back to the tent late in the evening. Once we lay down, she fell asleep and slept tight until the next day.

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The next day, if we felt like it, we would wake up to witness the beauty of a sunrise on the beach with the sound of the ocean's waves. It was a fascinating experience as there was no one else on the beach. Just us two.

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At first, I was a little bit worried about this whole experience. I'd never driven by myself in a rented car that far neither stayed with it for a few days. I'd never stayed alone with my dog in wildness with limited reach to other people. (What if something happened?!)

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But nothing bad happened. Only good happened.
I can say it was the best holiday I've ever had in my life.
And can't wait to go again and for longer!

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Do things that scare you.
Do what excites you.
Follow your heart.
Live the moment.
Never stop dreaming.

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