Things are back to somewhat "normal" with
my eyes, so we took off for an quick
We jumped into our Van and headed out to one of
my favorite camp sites.
We weren't sure what was open or
what we could or couldn't do.
The web site said,
no fires, no showers and no garbage pick ups.
But we prepared for just about anything.
Hot coffee served with a smile.
Banjo had a great spot, as a look out.
And he was thrilled to meet anything or anyone.
These two played for the longest time.
While we talked to his owner.
And so did these two!
Dogs and kids are Banjo's favorite things!
As it turned out, we could have a fire.
(plus showers and garbage pickups)
Bring on the Polish Dogs!
Because I didn't think we could have a fire,
I bought a treat for Tom.
What's camping without S'mores?
Did you know you could buy
S'mores already made?
Not as good as the real deal.
But I think I should of told Tom ahead of time
to take the wrapper off.
OH, well, he enjoyed his way.
The smoke and sunshine created
a interesting picture.
You can actually SEE the sun rays.
God is good!
Time went quickly and we headed home with a promise
to be back soon.
** Word of Warning to all **
While Banjo was out for his supervised (on a leash),
walks in the woods,
he came in contact with a harmful and potentially, deadly weed.
(But we didn't know this)
After every walk, we'd inspect him and pick off all the pine needles
and anything else that stuck to his fur.
He started limping and whining.
We couldn't see what was bothering him.
One week later, he was still limping and licking the bottom of his foot.
We'd looked and looked, but nothing!
Finally, we saw that his foot pad was pink'ish.
I ran for a flashlight, a magnifying glass and tweezers.
Tom saw it and pulled it out!
The remnants of an awns from
Research told me that it is very harmful, even deadly, to dogs.
Praising God for helping us track it down and
removing it from Banjo's paw.
This is the remnant of an awns,
next to a fountain pen.
It's was very small.
No wonder we couldn't see it.
And look how sharp it is!
Banjo is doing fine now.
'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'