I arrived safely at camp. I know you shed a few tears when you dropped me off at the camp pick-up site, but I was excited. I could feel something in the air - the excitement of camp! The bow that you guys stuck on me before I left? It came off the minute I arrived in camp. It isn't cool to walk around these guys with a purple and green bow around your neck, ya know?
Anyway, they replaced the bow with a bandana. We all wear bandanas here, as if it meant something. Well, maybe it does at the dog park - people think we are special, all wearing bandanas - we are easy to spot in a crowd (of dogs).
The first thing the 'people' here at camp did was get the pool ready. Even before it was filled with water, I was in it. LOVELY. Relaxing. OK, no water jets to try and grab with my mouth, no pool sweeper hose to chase around - but LOVELY none the less. Sophie watched me from the side of the pool - I think she is one of those scaredy girly girls, the kind who doesn't want to get her hair wet. Well, we will see.
Anyway, pool time was fun. When I got tired of the pool, I got to sit on a porch swing with cushions. No one cared that I was wet. I guess the cushions are used to this treatment. I kept waiting to hear "Vinnie, GET DOWN, NOW!" - but no one said it. Three other dogs were playing fetch and chasing tennis balls in the grass, so I just stayed my mellow-self and veggied while other camp games progressed. Just the basic stuff the first day, ya know.
After playing fetch, Sophie joined me on the swing. The human with the beard sat between me and Sophie - as if Sophie was even my type. But she is a flirt. And she is VERY BOSSY.
Okay, day is done and I gotta catch some ZZZs. Tomorrow is dog park for starters. I hear the pool 'opens' at 5:00 a.m., when the humans get up. I plan on being the first camper in the water!!! Before bed tonight, we are watching a movie (The Day of the Jackal from 1973 - I think that is before my time) and sharing a big bowl of popcorn. I think the humans forgot how I got popcorn farts last time... OH, maybe they didn't forgot... the mandate from the kitchen is "NO POPCORN for the campers!". That's me.
OK, peeps, that is all from me today, DAY ONE at CAMP.
love,Vinnie and my fellow/fella campers!