Saturday, April 27, 2013

We are back

We went on a mini vacation with Mom and Dad this past few days. Mom was a bit worried about my tooth abscess and whether should go but the vet said it would be okay so off we went. We had hoped to share adventure for Park Day but we didn't have any internet connection.

Anyway - we went to the Crater of Diamonds State Park - one of the few places in the USA where you can dig for diamonds and keep what you find.  No - we didn't find any but we sure  had fun looking and for us - the BEST part was the totally pawsome park trails. We stayed at this awesome little place right on the River called Diamond Johns and he let us run around all over the place with NO leashes - Dog oh dog - we were so happy!

And yes - Diamond John has tee-pees - we stayed in a the cabin though (you can see in the right hand corner behind the tee-pees) and we had the whole place to ourselves - no other guests!!! And check out the big doggie he has - Mom says it was miniature horse named "pretty-boy" but let me tell you - he sure didn't have a pretty nature - he doesn't like doggies and he tried eating Mom's shoe! Mom knew how to handle him though and he behaved himself after that.

We did meet a real doggie too - this is Bandit and he belongs to Diamond John. We made him an honorary cowspotdog as he has a brown spot on his back. He followed us around everywhere. I did have to tell him who was the boss - ME - and once we had that all sorted out we all got on great. He would go for a walk with us every time we went. We also met some fainting goats which are as weird as the Dweeb, geese, ducks, chickens and peacocks! There was even tree-rats (squirrels) and C.A.T's around.

The best part of the trip though was all the park paths we went exploring. We walked for miles and miles and didn't meet another single person or doggie. What could of been better then that ....well getting to explore with no leashes on - which we did!!! I think we have found doggie heaven. We have some more photo's to share tomorrow and yes I am feeling okay. I still have a little bit of swelling but it is hardly noticeable and Mom has been giving me my medicine and that has worked wonders.


  1. What a fun place! Love the teepees. Looks like a perfect little getaway.

    We have a diamond mine near us, but we've never been there.

  2. What a pawfect dog holiday! We are extremely jelly!!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  3. What a beautiful park and how lucky to have the whole place to yourselves!
    We're glad that you're feeling better, Reilly!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  4. No leashes?!!! Yea that is heaven indeed. What a wonderful place ya all were in.
    Looking forward to seeing more of it.

  5. Wows, oh Wows! No Leashes?? Yups, that's heaven alright!!
    Oh, that is great that you met a furend, too! See, everyone loves the 'boys'!! BOL Bandit sure looks like a great dude.
    Thanks for taking us along! It sure looked like a good time.

  6. Oh how fun! That is on my list of places to visit one day.


  7. Fainting goats, REALLY???!!!

    That is dog heaven, all you need is a couple of treats.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. Sounds great. I think that with our group, we'd have been in the tee-pees. We hope that your tooth will be ok. Will they do a root canal like in humans or will you need to have the tooth removed (yikes).

  9. We are so happy to hear that you are doing well and got to have a fun vacation too. That diamond place sounds beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the fun you and Denny had.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. My dad has gone digging for diamonds before - glad you all got to go on such a cool trip!

  11. We want to try the tee pee too. I can't believe there's a park where you can dig and get diamonds... You guys should use your awesome nose

  12. I love that you guys went off-leash!!! It's just amazing when you can walk on your own, isn't it?

    You got to walk for miles and miles too! How nice!!! I bet both of you had lots of beautiful dreams after the walk.

  13. Wow sounds like a brilliant place. What fun you must have had sniffing the sniffs and hunting. Looks like you had brilliant weather too. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. I think park day is open all weekend. I think I read that on gizmo or Finns blog. Write them a comment for a chance at prizes. We like how u made bandit an honorary cowspot dog. Pawsome.

  15. Wonderful! What a wonderful spot! And you got to explore without a leash! That is so cool! So glad you had fun!

  16. Woof! Woof! Good to ear you are fine and a mini vacation is sure the best cure. Happy SUNDAY. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  17. Wow! I wanna go there! I could get a huge diamond for Ma, Big Sister and my pup-lady Chloe! What a wonderful place to visit! Aw, ya should have stayed in the Tee Pee though!! I hope your little toothess is feeling better fast!! What a wonderful bunch of pix too!
    I wanna go, I wanna go!!!! Pleeease!!
    Max, stop begging - we'll check into it!

  18. Sounds like the greatest place ever!!! I'm glad you are feeling better.

  19. OMD what a great adventure you had! Did you see any otters in the river? Mom thinks this would be a fun place to visit some day! Thanks for sharing your Park Day with us so different from ours! And I hope Reilly will be okay too. Love Dolly


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