Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Griffin and Olivia Time

We have an activity called CHAOS which stands for "counselors have another outstanding skill". Counselors get to teach a 1 hour activity that is different than regular activities. Some examples include- yoga, magic tricks, juggling, Swahili lessons, boat building, beat boxing, etc.

Yesterday I offered, "Griffin and Olivia Time" which was my way of tiring out my dogs and tiring out the children. We had 15 kids sign up for it.

For the first 20 minutes, it was Olivia and Grif chasing the ball with all of the kids chasing them. Once the bulldogs were tired enough that they stopped running, the remaining 35 minutes was a drawing contest to see who could draw the best picture of them.

Here are some of my favorites-

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sleepy Dogs

Being the co-camp dogs is exhausting. On Saturday night, I stayed up a little later than usual chatting with Abby and Megan and the bulldogs were rather unhappy. Olivia sat on the stairs leading to my bedroom and glared at me. She wouldn't go to bed without me, but she was clearly ready for our guests to leave.

On the weekday mornings, I get up at 7am to run and Griffin and Olivia (who are already stretched out comfortably, taking up the majority of the bed), usually move to the pillow as soon as I leave. Often, I can't convince them to get out of bed before I leave for the dining hall, so I leave them in bed until after breakfast.

These poor overworked dogs probably need a raise or a vacation or something...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Camp Dogs at the Beach

It was hot and humid today, so after we played with the ball, we headed down to the beach to cool off.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Joe the Crow

Bulldogs, step aside, there's a new camp animal- Joe the Crow!

About a month ago, there was a crow on the ground, not flying away. I yelled for Tom (the property manager) because I hate to see animals in need. Tom picked the crow up and brought him home, and for the new few weeks, nursed it back to health. He fed it and took care of it, and then when it was stronger, he let it go. Except that the crow decided Tom must be his mother, and every day that Tom drove to camp, the crow would follow him. Tom lives just down the road, so he drives a 4-wheeler to camp. The crow learned how to land on the 4-wheeler while Tom was driving.

The crow started sitting on the dining hall porch outside the window while Tom ate breakfast and all the kids got to know the tame crow. I told Tom he should name him and his response was, "yeah, his name is Joe" because he had already named him long ago.

Now the crow is tame, really tame, and friendly. He lands on the kids and hang out during the day. It's pretty amazing.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cute Camp Dog

Here is a random cute video of Griffin. He doesn't play with the ball very often, but since we go to the field to play multiple times a day, we have to look for new ways to entertain him while Olivia plays. Luckily he has Abby to keep him busy!

When Griffin isn't playing with Abby, he is lucky to be co-workers with so many wonderful people who give him lots of attention...

And also lucky to have lots of kids around to pet him and love him!

He's a very happy (and tired) camp dog!