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Subject Topic: Bean the Puppy`s Second Trip Post Reply Post New Topic
16/7/2021 at 10:04am
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
 Outfit: MWB VW Crafter PVC
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Ratty, I have submitted a site review.

Bean the 7-month old puppy went camping for a 4-nighter with me, and definitely needs more training!

He would throw a tantrum whenever I took away his sticks he found during his walks, and would lay on the grass and refused to continue with his walk.

And he barked when he was excited by the prospect of food while I cooked inside the van, and liked to play with everyone and every dog he met!

Otherwise he was fine, waking up at about 06:30 with no accident in the van; walked well on his lead when not distracted by people, dogs and squirrels.

And I sinned for the first time by setting off the smoke alarm when I tried to cook a steak on the first night. It was raining and I did not have the back door completely opened, hence the build up of smoke and set off the smoke alarm, DOH!

There is also a CAMC next door that has a shop for provisions such as milk - C&CC site does not have a shop, and it was suggested for me to go there by a member of the helpful staff. I could not check out the CAMC site due to no visitors on site as part of their Covid 19 measures.

I used the Fiamma canopy for the first time, pegged it down securely using guys and at the feet. I used karabinas for the guys so that I could detach them from the canopy without having to remove the Delta pegs from the ground.

I did not have my long peg remover I bought from Delta Ground Anchors, and the peg remover I had kept slipping from the Delta pegs when I tried to remove them.

I am likely to take Peggy pegs and a power drill with me in future as I found hammering the Delta pegs into the ground hard work with just 2 of them!

I bought a set of Fiamma tie down kit and shall see if it is any good during my next trip in August 2021.

I did not put up the windbreak during this trip, as it was mostly light winds during my stay. Besides I parked too far away from grass to be able to put out the windbreak, DOH! Note to self: park closer to grass next time!

I had fun with the first camping BBQ since my last trip in 2018 due to old instant burning charcoal. I had to sprinkle some cooking oil onto the coals to get it going as I did not have any firelighters with me, and scrunched up kitchen rolls were not effective as firelighters.

I am seriously considering to get a Cobb as I found it was a bit of a faff getting the Weber Go Anywhere BBQ out and back into the van due to the opening of the under-bench storage area where it lives being a bit tight. I may request for the opening to be made bigger next time I go back to Young Conversions to address a couple of non-urgent issues.

A few pics from the trip, and Bean had a few human admirers during his stay.













DK

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via mobile 16/7/2021 at 11:07am
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It looks like Bean was relaxing and socializing whilst you were considering the correct pegs, sorting the BBQ etc. Once you've adjusted the kit for your van, I wish you and Bean many more short breaks away - he looks a natural lol 😄😎


via mobile 01/2/2022 at 9:50am
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How is Bean doing now, DK?


01/2/2022 at 10:23am
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Lovely pictures and what a beautiful dog. Maybe we'll get the chance to meet him one day. We still miss ours.


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via mobile 01/2/2022 at 11:06am
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What a handsome little fella Bean has become - good that he is so friendly too.


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01/2/2022 at 1:02pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 01/2/2022
What a handsome little fella Bean has become - good that he is so friendly too.



He is a little rascal, now feeling sorry for himself as he has to wear a donut after his neutering and hernia repair surgery!



He is needier than Borda. Borda was bouncing around within hours after his surgery, whereas Bean did not move away from his bed for nearly 24h after his, whinging and whimpering, even though he was dosed up with pain relief medications, bless his little socks.

He chewed his baby grow thingy, and managed to lick his wounds wearing a cone of shame. Hence I got him a donut and that works!

DK

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via mobile 01/2/2022 at 9:35pm
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Sounds like a typical teenager, bless him!


01/2/2022 at 9:51pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 01/2/2022
Sounds like a typical teenager, bless him!



Not sure if you had seen this pic, however, the face says it all - guilt, what guilt?!



So he now has a plastic tub in the van now instead, freebie from a friend when I visited her as part of the same trip:



Bless him!

DK

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01/2/2022 at 10:35pm
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He's lovely DK. That plastic tub is exactly like the ones we had for our Benji. We had one at home and another in the caravan.



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02/2/2022 at 8:55am
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Thanks both for your kind words.

He is a lovely boy, and I can't wait to go camping with him soon in March 2022 - hopefully he will be calmer by then!

DK

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- 2025 - ??? inc. FR & CH
- 2024 - 8/54 inc. FR & NL
- 2023 - 48 inc. FR
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- 2021 - 34
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* Treat life events like a dog: If you can't eat it, play with it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away! *


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via mobile 02/2/2022 at 10:57pm
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Quote: Originally posted by dk168 on 02/2/2022
Thanks both for your kind words.

He is a lovely boy, and I can't wait to go camping with him soon in March 2022 - hopefully he will be calmer by then!

DK



I wouldn’t hold your breath that he’ll be calmer (maybe in another 10 years or so!) 🙄


via mobile 04/2/2022 at 3:32am
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Quote: Originally posted by dk168 on 01/2/2022
Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 01/2/2022
Sounds like a typical teenager, bless him!



Not sure if you had seen this pic, however, the face says it all - guilt, what guilt?!




DK



Oh that expression!


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I don't think that rope is going to last much longer, DK!



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