Small Dog loves camping.
The time spent in the great outdoors
The BBQ sausages
The opportunity to mingle with other like-minded canines
She loves staying up late, chatting around the BBQ embers, then strolling around the site to pick up her 'wee mails'.
She loves the sun on her face, wind in her hair and the feel of the grass beneath her feet.
What she does NOT love is coming home.
As soon as we begin packing up the van she starts behaving like a stroppy teenager, becoming increasingly grumpy right up to the point where she is strapped into her car harness when she indulges in a mighty sulk which can last for days.
Once home she retires to her basket to catch up on the myriad naps she's missed out on, emerging only to chase squirrels up the garden or wander despondently into the kitchen to enquire after her dinner.
As I write she is curled up on her blanky fast asleep, no doubt dreaming of her holiday. To add to her current discomfiture she is scheduled for a bath and a haircut this week, as due to nights spent around the BBQ she smells like a smoke hound.
However, despite her current malaise, here are some of her holiday best bits..........