since we lost our Golden, Zoe, a couple of years ago, camping has not been the same. She absolutely loved camping and went with us all of her 14 years.
we lost her at Christmas, while visiting family for the holidays. the following year we didn't camp at all, partially because doing it without her was too painful.
we finally went camping this spring, for 5 weeks and we had a good time.
did we miss her, sure. the DW was always stopping anyone who had a Golden with them, asking if she could pet theirs. it helps her stay connected.
but i still can't bring myself to yet.
but time is healing both of us and when we get settled into our retirement, we plan on getting another Golden and hopefully, it will love camping as much as our beloved Zoe did.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC