Camping With Our Pets

Camping preparations make for a very busy day. We leave early tomorrow morning on a trip. Our 5th wheel trailer is out front and ready to go. I know that living in a 5th wheel for ten days is really not camping. My mom keeps reminding us, but there is still a lot to getting ready. The whole family is going and that means lots of supplies. 

That means my husband and I, our little dog Annika and, yes, our three birds (Cossette, Moe and Echo). Our birds are great little travelers and have been going along with us for many years. Fortunately, they are small birds and do not take up a lot of space. They even travelled with us when we owned a tent trailer.

Yesterday I took the birds to Omar’s Birds in Lake Forest for a grooming and wing trim, just in case they decide to head out of the trailer door during cage cleaning. This has never happened on a trip, but my motto is better safe than sorry.


A green and yellow Senegal parrot next to a black and white knitted blanket

Annika wearing her blue scarf.

You can see that Annika is also freshly groomed and ready to travel. Her little pink bag is packed. From the moment the trailer pulls up out front, she will not let us out of her sight for fear of being left behind. She too is a great little traveler. Annika is a little rescue dog that we adopted from Bichon Fur Kids. We were very lucky to find a dog that is as happy to go camping as we are.

As I write this, I am finishing last minute preparations for our trip. gathering our food, clothing, my knitting, and watercolors. Must not forget my camera since our trip up the coast will certainly provide us with lots of great photo opportunities.
Better get back to work. Next stop Santa Maria, California.