I had a girlfriend once (well, actually more than once) who had a Border Collie. As predicted on this thread, “Puppy” was a fantastic dog. The girlfriend eventually also got an Afghan. “Gemini” was an elegant dog, but a bit on the high-strung side. Don’t know if that’s true for the breed or not. Anyway, if I had to choose, give me the Border Collie.
I set up my bedding, clothing, etc. inside the tent and cover everything with a guide tarp. So if dog is dirty and/or wet nothing gets dirty or soaked.
Nothing like waking up in the morning with the dog snuggled next to you.
I don't own a dog and don't even want one in my house. My feeling is that I don't want my friends sitting naked on the floor or couch so why would it be OK for their dog. I tell them it's OK to bring your dog in as long as they wear underwear.
The pup helped me answer the age old question - tarp under tent or inside? My tent lets me hang my hammock in/ through it so it's perfect for me and the pup, I sleep in the hammock and she sleeps underneath me although there was that morning she tried climbing in the hammock.
That is a really nice setup! That's the one thing keeping me from sleeping in a hammock. I would be protected from the ravages of bugs but not my dog. Seems like this solves that issue. I like it!
Sorry for your loss. They give us so much, ask for so little, and leave us too soon.Back in February on this same thread I had made mention of tripping with my collie Storm and how I would miss him when he was gone. Well, today was the day of the sad event.
Hug those hounds folks. After now 16 years, I'm gonna miss him greatly.