It took us a few days at the new homestead to realize that we hadn’t noticed where the campground dog park was located, which was mentioned on their web site, and common at most rv parks.
During one of the manager’s visits to our site, Mike’s a very friendly guy, we asked about the canine facility. He explained it’d been taken down while some work was being done in that particular area and wasn’t put back up afterward. The pic below shows where the dog park used to be.
He then said that we could make Ginger her own personal park right here at our campsite, if we’d like to…wow, didn’t see that comin’! Of course we said that’d be great, and he asked how many fence panels we’d need. What?! We can build a private fenced area AND you’ll provide the material?! Alrightie then, there’s a perfect spot in the corner, we can take advantage of 2 metal fences already in place.
Next day (that was fast!) he sure did bring over the goods, and Bob got right on the project.
Mike offered more panels, but we think a 12’x18′ area is plenty big since Ginger’s not much of a runner/player, she simply enjoys being outside in the fresh air…especially collar and leash free.
Ever since she was a puppy, her favorite spot is near the gate, lying down next to the water bowl. If we decide later to expand for some reason though, supplies are available…how cool is that?
We appreciate having the nearby yard option for Ginger because her being hooked to a long line (never unattended) inevitably means tangles and things being knocked/pulled over, and being on a leash for extended periods of time isn’t always convenient either. Confined in her pen was doable, but she definitely could have used a larger size. Running loose outside has never been an option, too many things could go wrong…besides, most campgrounds have “leash laws.”
The 4 months we were in Oklahoma is the only time Ginger hasn’t had a yard, and we felt guilty about that, but she’s a sweetheart so never complained….although the video above (in her personal fenced area at our previous campsite) may prove me wrong. Since she no longer needs her pen, we were able to give it to a local rabbit friend that needed a place to sleep indoors on cold nights. Ginger’s blessing allowed her to bless bunny “Oreo”…God is Awesome!
PS-Yesterday was Gingerbread Girl’s 4th birthday!