I met my cousins for the first time and we had more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Serious dog play time!
My parents, CoCo and I left Koryâs farm and drove about an hour south to Clinton, which is almost on the border with Illinois. Koryâs daughter Brittany and her husband Casey live there with their super-cool pack of three dogs: Jack, Joey and Turbo.
Jack and Joey are a little older; they are chocolate labs.Â Turbo is closer to my age; he is a bulldog. Turbo and I became inseparable buds in no time! He plays hard and I play fast. We make a great team!
Serious Play Time
We played for hours and generated a ton of slobber! And then we came back inside and Joey told me it was time to settle down. So, I jumped up on the couch with him and watched my dad wash the truck.
Did Someone Say Bacon?!
And then Britâs mom, my dadâs cousin Jerilyn, made the announcement there was leftover bacon scraps. I wasnât sure what that was but my dog cousins came running faster than a speeding ticket (sorry Jerilyn, that was a bad joke)! Â I did what smart dogs do and followed the pack. Iâm glad I did! Bacon is delicious!
And then it was play time with Turbo… again! He taught me how to play tug-of-war with a dog. I had no idea dogs could do this! I thought only people could!
And then we both rested.
After we rested, dad gathered us for a family picture, you canât really see Joey; he hid his face between his parents.
A Pleasant Surprise for Overnight Parking
That day with my dog cousins was way too short! I had sooooo much fun! But we needed to find a place to spend the night and Clinton is a very small town with strict ordinances about big vehicles and where they can park, especially overnight. Fortunately, we stopped at a local meat packer to pick up some fresh Wisconsin brats.
The owner was so nice. She told us we could park overnight right there in her large parking lot. It was next to the railroad tracks but we didnât care.
We were all so tired from a slobber-filled day of dog play, we fell right to sleep. The next morning, my parents enjoyed a hearty breakfast at the nearby cafe. The owners welcomed my parents as did all the locals who were there for their daily meet-up.
Clinton, WI is a very small town but itâs fun – especially for dogs with friends! For RVers, itâs easily navigated and overnight parking is allowed in the industrial park. Be sure to pick up fresh meats at Country Pride Meats and have a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast at the Clinton Cafe (note: their mouth-watering pies come fresh out of the oven mid-morning!).
Tell me about your dog play dates! Or the best pie youâve ever had and where you got it! Or muse about the meaning of life!