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The Adventures of Bruno the Boxer and Spencer the Pit Bull

Winter Cabin Trip

Bruno the Boxer and Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier wearing dog coats with their leashes snapped on looking out of a window

Bruno and Spencer go on a winter cabin trip with 12 kids and 8 adults.

digital thermometer reads 'Outside 9°F'

It was a cold few days with snow. It snowed almost the whole time, sometimes coming down heavy. Dog coats were a must if they were to be out any length of time. They spent more time inside than out because of the weather, but they had a blast with all of the human adults and kids.

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier walking outside in the snow in a dog coat with snow on his face

They went on a two-mile walk every morning and a few shorter walks in between. After their walks they were content to spend time inside the warm cabin.

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier walking in the snow with snow on his face

The snow is really coming down now.

Bruno the Boxer getting snow all over his face

Bruno, you are turning white!

Bruno the Boxer walking next to his owner on a leash with snow all over him

Bruno's knee recovery is going very well. He handled the snow with no problems.

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier and Bruno the Boxer standing in the snow looking into the distance

Brrr, it's cold even with our coats on!

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier and Bruno the Boxer walking in the snow with their coats on

Hey mom, what do you say we head back inside now?

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier and Bruno the Boxer in a cabin looking outside the glass door

Oh boy, oh boy! Do I see a group of kids heading our way?

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier and Bruno the Boxer in a kitchen looking up at Sara waiting to get a treat

Sara gives the dogs a treat for a trick.

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier and Bruno the Boxer walking around outside next to a brown metal building

Outside finding a spot to do their morning business

At night when the group met at a second cabin the dogs had a blast. Both of them liked to walk around to the back of the couch and lick people in the neck. Ewwwww... Some of the humans had fun starting play sessions with them. I reminded the humans who were playing with the dogs to make sure the dogs minded their manners. No jumping up on the couch or on humans. Don't let them get too pushy and make sure the humans were the ones to end the play. If you egg them on to act crazy you may find yourself with a dog that gives you more than you can handle. There is a reason why they are good dogs and they can very easily forget their manners if the humans encourage them and do not stick to the rules.

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier in a cabin sitting down looking at the front door

The kids went outside to play hide-and-seek in the dark on the cold, snowy night—a tradition that continues in all types of weather. They are a brave, hardy bunch! Spencer would have loved to go out with them, but he had to stay inside and wait. It was too cold and dark to let him out running free. The open land goes for miles with all types of wild critters that he would have loved to wander off tracking. He also would have given away everyone’s hiding spots with that excellent nose of his! He waited, looking at the door. Kids trickled in as they got found and he greeted each one happily.

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier laying near the fire

Bruno and Spencer's favorite place was by the fire. It was the cabin's only heat source. There is also no electricity. It is lit with lanterns.

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier by the warm wood burning stove

Spencer by the fire

Bruno the Boxer by the fire

Bruno by the fire

Bruno the Boxer getting pet by a girl

Bruno getting some loving

Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier and Bruno the Boxer waiting for a treat with two teenagers sitting on the kitchen counters and another standing up

Time for a snack. The dogs have to do tricks before they can have their treats. Hey, do I spy kids all over the counters?! I think they need some puppy classes. ;-)

Sara hugging Spencer in the dog bed. Bruno is Sleeping in the Dog bed behind them

Sara gives Spencer a hug

Close Up head shot - Spencer the Pit Bull Terrier sleeping in a dog bed

Spencer is exhausted! Camping takes a lot of energy out of him.