All’s well that ends well

Canine Corner:  “The Beach” by Spike and Bridget

Oh boy, this oughtta be good.  Looks nice ‘n black ‘n glommy . . .


It’d be great to lie down in this.  Hmm . . .Should I? . . .  Nah . . . Ol’ RVSue’d have a conniption fit.


Better not push my luck.  She might make us go back to camp.


Wait ’til the Bridge sees my new black boots.  Heh-heh-heh.

“Hey, Bridge!  Got sumpthin’ to show ya!”


“Good heavens, Spike!  Look at you!  You’re a mess.  Don’t you know better than to get in the mud?”


I hope nobody comes along and sees him.  How embarrassing.  He can be such a slob.  .  .  I can’t bear to look at him.


“Pretty cool, huh, Bridge?  Black boots!”


“Let’s see . . .  What do I do next?”


I love Spike, but sometimes I need my space.  He’s more than I can take right now.  Hmm. . .  interesting smell . . .


 “Hey, Bridget!  Look!  Here comes somebody!”

Meh, not my type . . . Looks like trouble to me . . .


“Think you can catch me, pal?  I’m pretty fast and I’ve got some fancy moves.”


“Pssst.  Listen up . . .  Go chase Bridget, okay? . . .  Ha-ha-ha-ha!”



“Oh, that was too funny.  I’m going to split a gut laughing.  You shoulda’ seen yourself, Bridge. You really can move that load . . . Ha ha ha ha ha!

Somebody’s calling ya, pal.  Guess ya’ gotta’ go.  It’s been fun.  Safe travels.”

1-P1060352 “Aww, babe.  I’m sorry.  Don’t be mad at me.  I was just havin’ a little fun with ya.”


“I’m not talking to you right now, Spike.”


The Bridge gets mad at me sometimes.  But she doesn’t stay mad long.


I’ll give her some time and then go over to her. . . Wow, this is a great place . . . so much water.


I’ll pretend I’m ignoring her.  Oh-kay . . . easy does it.  Just minding my own business here . . . dum-de-dum-dum . . .


I like finding things.  Like this rock with pretty colors.  The beach is fascinating!


“You still mad at me, Bridge?”

“No, Spike.   It’s okay.  I know you can’t help yourself. ”


“I have to admit you did look kind of funny with your paws all black.”

“Yeah, that was so cool.  We have good times together, don’t we, babe.”




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Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad
Dr Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap Organic
Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition
Electric Double Step
Nonstick 6-Cavity Donut Pan
Quilted Northern Ultra Soft and Strong Bath Tissue

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62 Responses to All’s well that ends well

  1. mockturtle says:


  2. cinandjules (NY) says:

    Canine corner is back!

    Spike…we can see you’re up to no good in the first photo. Your black boots are hilarious! Don’t you know talking about a lady’s weight is frowned upon in this establishment?

    Glad you all had a great day!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Yes, Bridget is sensitive about her body. Have you noticed how she’s often sitting down in photos? When she sees me coming with the camera, she plops her bottom down, trying to hide it is my guess.

  3. Andrea in Glendale says:

    Sue do you ever think about writing books? The kids give you really good material. I would love to have stories like this in my library.. The humor is wonderful !

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Andrea . . . I appreciate the compliment. Thank you! I think about writing a book and end up tossing the idea as taking too much away from my retirement. I spend a lot of time as it is keeping this blog fresh and maintained, as well as the Amazon component.

  4. hey! Not only did we get a Canine Corner…. We got a whole Canine Crew Post! Thanks Sue! It was hilarious! You must have had a lot of fun putting that one together! I sure had fun reading it! 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Geri . . . Some posts seem to write themselves. Others, not so much. This one was a challenge because I needed a photo to match each part of the story. Glad you had fun!

      • Chuck Hajek says:

        Thank you Sue, the K9Kids loved Canine Corner! The pictures and their comments were hilarious! Great job of matching! And the pictures were, as always, super! Thanks for making my day!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Hi Chuck…I hope you and your K9s have a fabulous day (and Geri, too!). I appreciate your enthusiastic comment! 🙂

  5. AZ Jim says:

    Andrea makes a good point. Those pics or similar with your writing ability would make for cute children’s books. Hi.

  6. Diane says:

    Spike, you are so cool… HA. Love your new Boots!
    Just too funny….

  7. Thanks for the great story!! Spike did look funny with his black boots:)

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, John and Pam! I’ll have to post a pic I have of him in thigh-highs . . .

  8. Brian says:

    About time we got to see more photos of Spike. ; )

  9. Dawn says:

    Funny! At least Spike knows who to suck up to. Love his black boots. At least they didn’t end up being black pants! Funny. Katie (the sheltie) wrote her own blog post on my blog today too! 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Dawn… Katie is absolutely beautiful!

      Spike did manage to put on some thigh-high boots at another time. Wish I could put a photo in this comment. 🙂

  10. Donna D. (stickhouse in CT) says:

    Best thing? The word “glommy.” I’m guessing that means mud that gloms onto paws. lol I cringed when I saw him contemplating laying in the mud. All I could picture was all that white fur covered in that sticky, dark mud. So glad he changed his mind. Great post.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Donna. I was going to use the word “mooshy.” Pronunciation too vague so I went with “glommy.”

  11. Ladybug says:

    I’m with Spike…..I’m going to split my gut laughing!! Guess that makes me bad as Spike, huh?

  12. Timber n' Rusty says:

    YAY, Spike, Oh oh, my human’s coming , see ya Spike , Timber ,,,,,,,,,,Uh? jus lookin at the screen , why?

  13. Dedra says:

    Thank you!!!

  14. Phyllis says:


    I have tried but I just can’t get this out of my mind – so I am going to ask. No, not for your social security number…. Your ball – remember a few episodes back when you were up in that mountain near the little house you thought was a pump house and it turned out not to be? It was moving day and you couldn’t get the ball to go into the coupler. All the burly men on the blog suggested white lithium grease. Firstly, have you had any trouble since and did you grease your ball. Lastly, when you search white lithium grease in Amazon I get about a million brands and some are sprays some are not. Could those burly men be more specific.

    Can I be your dog?

    Phyllis in Oklahoma

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Phyllis . . .

      I happen to have WD-40 on hand so I give the ball a squirt of that. Problem solved. I’ve been able to hitch up in a few minutes since I started doing that.

      I’ve often thought my crew has life better than a great percentage of the people on this planet. This is what I tell Spike when he yells at me to lift him up onto the bed.

  15. tinycamper says:

    Oh, Sue, what a precious post!

  16. Glenda says:

    Rolling on the floor and laughing until the tears run down my cheeks…….Haha Haha!!! Those two are so funny!!!
    AND that last photo……………so beautiful Sue, the loves of your life and a place that epitomises you!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Glenda . . . It’s a kick for me to read that someone got a laugh out of my blog. What would I do without my crew? Everything is better with them nearby.

  17. Renee (from Datil) says:

    Great post, Sue. You’ve gotten awfully good at reading Bridget & Spike’s minds!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Renee. The three of us are together so much, it’s no wonder we can read each other’s minds. Bridget knows we’re moving to a new camp before I do anything!

  18. Gayle says:

    Spike & Bridget – glad you got back to work again. I was ready to send you my food stamps left over from my college days!

  19. Gerri Jones says:

    What an adorable post by your “crew.” I do like those black boots!! 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Gerri… There’s something about Spike’s legs and paws that made the “boots” look so silly. He would think he looks cool.

  20. Wendy says:

    Thanks for my morning laugh! You start my day off on the good side!

  21. Nice look to your new internet home. Love the doggy pics and captions.

  22. Cherie from OH says:

    What a fun read. Those pups are adorable.

    Not to change the subject, but….I LOVE that rock. What gives it all that color?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Cherie… I wish I knew. Maybe a rockhound or geologist will read this and let us know.

  23. John fossildreamer says:

    I really enjoyed todays post,, If you did not know these guys
    just a fast glance and you would know which one’s Spike.
    he’s remind’s me of a small boy always playing in the mud…
    that last pic. was real nice also… Safe travels Sue

  24. Mary Ann (Pontotoc, MS) says:

    I never saw a more expressive face than Bridget’s–and Spike’s game for anything–what a pair!

    I noticed Dr. Bronner’s on the products list this time–I had forgotten about that wonderful stuff. The peppermint scented soap is so invigorating–wonderful for shampoo also. You used to be able to buy that soap by the gallon. Hmm…maybe I need to get some!

  25. Mindy Reed says:

    LOL I loved this post and to catch up with ole Spike and Bridgett. I only have one at home my Swedish Vallhund Odie aka THE Odinator is enough for me right now.

    Thanks for the great laugh…needed down here while I melt from heat and humidity trapped indoors with the AC.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Mindy… Great to know the crew made you laugh!

      As you can see from the weather widget in the sidebar, we’re fortunate to have moderate temps and cool breezes. I wish I could send some of it your way.

  26. Your blog is pure joy!!! I love the love that you and The Crew have for each other! !!I don’t know who is more blessed….you or the Crew. Love you all! !!!!

  27. Jean/Southaven, MS says:

    Could not believe that Bridgett let you take her picture like that. Usually she hides somewhere when you try to take her picture.

    I like the book idea too. Maybe someday, we can always hope.

  28. Jerry Tyler says:

    I’ve been reading your posts since the beginning and really enjoy sharing your adventures.

    I’ve been wondering how you handle food preparation and storage when you’re in the “boonies” for two weeks.

    Thanks for sharing


    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi Jerry!

      I camp in the boonies for two weeks at a time but I’m rarely away from a grocery store for more than a week. I buy fresh veggies, fruits, eggs, milk, etc. and, of course, it runs out. Then I switch to canned goods. I freeze bread and milk for when the fresh runs out.

      I don’t eat red meat so I buy boneless chicken breasts to have on hand from the freezer. I also stock up on chicken sausage and/or turkey sausage. It comes in many “flavors” and is handy (sliced in medallions) to add substance to rice dishes, pasta dishes, bean concoctions, etc. I love pasta with pesto or tomato sauce. Parmesan cheese is a staple. I make sure I never run out because it can “dress up” anything! I also buy potatoes and keep them in a dark cabinet, as well as onions. Peppers can be chopped up and frozen, if you like to have them on hand.

      I always make sure I have plenty of coffee and Progresso soups on hand, as well as saltines and Gatorade. The last three items are good to have in case you’re hit with the flu or something.

      As for food prep… I do almost all cooking on the BLT’s propane stove. Occasionally I grill on my little folding grill that uses charcoal.

      That should give you some ideas! Thanks so much for writing and for reading my blog since the beginning. I’m happy you’re with us, Jerry!

      • Jerry Tyler says:

        Thanks. Your time on the road seems to have you well-prepared for the traveling lifestyle.

  29. marcia in pa says:

    Love it. I just love it!

  30. Marcia GB in MA says:

    What a great story! Your pics and captions match so well and really show their different personalities to a T.

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