An ugly turn and a plan changes

Saturday, July 15 (continued)

“In you go!”

I toss Reg and Rog into the Perfect Tow Vehicle and we ride down I-90 a few miles to the town of Superior.  First we stop at Castle’s Grocery to restock.  The plan is to leave Sloway Campground tomorrow.   It may be a while before we come upon another full-size grocery store.  Better stock up.

Next the PTV takes us around town.

Mineral County Court House, Superior, Montana

Let’s see what’s up this street . . .

“A laundromat!  I didn’t see that before.  Well, this means a change in our plan!  We’ll do laundry tomorrow and leave on Monday instead.”

We return to our campsite at Sloway Campground.

That’s when things take an ugly turn.

Reggie and Roger play nicely in our outdoor room until I make the mistake of handing them Yellow Chicken.

“OH, NO!  Poor Yellow Chicken!”

“Uh-oh.  Now you’ve done it.”

“You guys have no mercy.  Yellow Chicken is innocent and look at him! You’ve killed him!”

“Gives one pause, doesn’t it, Reg.”

Sunday, July 16

We return to Superior and do our laundry.  Driving the few miles north to the campground, I decide to keep going past the exit.

“We’re going to see what St. Regis is like.”

Down the next exit ramp and into town . . . . 

Tourists everywhere!  Cars and trucks and RVs and people trotting across the road.  A swarm of people buy cherries at a vendor’s stand.  A sign tempts me to drive into the travel center for a berry ice cream shake.

As much as I love ice cream shakes and cherries, I can’t deal with this . . .

I find St. Regis Community Park and walk the crew.  

Then we return to our peaceful camp and I put away the clean laundry while the crew does what the crew does.

Roger attempts to disable his opponent with a rear-leg attack!

Reggie is familiar with this strategy and kicks free!

Reggie goes on the offensive with a neck bite!

Roger wages a counter-strike!

Reggie growls, returning fire, and with his fierce jaws, he  . . .

“Hey, hey, hey!  Calm down, you two!”

“I know, I know.  You were just playing.”  


Monday, July 17

Today we move to our next camp!  I’ll tell you about it in the next post.


NOTE:  This post was written previously and scheduled for delayed posting while the crew and I are camped with limited or no internet connection.  — Sue




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50 Responses to An ugly turn and a plan changes

  1. Pat from Mich. says:


  2. Pat from Mich. says:

    Wow! It’s been ages since I was first. Those two dogs are just too darned cute. They certainly have bonded to each other.

  3. Deena in Phoenix says:

    Poor Yellow Chicken, he looks up to Sue, “put me ICU till I heal”. The Boys love rough housing and Sue smell fresh clean laundry. Moving on, Life a Wonderful Adventure! Thank you for sharing.


  4. Dawn in MI says:

    Poor little yellow chicken! But you are right. Boys will be boys.

  5. Lee J in Northern California says:

    Poor chicken! It was a cliff hanger folks…..chicken 0. Reggie and Roger 1!
    Darn, now I want ice cream…grr…

  6. Poor yellow chicken! I love the “who me? looks on Reg and Rog when you tell them to calm down. Boys, sigh…

  7. Lauri says:

    Hahahaha. That’s HILARIOUS!!!!!!

  8. Pamelab says:

    Poor, poor little yellow chicken.

  9. Carlene and corky from northern New Jersey says:

    Oh my Reggie is almost heart broken with the poor chicken gutted. ..

    And then the look of innocence. .. Those sweet rambunctious pouches…

    I know the silence is good… You are more stronger than me, I just can’t be without cell or internet… Look forward to a new camp update.

    Have a happy week Sue, Crew and Blogerinos!

    Carlene and Corky

  10. Renee from Idaho says:

    Top Ten Again . . . now back to reading!

    • Renee from Idaho says:

      Oh NO! Look at the poor eyes on Yellow Chicken. He knows he’s had it. And his squeaker is plum torn out too! The travesty of it all!

      Well, I know Sue is a skilled surgeon, but this may be too much!

  11. Linda Rose, Muffin, Molly & Midgy Carmichael, Ca says:

    I must be a worry wart. When you said things took an ugly turn I worried about you, I worried about Rodger and Reggie. I did not worry about yellow chicken. They sure do look like they’re having a great time together.

  12. Aww poor yellow chicken,,,, hope you can mend the chic up,, wow those boys can really play ruff, no pun intended,, still waiting for the shift kit,, but , hey, we don’t need to be anywhere till the 1st,,,,,, have a pleasant week and give them babies of yours a huge hug from us,,,,,, 🐾👣

  13. Pam from Wisconsin says:

    Rest in peace, Yellow Chicken.

  14. Carolyn in AZ says:

    Tug of war and yellow chicken lost! Reg and Rog sure do have fun together!

  15. I think those pups need a rubber chicken.

  16. Susan in Dallas says:

    Love, the innocence showing in those furry faces when you break them up from playing. Roger looks like he’s grinning!

  17. Kitt NW WA says:


    I just love those two pups! What a hoot! Not only have their lives changed, but I imagine your life has changed in positive ways as well. A happy threesome rolling through life.

    I’m glad you’re able to do the delayed posting. Hopefully, it makes your blogging a bit easier. It certainly perks up blogorino’s days when a post comes. Thanks for sharing your life in words and photos with us!

  18. Glenda in OZ! says:

    RIP yellow chicken! 🙁

  19. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    I don’t feel sorry for the yellow chicken. I feel sorry for me. I so wanted to hear about the berry ice cream shake.

    • KelleyinSoCal says:

      OMG this made me laugh out loud!

      • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

        Honestly, with the hot, humid days we’ve been having that shake sounded so good. I was expecting a wonderful mouth-watering description of the icy creamy goodness punctuated with bits of sweet berries – you know, Sue’s usual detailed blow by blow description. And what do I get? A dead yellow chicken!!!

  20. Susan in south central WA says:

    Oh poor Yellow Chicken1! That is the worst “injury” I can ever remember to any of the crew’s toys. We used to (and this was a long time ago) stop in St Regis for huckleberry shakes. (Kalispell had great huckleberry shakes too) Never heard of cherry milk shakes!

  21. Geri in the FL panhandle! says:

    Your “ugly turn” phrase gave my heart a jolt! I imagined a camper jumping out of the bushes, camera in hand, getting a candid photo of the elusive RV Sue! Therefore I am glad it was just the destruction of yellow chicken!

  22. ValGal (westernWA) says:

    I bet Yellow Chicken can be resurrected!

    The boys have such innocent expressions when chastised. 🙂

    I can’t believe you passed up the berry shake, crowds or not.

    Hope you are staying cool!

  23. Cheryl Tucker in The Lower Thumb of MI says:

    I don’t think ICU (AKA RVSue) can bring back Yellow Chicken! Although, miracles do happen, even where favorite stuffed animals are concerned! Good luck, Sue! Me thinks you’ll need a couple spools of bright yellow “suture” material to resurrect Yellow Chicken. Hope your fingers are up to the task! I know the boys would appreciate a miracle!

  24. Cinandjules 🌵 says:

    Oh dear! Chief of staff surgery has a tedious job ahead. The last photo made me laugh!

    Apparently neither Reg or Rog gave in…I can almost hear yellow chicken ripping! Reg had his wing. Reg looks a bit concern….with the results of the now gutted yellow chicken.

  25. Nora now in Bemidji Minnesota says:

    Can’t believe you missed a huckleberry shake!! Had huckleberry ice cream when I was there a few weeks ago and thought it was wonderful.
    Poor yellow chicken. Looks like it’s beyond the skills of a seamstress. But I bet Amazon has a few more.

  26. Diann in MT says:

    If you are still in Montana, a good way of securing a huckleberry ice cream treat and avoiding the hordes is to find a little store in a little town off the beaten path and look for a Wilcoxson’s huckleberry ice cream sandwich. They are in season even when the huckleberries are out of season! Good move to get back to camp as soon as you could!
    Huckleberry season follows cherry season.
    Cool weather is on its way! Enjoy, Sue and Crew!

  27. Rachel says:

    They have so much fun together! What a blessing! Great entertainment! Lol

  28. Dawn in NC says:

    Hi Sue, I am impressed you could resist the creamy, cold, berry shake. Now I want one too! I LOVE cherries. Hope you are having a great camp where you are.

  29. OMGosh…..I loaded up on huckleberry food stuff while in Montana. We don’t get very many huckleberry jams, preserves, syrup, licorice candy, etc. in AZ. I gave some away as gifts and I kept quite a few. We had huckleberry ice cream and other goodies with huckleberry while traveling through Montana and spent time at Glacier Nat’l Park. Love Reg and Roger’s rough housing….perfect pals.

    • Diann in MT says:

      Way to go, Huckleberry Fan!
      I swear those little blue and purple berries are addictive!

  30. AZ Jim says:

    Seeing yellow chicken with his entrails completely exposed like that is not for the faint of heart. I was just getting ready for breakfast when I saw that grizzly sight, now I’ll be lucky to be able to eat lunch. Thanks Missy!

  31. Cinandjules 🌵 says:

    vocabulary tends to be different..depending on ones location. Being a west coast transplant, living in NY I added “stoop”, “noseeums”,”manure trucks”, “microburst” and “thruway” to name a few.

    Since becoming a zonie…..I’m now adding monsoon, haboob, flash floods and air conditioner.

    we now return to the normal blogging program!

  32. Mostlylost says:

    Poor yellow chicken. But um, isn’t this supposed to be a blog about Boondocking and camping, and not a blog about chick lit? 😀

  33. Poor chicken!!! Glad it wasn’t one of the boys. They play rough, our pups always did also. Sure miss telling them to settle down.

  34. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    Really hilarious post. Reg & Rog are just too precious and the look of innocence, is priceless.
    Thought something disastrous happened when I read the headline. Feel sorry for the chicken but glad it was just their toy.

  35. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Silly, silly boys! I bet that poor chicken was disemboweled in a few, ferocious minutes!

    I hope you were able to get some fresh berries or that yummy sounding shake at a later date. Finding the laundromat was almost like a bonus prize. You were not looking for one, but now your clothes and linens are clean, that chore is done For a while. Between clean laundry and a grocery store stock up run, it sounds like you may be headed to a remote area. Or maybe a near small town that does not offer many amenities. 🙂

    Sue, I hope you have a good evening! Sending you, Reggie, and Roger love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! 🙂 I hope chicken will have a speedy recovery after he has a short hospital stay so his wounds can be mended! 🙂

  36. Barbara from Camano Is. says:

    I really appreciate your sense of humor!! And your picture taking! And just you in general!! Thanks for the entertainment. And after all the dog toys I’ve stitched up, I’m entirely confident yellow chicken will have a new life.

  37. Tesaje says:

    My pup does not get stuffed toys because she methodically pulls all the stuffing out and makes a big mess. Fun for her, not so much for me.

    Glad the ugly turn was only the yellow chicken. 🙂

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