As if my four month old little sister could show *me* any new tricks.
I shrugged and said okay, curious to see what she’d come up with – expecting her to tell me about the snails in the garden or something.
Then she started explaining the basic rules for a really cool game called geocaching that her humans play a lot.
Geocaching? I wondered briefly if it involved pocket money for biscuits, but then I sat back eager to hear more about the game.
Geocaching in a nutshell
1. Some clever humans hide little treasures in parks and other fun places. The treasures can be anything from a metal cylinder filled with toys, or tupperware boxes with little bits and pieces like IKEA pencils, cocktail umbrellas or other trinkets. They also have a little logbook inside them where you put your pawprint and a little note once you’ve found the treasure.
2. You get an account with www.geocaching.com and work out if there are any hidden treasures near where you live. We checked the map and found some pawsome looking ones in my favourite park Wimbledon Common.
3. Then you download an app to your phone and use the built in gps to find the treasure box – this part is the most fun for us doggies as we can help out by sniffing for the treasure.
4. You find the treasure, leave a note in the log book and if you see anything you like in the box you can take it as long as you leave something else in return.
I gasped – how could my little sister know so much about something I had never heard of?
Of course I didn’t tell her that *Waggy tail*
We ended up having a really fun day out and I can honestly say that I’m thinking of signing up to that website and start sniffing for geocaches myself!
Have you ever tried geocaching? Did you bring your doggie? We would love to hear from other geocaching doggies out there!