Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The art of packing.........

We always have the same argument with Small Dog in the run-up to any trip away, no matter how brief. For such a diminutive dog, she always seems to require a disproportionate amount of kit. This applies particularly to camping trips, despite having one whole locker in the camper van to herself for all her accoutrements.
We've tried in the past to whittle down her packing list, but she always manages to slip a few 'must have' items past us while we're otherwise occupied.

In addition to her new camping chair, which admittedly folds down flat and packs away into a discreet carry bag, she apparently requires the following items, all of which are stowed neatly in her locker.

  • Warm, fleecy blanky, for chilly evenings round the campfire
  • Muddy paw towel
  • Jumpers x2
  • Raincoat
  • Treats and chews
  • Collar, harness & lead
  • Screw-in spike
  • Poo bags
  • Squeaky ball
  • Favourite squeaky toy of the moment
  • Brush
  • Shampoo
  • Detangle spray
According to Small Dog, these represent the absolute bare minimum of items required when camping.

However, she's been updating her packing list today and I noticed a few additional 'necessities' have crept onto it.

Most notably.

I wouldn't mind so much, but she doesn't even like getting her paws wet.

*sigh* It's going to be a long day.............

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