I always know it’s gonna be a good day when Lady says . . . Alfie, go fetch your suitcase . . . ‘cos it means we’re off on an adventure with Betty [smile wag pant]
I also know that my suitcase is very important because it carries my cookies . . .
I keep asking for a bigger suitcase so I can make sure I have enough cookies at any given moment because for some reason Lady insists on putting other stuff in there too . . .
” the nerve . . . it’s my suitcase and I should be able to pack whatever I want . . .
However . . . [aka] whatever = eye roll + tail swish
. . . she insists that a smart pet is a prepared one and so these are what she packs in my suitcase . . .
food & water . . .
enough to last my whole trip and a couple of extra days – just in case we can’t find mine on the road . . . there was this time when she knew she wasn’t going to have enough, so she used the extra supply to mix with the new stuff so I wouldn’t get a tummy ache – I really appreciated that . . . and I’m guessing so did she because I barf when my tummy isn’t feeling good . . .
and that’s not fun for anyone . . . neither is gas . . . [she looks at me and I look at her as we both pull funny faces and cover our noses] what can I say, all that jiggling and eating – gas is gonna happen . . . she gives me probiotics to help that situation . . . nice!
Oh . . . and YUP . . . I drink the filtered stuff too . . . I drink it at home and I drink it when we travel . . . I guess she tries to keep things consistent to help the . . . well . . . you know . . . barf and gas situation [cheesy grin]
cookies COOKIES cookies & treats . . .
when I’m getting cranky during a long drive – she cheers me up by putting some of these in my vicinity . . . nothing like a little distraction to while away the time . . . and she gives me special chews and keeps a lavender diffuser right next me which helps me keep my cool and calm demeanor [wink wink]
poop bags, paw wipes . . .
and other unmentionables . . . ahem . . .
important stuff [according to Lady] . . .
as in . . .copies of my RECORDS – latest shots kind NOT doo-wop kind . . .
medication, emergency supplies, supplements and all my daily stuff – more on that coming soon[ish]
important stuff [according to Alfie] . . .
toys, blankets, my bed and other stuff that makes me feel safe . . . I have a lot of these [she says I’m spoiled – I don’t know what that means, but it must be true ‘cos she mentions it quite a bit]
ALSO . . . I wear my very own dog tags that tell everyone my name, my #, and how to reach Lady in case of an emergency . . . .
and . . .
I have my own sign on Betty’s window that tells everyone I’m inside and what to do in an emergency . . .
and . . .
Lady even keeps a card in her wallet that lets everyone know where I am in case she has an emergency . . .
” WOW . . . she’s a pretty good travel buddy thinking of this stuff to keep me safe and happy . . .
now if only I could convince her that my ‘bigger suitcase = more cookies” theory has merit for serious consideration . . . hee HEE hee