Thursday, August 21, 2008


Quick! Call PETA! My humans are doing experiments on an animal!

All summer I went away on weekends and Arrow went to City Park. Where he seems perfectly happy. But this week the humans are going to experiment and Arrow’s the guinea pig—no offense to all the wonderful guinea pigs in the world.

They're taking Arrow camping with me! He’s very excited. (He’s always very excited so it’s hard to tell if it’s about camping.)

First my mom bought him a new crate. He has a chewed up one that he uses in the car. (Cause he barfs a lot in the car.)

We have a giant one at home. When we go camping I use it as my cabin when I need some privacy. It was my friend Pica’s puppy crate so it has that good doggie smell. I sleep in it. At home sometimes me and Arrow play in it. Arrow goes in it in the morning to wait for his walkie.

My mom bought this one for Arrow. Too small. She forgot how much room Arrow’s ears take up.

The chewed up car crate is a good size. My mom brought it in and I started sleeping in it. At first she couldn’t find me.

Then she took Arrow with her to return the small one. They found one that was just right. High enough for his ears and long enough for a barf section.

Sometimes doggies ask me why Arrow goes to City Bark when I go camping. Many reasons.

I am not always the friendlier dog, but I am the civilized dog. I don’t pee in the tent. Or on the outside of it. I don’t climb on the picnic table. I don’t yap and cry if I am left alone for a second. Even in the crate. I don’t run away. I don’t bark at every doggie I see. I don’t chew up human’s stuff like their underwear and shoes. I don’t howl and bark and scratch at the tent if I hear animal sounds outside at night. (OK, once I did) And I don’t barf in the car.

The grand experiment will begin Friday night. The humans are prepared to leave if Arrow gets them thrown out of the campground. My mom thinks we should just camp in the woods somewhere. Maybe we’ll have to.


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Good lukhk khamping with the wee one!

Paws khrossed woo have fun!!


River said...

Good luck with Arrow! Maybe he just needs to get used to the camping situation and he'll calm down some. Maybe something like Rescue Remedy would keep him calmer without being a pill he had to take.

love & wags,

Abby said...

Hi, Deefor...

I hope Arrow enjoys his camping trip...

Maybe he just needs to get used to all the new stuff he will see...

I'm sure you will all have a good time...

Abby xxxooo

Lacy said...

w00f's Deefor and Arrow, hmmm who nos, arrow mite b a good puppy this time...hope u all has a pawsome time...

b safe,

Lady Kaos said...

Good luck! The first time my cousin went camping with us, she barfed like 3 times on the way there and then she was fine and hasn't doen it since. I hope you don't have to deal with a barfing Arrow all the way there!
Have fun!

Asta said...

I hope the xpewiment goes well..maybe you could help civilize awwow youwself since you'we so good at all the camping stuff
have a gweat time!
smoochie kisses

Willow the Black Dale said...

Ummmm may we suggest Puppy Prozac for Arrow. Maybe Corona's with lime might help. Oh just give him a shot tequila and call it good. He should be calm for the whole trip.

* this a good idea? You are all brave....vewy vewy brave*

Paws crossed,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Deefor!
The experiment sounds interesting. I will be waiting for your report!
I hope you all have a great time!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

Wow, oh boy. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I hope the experiment goes well with success. It'll be fun for Arrow to come along for camping

~ Girl girl

happy said...

How nice to go camping! Hope Arrow is having loads of fun too!

Amber-Mae said...

Camping is fun! Well Arrow really needs to get used to being outside there. If your hoomans bring him out often & camp often, he'll soon get used to it.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

I think camping in the woods sounds like great fun. Mummy thinks it sounds insane. What would she know?!

Simba x

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. Good luck with Arrow..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

the 4 Bs said...

Hi Deefor, well, we have our paws crossed that Arrow will behave and you will all have a nice camping time together. it sounds like you are the perfect camping dog. now if Arrow would just watch you and learn.


Kodak the Eskie said...

I hope you have fun camping. Good luck with Arrow! i bet he'll do just fine!

Hugs, Kodak

Sharon said...

Quite an experiment! I hope it goes ok for you, Deefor. You are the voice of reason so maybe Arrow will follow your lead.

Come to my place and join the Squirrel Patrol.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


How did the camping go man!!! Did Arrow barf lots...did you have to babysit...or bite?

Did he pee on the tent? Please don't tell me he peed on you!

Hehehehee! I hope you guys had the best camping trip ever!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Pedro said...


Can't wait to hear how your weekend was with Arrow. Hopefully he behaved himself!