Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Working Dogs

Hi! Steve again. Mom told us we are going camping this weekend. I have no idea what camping is, but I am always up for new adventures, so I was excited. Then she came up with these things called backpacks. I've seen Mom and Dad wear backpacks when we went snowshoeing and they carried our treats and poop inside them, so I have no problem with a backpack-- until she tried to put it on me! Look at me. It was torture.Even Kat hated it.Apparently we are going to go hiking over the camping trip too and for some reason, Mom and Dad want us to carry our own poop. It should really be a joy for them to pick up our poop, bag it, and carry it for miles in their backpacks, but apparently they don't get that.

Then Dad tried to bribe us into liking our backpacks by giving us some treats. I'll admit that worked pretty well.
Then Kat and I ran around for a while outside in our backpacks and when we came back inside, Mom took them off. She said something about how that was enough for today and we'd have to wear them again tomorrow. We shall see about that!

Steve

PS. We are going to a husky picnic on Saturday so that's why we are going camping. WOO!

24 comments:

Tracey and Huffle said...

Wow you guys get to have so much fun. Is Wilbur going too? And if not, who is looking after him???

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Peanut said...

I don't know about those backpacks. I hope camping is fun though

The Daily Echo said...

What kind of vacation is that? We think your parents should carry your poop. You could sit and refuse to move in those things at the next practice session. What about Wilbur? What does he have to carry?
ECHO

Leann said...

That picture of Kat says it all! There is no doubt what she is thinking about this thing on her back. :)

Kapp pack said...

Why do humans think we will like all this stupid stuff????

WOo woo, KA

Thor & Marco Polo said...

Hello my fellow back-packers,

Yes - My Mom did that to me too because she said I was dragging her through the woods and she was tired of it. The good news was she did put lots of great treats and water in the back-pack so we got to stop and eat alot.
Come and visit my blog soon, My Mom said she would add pictures of me carrying the pack.
Mr Thor
Awesome back-Packer from rainy Iowa

Thor & Marco Polo said...

It's me Thor again,

I forgot to tell you - I have three kitty friends living with me! I have to be nice to them too!

Can I link to your blog?

Thanks Mr Thor

Moco said...

Becareful! First they will want you to carry your own poo, then you will have to start carrying things they don't want to carry. Put your feet down and tell them what is acceptable to go in those backpacks.

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Those backpacks do look pretty sharp on you two! Yucko, you have to carry yur poop wif you on the trail! But, bribery can work wonders, hawoo!!

-Cosmos & Juneau-

Tasha & Eva said...

I was going to say that Kat does not look happy but that is the understatement of the year.

But at least you get to on a picnic and camping. You two are such lucky pups.

Princess Eva

Thor & Marco Polo said...

Hello my New Buddies

I would love to link to your blog and of course you can link to ours! My Mom got my backpack at the website called www.ruffwear.com - the saddle bags come off and there are bladders on both sides for water so you don't have the carry bottles and it does keep me cool - Hiking is fun but the poop bags aren't! But sometimes I just can't help it! Happy trails to you!
Thor-Man
(the obedient one)

Simcha said...

Camping? Mmmm I think I smell s'mores!

Have a great trip!

One of the pack said...

What fun you guys are having. We think you should give lessons on enjoying life each day! We can't wait to live vicariously. Enjoy the husky round up. Those back packs don't look too bad.

Loving Life,

Lola

Tucker said...

Ooh, shiny stuff on the sides!

The Human Assistant has a book that shows Army humans making dogs pull stuff in the winter.

In the summer they made them carry stuff.

Books give humans wrong ideas. That's one reason I chew books!

I think camping is like the Iditarod where you get to go places and sleep outside. Hope you have fun!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WOO poor Sibes -

Khall the authorities -

It is bad enough woo have to live with a KHAT but your pawrents are making woo wear bakhkpakhks?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Pawsonally, my mom and I don't do the khamping thing - bugs, hot, ikhky, no internet, no husky khool air - oh have fun!

Kathryn and Ari said...

We LOVE to camp, but we haven't tried the dog backpacks yet. We can't wait to hear what humans and canines have to say about the experience.

Cubby said...

That's husky abuse!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

WOW you two! you always get to do fun stuff. It is hotter than you know what for me to do fun stuff.... however, mom keeps telling me of a trip in about 5 weeks to get something very special. Humm... Anyroo, I like your backpacks! I am sure you two will get used to them. Have fun this weekend and can't wait to hear all about it!
Hugs,
Sitka

The Army of Four said...

Oh... oh, you guys look so totally not happy with the backpacks. Mom was going to get one for us to wear. Dad asked what she'd put in it and she said, "Poop bags, water, cell phone, treats, stuff like that." Dad said, "Well you already CARRY all that!" Mom said he didn't quite get it. WE said, "right on, Dad" and don't have to carry our own gear. Ha roooo!
Tail wags and have your dad call our dad,
Storm

The Husky in the Window said...

Working dogs? How could she do this to you'all? And Kat does not look happy at all about this. And why should you have to carry your poop? No fair.
Have a fun weekend and we want to see pictures of this camping thing.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

cyber-sibes said...

Well the pic nic looks pawsome, but the backpacks don't! Why is it humans don't seem to get that animals poo outside & leave it where it drops. Personally I would refuse to carry poo anywhere. They want it, they bagged it, they carry it. Now treats are another matter all together....

Wooos and good luck!
Star & Jack "no poo for you two" A-roo

Turbo the Sibe said...

A husky picnic sounds fun!

Holly said...

I can definitely tell by Khat's look, that she is NOT pleased!

Try to have fun anyway!!!

Holly

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Steve and Kat
is yer mom going to carry the picnick basket Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate