Oh boy! We’re going on another dock diving trip this weekend. There’s a big event up at Virginia Beach, and we’re leaving as soon as my dad gets home from work tomorrow. Yippee and Yee-Haw!!!!!
Today is packing day, or at least start packing day. And it’s my job to make sure my mom doesn’t forget everything. I know she has a packing list, but it’s the Captain’s responsibility to make sure the flight is smooth and problem-free. So today, I’ll be following my mom around making sure everything is ready and packed.
Let me add right here…for those of you thinking about taking your dog to a dock diving event, you do NOT need all of this stuff. All you actually need is a leash and a throw toy. But because we travel so much, we take all of these things to keep us…especially our mom and dad…more comfortable and make things easier.
Okay, let’s see, we need…
my Power Bones (energy bars)
box with any meds we might need
Oxyfresh (add to our water for Hoppy’s bad breath!)
our competition vests
water dishes for our crates and food bowls for our meals
various bandanas so we can be “cute”
poopy bags for….well, you know
leashes and extra collars
the E-Z Up tent (2 in this pic, but we only take 1)
chairs for our mom and dad (we, of course, have those comfortable crates!)
our throw objects: (L-R Flappie, DFT/duck, bumper, Wubba)
Spud’s tennis ball (our dad decided he wants to try throwing this for Spud)
travel water dish and jug of water for us
Dixie Dock Dogs and 3 Dawg Flite banners to hang on our tent
ice chest full of drinks and snacks (for our mom and dad)
equipment case to carry all our “stuff” from hotel to event
cart to carry our crates, chairs, etc. from our truck down to the crating area
cart unfolds to look like this. cool, huh?
enough food for all three dogs for all the days we will be gone
Nylabones to keep us calm in the hotel room (good luck!)
old towels and lots of plastic bags because everything gets wet at dock diving events
our e-collar chargers and power strip (also for their cell phones and computer)
We wear the e-collars while traveling since we are in unfamiliar territory and stop at so many roadside places.
Whew! That’s a lot of stuff. And that’s just the stuff for us. It doesn’t even include my mom and dad’s stuff.
But when they start getting all of this stuff out, it sure gets me all excited. And I’ve followed my mom around all day today making sure she didn’t miss a thing.
I’m happy to report…..we are ready to goooooo!
Virginia Beach…..here comes Team 3 Dawg Flite!
Sally, the Captain of Team 3 Dawg Flite
Proud member of Dixie Dock Dogs