We’re packing for a weekend trip. We’re so good at it that I created a checklist on my computer and had it printed up as a notepad so I don’t forget anything. It’s been super helpful … until now.
Yesterday I started gathering up everything we usually pack. I checked the weather forecast, did a load of laundry and was pretty much ready to go when I realized I needed to pack for Enzo!
I started making a list of what he’d need … and it just kept getting longer!
We’d need his food. Little puppies can’t order something off the menu after all. We’d need treats to encourage him to behave. I had to pack an extra blanket in case he had an accident. I grabbed a few of his favorite toys. I threw in an extra roll of poop bags.
Should I throw in his little bed? He’s so used to laying on it and it’s pretty small. Sure, throw that in the suitcase … since now there’s a whole additional suitcase for our ten pound puppy!
Oh, shoot, don’t forget the proof of rabies vaccination. He’ll need that to get on the plane.
It was at this point I looked at the assembled pile and flashed back more than 30 years to when my children were babies. Diaper bags, car seats, toys to keep them busy … holy moly, having a puppy is pretty much the same thing as having a baby! We even get up in the middle of the night with him on occasion!
We are loving having this little guy to snuggle, play tug-o-war and make our lives just a little more filled with joy. We’re looking forward to traveling with him, but I think I need to streamline his trip needs!
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Grab the essentials for yourself AND your travel buddies and get going!
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