Ending up our Tahoe weekend posts with some treats and new gear!
We were lucky enough to be contacted by EzyDog, who generously offered a new Summit backpack for us to try out. Our Tahoe weekend was a great chance to give it a go on the trail! We also took a trip to our favorite pet store in South Lake...
Here are some cool features of the Summit Backpack:
- Good sized pouches on each side, with zippers for expanding
- The pouches have waterproof lining on the inside
- Easily adjustable straps
- A padded under strap so the pack won't rub on your dog
- A handle on top in case you need to grab hold!
- Lightweight, durable material
|The EzyDog Summit backpack: easy to use!|
A few more Summit pack notes: I didn't put much in the pouches- just a bag of treats and some extra poop bags. Because of that, it leaned to one side and moved around a little bit- so it's important to equally distribute the weight between the two sides. We didn't spend much time adjusting the straps either, which also made it move around a little. I didn't leave the backpack on during our whole hike, because we didn't really need him to carry things. It wasn't a long hike, but it was good to test the pack out! In general, I don't really want Captain to have to carry around his stuff, since on short day hikes I'm usually fine carrying a water bottle and some food for him. But it's nice to have the option of a backpack, particularly if you are loading up your own pack and don't have space to carry your dog's necessities. It also makes for easier access to things, so you don't have to take off your own backpack to get at things you need for your dog.
In addition to trying out the new backpack we were sent, we also took Captain to our favorite South Lake Tahoe pet store, Dog Dog Cat. We figured we had to get Captain something new, since this weekend getaway was all about him! Time to spoil the pup ;-)
|Let's go, Mom! Treats and toys, oh my!|
|Testing out the fleece inside|
|This fleece is keeping me warm!|
I also just *might* have given Captain some extra cream cheese from my bagel....
|Oh Mom I love cream cheese!!|
And that's the end of the posts from Captain's Tahoe weekend! I was so happy we were able to get away, to spend one last weekend, just the three of us, doing everything Captain likes to do... before things change! This Tahoe trip was all about Captain. Just the way he (and any Vizsla) thinks it should be! ;-)