I know the title seems click-baity, but I absolutely promise that this post is really important. The reason it’s so important is because if I didn’t already know how to do this, Rigby probably would have died last week.
We were really fortunate to have been able to have gone on one of my dream vacations this summer, which really only sparked even more thoughts of new dream vacations. We have a lot of thoughts and ideas (Dave says Spain, I say Ireland, but we both agree we’d like to go to Greece too. Oh and back to London. And the English countryside. And maybe Italy. Oh nevermind…)
The only problem? That’s expensive. And we have a dog to worry about.
Luckily, we have a fantastic support system of dog lovers (my mom is Rigby’s #1 pick for pet sitter) but sometimes even she isn’t available. I came to this realization a few days ago that we were both invited to a wedding out of state, requiring me to figure out new travel plans for the little man. Because Rigby is Shiba through and through, I can’t just drop him off and hope for the best.
He requires a lot of planning, and one of the things I always plan at least a day in advance, if not more, is what to pack for him. I’ve come up with an extensive list that I thought I’d share just in case you have any vacations coming up where your pup will be enjoying a “vacation” of his/her own too.
What to Pack in Your Dog’s Overnight Bag & a Travel Checklist
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It’s been awhile since Rigby’s was last on the blog, and I figured it’s about time I round up some of his absolute favorite products. In general, Rigby’s a pretty easy customer. He likes most toys, at least long enough for me to feel okay about spending the money on them. He’s past the destroy-all-the-things puppy phase, so he’s not really into the stuffed toys so much. Instead, we try to grab things that will keep him entertained for longer than the time it takes to chew through a toy. And he’s a cookie monster, and rarely does he meet a food item he doesn’t like. However, there are some that seem to spark and keep his interest longer than others.
And to be totally fair, some of these are things Rigby could care less about, and are my favorites. You’ll see why. Now onto the favorites!
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No lie, it has been incredibly difficult getting back into the swing of things this week. Between being on a different time zone and catching a cold our last day in Paris, my sleeping schedule has been all sorts of screwed up. While I’ve been making it through the work day just fine, at night my bedtime is now around 9 pm. Let’s just say it makes my late night blogging habit super hard to accomplish!
What I’m Wearing
Romper: White Plum Boutique (similar)
Shirt: Sanctuary Clothing (just ordered this one from Nordstrom #NSale)
Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneaker in White
Socks: Kushyfoot Foot Covers, c/o
Hat: Merona Fedora Hat
I felt kind of bad after I wrote 10 things you should probably know about Shiba Inus. I know most of you got that I was kind of poking fun at Rigby and his breed of weirdos, but I was also fairly serious. They’re not really for the faint of heart and I think everyone should know that, especially because I get frequent comments or emails about where one can acquire a Shibe.
BUT, with that said, I am a Shiba lover. They’re cute and quirky and way too smart. So I figured I’d follow up my last post to share why Shibas will always have my heart, despite their interesting personalities.
The 5 Best Things About Owning a Shiba Inu
1. They’re darn adorable. Whether it’s making “Airplane Ears”, howling, play bowing, or walking around the house grunting a greeting with a toy in their mouth, it’s hard from melting into a puddle from the cuteness.