A FIELD TRIP

Imagine my surprise as I pulled into the parking space at Olde Towne Pet Resort to find Ashley standing outside waiting for me. She was holding a clipboard and wearing a smile. She laughed when she saw my quizzical expression and handed me the clip board as she asked “can you sign this permission slip so Harley can go on a field trip?”

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As soon as I saw it, I knew I’d need a copy because I just HAD to share this with you. #socute Today my little Doodle-Bug is being whisked away in the pet resort van for a puppy bowl photo/video shoot.

I can’t make this up!

I must have him there NLT 9:30am, and according to the permission slip, he’ll return sometime around 2:00pm. I love how they’ve left lunch as an option. I think I’ll pack one for Harley just in case…

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Gotta make sure there’s enough to share!

As you saw, I completed the form, and then I let Harley read it to make sure he was okay with everything…

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Phew – he was!

Over the weekend I thought it would be a great idea to run through a few drills, make sure his endurance levels were good, work on a few moves in the event he catches the ball. He wasn’t remotely interested…

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So I guess we’ll just wing it!

He did start to get a little anxious once he saw his lunchbox. Early Tuesday evening I found him waiting by the door, I had to tell him he was way too early…

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For a fleeting moment I thought about tagging along – to watch – take a few photos.

 THEN REALITY HIT…

Photo compliments of www.just-spotted.com

Photo compliments of www.just-spotted.com

Check back on Monday for our “after the game” highlights.

Be kind to someone and as always, thank you so very much for sharing me with all your friends!

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55 Comments
  • Tiffany
    January 28, 2015

    I love the lunchbox. Adorable!! Can’t wait to see what happens on Monday.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      So happy you love the lunchbox – it used to be yours! LOL

  • laverne bennett
    January 28, 2015

    Have fun Harley.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      I’m sure he will Laverne, I’m sure he will 🙂

  • Teresa
    January 28, 2015

    That’s so cool that you a) have your own lunch box b) are going on a field trip and c) get to be in a puppy bowl photo/video shoot. Can’t wait for the next instalment!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Thanks Teresa – I can only imagine what his day was like!

  • Amanda
    January 28, 2015

    I love how you filled out his permission slip and tried (or at least attempted) to practice drills with him! Too cute! I can’t wait to see how it all turned out.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Amanda, the permission slip was the cutest ever. And the fact that they were serious about it really made me chuckle (I’m sure they had to do it for insurance purposes) We did try a few drills, but Harley acted like he used to play in the NFL and refused to cooperate. Yes, please come back on Monday – 🙂

      • Gail Winer
        January 28, 2015

        Too stinking cute-a welcome smile – you go Harley

        • Cathy Bennett
          January 28, 2015

          Hey Gail, so happy to hear from you. Happy we were able to lighten your heart a little. Harley seems to have had a great time. He came home, ate, and now he’s snoring 🙂

  • DashLilly
    January 28, 2015

    Fabulous!!! I can’t wait to hear all about the field trip!!!! Wonder who Harley sat with on the bus… did he listen to the chaperone’s instructions? Did he stay with his buddy as they entered and exited… 🙂 so fun!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Deirdre, I can only imagine how crazy that puppy bus must have been. It was probably a hoot and a half. I’ll make sure to get a full report and share on Monday.

  • Chewy the Golden
    January 28, 2015

    Your daycare sounds like the awesomest place! Hope he enjoys the field trip!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Chewy – Olde Towne Pet Resort is the best! I love it! I have no doubt that the field trip was a hit in Harley’s eyes. I’ll fill you in with details on Monday.

  • Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats
    January 28, 2015

    A permission slip for a doggy field trip! Love it!

    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Susan, I was cracking up, that’s why my handwriting was so sloppy on the slip. I couldn’t stop laughing.

  • Talent Hounds
    January 28, 2015

    Have a good trip Harley

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Talent Hounds I’m sure he had a blast. Will pick him up shortly!

  • Taryn
    January 28, 2015

    That’s a new one on me…doggy field trip. I live just a couple miles from the Dulles OTPR!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Really Taryn? That’s where they were traveling to. They were headed to the Dulles facility to do the filming. Didn’t realize you were so close – cool 🙂

  • Tootsie
    January 28, 2015

    That is so cute! And super fun!

    Adorables.

    xox
    Tootsie

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Thanks Tootsie, I think it was a really creative thing to do. Can’t wait to see the photos!

  • Sharon S.
    January 28, 2015

    I’ve never heard of a doggie field trip. I like the idea. I hope the pups all had a fun day and did they get lunch??

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Lunch was optional Sharon, Harley usually doesn’t eat lunch. The pet resort uses Mother Hubbard treats and so I’m sure he got plenty of those throughout the day. He will definitely be ready for his dinner when he gets home I’m sure.

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    January 28, 2015

    That is adorable! And your daycare sounds really neat.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Thanks! Olde Towne Pet Resort is a wonderful place. Harley’s been going there since he was about 4 months old. At first it was just for puppy socialization and obedience school. We both fell in love with it, and they have truly become extended family. It has been well worth me giving up my manicures to finance his Friday camp day! LOL

  • Emma
    January 28, 2015

    Wow, a field trip! What a fun idea. Little sis Bailie goes to day care one day a week, but no field trips. Mom says she would not know what to do when confronted with such a permission slip. She might not be able to stop laughing 🙂 Fun idea.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Emma, tell your mother I laughed till I cried. Your Harley is home now, and snoring like a bear. Can’t wait to see all the pictures.

  • Blueberry's human
    January 28, 2015

    Ha – how cool is that?? Your dog has a better life than this human. Why don’t my employers send ME on a field trip?

    I love the field trip form – hilarious but I am sure, necessary.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Blueberry, this humans doodle has a better life than I do 🙂 the permission slip was crazy funny, and I too understood the necessity of having one. He’s home in one piece, exhausted and snoring! My kind of night!

  • DashLilly
    January 28, 2015

    Wait, PS, What movie did YOU see?

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Would you believe I never made it 🙁 I surprised someone near and dear to me that I hadn’t seen in forever and we laughed on the couch for hours. It was a great day!

  • Emmy Scammahorn
    January 28, 2015

    I love the specialized lunchbox! Harley is so beautiful. (You may want to blur some of your phone number to protect your privacy.)

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Thanks Emmy, I will make the adjustment.

  • Jackie Bouchard
    January 28, 2015

    A field trip?! What fun! Especially with your little lunch box! Have fun, Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Jackie = he was so excited when I dropped him off, it reminded me of my children’s trips with their elementary school – lunch box and all..

  • Miley's Daily Scoop
    January 28, 2015

    A field trip AND a lunch box?! We are SOOOO jealous! Enjoy!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Believe me Miley – when I left him I was feeling a little jealous too! He was so happy, his little tail just wagged and he never looked back at me as he rode the elevator to the camp room. 🙁

  • It's Dog or Nothing
    January 28, 2015

    Words cannot describe how much I love this. ADORABLE

  • Rama's Mama
    January 28, 2015

    This. Is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!! Oh my gosh, what I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall!!! How fun!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Girl, don’t you know it! The staff looked beat when I picked him up this afternoon. I was laughing my heart out, their hair was all over the place, clothes dirty, and Harley was snoring in the car on his way home. How have you been?

  • Robin
    January 28, 2015

    Wow! It looks like you have a lot of fun ahead of you. I hope you have a great time Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Robin, he had a great time (from what they told me and from the photos I saw) he fell asleep almost as soon as he finished his dinner. Reminds me of my son when he played outside all day and then passed out early in the evening. He looks so cute snoring 🙂

  • MyDogLikes
    January 28, 2015

    This is possibly the best thing ever! We cant wait to hear all of your adventures Harley!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Thanks – I will make sure to share on Monday!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    January 28, 2015

    That is awesome, have fun! The tree on my post today was broke in half about 4 ft up. Gambler and Glory jumped up there no problem. I had to give Nellie a boost. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Harley had a great time. He’s been snoring since about 7:30pm LOL I still think that photo you took is fantastic. Take care.

  • Rachele Baker, DVM
    January 28, 2015

    Absolutely hilarious! I had a great laugh reading your post. Thanks for sharing Cathy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 28, 2015

      Sweet! You’re welcome Rachele. Stop by anytime 🙂 Take care

  • Cathy Connolly
    January 29, 2015

    What a great post! Love the field trip permission slip, I’m sure it will be a great adventure for him. With lunch included how could it not be an awesome day~~

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 29, 2015

      Cathy, it had to have been a doodle*tastic day because he slept from the time he got home (after he ate his dinner of course) straight through till this morning LOL He snored like a bear and never moved from his bed. #hilarious. Thanks for stopping by, we’ll do a recap on Monday 🙂

  • Cathy Armato
    January 29, 2015

    A doggie field trip – that is so cool! Can’t wait to hear all about it & see some pics! Luv that lunchbox.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 29, 2015

      It was so nice of them to include him Cathy – I can’t wait to share the pics and story with everyone on Monday.

  • Jan K
    January 31, 2015

    I love it….doggy field trip….lunch box….photo shoot. Definitely can’t wait to hear more! And hope you enjoyed your movie too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 1, 2015

      JanK, I had a doodle*tastic day, but it wasn’t at the movies. I spent the afternoon with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. It was the best, and Harley had a wonderful time, it wore him out! He snored all night long:)

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