The pack arrived! I haven't seen a dog pack since the late 1990's and they have changed a bit. This one weighs more as it is a canvas-type fabric which is heavier than the nylon pack I had for Smoky. So it's just as well I don't intend to backpack with Rocky and I will try to keep it as light as possible when I'm walking him while wearing it.
To be truthful, my opinion that it is over-engineered and not as practical as the one Smoky had. I also think most items like this are over-engineered to impress people I guess, but if a person or a dog is going to carry a loaded pack for any distance, up hills and down, crossing streams, in wind and rain and maybe even snow, then they would need a pack without too many bells, whistles and buckles. I don't know if anyone still does it, but when I was backpacking I met folks who were so intent on keeping their packs as light as possible, they even cut the handle off their toothbrush! Every ounce counts, especially when you are carrying it on your back, and that applies to dogs as well. (Note: cutting the handle off the toothbrush was going too far, and I didn't do it!)
I haven't tried the pack on him yet - just figuring out how to secure it with all the buckles on it will take some thinking about, preferably when Rocky isn't being so nosy. I'm sure he knows it is for him! Right now I'm just a little bit mad at him so he can just cool his heels for a while.
Here's the weekend already! I'm still mentally at about Wednesday!
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