Friday, 30 January 2009

I'm Going On Holiday!

Over the years, my humans have been on many holidays together. In some ways, this has been great for me. They usually leave me with a pet-sitter and I have made some fantastic friends and had some wonderful experiences during these ‘breaks’. However, I’ve often wished that I could actually go on holiday with my humans rather than being left behind.

So, when I heard that my humans were going away again this weekend, I decided to turn on the ‘charm-offensive’. Imagine my delight when they actually agreed to take me with them. I couldn’t believe it. Although I’ve flown to different countries around the world, this will be MY FIRST EVER PROPER HOLIDAY! I’m soooooo excited!

Apparently we’re going to…Amsterdam. Unfortunately, I don’t know where Amsterdam is. (Has it got a beach?!?).

As I’ve never been on holiday before, I’m also not sure how/what I’m supposed to take with me. Here’s some pictures of me packing my suitcase. ..

First of all, I’m sure I’ll need my (pet) passport. (Like I said, I’ve no idea where Amsterdam is!)

We will be travelling to Amsterdam by car. I’d better take some ‘essentials’ for the journey: some snacks to nibble on; some toys for entertainment; and something in case ‘nature calls’.

I must remember to pack my toiletries. (I’m not sure that I can fit that hair dryer into my luggage???)

Of course, I’ll need a few changes of clothing. I think I’ll pack a collar for every occasion.

A dog can get lonely when he’s away from home. I’d better bring teddy to keep me company at night.

I’m sure there will be a pool in the hotel. As usual, I’ve borrowed Dad’s swimming trunks. (I must have lost weight since the last time I wore them.)

Finally, I intend to have fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun. I won’t forget my sunglasses.

Right, I think that’s everything. (Please let me know if there’s anything I’ve missed.)

Ta-da! I’m finally packed. (I still can’t fit that pesky hairdryer in though!)

Right, I’m ready for the off. I’ll let you know how my holiday went when I get back.


Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, it's been FOREVER since we've been to your blog, Homer! We are so very sorry!
You've been having a blast in Rome and we've missed so much! You look like a pretty smart packer to us! We think you've got everything you need!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Samantha: said...

Well Homer, you are certainly a good packer - much better, in fact than anyone around here. You are thinking about all the wonderful possibilities. One thing: think skates. Have a fab time - can't wait to hear all about it!
xo Love and Licks,

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Woo need to make sure you bring home some khool souvenirs!

Maybe one of those t-shirts that say we went to Amsterdam but all I got was this shirt?

Have fun!

Please be sure to send us some postkhards!


Bae Bae said...

That sounds pawsome.. Have a great time on your vacation and take lots of photos

~ Bae

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
I think you have there everything you could need for your holidays! But... maybe you can leave at home your hairdryer!
Kisses and hugs

Pipa said...

Homer, my sweet Homie.

You have this unbelievable way of making me laugh! That's it. I'll have to know you. Please, run away from your hoomans in the airport and catch the first flight to portugal. I'll be in the airport waiting for you. I'll have a red bone in my mouth so that you can know who I am (where the heck will i find a red bone?!).


Love from


The Bumpass Hounds said...

Ahhhh! The european playboy hits the road for Amsterdam. We've heard that there are certain sections of that town that are VERY suited for window shopping. Our mom would find a place for you hair dryer; she always has room for a hair dryer; any hair dryer. We usually don't wear swim trunks when we swim in the lake, we go au natural. But best to be safe if it's a fancy smancy hotel pool. You never know who's watching.
- Homer J. and The Bumpass Hounds

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

it's sounds wonderfullllllll!!!!!!
we're very very happy for you!!!
your humans are great to bring you with them!!!!!!
are sure that you'll have a great time togheter!!!!!
and your pictures are sooooooooooo funny!!!!
we love watching you with your travel things.....and your collar look sooooooooo'll be soooooooooooooooooo cute with its!!!sure you'll make falling in love a lot of holland girls!!!!'re playboy!!!!!!
and whatcan we say about your swimming trunks and sunglasses????Beautiful.....and you look soooooooooooooo COOL!!!!!
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HOMIE......we love you so much!!!!!!!
but you must promise us that your next trip will be in Italy to know us!!!!
hv a great trip....
we miss you so much....
can't wait to see your next post!!!!!
lots of love and kisses....
and take care of you!!!!!!

Mason Dixie said...

I want to go to Amsterdam!!! I hope you have so much fun. Can not wait to hear about it.

Elizabeth Bergesen said...

Wow Hommer, you sure know how to pack! That is one big hair dryer, you might need to settle with mom's for the trip. Hope you hve fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Homer! You look so cute in those swim trunks! What a great picture! I hope you have a great time in Amsterdam. I can't wait to hear all about it!

See ya!

Thor said...

Hi Homer!
I like your pictures. You look so happy and ready for your holiday!
I hope you have tons of fun in Amsterdam.


Pipa said...


please tell your Missus that she's been TAGGED by Carla to play the 40-things-about-me game!!! :))))

Loooove and woofies!


MJ's doghouse said...

wow HOmer My people have been to Amsterdam a few times...they used to live inGermany, mom said to tell you there is a place right by the train station that sells the best french fries ever...with fritz good...umm says to keep dad away from the red light district....wierd...

Lina, Alih and James said...

LOL. Homer, I'm sure you will be having a blast in Amsterdam... but stay away from the Coffee shops. ;) I love your planning ahead - a vacation can get destroyed if forgetting any of the essentials at home. hihi... We wish you a fabulous vacation, we'll await pics from your trip. Stinkin' kisses from Sweden, from an International Rottie and a Wild and Crazy Amstaff. Ciao.