As we get geared up in the U.S. for a long holiday season, we resurrect an oldie but goodie:
Camp Terms (as defined by dogs)
Camp spot: The exact spot the dog lays as you’re trying to set up.
Lantern: The device that is supposed to prevent you from tripping over the dog in the dark.
Tent: A portable outdoor home, of which the dog takes up the first 50 percent of the space, and tracks debris through the remaining 50 percent.
Camp fire: The device used to roast a perfect hot dog, which is inevitably snagged by dog as soon as it’s hot.
Pre-dawn Alarm Clock: “[Whine, howl, bark]”—in other words, “time to let the dog out to go to the bathroom.” Then the dog runs after a squirrel and a good 15 minutes is spent calling them back.
Sleeping bag: A.K.A. portable dog bed.
Marshmallow: Sticky-natured substance with properties especially attracted to dog hair.