How I’d Spend My Summer Vacation if I Were a Dog

Read and see photos about summer from a dog's point of view, then enter to win cool stickers!


It’s late August, folks, and you know what that means: The precious days of summer are winding down to their finale. Then it’s back to school, back to reality, back to cooler weather.

Since the end of summer kind of bums me out, I figured I’d write something to cheer myself up. So here ya go: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (If I Were a Dog).

Dear friends,

I had the best summer ever! I’m so sad that it’s almost over, but grateful for all the memories (which I can only remember until … wait, what was I doing again?). I did so many cool things and I smelled so many stinky things — stinky things that I won’t forget — wait! SQUIRREL!

Anyway, here are some of my favorite things from this summer:

I spent lots of time at the beach working on my tan. Just kidding! I’m covered in fur! Either way, it was a lot of fun to run with other dogs and eat dead seagulls (until the humans yelled at me! I would have shared if they would’ve asked).

I tried diving, but I learned the hard way that the puppy pool is just for wading (BOL!).

The longer days meant I could get more fetching in, although the humans didn’t seem as enthusiastic about throwing the ball once we got to the 100 millionth time. When the ball disappeared (I could have sworn they threw it, but I dunno what happened, I guess MAGIC), we went for some long twilight walks, which were AWESOME! I love walks!

But then I got really tired from all that fetching and walking, so I spent a lot of time sleeping on the porch next to the humans, who also spent a lot of time on the porch drinking something they called “beer.” They said it’s not for dogs — what do they mean? Everything is for me!

Hahah, this is my friend’s impression of a human. Look at me! I’m a human! I have two legs so I am slooow.

But the best part of summer was all the friends I made.



By the way, did you see our cool new “pupsicle” stickers? In honor of the end of summer and our new stickers, we’re having a quick contest! Write about your dog’s summer vacation below and we’ll pick five winners to send some stickers to!

In order to win you have to have a Disqus account so we can get in touch with you and — sorry! — this is only valid for our Dogster readers in the U.S. Winners will be notified next Wednesday, Aug. 28. Now get to writing!

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About Liz Acosta: Dogster’s former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site’s daily “Awws,” only now she also wrangles Dogster’s social media. That’s why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and — her personal favorite — Instagram. See ya there!

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