Getting Ready for the Bahamas!

Well, it’s almost time for my vacation to the Bahamas! I’m leaving this Sunday to be exact.

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.  If you remember, this trip was actually part of my birthday present back from October 28. You can also click this link to see the vacation home I’ve rented. I am so excited I can barely contain myself. And you know dachshunds, when we get something stuck in our head, we’re obsessed.

So this week I’ve already started packing and practicing for all the cool stuff we’re going to do down there. For one thing, I just received my dive suit in the mail. I was quick to try it on to see how it fit.

Cute Dachshund Picture

I would say quite well.

Too bad I don’t have little arms to make use of these sleeves though. They should have given me a discount for that. Heck, it didn’t even come with back flippers. But I guess that’s okay, because I only use my back paws for steering anyway.

These dang flippers are very awkward though.

Dachshund Flippers

I’m not sure how I’m supposed to strut my stuff down the beach with these things on. I think my webbed little paws might do just as well.

Now trying it on is one thing, but I needed to actually test it. So after I hopped in the tub all suited up, I asked Dad to turn on the water.

First flaw I noticed – these goggles don’t seem very ‘water tight’. That could be a potential problem.. Next flaw I found is that this snorkel tube is full of.. fluff – it’s not a real tube. That could also be a problem. If I didn’t know better I’d say Mum and Dad just bought me, do I dare say – a costume?

Dachshund Snorkel Mask

Better not be. I was planning to do some serious diving with this.

Anyway, I’ll have to sort this out with Mum and Dad later. We can discuss on the plane. Speaking of the plane, they better have got me that first class seat I specifically asked for.

So I’ve begun packing my suitcase for the trip. I require some important items, which you may also spot in the suitcase below, including;

  • Big T. That’s my big teddy bear to the right, and also the reason we’ll need one of those large, first class seats.
  • My life jacket.
  • My dive suit – which better not be a costume.
  • A set of dumbbells – in case I need to pump some iron before heading to the beach.
  • Some sunscreen for the little anchor mark on my nose.
  • Toys, toys, and more toys.
  • My Ray-Ban sunglasses.
  • A couple treats.
  • My passport and documents.
  • And a few backup squeaky balls (I’ve already had to use one).

Cute Dachshund Wiener Dog

I hope Mum doesn’t think that I need to ‘share’ a suitcase with them, because that just won’t happen.

I hope they don’t inspect my bag either when we go through customs. I may or may not have some leopard thongs buried somewhere in there (never know what the babes will be into down there). I don’t want Mum to find out about that either, because she likes to think I’m her sweet, hopeless romantic.


Mum also explained to me that my luxury crate will not fit on the plane.

Sidenote: yes, I still sleep in a crate. Well, as I said, it’s a luxury crate. Very nicely outfitted with royalty-quality blankets and covers. It’s also made of a nice nylon fabric I can see out of. I still cuddle with Mum and Dad in their bed for the first part of the night, but then go to my own crate for my beauty rest.

Anyway, get this – Mum bought me a tent to sleep in! A tent?! Heck, I’m not going camping out in the bush (although I do enjoy that as well) – I’m a friggin’ celebrity going on a Bahamas vacation. Not very impressed with that.

Small dog tent

I told them they can sleep in the tent and I’ll take the bed.

This vacation is all about me after all.

~ Keep snorkelin’,

~ Crusoe



43 Responses to Getting Ready for the Bahamas!

  1. Crusoe, wish I could join you. We could sure have some fun. Saw the girlie you posted on Facebook. Hey those are some rather cool flippers, and goggles, you are so ready. Basking in the sun, with one of those Bahama doggie bowls with umbrellas in them. Have a great trip Crusoe, you are ready! 🙂

      • Hey, I’m a volumous 9 year old black and tan female that would like to be a Mrs Caruso but it would have to be puppyless for my momma did the right thing and spayed me.We can be lifelong friends. love and wet nose kisses Ms Molly

    • I think I will. I was wondering if I should give BATDOG a vacation, too – but it’s true, what if there’s a babe in trouble?

  2. You are ready, can’t wait for the pics, you are so cute (I mean sexy) and photogenic. Have a blast and a pina colada for me!!

  3. Do you plan on updates from your vacation? We will be waiting for all the adventures coupled with a lot of pictures! Will Batdog appear on the beach?

    Have a great time and remember…your fans will be with you in spirit!

    <3 Bonnie Lee Snorkler, Swimmer, Shiny, & Single,

  4. I Look forward every Morning getting to the computer and seeing what you are doing! I habe * weiners but I don’t have a black and Tan, and I want one so Bad but Hubby say’s NO! So I have to only Live the Black and Tan Loving You!!Have fun, can’t wait for your adventures!!

  5. I Look forward every Morning getting to the computer and seeing what you are doing! I have 8 wieners but I don’t have a black and Tan, and I want one so Bad but Hubby say’s NO! So I have to only Live the Black and Tan Loving You!!Have fun, can’t wait for your adventures!!

    • Aw, thanks Denise! Black & tans are great. Why doesn’t hubby want one? He doesn’t want a black and tan – or he just doesn’t want ‘another’ dog?

  6. Crusoe,

    There is a rough part of town in the Bahamas I would suggest bringing your Batdog suit in case you have to rescue mom and dad.
    Have fun!!!

  7. LOVE THAT TENT! Where did you get it?? I hope my humans will buy me one like that… right now I have a tent castle from ikea… I would like a second one for living room but they discontinued them… this one you have looks right up my ally!

  8. OMG Crusoe, you never fail to cause fits of laughter in my house!!! In addition to being a photogenic, hunkaburnin’ love Dachshund, you’re very witty and funny. I think you would have a bright future in stand-up, if you chose to pursue it. Also, I don’t understand why People magazine didn’t name you “Sexiest Male (Dachshund) Alive” in the latest issue! What’s up with that?? Being a total chick-magnet, you’ll have the girls swarming the minute you set foot on the beach! That tent might come in handy,too, for when the sun and sand get too hot for your tooties, and it will provide a discreet vantage point from which to scan the scene (and the girls). Oh, are you planning to blog a bit while you’re on vacay? If not, your fans are going to miss their favorite Celebrity Dachshund!!! Be safe and have fun!!! Hugs and kisses……Chris (one of your fans in Oregon, USA)

    • Aw, thanks Chris! Means a lot.

      I should still be doing some posts from Bahamas, yes! Thanks for your kind wishes : )

  9. Don’t forget your sunscreen. Babes don’t like their weiners burned! Cooper and I love your website and enjoy listening to Mom read the posts aloud and to seeing Crusoe’s photos.

    Lola and Bean (our black and tan cousins) are moving back to Greensboro and Tucson. Lola was “Catwoman” in Crusoe’s contest. By Sunday we’ll have four of us (lovable and courageous) dachshunds all under one roof “Whoof”. We have to allow Bean and Lola time to adjust to the two cats, however. “Catwoman” has it all under control, however. Lots of fun times ahead romping in Grandma’s yard. Keep the wind blowing your ears and the sand between your paws. Don’t forget to dig a sand pit for some unsuspecting rogue wirehaired dachshund that may be roaming about the beach! You can never be too careful.

    • That’s true! Burned wieners are no good – they need to be just right ; )

      Glad to hear you’re all getting back together. Good luck to Catwoman in patrolling all that activity! Give BATDOG a call if you need a hand! Thanks : )

  10. Hi Crusoe! Great post! I hope you have a fantastic vacation. Your squeaky balls look like my doxies would like them too. Where do you get them? What brand are they? Thanks!!!

  11. Crusoe, how do your stylists and handlers get you to tilt your head just right when a photo op presents itself? I just love the pic above with the orange squeaky ball, where you present the perfect “tilt” (above). You are a such a professional!!! What a handsome boy you are! Love you! Have a wonderful and safe vacay, and keep the sunscreen on your cute little “anchor.” Chris xoxo…….(Oregon, USA).

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