She was smiling as she placed my leash on my collar and encouraged me to walk with her. After a few steps I decided that this thing on me wasn't so bad and it weighed nearly nothing so I trotted on down the road next to her as if I didn't even have this new strange thing on me.
My lady stopped and praised me and told me how wonderful I was and how great I looked with my own backpack on. So that is what this thing is! Wow, a place to carry my very own treats as we venture out into the woods. I think I am going to really like this thing called hiking next summer.
And I will even bet that by next summer I will be big enough to carry some drinking water along with my wonderful treats!!!