Dogs are no stranger to the great, empty vastness that is outer space. You may be familiar with Laika, the first dog in orbit, or perhaps mutts Belka and Strelka, the first pups to visit space and return safely to Earth. This idea of space camp goes beyond what I’m recommending here, but it’s inspiring nonetheless.
Your dog can be a fearless space traveler too, but without the risk. What could be more fun? (Nothing.) Check out these ‘splorers who share what they’ve learned from their journeys below.
1. Be more aware of the unexpected beauty that surrounds you! Sometimes it’s as simple as looking up.
2. Take the rocket by the nose and lead your own adventure, even if it means sitting out the next launch for a nap.
3. Wag your tail faster than a shooting star by kicking it into WARP SPEED.
4. Soft Bixbi training treats are just what the astronauts eat (not really, but don’t tell your dog that.)
5. Get a space-dog’s view of Earth, front row from the shuttle. I hear the moon really is made of cheese.
6. Get the chance to wear a REAL space helmet and float out of orbit in style, not shame.
7. Who says they don’t deliver pizza in space? I need to savor that pepperoni at 17,000 mph!
8. Catch actual stars right out of the sky — be careful though, they’re still hot.
9. Take down the extra-terrestrials determined to steal your treats and deny you of all belly rubs…
10. … and be sure to devour them completely, just for good measure.
11. Did you know dogs howl at the moon to make contact with aliens? Now they can howl on the moon.
12. Receive your dog-o-naut uniform to become an official space rover, and reign as captain over all the toys.
13. Best of all, just go canine crazy and get out of this world at space camp this season!