Razzle Dazzle, an Argentinean guard dog

Introducing the third member of the Leah/Gill Adventure Crew, Mr Razzle Dazzle.

The man of the hour, Razzle Dazzle

Last night at 1:30 am, we found ourselves rundown and exhausted. We had just arrived in El Calafate following a 20-hour bus ride up from Ushuaia. Frazzled doesn’t begin to explain how we were feeling following the pain of going through Chilean and Argentinean border control. When we finally did arrive at our destination, we were very eager to set up our tent and cuddle into our sleeping bags.

Big kisses for Auntie Leah from her new favorite puppy

But, as any camper knows, this is easier said than done. First we had to figure out where we were in the city, where we were supposed to be staying, hoof it to our campsite, settle up with the grounds keeper and scout out our site (a very charming plot under a tree and next to a creek). It was close to 2:30 by the time we began the painstaking process of pitching our tent and setting up camp.

As we worked, we realized we were not alone.

Razzle knows how to melt Gill's heart, with his cute puppy dog eyes

A shaggy blonde head popped up from behind a neighboring tent and before we knew it we were greeted by one very friendly, very happy puppy. Razzle Dazzle, a name we thought fit both his personality and shaggy ‘do, came over to our site to investigate us newcomers and shower us with kisses and nuzzles. Despite our sleep deprivation and general stressed out moods, Razzle had us in fits of giggles in no time at all.

Auntie Leah and her new buddy, the heartbreaker

Not only have we found ourselves a very reliable guard dog (he barks at people walking by and chases away other dogs) but a pretty cool little buddy. He chills out in front of our tent and always welcomes us with a tail wag and kiss.

Razzle Dazzle, on patrol