I don't have this either, but I saw it at AGP. It's really cute and made from fabric. It's just big enough for Bennett to stand in. I didn't get a good look at the first aid set but it looked pretty cute. Grade: A
Post by American Girl Rescue on Mar 17, 2008 10:54:17 GMT -5
Molly’s Pup Tent Item# F5706 $20
"Molly can’t take Bennett to camp, so she brings Camp Gowonagin home to Bennett with this set Molly’s favorite dog can experience camp life just like she did with this set, featuring:
* A self-standing “pup” tent that’s olive green on the outside and striped on the inside * A pretend Rescue Dog application and treat * “K-9” saddlebags that Bennett can wear with the help of a belly band"
This is an adorable set for Bennett. The tent measures 6 1/2" long x 6" wide x 7" tall at the peak. Bennett fits well inside and you can fit another small friend in there as well (Yank?). It is thick canvas with some type of stiffener inside the two sides to help it stand up nice and straight, which it does. The tent flaps stay open or closed with velcro.
The K-9 First Aid saddlebags are empty. Bennett has a small dog biscuit and small Dog Patrol Reserve application that can fit inside. The saddle bags close under Bennett's belly with velcro. They each latch with a tiny square of velcro as well.
Bennett’s adorable Pup Tent was sold by American Girl from 2007 to 2009, and I was really pleased to find it on the secondary market for close to its original retail price.
As noted in other reviews, it’s made of a thick canvas material that has some kind of stiffener so it easily pops open and stands up without additional support.
From the back, you can see the A-frame design. The stiffener is in the two long sides of the tent and the back, which is separated by a seam.
The tent can fold in at that seam, and because there’s no stiffener in the floor, the whole tent can fold up pretty flat, which is great for easy storage.
The outside of the tent is olive canvas, with Bennett’s name in white letters and “PUP TENT” in black stenciled letters. Both sides have this writing and look the same.
The front of the tent has two flaps that close with a pair of red straps that have little Velcro squares sewn on to them.
You can open the flaps to reveal a brightly striped interior of olive, orange, red, and yellow.
There’s another red strap on the inside of each flap, with a square of Velcro that you can use to hold the flaps open.
While the tent is perfectly sized for one pup, the canvas sides are flexible enough to allow two friends inside if they get cozy.
The set also comes with canvas saddlebags for Bennett’s to wear. These are tan canvas bags that say “K-9” on the flaps and “FIRST AID” on the bags in a stenciled font. The bags open and close with a bit of Velcro, and attach under Bennett’s belly the same way.
I think the saddlebags are really cute on Bennett and a fun accessory, but I do question whether anyone would have a dog that little wear a pack. My big working-breed dog wears saddlebags on the trail in real life, but Bennett is a little terrier who barely reaches up to Molly’s knee, so that might stretch the believability a bit. Other than that, this is a great accessory.
My set was purchased second hand and didn’t come with the bone or rescue application, but that’s okay. I still think it’s a fun set and I’m happy to give it an A (especially if purchased for close to the original $20 retail price)!