We’re three days into our sailing adventure with Honey and blessed with great WiFi at the Ganonoque Marina in Ontario. Thought I’d share the results of our biggest worry about taking Honey on a sailboat.
How do you get a timid dog, who doesn’t like to swim, aboard a boat?
How about a ramp?
But what if the timid dog is afraid of ramps? As in, if one is lying flat on the ground she’ll go out of her way to avoid it. Even if it’s covered with liver treats?
In fact, she’ll leave liver treats (her favorite) behind if it means she can’t get to them without stepping onto the ramp.
Does this mean we’ll be handing a 50 pound dog from a floating dog onto a moving boat? Or expecting her to jump? Or finding a new home for her with a nice Canadian family because she refuses to board the boat?
Well let’s see how she’s doing.
Maybe anything really is possible.
So the dog boarded the boat, no one has drowned, and the marriage (celebrating 25 years today) is still intact. I guess that’s a success.
We’ll be home soon to tell you all about our trip and the wonderful ramp that made it possible.