During the long wait to buy our new sailboat, I’ve had plenty of time to say to myself, “MY DOG. AM I CRAZY TO WANT TO LIVE ON A SMALL BOAT WITH A BIG DOG?” Yes, yes I am crazy. But I’ve also thought of a few reasons everyone should sail with a dog.
Now that we have a timeline for selling the house (next spring) and using the proceeds to buy a sail boat, this whole dream thing is starting to feel real. And I’ve started to think of what we’ll be giving up when we move aboard. Missing family and friends is such a given it doesn’t […]
“I’m really happy for you. But I’d never do it in a thousand years.” As we tell family and friends we’re planning to set sail with Honey next year, that’s the typical response. No one has asked us to explain ourselves. Not until Jan of The Poodle and Dog Blog commented: “As someone whose idea of […]
We’ve made a decision. And I’m scared sh*tless. So is my husband. Honey? Not so much. She’s sleeping at my feet dreaming of peanut butter and tug toys. What’s the difference? We know what’s coming and how uncertain our life plans are. Honey lives in the moment. So who copes better with change? Us or the […]
Psst, if you want to sing along, here’s the tune. Your Turn: I’m still astounded Honey took to sailing so well. What has your dog done that you never expected him or her to do?
I’ve read the complaints on Facebook and blogs. I’ve heard them on the streets. “My dog never comes when I call her.” “He’s just stubborn.” “I could never trust my dog off leash.” “My dog wouldn’t give me a kiss if I smeared steak on my lips.” You’re lucky. At least you don’t know the […]
We’re just going to have fun. No big goals. No tough challenges. For our Train the Dog Month Challenge, Honey and I are going to have a good time doing tricks for treats. But sometimes the dog changes the plan. Or some human changes the plan and blames it on the dog. Honey Goes Sailing […]
Honey won’t swim. But so far she has ridden in kayaks, been on ferries, cruised on river boats and now, she has sailed. How did she like it? Let’s check the photographic evidence. Honey the Sailing Dog We saw a little bit of this: And we saw a little bit of this: And the next […]