The Most Important Job On The Boat

Can you guess who has the most important job on the boat? Nope, it’s not me. And it’s not my husband. And no, it isn’t even Honey.

Be Scared; Do It Anyway

Honey took one look at the ramp I had placed on the floor and walked around it. When I put yummy liver treats on the end, she decided she wasn’t that hungry after all. Honey felt scared of the ramp. But she learned to use it anyway.

Don’t Look Back

When you’re handling everything you’ve ever owned, it’s natural to look back. But several of my great readers have reminded me to keep looking forward.

Traveling By RV vs Traveling By Sailboat

My husband and I call RVs land yachts. Our friends who roll down the highways have a lot in common with our friends who sail the seas. But is traveling by RV really like traveling by sailboat?

What Will You Miss The Most?

We’ve started the countdown to moving aboard a sailboat. We don’t know how long the countdown is because we have to sell our house first to get the money to buy the boat we can’t look for until we have the money. But it’s coming. And it’s got me thinking: What will we miss the […]

I Need Your Advice For My Timid Dog

We all worry about our dogs. You might worry about your dog getting injured or sick. I worry about my dog going overboard and being lost at sea when we move aboard a sailboat next year. I’m working on ways to prevent that from happening. But I need your advice for my timid dog. Protecting […]

What My Golden Retriever Taught Me About Who I Really Am

What do you think of when someone mentions a golden retriever? Friendly. Silky, blond coat. Loves to swim, right? Well, not my Honey. At least for the last one. Somehow she never got the memo telling her that goldens love the water. Luckily, we love her for the dog she is. And not just the […]

When You’re As Scared As Your Dog

The panting, quivering, cowering—no one likes to see their dog feeling scared. So we turn to tools to make them feel better. We buy Thundershirts and calming treats. We use training to build up their resilience to scary experiences before they’re terrified. And sometimes we just cuddle them and stroke them while telling them everything […]

When the Dog Changes the Plan – Train Your Dog Month Challenge

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 […]

Stay Open to New Things – Good for the Dog; Good for You

One phrase pisses me off—”I hate.” Someone once said to me, “I hate cheese.” How could a lactose-tolerant American reject a food product with thousands of varieties? Saying “I hate” closes us off. It stops us from seeing the good in something. I avoid saying it. And I’m glad Honey doesn’t say it either. Honey […]

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