If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million.
Why would anyone want to take a dog sailing?
Perhaps the Carton family can explain better than I can. They shot some lovely footage of last summer’s trip exploring Italy’s volcanic islands north of Sicily. The youngest crew member was Jackie, a nine week old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Get ready to squee.
And pay attention at 3:49 when the family is visited by every sailor’s favorite guest.
Maybe now you understand why we’re working so hard to make sure Honey enjoys sailing at much as we do?
Introducing our Latest Foster Puppy…
I asked for your help naming our new basset hound puppy visitor and you certainly gave us a lot of great names to consider. Facebook friends added even more names to the list. Thank you so much.
But one seems to be sticking. My husband has been calling the puppy “Sally” all night.
Her new family will probably change it. But after the Pasta Batman incident, Tompkins County SPCA staff and volunteers have learned not to be too attached to the names we give our temporary charges.
So send a warm welcome to Sally. She’ll be with us just long enough for her vaccinations to take hold and she’ll be spayed and put up for adoption right before we leave for BlogPaws. I don’t think she’ll be looking for a family for long. Do you?
Your Turn: Do you see the appeal of sailing with your dog? Or would you rather stay in your own dog house?
Thank you, Marian Carton, for giving me permission to post your video here. And for sharing your family’s lovely trip with us.