Santa must be puzzling over whether our dog Honey will earn a piece of coal or a package of liverwurst. After all, what do you do if naughty and nice are the same thing?
On the water, we’re on a constant watch for warships, submarines, cruise ships, commercial fishing boats, recreational fishermen, tug boats, power boaters, sailboats, kayaks, and yes, even sea planes. It’s almost as challenging as walking the dog.
Honey looked wistful as we motored past the beach. No digging in the sand today. We were having an adventure. And during an adventure, it’s tough being a dog.
When people find we live on a sailboat, they often say something like “living the dream, eh?” But it ain’t all margaritas and sunsets. Just ask Honey.
The Husband fills in this morning.
Here’s Honey coming back to our sailboat, “Meander” in February 2017.
The best boat people never rush. They’re always in control. They don’t create drama. That’s why my dog Honey loves them. Because Honey Dog don’t do drama.
Honey laid down the law. No long ocean passages for her. Not even to go to the Bahamas.
Recently we learned a new skill on the boat. As with most things, it got me thinking about dogs. And how important it is for us to use the right words to talk to them.
Honey sleeps. She eats. She runs around and plays. In many ways, little has changed for my dog since we moved aboard a boat. But some things are very different.