A couple of days ago we took Ozzy over to the marina to introduce him to Windsong. After letting him explore the boat and have a good old sniff around Rog started the engine. Ozzy pricked up his ears, but didn’t seem bothered so we just let him run about a bit more and then came home again (we had put the kettle on, but we had a failure on the coffee front as there wasn’t any left! Whoops – my fault)
This morning we decided to take the boat out for a little while and give Ozzy a taste of boating. I put the kettle on as soon as we arrived (I’d remembered to bring more coffee!) as we only planned to be out for half an hour or so. We still can’t put Ozzy on the ground where other dogs might have been as he hasn’t had his second jab yet, so we couldn’t be too long as he needs to pee very often (in any event he decided to christen the galley floor before I managed to get the newspaper down!)
I tried sitting with Ozzy on my lap on the side locker, but he was too wriggly and couldn’t see anything, so I put him in his bed on the hatch, put a lead on him and stood beside him. We had a bit of stress induced panting and yawning for a few minutes, but soon settled down, so all in all a successful introduction to boating for our new crew member. The photos tell the story!
Not sure I like this, Mum!
Ok, maybe it’s not so bad
Getting used to it now
Where are we going then?
Ok, bored now!