Sunday, 12 August 2012

Ozzy’s first taste of boating….

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!


  1. Aww Fab, he will make a fine little sailor!

  2. Well he has settled in very quickly. Love the pics especially the one at the end where he is so relaxed. He has found his place on Windsong for sure!

  3. He is adorable and I am really looking forward to meeting him... hopefully before he grows up?
    X Lesley

  4. Lesley, let us know when you plan to come back up the Northampton flight and we will come over and help lock you up - you can meet Ozzy then. Or at least let us know when you come back into Northants and we can always come and find you. xxx

  5. Hi Pip and Roger and of course the gorgeous Ozzy,
    It's 8 Hairy Feet from CoL here(steff), told you I was
    going to check out your blog!
    While I was getting over-excited about nb Windsong the other
    day I forgot to comment on Ozzy!
    How remiss; He looks like a lovely wee cocker pup and I think
    he might be a hair-bear too so prepare for lots of grooming!
    I can't wait to watch him growing.
    Anyhoo, see you on CoL


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