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Old 12-13-2015, 03:28 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
Things on shore are a lot less interesting on a cold rainy morning anchored in a mud shore creek or shoreless marsh. Or the anchorage being rough and windy. My observation is that unless house trained like a cat, dogs end up dictating the whole cruising schedule, destinations and agenda. Even house trained, they limit what you can do by yourselves on shore, you pretty much have to take them everywhere.

One of the first things we did before taking off to cruise full time was to give our beloved little dog to one of the kids. Never regretted it for a minute.
Everybody feels differently about their dogs.

We feel like our dogs are not possessions that we can give away at will. They are our family and we would never consider giving one away, any more than we would have given one of our kids away when they were in our care.

Please understand that I'm not judging here... It's just that our dogs have a more significant place in our lives than some.

And yes, taking the dogs to shore can be unplesant on a cold rainy day, but what we get in return far outweighs any inconvience.
Kevin Sanders
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Seward, Alaska
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