Some of you may be wondering where the Lunatic has been lately… Let’s let the pictures speak for themselves.
With the big-hot-insanely-humid -heat wave we had, we were driven to the water. Despite the fact that the rivers/creeks/puddles are high from all the rain we have gotten, it was the only way to wear these pups out in this heat. Do you think our dogs like the water???
It also gave me a great chance to try out the new waterproof camera. Still having a hard time getting the most from this camera, which means I need to do more work to photos when I get it home. Hopefully the water will clear up so I can start practicing some underwater shots. I hate being limited by a point and shoot, but it is nice to have a camera I don’t have to worry about in the water.
She is always on the lookout for water bugs and minnows too…
The water time also gave us a chance to try out the life jacket I bought for Luna, not that she needs any help swimming.
Soon as she figured out she could swim normal with it on she was happy as a clam to wear it.
It didn’t prevent her from hunting for minnows either
And it sure takes the worry out of doing things like this with the pups. Yes I do plan to get one for Wyatt too but wanted to see how this one held up. Soon as I go back to the pet store I will pick one up for him as I sort of worry about him more than Luna. Luna grew up exploring the rivers with me (while I waded and fished… not via kayak) but Wyatt takes loving the water to a new level and I worry about him not realizing he is tired. So for my peace of mind I will now use a life jacket for each on occasion while we are out.
I figured my 3rd trip out in a kayak was enough practice to start to try and include Luna in the fun. I know, I am crazy to try and put a Vizsla in a kayak right?? But I like to think both of our balance is pretty darn good… and there is only one way to find that out. This is a shot I took of her sitting in my lap while I paddle. She started out sitting behind me but was not content to sit still and stay there, so she climbed into my lap (how she managed to do that without flipping us I don’t know)…
After I had her hop out to see how that went, I invited her back in and coaxed her to the front. Do you think she likes this lookout point?? Can’t get much more perfect for this Vizsla girl. Now I just need to settle on some kayak model options that will allow me to bring her on occasion too. Anyone else kayak with their dog and have suggestions?? If you missed my post on my first kayak adventure go check it out on my photo blog. It was a great first introduction to this great sport, and has me hooked.
What do you like to do with the pups when the heat sets in? Have you ever brought your pets on boat rides with you?