Yes, my husband built our dog a boat! Stirling is a Sheltie – and Sheltie’s don’t like water. What they DO like to do is herd, and when their family is in the pool, they try to herd by circling around and around and around the pool. We’ve had little blow up boats from time to time as pool toys, back over a year ago the boys coaxed Stirling onto one:
He actually looked happy! This particular contraption was a bit unstable, but we found a sturdier boat and last summer he had lots of fun in it for about a month, until it popped. This year we looked and looked for another blow up boat, and actually found it on vacation. Stirling jumped right in and was a happy dog for a week – and it popped! Well, enough was enough! As you know, hubby is a handy man, he’s built a couple of wooden boats before, and he longs for the time to do more of that (as well as more fishing in them). So he was happy to stop building bookcases for the playroom and build Stirling a boat instead!
Here’s Stirling in his maiden voyage on the S.S. Stirling!
So, I’ve been a ball of stress this week, and needed to remember that my problems are GOOD problems to have, and whenever I want, I can jump in a pool and have my happy dog keep me company!
alamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here: