Monday, December 28, 2009

Oh No You Didn't

Oh yes we did. Kind of. Sort of. He's 8 weeks old. He's a Boykin Spaniel. And he's a timeshare dock puppy.

You see, Zach's buddy M is only here at the marina weekends to be with her daddy C (who is our good friend and neighbor just a few boats down). C wanted to get a pup, but was worried about taking care of one during the week when he's working and M is at her mom's and at school. We have longed for a dog since our dear Schooner left this world, but we knew we wouldn't want to sail away with one in a couple of years (been there, done that, no thanks, too crazy). And we weren't too sure about getting tied down again as far as travel goes. But we so miss the company of a dog.

The Solution: dog share. Truly it's C's dog. But we get aunty-uncle privileges to play with him all day and pupnap him to our place when M isn't around, and then bring him home to C's boat when we have other things going on. It's truly an ideal arrangement and working smoothly so far.

His name is Bowline (bo-lin, it's a nautical knot). And he's proving to be a very well mannered, sweet, smart little pup. And very curious about our guinea pig Mookie (who is about the same size and completely unafraid of this new little critter).

And the best part is the end of the day, even cooped up indoors in cruddy weather, when boy and pup are both pooped just from the pleasure of each others company.

7 comments:

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Love that solution of puppy sharing...wish we could find a similar situation. Bowline is adorable!

Joy said...

Love that last shot! What a cute little puppy! I'll bet Zach is in heaven. :)

Christine said...

what a wonderful plan. i am so happy for you guys.

Simple Mama said...

Puppy sharing is a BRILLIANT idea!

Little Lovables said...

Oh my, how adorable!! I love the timeshare idea, so cute

PositivelyOrphaned said...

I tried to do the dog-sharing thing, but he got too attached to me (and vice-versa). Every time I had to leave him at his 'other' house, he was very, very sad/abandoned, etc. In retrospect, I think the problem was too much time with me and not enough time at his other house. I recommend having Bowline stay at his other boat overnight and with you during the day to avoid that problem. Or else he might not want to go there once the weekend arrives. Just my 2 cents since I've BTDT. Hope you don't mind the unsolicited for advice ;)

boatbaby said...

Thank you for the puppy love everyone!
Positively Orphaned - I appreciate your insights. That's a great point! So far that's the arrangement we have. Since it's truly "their" dog - he stays there. We just kid nap him each day for some lovin!

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