Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Beaches of NC
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Our first MOB, well, DOB drill...
We decided to head on in the little boat this morning just to see what winter had washed up. Had our first M.O.B. drill, well in this case it was a d.o.b.(dog overboard) drill, my 2 yr old golden ret./chow decided to jump out of the boat. I had his retrieval planned before we even left the dock since I figured he would do it at least once at some point. He had never been on the boat before.
He did well, I called him and he started swimming back to the boat, I stayed up current of him and he drifted/doggie paddled right back to the boat and my son scooped 60 lbs of wet dog back into the boat. The wet dog part I had not planned on, so we cut our trip short since everyone was now slightly damp, (ok my sons GF and I were slightly damp, my son was soaked) and it was getting rough.
As much as I hate to say this, I am kinda glad he jumped out into 52degree water at least now(hopefully) he will think about it before he does it again. He's now curled up at my feet on the couch for a well deserved nap.
All in all it was a great trip even if we did have to cut it short for my short sightedness.