Our maltese, now 5 years old, is a true salty dog. She has sailed over 15 thousand miles in her short life.
I'll let others comment on the irony of a dog sailing a Cat.No one has even mentioned the Catalina 30.
There you go, John Pollard! Trying to suck all the fun out of a young pup's life. If her parents say she's old enough to do a single-pawed circumnav, who are you to say she can't? Why, just look at her. She's attentive at the helm, attentive on watch, keeping up with the sailing trim of her vessel. She's even wearing her PFD. How many of us are so conscientious?David,
This attempt raises serious concerns.
Let's assume for sake of argument that Emma can handle the boat, and is also current on all shots including rabies. It goes without a saying that she is spayed -- else wise I doubt she'd ever be granted free pratique in the typical sailor's port. And I guess it's safe to say she'll have no trouble standing the dog watch.
But does Emma's mother consent to this attempt? Have animal control and the SPCA weighed in yet? How far can she doggie paddle? Can she operate the can opener? Will she keep up with her obedience training while enroute? Etc etc.
I foresee much controversy surrounding this record attempt.
"Bones" needed a challenge after winning the surfing dog championshipWhat would be the point? Yes I'm against it,,but don't get me wrong. I'm sure she could do this but what would really be gained from the risk. the fame will be short lived, untill a younger pup does it. I think otheres are thinking about themselves and not this pup.
has the wife seen the post yet?
A young lady doesn't discuss such personal matters. Rest assured she is a very fastidious sailor in keeping with her pedigree.Have you taught her to use the head?