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We live on our Samson C-Breeze 56-foot ketch in La Paz, Mexico (for now). We also have a Great Dane, Odin, living with us.

We get the question "How can you live on a boat with such a big dog?" all the time.

To answer this, I started a series on my blog called "Great Dane on Board."

If you're a dog lover, or just curious, you can Google it at "Penn Wallace." Click on the "Penn's Blog" tab.

It's been going for several weeks now, so if you're not a regular reader, you might want to go back to Great Dane on Board - 1 to catch the start of the series.

You can also read about our trip from Seattle to La Paz, which included a ship wreck and other unforeseen occurrences.

I hope you have a good time with it.

Penn
 

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There's no point in having just one Clydesdale, Smack. You need at least two, or she'll get depressed and lonely, going in circles around the capstan pulling the anchor up all by herself. PETA is going to find out about this, and after they do you won't be able to enter any ports once they get the word out about your sole sad horse. You really need to think this sort of thing through betteer if you want to avoid problems.
 

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I find this on a great dane site:

"Because he is so huge and can be bossy if undisciplined, obedience training is essential, but Great Danes are also very sensitive and should be trained with cheerful methods. Harshness only confuses them and makes them distrustful.
Great Danes drool and slobber and lumber around in a rather bumptious manner. They are not good choices for fastidious housekeepers, or for those with no sense of humor.
Young Great Danes (up to three years old) can be boisterous, and unless supervised, will dismay you with the magnitude of their destructiveness."


The blog sounds fun to read.

Once you get past the puppy years it may end up being just a moveable wet piece of furniture.

I've got bigger problems this christmas.

My wife and I have plans to fly to the Rio Dulce to meet my daughter and boyfriend who who live in Guatemala city and have rented a house at a marina for a week. My son is joining us.

Now here is the kicker.
My daughter and boyfriend just got two (that's more than one) lab puppies a few months ago. They are wild and untrained and will be sharing the house with the five adults in the jungle.
I think it will be worse than one old great dane with two adults on a 50' boat.

Their paying, know spanish and Guatemala but I picked the Rio Dulce so it is new to them too.
My only job is to keep my mouth shut and not complain about the damn dogs.
 

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Our (late) great dane was the best dog ever. Sweet, even tempered, and yes, really big. They don't swim, though. Something about long thin legs and heavy body with little fat. We had a pool at the time, and she was terrified of it.
 

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I mean, he's no Olivier, but Derek Jacobi is still a pretty good Dane:

 

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We had a Great Dane when I was a teenager. I couldn't believe the amount of slobber! It would take a drink (Usually form the toilet... Ick!) I swear it could walk for more than a mile with drool from each jowl!
I wonder if they have some type of Dane davit system for # 2... You wouldn't want it dropping gone on the cabin floor for fear of it going through the bottom of the boat.
 

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We live on our Samson C-Breeze 56-foot ketch in La Paz, Mexico (for now). We also have a Great Dane, Odin, living with us.

We get the question "How can you live on a boat with such a big dog?" all the time.

To answer this, I started a series on my blog called "Great Dane on Board."

If you're a dog lover, or just curious, you can Google it at "Penn Wallace." Click on the "Penn's Blog" tab.

It's been going for several weeks now, so if you're not a regular reader, you might want to go back to Great Dane on Board - 1 to catch the start of the series.

You can also read about our trip from Seattle to La Paz, which included a ship wreck and other unforeseen occurrences.

I hope you have a good time with it.

Penn
Hey Penn - I just took a look at your blog. Good stuff dude. I'm really sorry to hear about Connie. I'm in exactly the same boat. Hang in there brother...and have some big adventures.

Oh - and that is a great looking dog:

<img width="650" height="487" src="http://www.pennwallace.com/blog/blogweb/uploads/OdinPix/NotaCamel.JPG" alt="">

http://www.pennwallace.com/blog/blogweb/index.php
 

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I have many more Clydesdales than just two. They sleep with me most every night! Mmmm, so soft and warm. I know there will be plenty of cynics who will say my horsie pajamas don't count but… after all, they every bit as real as any of the horsing around we have here.
 

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Budweiser sells PJs?
 

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Thanks for the positive comments.

I'm sorry I couldn't post the link to my blog. SailNet won't let me include links until I have 5 posts.

is week we posted Dawn's video "Odin's Adventures in La Paz." You can see it on my blog.
 

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I find this on a great dane site:

Now here is the kicker.
My daughter and boyfriend just got two (that's more than one) lab puppies a few months ago. They are wild and untrained and will be sharing the house with the five adults in the jungle.
I think it will be worse than one old great dane with two adults on a 50' boat.

Their paying, know spanish and Guatemala but I picked the Rio Dulce so it is new to them too.
My only job is to keep my mouth shut and not complain about the damn dogs.
puppies aren't bad, just watch out for those pointy little teeth.
 
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