So . . . I’m on a beach walk with Kristina when my friends Sue and Debi kayak nearby.
“Over here, over here, over here,” I bark at them.
Humans are too easy to train. The both kayak right to me. I go to Debi first for the mandatory head pet (my head, not hers), and then over to Sue.
I don’t like to go in water above my belly. I bounce and wag my tail, and Sue understands. She kayaks right into a foot of water. Now the opening of Sue’s kayak is big enough for me, so a lower onto my haunches and take one big leap.
“I’m in,” I bark. “Let’s get going.”
Everybody knows I love to kayak, so what are they laughing about? Like it’s a big surprise I jumped in. Maybe I got water and sand all over Sue, but really, it’s not that funny.
We take off, leaving Kristina alone on the beach.
“Wait, I didn’t mean to leave my human,” I whine, but Sue says, ”You’re okay,” and keeps paddling away. I rest my head on the top of the kayak looking moon-eyed back at Kristina. How can Sue ignore my cutest expression?
They take me to the mangroves and let me run free. What a blast! When Kristina finally arrives, I run and jump and show her how happy I am to see her. She needs to feel loved, and it’s my duty to make sure she does, even if I was having fun without her.
Thanks for reading . . .
8 thoughts on “Farley’s Friday: A Kayaking Dog”
Yes Farley, we do have a big job making our humans feel like they are our ONLY concern. My human said you look so cute in that picture that she would love to add you to OUR family.
Ooooh. I am so special. I like being part of a family and I am definitely cute! All the time! But I love to hear it from others. Farley.
Debi here – yes, Farley. You have ALL of us well trained and we love you right back!
My BFF Debi – so nice to hear from you. Can’t wait till we hook up and are running again. I need to hear the sound of you dinghy coming to pick me (and Kristina of course) up.
Farley! You rock! We went kayaking in the summer but it’s sooo cold here now, I’m wrapped up in the v-berth instead! Enjoy my friend! Merry Christmas!
V-berhts are good. Especially when I’m wet and cold and no one has noticed I got in there. Merry Christmas to you too!
It’s windy here.
You’re a wonderful storyteller, Farley. (I think hanging out with Kristina is rubbing off on you.) Sounds like a really fun day!
Thanks Kirsten, I sneak a peek at your blog too when Kristina’s not looking. She doesn’t like me to use up her data surfing the internet. Merry Christmas. Woof Woof.