I think every one is wishing for spring time to come! All my doggie friends seem to have lots of questions about the boat so Mom and I thought we would fill you in.
Our Boat is called the Kanaloa, it is a Hawaiian name for a sea god. Dad loves going to Hawaii so it is a good name for our boat. The Kanaloa was made by a company named Parker - and it is a good boat to fish on, hang out or see all the sites in.
We keep our boat in Salem MA - and I like going out and feeling the breeze in my fur and the sun on my nose. Mom and Dad are good about giving me pit stops to go ashore to go pee - but sometimes I go on the boat. Mom showed me a quiet place on deck and she cleans up when I am done.
I wear my life vest when we are going fast and when we are anchored I get to take the vest off and relax with my people. I can also swim in the ocean with my people because there is a little platform off the back of the boat near the water.
Sometimes I swim off the boat and sometimes Mom takes me in the water from the beach while Dad does other boat things.
I don't catch fishies, but Mom and Dad do. The little fishies they use for bait are called mackerel and taste really yucky!! They mostly catch striped bass and cook it up for supper or put it in the freezer for supper later.
Another fun thing we do is catch lobsters. Dad has a lobster box he calls a "pot" that he puts in the ocean and every so often they pull it out and there are lobsters caught on the inside. Mom likes lobster to eat and Gramma LOVES lobster even more. You have to be careful of the lobsters - if your nose gets too close they PINCH!! Lobsters are the angry kind of ocean animals!
I used to live down south and didn't have an ocean to play in - I feel very lucky now. I wish all my doggie pals could come visit - because even if you don't like the water it is very fun to ride around in our boat.