We have posted some pictures of the new dog on our Facebook page but it is about time we introduced him properly. The discussion about getting another dog has been going on for some time now. It was always a case of when rather than if. This is our third dog, our second sea dog and our first puppy. The deckhands are besotted. We're quite fond of him too - handsome fella isn't he?
|Guarding the door mat and teething|
He has now grown into the lifejacket we had for Susie and is more than happy to wear it. He is getting used to wandering around the deck but as the weather has been cold and wet, we are not spending much time out there at the moment. Space is always a problem on a boat but having had a dog before it was just a case of readjusting. Being a similar size, his bed fits nicely under the chart table where the old one was kept.
|Walking in the local woods|
By law all dogs in the UK have to be microchipped and wear a collar with identity disc in public areas. We had to decided how best to meet this requirement allowing for easy contact should he become separated from us. We had his disc engraved with the boats name and SSRI (registration number) in addition to our mobile number and the post code of this marina.