Bo Lounging on the Lido Deck
Bo floated the NF Stilly with Eric, Alex and I. It was his first day on the back of my pontoon boat. In all, things went pretty well. He is a little heavy for the my boat, and the platform I built for him was a little long, allowing him to lay way back on the boat, making the front of the boat stick up as I was floating down the river. After floating a couple sections of the river I adjusted the frame and things worked out better. At the start of the float, Bo decided to take a swim, and got his paw stuck on a strap as he jumped from the boat. I freed his paw, he swam to shore, got back on the boat, and we continued our float.
Bo enjoyed his float down and river and he spent part of the day laying on his platorm in the sun. He spent the rest of the day roaming the gravel bar looking for sticks to play with and chew and looking for random stuff to eat.
Bo After a Long Day on the Sauk River
Bo and I spent the day working in the shop and playing fetch. We finished up our work and I came in to the garage to find that Bo had nocked over his garbage can that we use for his food and he managed to eat all but about two pieces of kibble. I guess he decided it was time to eat. Luckily there were only about four bowls worth of food left in the bottom of the can. Now, what to do until another bag of food arrives?
Bo spend the entire day with me a work. Actually, he slept in the truck most of the day. We went for a walk in the morning, then again in the afternoon. He is great in the truck and just sleeps until its time for a walk. I came home for a quick meal, then left for a fly tying class. I was only going to be gone for a couple hours, so I left Bo at home with Julie and Kyra. When I got home, Julie asked if I did something with the two sticks of butter she left on the counter for the cookies she was planning to make. When Julie was on the computer she heard Bo making some noise in the kitchen, yelled at him, and didn't think much of it. When she came down to make the cookies, the butter was gone, wrapper and all.
After a couple weeks, we finally settled on Boozers new name, Bo. He went to work with me three or four times a week and we worked on walking on a leash. It only took a couple days for him to figure it out, but a couple weeks to stop pulling too hard.
Julie and I adopted Boozer, a 100 lb yellow lab, throug a contact at NOAH in Arlington. He was living with a young couple and a young child in an appartment. He spent the day in a crate on the balcony and he barked when he was left behind. Lets just say that Bo has a healthy set of lungs and the neighbor that worked the night shift didn't appreciate him to much. Boozer was overweight, under exercised, over fed, and lacking manners, but he is a very friendly dog.