Marina Dogs!!

My job at the marina is lots of fun!

The people are happy holidaymakers and it makes for pleasant, busy working days now that the floods have subsided and the locks are open again.

High on the list of sales this week has been doggy lifejackets. The last four sales have been made to hound owners (whippet and greyhound) as these dogs are not good in water – no ballast to keep them upright if they fall of the end of the narrowboat!

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This is Jassy – she’s a 3 year old whippet and she lives on a narrowboat – her owners are cruising the waterways. She had already fallen in once and her owners found it very difficult to get her out with only a collar to grab…. her new lifejacket has a handle on the back – just right to get the boathook through and haul her back on board.

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This young lady’s owners have recently bought a boat and thought it vital to ensure their pet’s safety near the water….

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Very smart too …… but she also brought her friends along

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And as they were going ‘up river’ they too needed pet lifejackets…

It was quite manic with the three of them around – especially this one…

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Name of Louie – he had to be taken outside to calm down.

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While these two just watched with interest from the doorway….

And outside one of our regular visitors …

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This is Bongo – he lives on a boat and can’t see what all the fuss is about, but, then again HE can swim!!!!

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