Kayak Adventures

United States
March 16, 2016 9:40am CST
My son is always on an adventure. Now that he Stout, his puppy, Stout goes along on all of them. William got a kayak for Christmas and has been champing at the bit to take it out. Now, he has never been in a kayak as far as I know and I can say for certain that six month old Stout has not been, so I was a bit worried when he decided that yesterday was the day to finally christen it. The weather was fine, it was seventy degrees but I am sure in Ohio, the river water was still cold so I was mostly worried about Stout trying to jump out but I need not have. Stout enjoyed the ride as much as my son! These two are already great buds. It made my heart happy to see the pictures of them both having a great day on the water.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
What an adorable picture! Stout looks like he enjoying his ride. What breed of dog is he?
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• United States
16 Mar 16
He is a rescue dog so they don't know.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries he's so cute
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• United States
16 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 Definitely a mixed breed. I love the long hair around the snout!
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
16 Mar 16
What a precious photo of Stout! Glad they both enjoyed the ride.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
Stout was so hyper at Christmas I had my doubts he would stay in the kayak but my son said that was an odd thing and normally he is very calm.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 16
I have been in a kayak myself, but it must be over 50 years ago by now.
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• United States
17 Mar 16
My last time in a Kayak was at Lake Tahoe in 1966. It was much smaller and so tippy I never went again. I love a small sail boat however, but even that has been too long ago. A cruise ship is more my speed these days.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
17 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries t would have been a few years earlier than that for me because I was still at school at the time.
• United States
18 Mar 16
@Asylum In 1966 I was also still in school, but on vacation with my family.
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@silvermist (20096)
• India
16 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries Though I have watched people go in Kayaks, on TV,I have never traveled in one.
• United States
17 Mar 16
Nor I. I think they are a pretty tippy vehicle and I'm glad Stout has a life jacket!
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@silvermist (20096)
• India
17 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries Stout seems to have a serious look on his face.
• United States
18 Mar 16
@silvermist My son says he loves it!! Stout is such a cool dude though, he would never admit it!
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar 16
Stout is a great looking dog and looks completely at peace in the kayak. You can tell how alert Stout is by the look in his eyes.
• United States
17 Mar 16
Stout and William are best friends and he really trusts William.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries You can see it in his eyes. He's so comfortable in the boat.
@PatZAnthony (12863)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
18 Mar 16
Oooo-yes, that water in Ohio would have been so cold! Looks like fun, doesn't it?
• United States
18 Mar 16
It really does, but I know I would have waited till June at least!
@gudheart (12743)
17 Mar 16
He sure is the adventures type. My sister is like that in a way as she loves traveling.
• United States
17 Mar 16
He does too, not only on the kayak but on his Triumph Motorcycle.
@JudyEv (129817)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Mar 16
I gather that is Stout in the photo. Doesn't he look important? Dogs bring their owners such great times. I love watching dogs surfing too and riding skateboards. It's pretty awesome to have such a companion.
• United States
17 Mar 16
Yes, that is Mr. Stout! He is top dog, that's for sure!
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@BelleStarr (39598)
• United States
16 Mar 16
What a cute well behaved dog I am glad they enjoyed their day.
• United States
17 Mar 16
William used to train security dogs so Stout is very lucky to be a well behaved dog!
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@LadyDuck (170068)
• Switzerland
16 Mar 16
Is the dog in the photo Stout? He is so cute, it shows that he is happy.
• United States
17 Mar 16
Yes, that is the real live Stout! He is adorable and he and William are such great pals.
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@CRK109 (14444)
• United States
16 Mar 16
What a heartwarming story! Seems that the two of them are just beginning to make lasting memories together. How wonderful!
• United States
17 Mar 16
I predict a great relationship. I'm so happy they decided on Stout. He was a rescue dog and it's a match made in Heaven.
16 Mar 16
what an awesome photo! i wanted to buy us kayaks last year. we ran out of money. :-)
• United States
17 Mar 16
He is really enjoying it now. He has been so waiting for the warmer weather!
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@Tampa_girl7 (25846)
• United States
16 Mar 16
What a cute dog. I have never been in a kayak.
• United States
17 Mar 16
I love seeing the two off on adventurers. William is always doing new things.
@Juliaacv (32268)
• Canada
16 Mar 16
I think that sounds like a wonderful thing for the pair of them to enjoy together. I hope that he's careful, the waterways are all a little fuller these days due to the spring thaw.
• United States
16 Mar 16
He is, even Stout has a life jacket.
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
16 Mar 16
That's a great picture - is that a life-jacket he has on?
• United States
16 Mar 16
Yes. He is a pup and the water was probably cold.
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@Corbin5 (112764)
• United States
16 Mar 16
That picture is priceless. Stout looks so proud to be a part of the adventure!!!
• United States
16 Mar 16
These two are going to have many adventures, I know it. They have absolutely bonded!