I have puppies. Six puppies that are seven weeks old. I also have dogs. Three dogs that are grown up. That makes nine dogs in my very small house. (and the 55 pound male is trying to sit in my lap while I type this!)
The puppies will not stay with us - thank goodness! They start going to their very carefully screened homes on Thursday. I will not be sad to see them go - they are a lot of work, no matter how cute they are....they are sweet though.
At any rate - the puppies got me a paddle board for Mother's Day. Wasn't that sweet? How did they know? How did they get to the store? lol
Anyway I put the paddle board in the lake and off I went for a test paddle. Understand please that I have not been on a real paddle board except for once - in Cabo, in the ocean. The ocean, by the way, which is home to many many monsters...I did not do well as I was quite frightened of whatever monsters might be lurking, hungry, waiting to eat me!
The lake, however, is a different story. I grew up in lakes, swimming, boating, sailing, playing. I raised my kids by the lake. The lake holds no monsters for me. Also, the paddle board that I got was much wider than the one in Cabo, thus much more stable. Up I went on the board and off I went on my first paddle.
If there was a paddle board icon it would go here
I didn't go real far, maybe only ten minutes out so ten minutes back. I live in Michigan - the lakes are NOT warm yet...it was a long winter. I did not fall in, but did not want to push it. I went back a couple days later when my schedule cleared for a moment. I went for a longer paddle - so much fun!
I woke the next moring...sore - you know that good sore - when you have done a good work out and are pleased to know it. I wondered for a moment until it hit me - THE PADDLE BOARD IS A WORKOUT! well....duh!
But first and foremost - it is FUN!
Woo Hoo........my only question now is - when can I retire and move to where it is warm year round??