Monday, July 20, 2015

Kayaking With Your Dog

I love kayaking. And it is a really fun way to exercise and burn those calories. Plus you're upper half can get really tan! One way to make kayaking really enjoyable is by taking your four legged best friend along with you. Most dogs naturally love the water, and if not, they enjoy just spending time with you. My little chihuahua, Sunny, loves to go kayaking. She doesn't like to be in the water, but she loves riding along with me and have the wind blowing in her face. There are so many new cites and smells for your pooch to enjoy. Here are a few tips to make your trip that much more memorable!

1. Doggie Lifejackets

Most dogs know how to swim, but they may not be used to the current that you may encounter while kayaking, rafting, canoeing, or whatever else you do. It is wise to always have a lifejacket on hand for your dog just in case. Plus, the lifejackets usually have a handle or two for you to quickly pick up your dog out of the water. They are reflective and they can have multiple places to attach a leash.

2. No leash while your dog is in the water

It can be very dangerous to have your dog tied to the boat while they are in the water. A current may take them under and they may get caught under water because their leash is stuck. No one wants to even think about something bad happening to their dog, so let's keep the swimming leash free.

3. Bring extra water

You don't drink the water in the river. So your dog should have to either. Make sure you bring enough water to share, and a bowl that's all theirs. I found a collapsable travel bowl that was very handy. It was light and could clip onto the rest of my gear.

4. Towels

Bring an extra towel or two for your dog. The kayak may get hot, so it would be good to have something your dog can sit or stand on that's not. And of course, you'll want to dry them off when you get back to your car or camp site.

5. Flea and Tick Prevention

The river can carry many different insects, including fleas and ticks. Make sure your pooch is up to date on all their shots and parasite protections.

There are just a few tips to get you started! If you have any more questions or suggestions, let me know. Have fun!!

Follow the adventurous Sunny on Instagram at Sunny Ray

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Evita: A Cursed Production

I recently closed my first show as assistant director for a production. Even though I enjoyed working on the show, I am extremely thankful it's over! We did Evita, the true life story of Eva Peron the First Lady of Argentina, and I have to say that that show is cursed, either by someone who really hates Santa Evita or Eva Peron herself.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hello There...

Hello there, it has been quite some time since I have written an entry or post. Lots of stuff has happened and is happening. I am interning again for my hometown theater company. And I was thrown into a position that challenged me for the best and has concluded in me gaining another "promotion". I was asked to be assistant director for the biggest show of their year, the summer musical, Evita. More on that in my next post, trust me, you'll want to check it out. And I am now a director of the children's camp and the assistant director for the children's musical, Annie Jr.! I am super busy, but I am enjoying every minute of it.

I also had all four of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday. On my birthday. I was excited about the laughing gas, but it didn't even work. They just stuck me with the iv and that's what knocked me out. Surgery went well. And I was home around 11am. But don't expect a funny wisdom teeth video because all I did was cry cause I couldn't feel my legs or get into the car by myself. I received some flowers and some bracelets that I bought for myself but forgot. So that was good. Needless to say, it was a pretty uneventful birthday.

I am also debating on attempting to write a children's book about my uncle with Down syndrome. He has lived a pretty incredible life, with some pretty funny stories along with it. So we will see if I can ever sit down and commit to writing it.

So there's a little glimpse at what is new with me. I hope I can get back to writing more frequently! Wish me luck!