Stand Up Paddle Boarding with a Dog

I've ventured out on plenty of stand up paddle (SUP) boarding water adventures, but until today, I had never attempted it with our dog. If you think balancing yourself is a challenge, try bringing a 50 pound dog with ADD. That was my experience today and it was more than comical, it was downright hilarious. I am proud of not falling off, though wish I could say the same for Tucker.

Part II: Facing My Fear

For as long as I can remember, the sight of needles and the thought of them inserting into skin has made me want to jump out of my skin. My heart jumps up into my throat, my back gets shivers and my shoulders scrunch up into my neck. Even watching needles on TV, knowing that the camera is filming fake skin and fake blood, gives me the heebie-jeebies and I can't watch. I close my eyes and burry my head. "Just tell me when it's over."