David Bahnson, a resident of Vermont, has ingeniously combined two of his greatest passions to create an extraordinary experience. It’s a universally acknowledged truth that we derive immense joy from the companionship of our beloved pets, and David, who is not just an accomplished orthopedic surgeon but also an ardent lover of aquatic adventures, is no exception.
The spark of his unique idea ignited when he sought to bridge the gap between his affection for dogs and his love for the water. To transform this idea into a reality, he embarked on the creation of a tailor-made kayak that could seamlessly accommodate his loyal canines. This nifty invention ensured that his dogs, Susie and Ginger, could be part of his aquatic escapades, ushering in a new dimension to their companionship.
In a candid conversation with the Huffington Post UK, David revealed how his dogs were enthusiastic participants in their shared journeys, whether it involved a leisurely car ride, an exciting boat excursion, or any other adventure. This unwavering enthusiasm and affection of his four-legged companions served as a profound motivation to make kayaking a delightful experience for them.
Now, thanks to David’s innovative kayak, Susie and Ginger revel in the exhilarating joy of kayaking with their devoted owner. David noted with delight that the sheer happiness radiating from his dogs when they realize they’re heading for a kayaking adventure is a testament to the incredible bond they share.
Time, however, is a relentless force, and eventually, Susie and Ginger, these wonderful canine companions, crossed the bridge to the great beyond. Yet, the memories they left behind are a cherished testament to the countless moments of fun and love they shared with their owners.
Even in the wake of this loss, the spirit of companionship and aquatic adventure lives on in David’s life. His wife now carries on the tradition, kayaking with Piper, a lovable golden retriever who, much like her predecessors, eagerly savors each journey. In a conversation with The Dodo, David fondly reflected on how these dogs, old and new, have consistently enjoyed the simple pleasure of rides and the extraordinary journey of life, and they have weathered the storms of existence together.
Source: The Animal Club