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This Man Built A Kayak For His Dogs And It'll Give You Serious Squad Goals

Because what's an adventure without your BFFs?

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Dogs are too legit to quit when it comes to companionship.

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Name just ONE other friend who has full-body convulsions of joy when you walk through the door.

So when 67-year-old David Bahnson decided to retire, he built a dog-friendly kayak so his two pups could enjoy it with him.

Bahnson—a Vermont native—redesigned two of the baggage compartments on his Pygmy Boat to accommodate his furry children Ginger and Susie, he told the Huffington Post UK.Bahnson declined to comment about his invention to BuzzFeed Life.
Linda Bahnson

Bahnson—a Vermont native—redesigned two of the baggage compartments on his Pygmy Boat to accommodate his furry children Ginger and Susie, he told the Huffington Post UK.

Bahnson declined to comment about his invention to BuzzFeed Life.

To make his design safe, Bahnson attached borders [or "coamings"] to his dogs' seats to keep them cozy.

"They are trained to get in the kayak themselves on command. They sit down, and off we go. When we come ashore, they'll stay seated until I tell them it's OK to get out," Bahnson said in an interview with The Dodo.
David Bahnson

"They are trained to get in the kayak themselves on command. They sit down, and off we go. When we come ashore, they'll stay seated until I tell them it's OK to get out," Bahnson said in an interview with The Dodo.

As for the dogs, Bahnson says they love the kayak.

Linda Bahnson

"Our dogs have always loved to travel with us in cars, in my airplane, in boats," he told the Huffington Post UK.

"Building a way for them to kayak with us just seemed like a logical choice," he said.
David Bahnson

"Building a way for them to kayak with us just seemed like a logical choice," he said.

Cheers to that!

David Bahnson

Dog adventures are the best adventures.

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