She needed a little nudging to cross the threshold. (That should be translated as tugging an pulling on her leash and finally dragging her onto the boat.)
I was hopeful, she wasn't cowering in a corner, and once underway she relaxed a little and began to move around the boat giving it a good sniff. And then the panting started....followed by the shaking.
Yet she moved freely around the boat and seemed content to watch the happenings on the water. You might even say she looked interested. When we stopped for gas the shaking stopped and she happily took in the sights, watching the comings and goings of the busy marina with curiosity.
But by the time we arrived back at the safety our dock her tongue had doubled in size and I was afraid we might sink from all the drool. I have never seen a dog whose tongue would grow so long and large from stress. She bears a strong resemblance to Gene Simmons, don't ya think?
All in all I would say it was a successful first outing.
Especially if you're a KISS fan.
Link to Project 365.