Today was a lot of fun. I helped my neighbor Reggie and her dog Barkley in a surf competition. It was Barkley’s first time but he did great. A fellow spectator, Mary let us use her stand up paddle board when Barkley was having trouble balancing on his short board. He adapted to the board and waves very well. Once we got him on and balanced, he was like a pro. Barkley surfed in the first heat against the west-coast champion from California and came in second of four dogs. He advanced into the second round but was too tired to compete. The dog from California who has ten years experience and multiple championships ended up winning the event but Barkley did very good for his first time out.