An animal lover who wanted his dogs to share his adventures on the water solved the problem by building them a custom kayak. Retired orthopaedic surgeon David Bahnson didn’t want to leave his trusted pets behind whilst enjoying his favourite hobby in his home state of Vermont and so decided to take them with him. "I realised I could put our newer Golden in the rear baggage opening and I built a removable coaming to keep water from splashing into the opening. "After we got our second Golden I decided to just build another identical hull but to modify the baggage compartments to accommodate both dogs...Our dogs have always loved to travel with us in cars, in my airplane, in boats. Building a way for them to kayak with us just seemed like a logical choice, and the boats are fun to build anyway. Once I taught one of my golden retrievers how to windsurf with me, and she was very good at staying on the board and really seemed to enjoy it. At one point she even swam several hundred feet off shore when I had gone windsurfing without her". Sadly, both of the dogs in the photos have passed away but the keen kayaker now paddles across the water with another pet canine.