As everyone was preparing for the parade, Tim said, "Olivia is the Grand Marshal, we're going to put her in the lead boat." And so I responded with, "ok, let's get her lifejacket." Olivia headed right to the boating bay and was the perfect dog as I hoisted her into the canoe.
It wasn't until we were about halfway from the boating bay, paddling towards the beach that Tim said, "I never thought you'd go for this!" and I said, "I didn't think you were asking!"
Olivia is so cooperative and lovely when she needs to be. She sat perfectly as we paddled, looking as regal as ever.