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Malibu and Barb
Enjoy a Little Water Time
Tanner is so on the waiting list for this activity! Our friend, John, is affiliated with a charitable group that provides opportunities to water ski with adapted equipment for disabled individuals. Malibu, the Labrador Retriever in this photo, is water skiing on a "sit ski" that makes it possible for a skier to use their body for balance, rather than their legs. As you can see, Malibu has learned to balance herself.
Watch the video to see how her escorts assist her during the start up process, to see how Malibu gets up on her ski. Then, when she's done, they float her slowly to a stop, where she can hop out and swim to the dock. Her escorts remain by her side in case of any trouble, but as you can see, she's a trooper.
Malibu has become the mascot for this disabled skiing group, sponsored by U Can Ski 2. After you watch her short video here, you can go to 5 Minutes for Fido to see more photos of Malibu learning to ski. Check out their website for more information on adaptive water skiing opportunities for many unique physical challenges--even being a dog!