Woof! Hey Y’all, It’s Me, Captain.

Well I have not had a single minute to spend writing a post on this blog. It has been forever since mom let me sit down and paw out a few words!

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I’m listening to something mom’s telling me.

I have been extremely busy here on LIB.  When I first became a boat dog, I was unaware of how important it is to look INTO the water and not just monitor the land. Wow, since I figured that out, I realized I have a lot of territory to patrol to ensure my humans are safe.

But just like on land, my humans don’t always understand why I am barking and sometimes I get in trouble because their noses are really weak and they just don’t smell the things I do.

The best example is the dolphins I talked about last time.  While we were on that long Intracoastal Waterway trip (2016 Sail to the Sun Rally), there were dolphins galore! But my humans were oblivious until they actually broke the surface of the water…duh!

Not me! I knew they were there and I barked and barked to make sure those dolphins didn’t get too close to my boat. I was so good at spotting those dolphins that other people in the Sail to the Sun Rally would take notice when I barked.  Lots of times somebody would come by the boat and thank me for pointing out the dolphins for them.  Big tail wag for that!

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Trying to catch those dolphins.

One time there were so many dolphins at No Name Harbor in Florida, that MG let me jump in the water and herd them! I worked and worked trying to coral those things, but I never could gather them all together.

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Frank let me rest between swims.

Frank finally came out on a paddle board to let me rest for a few minutes.  I did not want to give up trying to make the dolphins behave, but my humans said I had to stop…. I was really tired and a little sad I couldn’t coral the dolphins.  But it was still a lot of fun trying and I think mom and dad were proud of me! And later people from boats we didn’t even know came over to tell us they had fun watching me.  More tail wags for me!

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A nice walk on Conception Island

I liked the ICW but it’s really good to get back to the beaches again.  We spent January through March in the Bahamas where the water was clear and blue and it’s really easy to see whatever swims under our boat.  It sure is nice to be able to roll in the sand and run on the beaches again.

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Me snuggling down into the cool sand for a rest.

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Mom calls this a refrigerator but I call it a snack drawer!

One thing is hard about living on this boat…. mom keeps my food in this drawer that is right at my level.  Every time she opens that drawer wonderful things happen.  First off, the drawer is cold and cool air seeps out when it is opened.  Secondly, there are excellent smells in that drawer; not the kind you want to roll in but the kind you want to eat! And thirdly, my food is right there and I could just reach in and feed myself!

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Don’t tell, I get in trouble if I put my nose in here!

Anyway, every time mom or dad open that drawer, I think they should feed me or at least give me a snack. But nope, humans can be heartless! I don’t get a treat every time they go into the cold drawer ~  in fact, mom and dad eat a lot more out of that drawer than I do!

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Mom and I climbed out on this rock.

This year we have been traveling with other boats and that is fun. We don’t always stay with the same boats but lots of people come over to visit me.  It’s sad because none of the other boats have dogs to give them licks and keep them safe.  But the good thing is I get plenty of extra snuggles and sometimes the visitors even bring me treats! Pretty much everybody thinks I’m a really great dog (I hear them tell MG and Frank) and that makes me feel really happy.

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Chillin’ at a concert in George Town – it was loud!

Don’t worry that I’m getting fat with those extra snuggles and treats.  I still get plenty of exercise riding in the dinghy and on the paddle board; chasing birds on the beach and flies off the boat; and generally swimming and hiking with my humans.

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See how easy it is to see into the water!

I hope you like the pictures I put in here so you can see what I’ve been doing.

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I’m helping dad keep an eye out for coral heads in our way.

All in all, life on Let It Be is really good….. but I still won’t use that silly, fake grass mom puts on the back deck unless it’s an emergency!  Like that cheap plastic stuff is any kind of replacement for land!  Sheesh, I can’t let them get out of the habit of taking me to shore. There are far too many good sniffs there and I don’t want to give that up!

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I’m the dinghy lookout when we explore.

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At the end of the day I snuggle with my dinosaur while mom cooks.

Oh, hey!…. I just heard my drawer open…. Gotta run!

Oh yeah, remember to come say hi and give me some snuggles if you see us somewhere.  Woof woof for now!

Posted on April 20, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Captain,what a fantastic,glorious life you live! I enjoyed hearing about your days. You are one lucky dog! Say hello to Mary Grace and Frank!

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  2. Precious Captain! Looks like you all are having a blast!

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  3. Cap- your Mom is an excellent writer on the blog but I must tell you I like your posts the best! I like that treat drawer! Mable

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    • Woof, woof, woof! Hahaha. Thank you. This makes my tail stand up even higher ‘cuz I’m so happy. Mom might be a little sad to know she did all that school stuff with writing, but her DOG gets more likes than she does. Hahaha. I’ll give her some extra licks so she doesn’t feel too badly. Hugs to you Miss Mable. Hope those wedding plans are coming along nicely!

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  4. Hi Captain, it’s Aduana from the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally. I see you’re having a really great time hanging out with your people. Dad and I are still in Cocoa, he’s busy working but he takes me out every day to chase a ball, and go for a swim, so it’s ok. And we meet lots and lots of new people, and I like that too!
    Say woof to everyone for me!

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    • Woof, hello to you Aduana! Glad to know where you are…. there are so few of us boat dogs, we should really stick together! It’s so boring when our people get busy with their boat projects, right? I’m really glad to hear you are making sure your hombre (that’s Spanish because we are in the DR now) get’s off the boat and walks you. It is hard to keep our people balanced sometimes! If your hombre takes you to Provo TCI, you should make him stop at South Side Marina. I made a good doggie friend there named Maddie. And I could get off and on the boat anytime I wanted. WOW, that reminded me of when we lived on land!!
      I heard my people say we will spend the hurricane season in Puerto Rico so I’ll be learning more Spanish. I hope you get to leave Cocoa soon. Even though it is a nice place, it’s really good to be back on the beaches again so I can swim and cool off. I hope you get to do that again soon.
      Woof and licks to you and your hombre!

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