Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mutiny Averted?


Due to some unanticipated work on Red Head, the crew is finding itself still tied to the dock at the Hinckley yard in Stuart. We hope to be leaving shortly and heading south. But first there is some unfortunate news that Mom and Dad must break to the crew. The question was how to do it without inciting a mutiny.


First, make sure they are well rested - when are they not?


Then feed them their favorite meal - pretty much anything you put in their dish.


Next, lavish them with attention - especially belly rubs.


Finally, distribute some t-r-e-a-t-s.

Then the moment of truth. "Dylan, Dee Dee, Red Head's crew will not be going to Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas this winter." (More treats and belly rubs.)


Mom and Dad explained that there were a lot of things going on now so the decision was made to simply head to Lake Worth, FL where we will anchor off of Peanut Island. We even showed them that it got 5 bones on the bringfido site. Not sure that convinced them.


So we pulled out the big guns. We would be meeting their much cherished Great Harbour Cay buddy, Gracie, (and her crew John and Marilyn) where we will swim at Peanut Island every day! Who could forget the fun they've had with Gracie?!


Hmmmm... Looks like they may be pacified for now. We'll still be keeping extra treats and belly rubs close for a while. Can't afford to have the crew mutiny. How would we run the boat without them?

7 comments:

Marilyn Salyer said...

What a sweet post....We are all counting the days! Swimming everyday sounds like paradise.

ActiveCaptain said...

We can't wait to see all three of you!!

Hudson River Boater said...

I'm sure they will understand the situation..

Mary Minard said...

Have you taken them down the road to see the turtles yet?!

ActiveCaptain said...

Mary,

Not sure which turtles you are referring to... We do have a loop through the local neighborhood that we take every afternoon and there was a large turtle in the grass at the side of the road. Neither one saw it...

Mary Minard said...

Go through the "mangate" at Hinckley and go straight down that road, 3-4 houses on left, at the end behind a concrete wall is a yard with two sizable turtles, ramp goes into basement for shelter. Small amusements for dogs deprived of the Bahamas!

ActiveCaptain said...

Oh my gosh, yes. Early on we did see two huge tortoises in a front yard when we were exploring one day. The kids didn't notice a thing, Some hunters. I'm pretty sure if we moved their food dishes somewhere else they'd starve to death...