Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy Birthday, Dora?

When Dora found the Red Head crew, it was determined that she was somewhere around 5-6 months old. That would put her birthday sometime in September or October. Yesterday we celebrated Dora's 1st birthday. How did we know it was her birthday? Well, here is her dad's logic:  September 9th is 9/9. In German, that's "No, No!" Leading him to determine that must be her birthday.

Dad also decided that, in celebration, the whole Red Head crew would get mini cupcakes. He actually got the crew to sit/stay...

For a few seconds, anyway. Notice the single good crew member who waited to be released? Dylan's a good boy.

Whatever day Dora came into the world, the Red Head crew is happy to have her onboard.

Happy Birthday, Dora!

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Results Are In!

Dora's DNA tests results came in today.  Surprise! She's a hound (a Treeing Walker Coonhound to be specific) with a bit of terrier thrown in. It certainly explains a few things. Mom and Dad had to look up this coonhound breed as they had never heard of it. Here's some of what they found:

"They bay their own distinctive howl to let the owner know the quarry has been cornered." Dora certainly has a distinctive bay.

"Their tracking sense is so strong that they are unable to follow commands when they are trailing a scent" Explains why Dora is never left off-leash.

 "Their curious nature means that they have a tendency to stand on their hind legs to investigate a small child or small dog being held in the arms of an adult." Teaching Dora not to jump on guests has been most challenging...

"Agile, energetic, loving, intelligent, confident and even-tempered dogs." A great description of Red Head's youngest crew member.

Saturday, September 1, 2018


Red Head has spent the past two weeks hanging out in Baltimore. It's been many years since we were last here. Dylan is the only current crew member who has been here before and that was on aCappella and he was with Dyna. 8 years...

The crew has been enjoying their time in Baltimore. There's a dog park about a mile away. It's been so blink'n hot and humid, that the crew has been going early in the morning. That's the temperature in the galley when we returned one day at 7:30 am!

Some mornings it is just the Red Head crew. Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora can fill a dog park all on their own.

Most mornings, there are other playmates. Dora still has a propensity to play with the biggest dog in the park.

Mom and Dad have enjoyed the restaurants and visiting with good friends and family. The crew has even made some new friends. Shauna and Matt took a great picture of Dora, notice the photo-bomb in the window.

We love Baltimore and plan on not waiting so long to visit again. But now it's time to move further south in the Chesapeake Bay. Red Head is getting an electronics refit and the crew is looking forward to the upcoming Krogen Rendezvous.