Thursday, November 19, 2020

What happen?

We’ve had quite a few people asking why the crew hasn’t posted a blog entry in weeks. There’s not much happening. The days have been much of the same with the main excitement being when Mom and Dad bring in a pizza.

Like every stop, the crew finds a routine. Brunswick Landing Marina has a new dog park and we’ve been going nearly every morning. 

On the down side, there is rarely more than the Red Head crew there. Dora loves lots of dog. But on the upside, it means Dee Dee gets to romp. (More on Dee Dee in a future post.) The two girls have developed a good playing relationship, finally, which has led to some cute play sessions on the boat as well.

Everyone is doing fine. We hope to move south soon. The crew is looking forward to the next stop which has another terrific dog park. Why else did Mom and Dad pick it...

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Lucky Crew


RED HEAD finally is back in the water and the whole crew couldn’t be happier.  It was a trying time for Mom and Dad, while Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora did just fine. Mom found a nice long walk that she and Dee Dee took each morning.


Dylan and Dora still made it to the dog park every morning. What fun!


Dylan has been on a new regimen of CBD oil and it seems to have put a spring in his step. 


Alas, the dog park is now just a memory but we’re pretty sure we know what Dora dreams about.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Haul Out Day...

 

Every year or so RED HEAD needs to be hauled out to have her bottom scraped and paint. It’s never a good day for any of the crew. This week she was pulled at Thunderbolt Marine  

The hard part is figuring out what to do with the kids. Fortunately, Thunderbolt Marina had an enclosed gazebo with seating. As a bonus, it was right across from the haul out well, so Mom and the kids could watch the whole thing. 

It was a long, boring day. The kids missed their morning walks and dog park romps, but still handled it pretty well. Dee Dee claimed a comfy chair.

Dora was cold, so Mom made due with a towel.

Of course, Dylan just laid wherever he could.

For the next 1-2 weeks, the crew will be living on the hard. The yard setup stairs and Dad gives Dylan some extra help when needed. We’ll all be glad to be afloat again - mom’s hoping sooner rather than later. 🤞

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Underway!

After months of being tied to the docks at Isle of Hope Marina, the RED HEAD crew finally threw off the lines and set out on their next big adventure. Well, maybe just an adventure. Actually, a kinda small adventure. Oh, alright, they tootled 5 miles down the river to Thunderbolt Marine where RED HEAD is scheduled to be hauled out for bottom paint, etc., etc.

But we were underway! And Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora saw dolphins. Lots of dolphins. 

Dylan and Dee Dee took their dolphin watch very seriously.

Dora was a little less focused.

She did eventually help out.

The crew is happy to be tied up and settling in. Mom and Dad have retrieved their rental car, and unbeknownst to Dora, Dad is planning to take her to the dog park this afternoon. 🤫 It’s a secret. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sisters

So cute...

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dora is Three - ish

 

Today is the day that Dora’s dad chose as her birthday. She’s 3! A lovely grown up young lady. What special adventure was planned for her special day?


A trip to the dog park. What else? We love you, sweet girl!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Dee Dee, Too

Dylan and Dora have been taking a break from the dog park because Dora developed an infection in the folds on her neck. Think it could be due to all the time she spends lying in dirty puddles... Nah.

Dora’s doing much better, so today Mom and Dad decided to take the whole crew to a smaller park nearby. Dee Dee, too!

Dylan and Dee Dee protected the perimeter.

They practiced some agility work - sort of. 

Then Dora decided to stir things up a bit. 

Everyone had a great time. Maybe we’ll do it again tomorrow. 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sign Us Up

Mom and Dee Dee saw this yard sign on their morning walk. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

We’re Just Fine

It’s been awhile since Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora did a blog entry. The entire Red Head crew is doing fine... just not much new going on.

Dylan and Dora head to the dog park each morning where Dora searches for the muddiest puddle she can find.

She leaves no stone, or tunnel, unturned in her quest

That’s gonna need a good rinse...

No one is better at making friends than Dora, whether two or four legged  

Dylan looks forward to his post-dog park rest.

While Dee Dee and Mom enjoy their long morning walk, followed by some quiet time. Mostly the crew is trying to stay safe. 

Mom and Dad have developed a plan for taking care of the crew should they become ill. The first goal is to not become ill. So we wear our masks, keep our distance, and stay home. Do we miss friends and dinners and cocktail parties? Zoom and FaceTime help. But honestly, what more do we need than this...

Friday, July 24, 2020

Sharing....

It would seem Dora needs a lesson in sharing...


Dylan wanted in on it too. 


Dora would not be outdone. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Muddy Belly


Dylan knows how to have fun at the dog park just like those young whipper snappers. What a sweet boy.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Dee Dee’s Morning


It’s clear that Dylan and Dora have fun each morning at the dog park. Dee Dee has her own special morning as well.


Dee Dee and Mom set off early to miss the heat and make a 1.5+ mile loop through the beautiful neighborhood.


The streets are canopied by massive old oak and cedar trees covered in Spanish moss. Magnolias and palms are interspersed. It’s a beautiful walk. We see squirrels and Dee Dee’s nemesis, two black cats, and even an occasional deer.


It’s a special time each morning leaving Dee Dee tired and happy. Mom too.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

We Need More Shampoo

It rained most of the day yesterday. That meant the kids were stuck on the boat. Mom and Dad paid for that transgression last night... Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora had to get some exercise today. Mom formed a plan. Rather than take two dogs to a potentially muddy dog park, the whole crew took a walk this morning and then Dad took Dora to the park by herself.


Turns out it was a wise decision.


Mom’s pretty smart but she definitely needs more shampoo.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat

Another morning, another dog park visit, eight more muddy paws.

Friday, July 3, 2020

It’s Worth It

It rained last night, hard. At 9:36 am, Mom received a text from Dad, “Mud everywhere...” It’s an SOS concerning Dylan and Dora’s time at the dog park. Mom meets them on the deck of a Red Head with shampoo and towels.
Here is a small example of what happened. Now that’s fun. Even Dylan gets in on it.

A bit of a wash and towel off leads to an afternoon of this.

And this. Make sure the volume is up.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Thundershirt Results


Since Dylan’s Thundershirt arrived, we haven’t had a single thunderstorm... until this afternoon.  Mom heard it coming so quickly put the shirt on Dylan before it arrived. So does it work?


It seems to help. Dylan is definitely calmer. He paced a bit and looked worried after the first thunderclap, and ran to snuggle with his mom. But then so did Dee Dee. Only Dora ignored the storm - she’s the bit of black sleeping behind Dee Dee.

It’s a great improvement. The storm wasn’t as extreme as past ones. We’ll need one more test with a real doozy of a storm. Overall, his mom is pleased. If Dylan is happy, everyone is happy.  Sweet boy.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Thirteen!


Today is dear, sweet Dylan’s 13th birthday. We celebrate with two traditions. First with Dylan’s award winning picture (honestly). It’s hard to believe that little puppy grew into our big old handsome boy. 


Second, the whole crew gets mini cupcakes following supper. Yummmmmm.


Thirteen is quite a landmark. We love you Dylan and are hoping for many more happy times. 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Short Straw

Yesterday, the crew’s dad spent several hours under the engine room floorboards cleaning and pepping the bottom in preparation for painting.  It’s dirty. It’s greasy. It’s hot. And it’s uncomfortable. Given all those things, Mom still ended up with the short straw. She bathed, cleaned ears, and trimmed nails on all three dogs. It was exhausting.


Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora hate all three events, ears being the worst. It’s no spa treatment for them. Although they do get their favorite treat when it’s over. The only time Mom breaks out this prize.


But the results were, almost, worth it. For Dee Dee it’s hard to tell anything was done. She looks the same before and after. Pretty girl.


With Dylan there’s no doubt as his beautiful back curls come into all their glory. Handsome boy.


Dora is a bit more subtle. Her white fur brightens considerably.

For now the Red Head crew is clean and sweet smelling. Of course, that will probably change once they head out to the dog park. Sigh....

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Thundershirt


Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora had a great run after leaving Key West. Eight days of great to practically perfect weather. Well, almost. Unfortunately, there were several brief but rambunctious thunderstorms in the evenings. Red Head and her crew were safe but poor Dylan was very unhappy.

Dylan appears to be following in the footsteps of his grandma Dyna. She went through a period of about a year where thunderstorms sent her into a panic. The time coincided with her hearing declining. We surmised that the sounds became strange to her. At any rate, she stopped when her hearing was pretty much gone.

We’ve noticed lately that Dylan seems to be having trouble hearing. Not really surprising, he’ll be 13 soon. Now he has also started to become distressed in a storm. When the thunder starts, he becomes inconsolable. He often “escapes” to the tub or shower, clawing at the tile. It’s heartbreaking to watch and frustrating as we are unable to settle him down.


We know several dog owners who swear by the Thundershirt, so we decided to get one for Dylan. It arrived today and we think old Dylan looks rather distinguished. We’ll give it a try the next time the thunder rolls in. Keeping fingers crossed.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

On The Road Again


Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora were happy to head out early this morning after months of standing still. It’s been a strange season for the crew as they traded romping on Bahamian beaches for lockdown in Key West. They still managed to have a good time and will certainly miss the dog park.


But hurricane season approaches, so the Red Head crew is heading north. No need to worry about these kids. They manage to live the good life no matter where they land.