Saturday, February 25, 2012

Muddy Report 2-25-12

Man, we forgot what it's like to have a new pup, but he's so damn cute that he makes up for the bits of trouble he gets into.

Radar's finally reached the toleration level. I really think he's teaching Muddy by example, but he refuses to play with him which drives the puppy crazy. We're sure that'll change in time. Maybe it's the teacher never plays with the student kinda thing.

Muddy wants to follow Radar everywhere he goes,
look at what he looks at,
and smell what he smells.

We think the boy's gonna be a good one.
Only three accidents inside the boat so far and those were when he first arrived and he's so small they weren't a problem to clean up.
Now, if we leave the back door open, giving him access to his Little Rascal Turf, (Thanks Kasey's Choice), he'll hop out in the cockpit all on his own and do his business. This will come in handy on those long passages we're planning in the spring.
Yep, he's sleeping in the bed with us.... The whole of Crew Istaboa all wadded up in one bed. In the middle of the night I feel Muddy's little paws walking up my back and then hear a low grumble coming from Radar, who sleeps next to my head, then I feel those little paws going back down my back to the foot of the bed where he's safe. Eventually he will curl up next to Mel to finish the night.

So, Muddy is working out well. We think he's gonna be a good addition.

Speaking of that spring cruise... Our loose plans are to briefly do the Exumas, Eleuthera, and the Abacos then make a long run up to Fernandina Beach, FL to check on our Grandson's progress. After spending some time we'll run the east coast to New York City for my 60th birthday in mid June. We would like to do the Hudson River before heading up to Maine then turning around and heading back south.
We've never done that part of the world and are very much looking forward to it.

Lots of chores to do before the spring run. One being moving out of our land dwelling and figuring out what to do with all that furniture and stuff.
Boat chores are never ending as usual, so we're staying busy.



Ran across this video and found it interesting. An interesting point of view. Hope you enjoy.


  1. Do the Hudson, you'll love it! You might even consider going up the Champlain Canal to Lake Champlain, a beautiful body of water, instead of Maine.

    I got a laugh out of dogs in the bed. This morning, it was Pam and I in the middle, Ruby the 70 pound female pit bull next to Pam, Chevy the 80 pound pit next to me, and Gertie the cat next to Ruby. It was a little chilly last night and I think everyone was cold.

    1. Curious Dave?... Why would you choose Lake Champlain vs Maine?
      Never been to either... Maybe do both.

  2. Love, love Muddy!!!! Glad to hear your plans for this summer - ours are similar. We will be in the Abacos for April and then heading up the east coast to Maine, also spending sometime on the Hudson visiting Rick's sister. We will be in your area around March 10th, will keep you posted.

    1. Hey Broulee... where are you guys staying.
      Talked with Gary on B&D and he said your plans were to come here?
      Yep, as soon as we have a good feel for the house sale, we will make firmer plans. Stay in touch.

  3. Love, Love, Love the new puppy - welcome Muddy! Hang in there Radar. Glad to hear your plans for the summer - ours are similar. Will be in Abacos for the month of April and then heading up the east coast to Maine. We will be spending some time on the Hudson visiting Rick's sister. Plans now are to be in your area around the 10th of March. Will keep you posted.

  4. Muddy is super adorable! He seems like a great addition to the crew! Please let us know when you plan to be in the Exumas, we're loosly making our vacation plans and would love to see y'all again this year.