Sailing with the GIRLS    

 

Here are some of my human relatives.  My uncle Bud, Aunt Kim (she sailed with us on the Stillwater Cove trip also) and my human twin cousins Nicci and Kaity - who are 3 years old.

One week when we were having a fantastically warm couple of days, mom and dad planned with them to come sailing with us.  the girls have been sailing with us about 3-4 times in their little lives (I say little because it seems like humans take alot longer to grow up than us doggies do - I can already eat by myself, go to the bathroom by myself and entertain myself and I'm only 2).  They started sailing when they were 4 or 6 months old -  I'm impressed since I didn't set foot (or paw) on a sailboat until I was at least 1yr old....

Anyway, the day was looking great, they were excited, I was excited and able to get in a good game of fetch with my dad before we left.  I was ready for the wind in my fur...

 

So usually Kaitlyn is the brave one to give me treats (I haven't been around little kids that much so mom is always having them give me really good - or high value as she calls them - treats).  They really like that I'm invited to all the family get-togethers and they hope by bribing me, I'll be extra sweet and loving - which means very welcome at future gatherings.

Today, Nicci came to sit next to me and started giving me some dried salmon -- well, that's fantastic, I LOVE salmon.

Soon (way too soon if you ask me) they stopped giving me salmon so Nicci could have a treat.  Here she's eating an orange.  I don't much like oranges, so I just waited for the next round of treats and enjoyed the sail.

Here my mom and I are relaxing.  She really loves it when I sit in her lap.  She gives me little kisses by my ear and tells me she loves me.

We anchored for lunch at a place my parents love called Paradise Beach.  Sometimes when the Bay is freezing cold, you can take your boat and anchor close to shore and usually the temperature drops 10 degrees.  Mom and dad said that before I came to live with them they spent a couple evenings sipping wine as the sun set only wearing short sleeve shirts -- NO FLEECE!!!!!

After we ate, we had another treat fest.  I entertained the girls with my tricks (sit, down, high 5)  They seemed to really like it and of course, I liked my Zuke's salmon!!!!!

So a couple of times in my previous adventures I mentioned Raccoon Straits.  This is a picture of us sailing by.  They had a race - that's why there are so many spinnakers (colorful sails).  Angel Island is on the left and Tiburon and Sam's is on the right.

The girls napped on the way home - they were having such a good time that they decided to nap outside -- I understand I've partaken of the deck nap many times....

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