There is a first for everything. Sky had many firsts since he became my new little brother earlier this month. He turned 25 weeks for the very first and last time:
Sky ≈ 25 wks
Moi ≈ 25 wks
He got to travel in the car in style on the back seat albeit with a safety harness on but without a crate. He behaved like a prince with manners with and without my supervision:
Sky met new friends and hopped on a boat, maybe next time we will take it for a spin:
And Sky learned first hand that the beach is fun!
Sky’s first beach experience
Moi Jan 2016
Can’t wait to show Sky more exciting stuff!
Follow my nose
Yep, right on course
OK, time for my nap
To deter the post Holidays crash, we went sailing yesterday. For a moment I was worried that I had misplaced my sea legs. Luckily I remembered the guidance of my big Sis Ms. Zulu and I found them. Ms. Zulu always seemed to know what to do; no job was ever too big for her. I have some very big shoes to fill, even though Ms. Zulu’s paws were tiny.
Ms. Zulu, January 2015
With Ms. Zulu shepherding the heavens, I’m now sole captain of the mighty ship in the here and now. Just as Ms. Zulu taught me, I let my nose lead the way. My staff is good at adjusting the sails when needed. Wished we could do that so easily back on land. Life is different on the water. Everything is so quiet; just the wind, birds, the occasional dolphin, and fresh air. All that salt air makes you dead tired so once I got home, I ate dinner and took a mighty nap.
Don’t despair if you can’t find your sea legs right away in rough seas,
Let your nose take the lead and you will get there in the end,
Yep, we’re still alive. Although sometimes I wonder as my tummy always seems to be in need of more yummies. This time of the year is busier than ever with lots of trips and whatnot. Yesterday we went sailing again on the sailing Follower. The humans went too. They come in handy. After all, V.I.D.s shouldn’t have to lift a paw. I’m still waiting for the helicopter to haul us doggies on board. Even a lift-boy would do. I heard that’s what they do with the big V.I.P. sailors. Not sure why that hasn’t happened yet for us special agents.
On the water again
Testing the trampoline
Yup, the pillows can stay
Ms. Zulu practicing Zuluism
Ms. Zulu in action
The sail needs to be trimmed
Look who are here!
The sun was setting and I was still awake!
Almost at the dock
Benji a.k.a. Mr. B or 0011
What a day today. We had our first trip on our new Follower. Ms. Zulu and I sniffed out the whole thing. No, we didn’t find any hidden treasures. And yes, that was a bit of a disappointment. Luckily our treat bag was brought onboard.
Yep, this works
I think we can get used to this
Can I have some privacy please?
Any day on the water is a good day!
We tested everything inside and out and can honestly say that the Follower is a keeper. Ms. Zulu found the trampoline quite comfortable for lounging. I have to try that next time. The rigging is solid and the sailing is smooth. This means that I should be able to keep my feet dry so what is there not to like!
Have a great week,
Hi, guys and gals, it’s me, Benji. I’ve had a busy week and been trying to keep my head above water. Last week I was at doggie daycare e-fury single day. Man-o-man, I played hard and slept hard and still was tired! My plan was to rest for at least a week after all that but I guess there is just no rest for the wicked. The day before Halloween I had to drive to the end of the world again with the humans. This time, the big white float, that still has to prove that it can float, had to be coaxed to follow us home. It was my task to make sure it would safely do so. I have to say I did a fine job because the float arrived in one piece and now happily sits in our backyard. I’m pretty sure there will be a follow-me-to-the-water kind of trip soon. Hope I can keep my head and paws dry. But first I will take a well-deserved nap.
Yes, you’re on a roll
My temp office
Oh, Happy Dayz; hope you had the same great weekend as I did! It started with a big
bang black bear and ended with agility training. Sorry, no photos of the black bear. The humans were too slow. At first, they didn’t understand what I was telling them and by the time they did it was too late to take out their camera. The humans still aren’t fluent in doggie woof. I try to be patient but it is tiresome at times. The bears must like the persimmons and palmetto fruits around headquarters. I don’t blame the bears as I often have my nose on them too. Unfortunately, the doggie police won’t let me touch them.
It was a long, long drive
Hmmm, what’s so special?
OK, I will model again
On Saturday we went for a loooong car drive to see boats. Don’t ask me why because we already have one sitting idle at headquarters. We could have just as well stared at that one instead of driving all day to see one. I just let ’em be. My dutch human granny tells me that you just have to skip the chapter if you don’t understand it. It seems sound advice.
With my fur-iend!
In the evening I played with my fur-iend Adonis and watched the movie Megan Leavey with my CCI f(ur)iends. The movie is about a military combat dog Rex and his handler Megan. Together they completed more than 100 missions. Rex and his colleagues are amazing; they are my heroes and I hope that all military combat dogs are well-taken care off and get a relaxing retirement as they certainly deserve some serious pampering after all their risky work.
Weaving like a pretzel
The tire is fun too!
Sunday morning, Ms. Zulu and I had a photo shoot for a calendar at the coast with a professional photographer. We will let you know when it gets printed. To top of the weekend, I had agility training that same evening. Pfff, I need some rest!
Work hard, play hard,
It’s Spotlight Thursday with a spotlight on Ms. Zulu! Go to Piglove (click here) to read all about it. To read last week’s interview with Benji click here.
Ms. Zulu, January 2015
Wishing you a Pawbulous Thursday,
The ZAB team