― Milan Kundera
I like this quote, friends. In the first place, it says nice things about dogs. (Tail wagging: Cuz we are awesome!) In the second place, it is a lovely reminder to cherish Now, because Later is not a guarantee.
Forgive me, friends, but I am pensive this morning. I've been away from Blog World for quite a while. My human has been too busy to write for me for some time, but she has gotten her feet back under her and is back to work.
Although I've been digitally absent, my humans and I have been fully Present in the Fur Real World.
We've had plenty of adventures down here in the land of sand and sun.
In June & July, Dad's grandson came down for his first solo Bahamas visit. His Mom and family friend Tina came down with him for a short visit, then they had to return to the U.S. for work, and John stayed. We had a lot of fun for the month that he was here, and Mom, Dad, & I can't wait until this year's visit!
August brought a visit from Hurricane Isaac. No major damage was sustained here on our little piece of land, other than some shingles, and lots of salt spray on the plants.
The winds blew in some unusual birds that Mom was delighted over.
She called them "Man O War" birds or "Frigate" birds.
They are really big, and when the males are trying to find a mate they make a booming sound like a canon. I'm glad they were all paired up when they were here, cuz I don't like loud noises.
After the weather settled back down, some friends came down on their boat for a visit. We had lots of fun. One of the kids paddled around on our kayak with me on the bow (front).
He could paddle really FAST! Another little boy was an expert tugger of war.
In October Hurricane Sandy paid us a visit. I heard that she was really mean to people up north in the U.S., but we were fortunate that she passed by us before she was very strong. We didn't sustain any serious damage.
|Our newly built dock during her first big storm...she did GREAT.|
|Checking a neighbor's property for them.|
I'm not sure when it was after that, but at one point there was a party where everyone dressed up like a pirate and said "Aaarrrgh!" alot. That was fun because everyone was speaking my language!
After all that kayaking, playing, storms, and PARTYING, I got to a point where I was just ready to take a time out. Dad and I enjoyed some down time with the new nesting chairs he bought for Mom.
|All dogs are lap dogs no matter what size they are.|
That's it for now, folks. I hope that your people are snuggling with you right now, and you are keeping each other warm.
|Collar by Potcake Collars in Florida|
In my upcoming posts I'd like to share an amazing project that my collar designer has taken on to help dogs here in the Bahamas. I'll feature local dogs and their stories, and there will be lots of island adventures.
I'm not sure when Mom will get the next book out, so until then I'll be posting on here and on my facebook account & youtube account. I'd love to hear from you anytime!