Hi. It is me – Penny. I was supposed to submit this post a few months ago but I've been busy. OK, I really have just been napping and procrastinating.
I'll try to keep this brief but a lot has happened since last September when I found out I was moving onto a boat. Practically every day I am in a new place and seeing new things. There are some places I like better than others but overall I think I've adjusted pretty well to living in a small space.
I get to swim right off the boat.
I get to walk a lot of beaches, cities and even hike in some pretty beautiful areas.
I get a lot of attention when I am off the boat. Not to brag but adults and kids always want to pet me when I am tied up outside a grocery store, shop etc. Some people even take selfies with me. I also get to go into a lot of dog friendly restaurants and bars which is nice.
I have met some really cool Loopers. You know who you are but every time I see some of you I know I am going to get a bunch of petting, some treats and a lot of attention. You know me by name and I know you by name.
Getting sprayed by a skunk in Kentucky. Let me explain – I was trying to chase it because it was fuzzy and running. Before I knew what happened my eyes, nose, mouth and face burned and I smelled a horrible smell. I was not allowed inside the boat for several days.
Having to go to the urgent care vet in Baltimore for an allergy. Let me explain – my face was itching so I kept scratching it. My people put socks on my feet and gave me Benedryl but I kept scratching because it felt good to scratch. I scratched so much I got a big sore, it got infected and I ended up with a giant cone around my neck for a few weeks. The cone was not a highlight.
My people telling me over and over and over and over to "go potty" on the boat. I will not pee where I walk and live, that is gross to me.
Rough seas. Yes my people figured out to put out a yoga mat so I do not slide back and forth on the floor but it is hard to walk around the boat and do anything when the boat is moving all over the place. I have not gotten sea sick but it is just not much fun when it is rough. I'd rather be on shore chasing a ball.
Things I miss:
I miss my large yard with places to roam on my own. I guess it is OK though because figured out pretty quick on this trip though that my people will take me everywhere they are allowed to take me which is nice.
I miss my large house where I would sneak up on the couch and bed when my people were at work. The bed is too high on the boat for me to get on and I have decided the couch is not comfortable enough for me to want to get on. I do not miss getting yelled at for being on the furniture at the old house.
I miss hiking at my neighborhood park. I get to do a lot of city walking and beach walking but I miss the evergreen trees and trails in the Pacific NW.
Below are some of my favorite things/places from this past year. There were so many to choose from as every day is a new adventure so this is just a few quick pictures of me.