Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern QLD, Bayside
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Our cat (Minke)spent the first 4 years of life, never stepping off the boat except a trip to the vet. Even in a marina, she never hopped off.
She would walk on the pushpit rail, whilst sailing, climb the main sheet while it hung over the side of the boat. She almost became breakfast to a pair of nearby sea eagles, but we never lost her (yet). Best company on a boat. Great weather forecaster/ anchor drag announcer, chart, carpet, cushion and owners hand shredder. Fastidiously clean. In rough weather we would harness her with a short tether so she couldnt fall over.
Her first boyfriend (scrappy) wandered in marinas but never fell over. No.2 boyfriend fell off twice at anchor and scrambled back up a 20mm line they kept for this reason. A german cat (meouwed with gutteral accent, like its owners!)apparently used to fish from the duckboard and came into the cabin wet twice. He must have been a fast swimmer.
In response to Woulda shoulda - I think Cats honestly think they are Pirates and we are their crew.
Last edited by St Anna; 04-28-2009 at 04:36 PM.
Reason: pirate thingy