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Re: Dog that went overboard 3 miles out to sea found alive on beach

Some of these comments sure make me glad I drink on a regular basis!

We have a fellow Sailnet member who has a beautiful, black cat, one that can apparently swim quite well. One night while MarioG was anchored near the University of Miami, his cat decided to try to catch a fish that was splashing near the boat. It jumped overboard in the middle of the night, and swam to the nearby island. Mario and his wife, Sherry, figured the cat must have drowned, but still searched the nearby island for several hours before giving up. A few days later, they sailed to Marathon, spent a couple weeks there, then sailed back to Miami and dropped the hook in the same cove they been enjoying for years. Mario decided to go grocery shopping, put the dinghy in the water and rowed to the island's launch ramp, where he was immediately greeted by the cat.

Gotta love it when stories have a happy ending,

Gary
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