Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Kanaloa

I think every one is wishing for spring time to come! All my doggie friends seem to have lots of questions about the boat so Mom and I thought we would fill you in.

Our Boat is called the Kanaloa, it is a Hawaiian name for a sea god. Dad loves going to Hawaii so it is a good name for our boat. The Kanaloa was made by a company named Parker - and it is a good boat to fish on, hang out or see all the sites in.

We keep our boat in Salem MA - and I like going out and feeling the breeze in my fur and the sun on my nose. Mom and Dad are good about giving me pit stops to go ashore to go pee - but sometimes I go on the boat. Mom showed me a quiet place on deck and she cleans up when I am done.

I wear my life vest when we are going fast and when we are anchored I get to take the vest off and relax with my people. I can also swim in the ocean with my people because there is a little platform off the back of the boat near the water.

Sometimes I swim off the boat and sometimes Mom takes me in the water from the beach while Dad does other boat things.

I don't catch fishies, but Mom and Dad do. The little fishies they use for bait are called mackerel and taste really yucky!! They mostly catch striped bass and cook it up for supper or put it in the freezer for supper later.

Another fun thing we do is catch lobsters. Dad has a lobster box he calls a "pot" that he puts in the ocean and every so often they pull it out and there are lobsters caught on the inside. Mom likes lobster to eat and Gramma LOVES lobster even more. You have to be careful of the lobsters - if your nose gets too close they PINCH!! Lobsters are the angry kind of ocean animals!

I used to live down south and didn't have an ocean to play in - I feel very lucky now. I wish all my doggie pals could come visit - because even if you don't like the water it is very fun to ride around in our boat.


Lady Kaos said...

WOW! An entire ocean to swim in! You are soooooo lucky! I only get to swim in small creeks and lakes around here. I think Spring is coming soon! There hasn't been snow in days here!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh Dory,
Mama just loves lobster, yum yum! Hey, tell your Mama to make a litter box for you to have on the boat. That way when you need to pee pee, you can go into the box. They make doggy litter for them.
Can you hear us squeaking our dinos???? hehehehehe! Thanks again!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Joe Stains said...

I don't like watre but I love to eat fish!! you are so lucky!!

Maggie said...

I'm with Joey! I'm not fond of the water but I love to eat fish and lobster if my hoomans are kind enough to share the lobster!

Love ya lots,

Boo said...

gosh dory, how fun is that swimming in the ocean? you must be a good swimmer. i can't swim, well, at least i don't think i can swim now coz i have never swim in my life before.

when are you going to the sea again??

wet wet licks


Peanut said...

Going on the boat sounds like fun. Though I wouldn't go swimming. I don't like the water

Sophie Brador said...

Dory, Watch those beautiful eyes around those super dangerous lobsters. They are so unique for black lab. They are the same colour as Sophie's! Do you have a chocolate lab parent like she does?

And a side message for your mom, Go Habs Go! You've never seen bigger hockey fans than those in Montreal, even though they don't seem to be doing all that well a lot of the time. Where your Canadiens jersey around here and every one of my neighbours will buy you a beer!

Sophie Brador said...

oops ... please excuse the inexcusable typos in the previous post.

Charlie said...

Mom says we might get a boat, too, someday! Especially since you seem to be fine on one!!
- Charlie

Sophie Brador said...

oh ... and one more thing (sorry for the comment disorganization) --- Thanks for the nomination!

Freda said...

Hey Dorys,

That's soo cooools to have a floatin' box. There are lots of floatin' boxes near where I live too, but I don't get to pee on them. Arf! Arf!

Thanks a bunch for signin' my photos guestbook. That's reeeallys cooools!

Just wonderin'... Were you named for the little floatin' box called a dory or maybe the fish...? Coools name.

Thanks for sniffin' around my place. Like your place, too.

Added you to my Paw Pals list, if that is alright.


Freda (Ƨ)

PiratesGrrl said...

You are sooo lucky! That sounds like so much fun.

BTW, that top picture of you looks like it belongs in a calendar!

The Brat Pack

Avery said...

Hi Dory,
What a beautiful picture of you with the lighthouse in the background. Your boat sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to read about your next adventure on it.