I know it is hard to believe - but Dory and I have been pretty speechless with all the nice comments, questions and nomination for photo of the month at Dogs With Blogs. (Thanks Avery, you are such a cutie)
It is a lazy Sunday here, Dory and her dad are snoozing and after finishing up some projects around the house I finally have the house and blog to myself!
Everyone asked all about the boat and I think we answered almost all those questions. It is due to be launched at Winter Island Park in Salem MA on April 1, 2007. Once it is in the water and the weather and sea conditions permit Dory will be back on the high seas with us!!
Someone, Freda, I believe asked if Dory was named after the fish or the boat - and I have to say that everyone under the age of about ten years old believes that Dory must be named for the ultra cute character in Finding Nemo, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres.
However, in our lives prior to being a couple Chris always had boy Labs and I always had girl Labs - so when Emily passed and we adopted Dory, we chose a name that represented something we both enjoy and that is boating.
Every year in Gloucester Masssachusetts the Cape Ann rowing club has tons of "dory boats" rowing in a competition called the Blackburn Challenge. Dory's are cute practical boats and we felt that Dory was a cute and practical name for our newest member of our little family. So, yes - Dory is named for the boat, but we don't mind if you prefer thinking of her as being named for the fish too!
It also came up in converstations with Sophie that Dory and I are big hockey fans and despite our location we are big Montreal Canadiens fans!! (GO HABS)
It's not that we don't like the Bruins, it's just when I was young we lived near enough for my first sporting event to be a Montreal Hockey game with my Dad. Once a Montreal fan - always a Montreal fan. (Sorry to all my Boston area readers, friends and neighbors)
Sophie also asked about how Dory got such pretty eyes - and honestly we wish we knew. She was a rescue dog from Labs4Rescue and we feel fortunate enough that we got some health records with a birthday on them!! Who ever her doggie parents were we hope that any brothers and sisters she may have had got good homes too!! Our Dory is sweet, mild mannered, caring and very sensitive and where ever it came from in her family tree we are happy to have her!!
Last but not least we have to give a big shout out to Butchy, Snickers and their mom Linda. Dory and I decided to send a little surprise their way and it was so much fun to see the pictures and video on their website when their "Dino CUZ" toys arrived!! It gave us such a tickle and lots of smiles - thanks!!
Also thanks to Linda who told me how to add links in my blog - as you can see today's page is full of them. What next - well we are hoping for video footage!!
Happy Sunday to one and all! Dory is waking up and we are going to catch up on our dog blog reading!!