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Oh, the misery…

Red Head pulled into the well at Scarano on Sunday ensuring she would be hauled Monday morning. After a few snafus, she was blocked on the hard and being inspected. Some tapping, some scraping, and a hole the size of a dime was revealed. Today the repair begins.


Mom was tasked with managing the dogs. It was hot, really hot, and humid. She found an old picnic table in the shade of the building.

The crew made the best of it.

However, by noon it was in the full sun, so Mom decided to get the rental car and crank up the A/C. Much better.

Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora finally made it to their new digs just in time for supper. It’s a studio apartment located on a farm. There are lamas…

and donkeys. And even some chickens.

The crew has a little fenced in yard where they are making their own private dog park. And when they become bored with each other, there’s plenty of other things to bark at.

Everyone is hoping for a quick repair but for now the crew is resting in the A/C while they wait for Dad to return from the boatyard.

It’s deja vu all over again…

Red Head left Sag Harbor yesterday to head back to the Hudson River. There is some water coming in through the hull. Nothing serious – if you talk to Karen’s mom make sure not to use the word “sinking” – but it was decided it wouldn’t just heal itself and would probably get worse, so the crew is heading back to the boat yard.

This morning we made our way through New York Harbor. It was 8:00 am and rush hour was in full tilt. There was a strange roaring sound followed by a seaplane flying low overhead which landed in the harbor.  It was followed by a half dozen more.

Seems to be how some commute.

The crew is making the best of it. Dylan and Dee Dee helped Dad at the helm.

While Dora just took it all in.

We’re not complaining. It’s a beautiful trip up the Hudson River. Plus, the crew will get some more dog park time.  Hoping for a quick repair and then we’ll decide what our new plans will be.

First Swim

The firsts just keep on coming. Today Dora had her first actual swim at a beach near Sag Harbor. She finally went in after Dee Dee to get the bumper.Swimming is an important acitivty for the Red Head crew. And it looks like you’ll be seeing many more d…

A Big First

Red Head pulled into the anchorage at Northport yesterday. Mom and Dad took down the dinghy in preparation for a morning swim at the same beach Dylan and Dee Dee swam at last summer. We’re pretty sure dogs aren’t allowed on the beach but at 5:30 am no …

Life is Hard…

Sigh…

Cuddles

The crew of Red Head may never win any obedience awards. They’ve never rescued a child from a well or won at Westminster. But there is one area where all of the crew, past and present, are number one – cuddling.Dyna cuddled Dylan when he was a puppy.Dy…

Dog Toys

Every night before the crew goes to bed, the salon floor is cleared so that the Roomba can do its magic and remove the dog hair from the rug.By mid-morning, the floor looks like this…

The Dinghy

This has been a week of firsts for Dora. She had her first sweet potato treat. A favorite for Dylan and Dee Dee, who gobble them up. Dora, as is her way, had to explore this new item. She couldn’t delay too long as Dylan was happy to show her how it is…

Dylan is Eleven!

Today is Dylan’s 11th birthday.It’s been nearly eleven years since Dylan became a crew member on aCappella.He’s gone from second mate alongside first mate Dyna.To first mate in his own right.Dylan helped train Dee Dee for her second mate position.He le…

Fearless

Siegel dogs have typically been mindful, cautious, sensible – oh, forget it. They have been wimps. Big colossal babies. We’ve had to coax them up all but the simplest of stairs. They need their ramp to cross the 2 foot chasm between the boat and the …