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On The Road Again

Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora were happy to head out early this morning after months of standing still. It’s been a strange season for the crew as they traded romping on Bahamian beaches for lockdown in Key West. They still managed to have a good time and will certainly miss the dog park.

But hurricane season approaches, so the Red Head crew is heading north. No need to worry about these kids. They manage to live the good life no matter where they land.

Double Good Luck?

After a day of high winds and rain, the sky cleared in the early evening and gave us a beautiful double rainbow. (The second rainbow is barely visible on the right side.) Django’s dad snapped a picture of it over Red Head. Hopefully another good omen.

There’s an additional surprise in the picture.  Can you spot it?

Dora heard Jason on the dock and had to have a peek.

Good Luck

According to legend, a bird on your boat is good luck. We have had several over the years. This afternoon a beautiful tiny black bird with gold markings was flying around the salon. It landed near the window in the mezzanine. Jeff opened the window and the little guy eventually flew out unharmed. What about the kids you ask. They didn’t bat an eye.

We are leaving soon to head north out of the hurricane zone. We’ll take this as a good omen.

Quarantine

The kids have been making good use of their time in quarantine.

She’s 7!

Today is Dee Dee’s seventh birthday.

Dee Dee joined the crew on aCappella under the tutelage of First Mate Dylan. Life has never been the same.

After weeks of brutal heat and humidity, there is a break in the weather. The crew is enjoying sitting out on the back deck again and the sisters even played some bitey face at the dog park.

Happy Birthday, Dee Dee! We all love you, even Dora…

A Gentle Giant

Django often comes to the dog park on the weekend. Dora featured her friend on the blog just last week.

Dora and Django always have a good time.

Today Dad decided we should let Dee Dee join in too. We’re not sure if it was the training we’ve been working on or just the fact Django is twice her size, but Dee Dee was the perfect dog park buddy. What a good girl.

Dora Too!

For the past few weeks Dylan and Dora have been tearing up the dog park with a new friend. A sweet boxer named, wait for it…. Dora!

Dora and Dora love to play bitey face and chase and tug-of-war. The girls had so much fun the two Doras even started meeting in the afternoon for a second play date.

But alas, all good things must come to an end. The “other” Dora’s parents are leaving this afternoon making this morning the final play date, for awhile anyway.

Stay safe, Dora, until we meet again.

Runs With the Big Dogs

Django is one of Dora’s dog park buddies. Dora loves Django.

At something over 150 pounds, Django is a bit bigger than Dora… That doesn’t deter Dora.

Distancing

Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora have been living with the changes caused by the Coronavirus. They are doing their part where they can but this “social distancing” thing has them a little confused. Are their “6 feet” calculated in the same way as “dog years”? Does that make a foot enough?

In reality, things have changed mostly for the better with the Red Head crew. They are enjoying even more time with Mom and Dad than usual. The crew never could figure out why they would ever be left alone.
Unfortunately, their Bahamas trip has been canceled. Red Head will be staying in a Key West for now until the situation becomes more clear – if it ever does. For Mom and Dad it’s a very different place as this lively destination turns into a ghost town.

The crew’s schedule is unchanged – up at 6 am, breakfast, short nap, trip to the dog park and a walk, spending the rest of the day guarding against pirates (plus a few more naps), supper, and then cuddle time with a Mom and Dad until bedtime.
No worries, we’re all doing just fine. The Red Head projects list is steadily shrinking. There are lots of new recipes to try – Mom has learned how to make seitan. Dad has been tearing up the guitar. There are books to read, movies to watch, and kids to play with. While it may not be the winter we had planned, we are healthy and have the resources we need. With so many facing so much worse, we feel extremely fortunate. Looking forward to the good times ahead.

Sweet….

The weather is just not looking good for a Bahamas crossing. The Red Head crew hasn’t quite given up yet. Meanwhile, Dylan and Dora cuddle up while the winds howl.