Kai’s First Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Buddy! You are a whole year old already.

Kai started off his birthday morning by raiding my veggie basket and eating an onion and a bulb of garlic. Talk about some potent puppy kisses for the rest of the day! (And a new, more puppy-proof location for our veggies 🙂 )

He also got to go to the dog park, play with a balloon, and get a little extra treat after dinner. Lucky birthday dog.

(Just a note: we didn’t buy him a balloon, it was left over from my birthday-he is not that spoiled)

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Drip Drip

It turns out that the fun little swimming pool I made on deck for Kai yesterday, produced a few little surprises down below in the form of leaks (plural). Well, didn’t produce, just made very evident. So today we disassembled the aft cabin, workshop, and head to track them down and seal them up.

But wouldn’t you do just about anything for this sweet face?

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Found It!

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I found my “to do” list and spent a day updating it. Yes, I know, that time could have been spent actually tackling one of those items, but I just seem to spin my wheels without my list. Keith, on the other hand, has not been so happy to welcome back its presence. He does just fine without one.

Tonight we get to cross off:
1. Finish installing side solar panels (this was a big one!)
2. Order silt reduction kit for watermaker
3. Order sample LED light bulbs (still looking for one I like)
4. Boat cards
5. Cut bolts so headliner can be reinstalled
6. Post kayaks on Craigslist sold!

And to mix in a little play with that work, I made a mini pool on the deck by using an old sail and a hose. Kai had a blast splashing around.

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First Boat Ride

Kai enjoying his first dingy ride-got to start him early! This little guy likes wind in his face, so I am thinking this will become one of his favorite activities soon.

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Puppy Play

So not much but snuggling, playing, loving, and chewing getting done on board our boat the last few days.

Who knew a nine-week old puppy could have so much energy for what seems like 24 hours a day. I thought puppies slept a lot. Kai is definitely not much of a sleeper- and that means Keith and I have not gotten much sleep either. So far we have learned that he is quite sweet, lovey, funny, and curious. And headstrong. There is a brass pull ring in the floorboards that has become his obsession. Thankfully we have a bucketful of toys to redirect him with, and when that fails, the bucket itself is a winner. All other no-no chew items, like all of the teak, has gotten a liberal soaking in some bitter apple spray. It’s pretty effective as a chewing deterrent. Hopefully he will never learn what it feels like to chew on a piece of teak.

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Kayla

Today we lost Kayla-the sweetest girl ever. Our hearts are broken and we are doing our best to remember how much joy she brought us every day. She was a funny, curious, loyal, loving, food obscessed ball of black fluff. Kayla, we love you. Bye, Boo.

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