Our Cruising Kitty
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The First Mate Patrolling the Docks
~ First Mate Patrolling the Docks ~
The Real Cruising Kitty Patrolling the Docks
A Cat’s Eye View of Marine Life
I take my duties very seriously, and patrolling the docks is one of my favorite jobs. I inspect everyone's vessel, make sure their awnings will hold up, and after that - it's time to take a break. Most people seem happy to hang out with me. Sometimes we'll watch a video in their main salon, or we'll retreat to the fly deck for a bit, watching those big fish jump out of the water. Occasionally I can pick up a snack, but before long it's time for me to move on to the next vessel inspection.

Canvas Check
~ Neptune Doing a Canvas Check ~
It's really interesting to see the diverse quarters each of my dock mates have on their craft. The power-boaters always have the best TVs, lots of stuff and countless cubbyholes for me to inspect. Their swim decks are easier for me to get on, but they never seem to go anywhere - always moaning about the price of gas. On the rare occasion that they do venture out, oh what a racket and stink they make! They're good people though, and I can't fault them for their choice of vessel.

But I must admit I'm partial to the sail-boaters. They always have a lot more lines for me to check, and they seem to enjoy personal interaction - spending time in long conversations, laughing and telling tales. They seem to leave the docks more frequently, and often are gone for several days. I have to be careful that I'm not caught onboard. It would be big trouble for me if I went AWOL.

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