Date: 14 October 2014. Birds on Boats.
Recently I met Sam, a pretty
little yellow canary who lives aboard Lily Maria. That is a
beautiful bird, who also happens to be slightly spoiled. For
instance Sam likes Romaine lettuce and is well supplied with a fresh
leaf each day by his provider-of-all-things-good, aka Jean. But what
I liked best about that canary is he is quiet, unlike a critter I
met over on the east coast!
This is Sam:
Over on the east coast while anchored near a marina I met a nice
couple with a pair of small dogs and a parrot. The sailor who owned
the ketch told me he had taught the dogs to bark whenever a boat was
nearby. That is wonderful, except when you are staying in a marina.
Those yappy little critters would bark like
The owner would shout "Shut up" and the dogs would
Then the damn parrot would start barking,
interspersing same with a decent imitation of the owner's "Shut up"
in a never ending loop.
I was glad I had anchored upwind of that fiasco!
Have you ever been stuck near a loud boat dog?
Any experience with a parrot aboard a boat?
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