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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Birds and The Bees and Strychnine-Laced Hamburger Balls

First the birds.



This one likes to hang out on the dock next to our boat.

Not a bad place to hang out I might add.





This one likes to hang out on top of the crane.

And apparently likes to poop up on top of the crane.

Now the bees.A nice little swarm interested in kayaking.
Yellow kayaks are called "yum-yum yellow" for a reason.
Besides sharks being attracted to yum-yum yellow kayaks, now we have learned bees are also attracted to yum-yum yellow kayaks.
We, of course have pink and blue kayaks.

And now for the strychnine-laced hamburger balls.
I am searching the boat for strychnine.
I know I have hamburger.
The plan is to take these strychnine-laced hamburger balls to a couple of boats who insist on allowing their two and three dogs to yap, bark, woof, howl and yap and bark some more.
Endlessly.
Constantly.
Every time a bird flys by.
Or a dinghy goes by.
All day long.

Ooh ~ I'm not going to give the strychnine-laced hamburger balls to the dogs, I am going to the strychnine-laced hamburger balls to the owners, who don't seem to care about controlling their dogs and / or being kind to their neighbors.

Problem solved.

8 comments:

Rick Rosenshein said...

Great blog, photos and articles. Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work. Rick

Jolea said...

Haha! You are so funny! Dude, is that how you spell that??? I, being from Texas, where the only time you hear that word is when it's in a sentance like "rattle snake charming, STRICK-9 drining jesus freaks", I guess I never learned how to spell that... HAHA! you learn something new every day. :)

Jolea said...

i lost my train of thought in that sentence somewhere and it doesn't quite flow correctly but you get the idea...

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Well jolea it's not really a word we use too often. Sort of like arsenic. Or maybe words we don't want to advertise that we use too often... if you know what I mean.

capricorncat08 said...

Ah, Ocean quest's little yappers are driving you crazy??? I noticed you were right across from them now. Luckily no dogs around here...unless you are talking abut the salty ol dogs who are captians on some of these boats. Carol

jomamma said...

We've had neighbors with yappy dogs and I just go out and blast them with the power nozzle on the water hose. I tell them in a stern "HUSH" then blast, soon they learn what "HUSH" means, then they get the idea that when that sliding glass door opens you better shut up... I've trained many a dog and never touched it.

Part of having a dog is being responsible for it... kind of like kids, you can't just let them run the place. Who wants to be known as those people with the horrible dog/kid.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Actually Carol it's a boat out at anchor - two dogs, they let them bark all day on the boat, all the time in the dinghy, bark, bark, bark, everytime anything goes by, or they go by something else.
I don't think my hose will reach them...
But hopefully they will be heading to Mazatlan shortly ;)
Maybe I will just go cut their anchor chain and help them along...

Jomamma said...

Yeah.. go for the Strychnine Burgers.