Archive For June 28, 2021

Strut is ready to defend Vingilótë

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Strut is ready to defend Vingilótë

Despite the heat (97 degrees Fahrenheit, 36 degrees Celsius), Strut is out on the back deck of Vingilótë, ready to repel boarders. Spring is overseeing from the couch:

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And it’s now up to 97 degrees Fahrenheit on the boat

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And it’s now up to 97 degrees Fahrenheit on the boat

97 degrees Fahrenheit, 38% humidity, and only 3 mph wind, making it feel like 102 degrees Fahrenheit!

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91F, ACs running, and keeping the top wet

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91F, ACs running, and keeping the top wet

It’s 91 degrees Fahrenheit (32.7 degrees Celsius), with 45% humidity, for a heat index of 97 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no wind. At all. It’s hot. We have everything closed up, all the screens closed, all the air conditioners running (Vingilótë has 10kBTU air conditioning in each of the three cabins and 16kBTU in the…

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Three Dobes on a boat

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Three Dobes on a boat

Strut, Spring, and Belle staying cool. Spring, obviously, helping Irene work (you can just make out her laptop), while Belle seeks safety with Strut, and, like Strut, to keep an eye on Mary who’s cooking.

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Spring and Belle are helping the Lady Boss work

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Spring and Belle are helping the Lady Boss work

Spring and Belle are helping Irene do her work as she takes her calls from the table on Vingilótë’s back deck.

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Strut’s fur is growing back in where he was shaved for surgery

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Strut’s fur is growing back in where he was shaved for surgery

Strut had his one forepaw shaved for an IV for the MRI, the next week the other for the IV for his surgery, and the hind paw for another, and his chest from his throat to between his forelegs for the big zipper they put in. It’s growing back in now, to the point where…

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Strut’s using the boat’s freezers/fridge to stay cool

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Strut’s using the boat’s freezers/fridge to stay cool

Strut has figured out that sprawling against the metal front of the freezers and fridge drawers helps him stay cool. He’s quite comfortable.

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Strut and Spring sprawling in the heat on the back deck

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Strut and Spring sprawling in the heat on the back deck

Strut and spring are in full “spread out and get as much cooling” mode, sprawled out on the nice, soft RaptorDeck decking, in the shade, bit of a breeze.

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Brunch with Mimosas

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Brunch with Mimosas

Our friends Dave and Mary are on the boat with us, fleeing the heat in Seattle, so, of course, Sunday featured brunch with a new egg dish (a deviled eggs variant), hot animal protein (pork links), a locally made quite awesome banana nut bread, and mimosas.

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Our neighbor on the dock is a gray heron

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Our neighbor on the dock is a gray heron

The finger pier off of the dock we’re on in the marina has been adopted by a gray heron as its home. It turns out to be a patient and excellent fisher!

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