Everyone wants pictures of Honey on tropical beaches and stories about living the nomadic life. Heck, one of my friends even hopes we’ll meet pirates.
But even if we haven’t moved aboard a sailboat yet, we’re making adventures where we can.
Adventures With Bunnies
While we’re searching for the perfect boat, we’re living with my sister in Maryland.
And although it’s only six hours south of where we lived in New York, it’s a whole other world to Honey.
For one thing, my sister’s neighborhood is hopping with bunnies—big bunnies, baby bunnies, truculent bunnies.
Honey obsesses over them. She’s never seen so many bunnies in one place.
And I’ve never seen Honey so aroused by another animal.
Remember, this is the dog who loved the neighborhood cats. And the pup who sat and watched calmly as a rat wandered into the office of our house (not a pet) before wandering down the stairs to look for a snack.
But I’m careful to always have Honey on leash when the bunnies are most active. Because she would chase them.
I’m starting to think they’re hypnotizing her to lure her into some secret bunny trap.
And I’m really wondering what she’s going to do the first time we meet dolphins on our boat.
Adventures In Babysitting
Honey has a pair of guinea pig cousins.
The first time she met them, she found them nearly as exciting as the bunnies. But since then, they’ve all gotten used to each other.
Honey likes to wander into the bedroom and lie down near their cage (probably because their room is kept air-conditioned).
Sorry, no pictures yet. The piggies are shy of new people and I don’t want to mess up the progress I’ve made gaining their trust by putting a flashy bulb in their faces.
One of the pigs was supposedly found walking down the side of a busy road in New Jersey (enough to scare even the bravest creature) so it’s no wonder she takes a while to warm up to new people and situations.
My sister and her husband are going on vacation soon and we’ll be babysitting the piggies.
Honey likes to do her part by snarfing up any little piggie pellets her cousins leave behind after their out-of-cage exercise sessions. My adventure will be trying to sweep them up ahead of Honey.
They may not be pirates but I’m sure the guinea pigs will be quite entertaining to babysit.
Adventures In Boat Buying
For those who asked, yes the boat in yesterday’s picture post is the leading contender to become our new home.
We’re waiting for the owners to respond to our offer. And if we can come to terms, our next step will be scheduling a marine survey (sort of like a longer, more expensive home inspection).
I know that to our readers who love reading adventure stories the boat search must seem long and boring.
But believe me, deciding which boat to buy, budgeting for repairs (there are always repairs), and anticipating taking her off the dock are plenty exciting to us.
Most exciting is anticipating how Honey will take to our new home.
I know she’ll love living in close quarters with us. This is the dog who likes to cuddle even on days with temperatures in the 90s F (30s C) and humidity levels over 70%.
I suspect she’ll be excited to see her first dolphins and love the smells on the offshore breezes.
But everything else is just an adventure in the making. Just like every little adventure we’ve had so far.
Your Turn: What everyday adventures do your dogs love the most?