Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2019, 09:05 PM   #1
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,698
Captain Cat

Pansy the cat on our trip up north to Thorne Bay.
She liked to see all around just like me .. the skipper.

Didn't like the rough stuff though. She went right for the chain locker and howled being in the worst place on the boat. She was the best kitty ever.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	all to 12-15-09 158 copy.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	88.7 KB
ID:	90950  
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 11:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
syjos's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 366
We had a boat cat for 18 years. His name was Sailor.

He did'nt like rough water either. He went to the salon near the back of the boat and laid in the middle of the floor where the motion was the least.

We miss him more when boating.
__________________

syjos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 04:15 AM   #3
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Saint Augustine, Fl.
Country: Port of St Augustine ,FL
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,533
she is a cutie Eric!
__________________
Jack (Steve?)
Sailor of Fortune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 12:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
City: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Capricorn
Vessel Model: Mariner 29 - Express Cruiser 1969
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 310
Wish there was a way to give a thumbs up other than hitting the thanks button. Showed my wife the pic, she and I liked.
rsn48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 12:53 PM   #5
Guru
 
City: coos bay
Country: usa
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,231
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomad Willy View Post
Pansy the cat on our trip up north to Thorne Bay.
She liked to see all around just like me .. the skipper.

Didn't like the rough stuff though. She went right for the chain locker and howled being in the worst place on the boat. She was the best kitty ever.

Is there such a thing as a bad cat? Had many over the years and miss them all
__________________
B
bfloyd4445 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 01:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
syjos's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 366
A cat is pretty much the ideal pet for a boat:

Don't have to row ashore the minute the anchor is down. And throughout the day.

And they don't require assistance getting up, down or off the boat. Until they get old.

They don't require daily walking or exercise. Though our cat enjoyed walking on a leash on the trails at Stuart Island and Montague

The only downsides:

Having to carry 150 to 200 pounds of cat litter for a two - three month cruise to remote areas!

Vacuuming up the cat hair.
syjos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 01:54 PM   #7
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,698
syjos where do you go for three months where you can’t get cat litter haha.

Yup Pansy was a very good kitty. Always asked for permission before jumping up on me. Even managed to get up on the float by herself when she went in the drink at the marina. Musta usedall four paws as propellers. She wandered about quite a bit .. loved to explore other boats flybridges. Didn’t like going on other boats to get her.

rsn48 just post thumbs up on “quick reply”.

Floyd, must be. Ever hear of “good kitty bad kitty”?

syjoys, Yup. Even wife hair .. in the engine compartment ect .. seems everywhere. No complaints though.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 02:07 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
syjos's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomad Willy View Post
syjos where do you go for three months where you canít get cat litter haha.
If you want to know where we go, all you have to do is put on diving gear and follow the trail of cat litter on the ocean floor.

Cat litter is available in the Broughtons and other remote areas but I have a hard time paying the prices up there. A 5 pound container of litter up there cost as much as the 30 pound container at Costco.

Our 16 pound cat required a lot of litter.
syjos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 02:13 PM   #9
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsn48 View Post
Wish there was a way to give a thumbs up other than hitting the thanks button. Showed my wife the pic, she and I liked.
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 02:34 PM   #10
Guru
 
City: coos bay
Country: usa
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,231
Quote:
Originally Posted by syjos View Post
A cat is pretty much the ideal pet for a boat:

Don't have to row ashore the minute the anchor is down. And throughout the day.

And they don't require assistance getting up, down or off the boat. Until they get old.

They don't require daily walking or exercise. Though our cat enjoyed walking on a leash on the trails at Stuart Island and Montague

The only downsides:

Having to carry 150 to 200 pounds of cat litter for a two - three month cruise to remote areas!

Vacuuming up the cat hair.

Cat hair can be an issue. I've heard of people training cats to use the head but have never taken the time to do so. I just use wheat litter.
__________________
B
bfloyd4445 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 02:53 PM   #11
Guru
 
hmason's Avatar
 
City: Stuart FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Magic
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 46 Europa
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,229
We don't have a cat however we had the opportunity to stay at our daughter's house for a couple of weeks. She has a cat and uses this: https://www.tidycats.com/breeze-systems. It might solve your litter carrying problem. It is quite an amazing system. Our daughter loves it.
__________________
Howard
Magic, 1996 Grand Banks Europa
Westport, CT and Stuart, FL
hmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 03:00 PM   #12
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 7,175
My step daughters came with a cat named Taz, short for Tasmanian devil. Nice cat inspite of the name. At some point the cat decided he didn't like litter boxes. He would stand at the back door and meow to be let out. When it was time to come back in, he would walk the porch railing to the door and shake the door knob.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 03:25 PM   #13
Guru
 
City: Atlanta
Country: USA
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,231
Sitting in the sun Eric, enjoying the view, I think I'd kick the cat out and steal that spot for myself

My fat 16lb Qatari cat is now enjoying life in Atlanta so much that he brought me home a big bloody frog last night. We didn't have those in the mid-east and I wonder what went through his head the first time he saw it
makobuilders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 03:31 PM   #14
Guru
 
City: coos bay
Country: usa
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,231
Quote:
Originally Posted by makobuilders View Post
Sitting in the sun Eric, enjoying the view, I think I'd kick the cat out and steal that spot for myself

My fat 16lb Qatari cat is now enjoying life in Atlanta so much that he brought me home a big bloody frog last night. We didn't have those in the mid-east and I wonder what went through his head the first time he saw it

He saw an opportunity to provide dinner to his servant that always brought him food and jumped on it. Be thankful he didnt deposit a dead rat on your lap or a live mouse to your bed. Both have happened to me by feline friends attempting to give me a gift
__________________
B
bfloyd4445 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 03:38 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
syjos's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 View Post
He saw an opportunity to provide dinner to his servant that always brought him food and jumped on it. Be thankful he didnt deposit a dead rat on your lap or a live mouse to your bed. Both have happened to me by feline friends attempting to give me a gift
This was a long time ago when Sailor the cat was young and we were at home, not on the boat

We were woken up at 7 am by noise. I opened my eyes and there was blood splattered on the ceiling and walls. Sailor had brought in a bird through the pet door and let it loose in our bedroom. He was sitting on the dresser waiting for praise.
syjos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 07:07 PM   #16
Guru
 
City: coos bay
Country: usa
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,231
Quote:
Originally Posted by syjos View Post
This was a long time ago when Sailor the cat was young and we were at home, not on the boat

We were woken up at 7 am by noise. I opened my eyes and there was blood splattered on the ceiling and walls. Sailor had brought in a bird through the pet door and let it loose in our bedroom. He was sitting on the dresser waiting for praise.

chuckle....I can just picture the scene. Sailor would be sitting there proud of what he has done waiting for your praise.....
I've never lived on a boat only use them for transportation and relaxation but my cat, or cats always went with me if i would be gone more than a couple of days. A home, even a temporary one always seems empty to me without a cat
__________________
B
bfloyd4445 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 07:46 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
syjos's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 View Post
A home, even a temporary one always seems empty to me without a cat
I agree wholeheartedly!

We keep talking about getting another cat but now that we have been catless for a year and a half, we are realizing how much responsibility and work a cat is. Changing the litter when he got too feeble to go outside, feeding him, combing him daily to keep flying fur to a minimum, clipping his nails weekly, flea control, vet visits, medication etc. etc.

And as he got older, he required a lot more care and attention. And vet bill's that were equal to "boat bucks".

And with a cat, a spontaneous weekend non-boating getaway required a cat sitter. Now we can just go. When he was younger, we would sneak him into hotels and he was fine, he would quietly sit in a large shoulder bag as we checked in and carried him up to our room. When he got older he started squirming in the bag.

And a cats emotional needs. When he wants to play or need petting or go outside, I have to drop everything or he would woe is me.

Maybe Sailor was spoiled?
syjos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 10:18 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
syjos's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 366
Here are some pictures of Sailor on the boat.

When he was younger, he would be off the boat as soon as we were tied to a dock. He loved to people watch. We had to put a chair on the dock for him to sit on. People with leashed and unleashed dogs would walk by and let their dog come close to Sailor, ignoring my warning that he hated dogs. As soon as the dog got to within a foot of his chair he would first give a warning growl and when the dumb dog kept advancing, come flying off the chair and land on the dog giving the dog the back claw treatment. We've been asked to keep Sailor inside by marinas after he scared or hurt a dog and the dog owner complained even though Sailor was on his chair minding his own business. Cat discrimination!

Sailor would sit at the transom door for hours watching people, boats, geese, seals and floatsom when anchored.

The last picture is Sailor on the dock in Joe Cove. That was his favorite. The small dock was questionable so no one ever moored there except us and a few other people. He had the run of the 40' X 30' dock. And the dock was so decrepit that it had grass growing on it, which sailor like to walk through and chew.

He had a really good life.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2009 (6) (Medium).jpg
Views:	31
Size:	164.7 KB
ID:	91071   Click image for larger version

Name:	2013 (3) (Medium).jpg
Views:	32
Size:	161.5 KB
ID:	91072   Click image for larger version

Name:	2007 (11) (Medium).jpg
Views:	31
Size:	131.1 KB
ID:	91073  
syjos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 05:12 PM   #19
Guru
 
City: coos bay
Country: usa
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,231
Quote:
Originally Posted by syjos View Post
Here are some pictures of Sailor on the boat.

When he was younger, he would be off the boat as soon as we were tied to a dock. He loved to people watch. We had to put a chair on the dock for him to sit on. People with leashed and unleashed dogs would walk by and let their dog come close to Sailor, ignoring my warning that he hated dogs. As soon as the dog got to within a foot of his chair he would first give a warning growl and when the dumb dog kept advancing, come flying off the chair and land on the dog giving the dog the back claw treatment. We've been asked to keep Sailor inside by marinas after he scared or hurt a dog and the dog owner complained even though Sailor was on his chair minding his own business. Cat discrimination!

Sailor would sit at the transom door for hours watching people, boats, geese, seals and floatsom when anchored.

The last picture is Sailor on the dock in Joe Cove. That was his favorite. The small dock was questionable so no one ever moored there except us and a few other people. He had the run of the 40' X 30' dock. And the dock was so decrepit that it had grass growing on it, which sailor like to walk through and chew.

He had a really good life.

I think his real title is Captain Sailor, your just a simple swabby or steward serving the real Captain..
__________________
B
bfloyd4445 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2019, 05:38 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
syjos's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 View Post
I think his real title is Captain Sailor, your just a simple swabby or steward serving the real Captain..
You know what they say; Dogs have owners, cats have staff!
__________________

syjos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012