Friday, 18 September 2009

Homer the Sailor Dog

Recently, as a special treat, Henk and Nelie took us all out for a boat trip on the lake at Aalsmeer. Here’s some photos from our adventure.

Henk was our captain for the journey. Here he is getting the boat prepared. Can you see the little bucket on board? I was a bit worried when Henk told us that it was for bailing out water if we spring a leak!

Here we all are ready to get started. (Missus was the photographer for the day).

And we’re off! I was so looking forward to my maiden voyage. This was my first time in a boat.

There were lots of booti-ful boats in the marina... was very charming.

I soon found my ‘sea legs’.

What’s that in the water?

Is it the Loch Ness Monster?

Suddenly, something interesting caught my eye. Look! It’s maidens on shore! “Ahoy there!”

Check out these gorgeous girls! They are actually Amy's sisters!

Doesn't she look like Amy?

We said our farewells and continued with the boat trip.

This is me doing my ‘Titanic’ pose.

Eventually, our great voyage came to an end and we had to get back onto dry land. It had been a really fantastic journey and I can’t wait to get back out on the ocean waves.


Bob said...

We have been following your blog and just wanted to tell you it is very enjoyable. We live in Aurora, Il, about 50 miles west of Chicago in the USA.
We have had Goldens since 1971 and to us, God created Dogs and when they were perfected he created Goldens.
At present we have our 5th & 6th Hamish who is 7 and we have had since a puppy and Sophie who is 6. Sophie is our first Rescue Golden, she came into our lives in 2005.
The need is so great to help Goldens find forever homes that we have been devoting a lot of energy into rescue.
Keep up the good work and tell Homer, he and Amy make a beautiful couple.

Sam said...

I wish we could take a boat ride! I think Sam may capsize the boat!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Homer,

Wow - that was a cool boat trip! I have never been on a boat so am very envious (although that one looked a bit small - I doubt there would have been much room for others if I had been on board! Hee! Hee!

Hey - about the Google Map - I'm not sure if this will work for Blogger (coz I use Wordpress) but what I do is I go to Google Map first and seach for the exact location I want - then when it displays, if you look on the map, in the top RH corner, there is a link you can click on called "Link" (next to "Print" & "Send")- this will open up a drop-down window where you will be given 2 codes: the first is just a link URL for putting in emails - the second code is the one which allows you to embed the map in your blog post. If you copy that code and paste it into your blog text editor, then it should hopefully show up as a map in your post. You can also customise the map (eg. decide what size or zoom in/out, etc) - there is a link under the 2nd code which allows you to do this.

This is the way I do it in Wordpress and I don't know if it might be a bit different in Blogger - whether you can just paste the code directly into your text box or whether you need to do something else. Maybe if you look in Help section of Blogger, they can tell you. Oh - also, you can ask Dino as he often embeds maps in his posts - in fact, I got the idea to do this from him - and since he uses Blogger, he should be able to give you better advice!

Good luck!
Honey the Great Dane

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo made a fine sailor khanine!

Thank woo fur sharing!

PeeEssWoo: Amy's sisters are babes too!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
I can see you had a pawesome time there!
Your Titanic pose is great!
Kisses and hugs

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are so furry happy that we found you! Just sniffin' 'round the internet and there you were! Your boat trip looked like it was so much fun. We haven't been on a boat before but we do live by lots of water in Michigan, USA, on Lake Superior. So nice to meet you!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You did great for your first time on a boat, Homer! We've never been on one!
The sky sure looks scary!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Augie and Ti's mom said...

The "Titanic pose" made me laugh out loud! What a fun day for you, Homer!

Thor said...

Hi Homer!
What a great first boat trip you did! I have never traveled by boat! It looks very fun!


Dino and Family said...

Whoa! What a nice boat trip! How fun! I love your titanic pose. Kekeke! Love, Dino