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Old 23-09-2011, 15:47   #61
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Re: What's the Best Pet on a Boat ?

A a grey parrot of course. That way, when you single hand, you have someone to talk to.
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Old 23-09-2011, 15:53   #62
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A a grey parrot of course. That way, when you single hand, you have someone to talk to.
I talk to my boat. Actually I talk to myself a lot too. I also converse with porpoises as they swim by, birds that land on the boat or come close enough to be worth chatting up and upon occasion, floating logs.
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A a grey parrot of course. That way, when you single hand, you have someone to talk to.
I rarely single hand as I don't like the company...
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Re: What's the Best Pet on a Boat ?

i talk with the finches and other hitchhikers that come along.
i keep the litter wherever i can --usually on coach house roof, but in a marina in super heat, under dinette table. i dont eat on board so that is ok.
scratching post---if you have a table leg,is good--i wrap a line around the table leg for the entire length of that table leg, and bubba knows is his spot. when he wants to show me how good he is, he goes right to that place and scratches! he is good abou tnot scratching anywhere else. when we ran away from home to cruise opb, i made a place using the keel stepped mast and an extra line not in use==he loved that.his place. he used it well for the year/6000 miles we sailed gulf of mexico.

birds can be really messy ....i have seen what a parrot can do to a pearson 33...wow!!!!!
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Old 23-09-2011, 16:03   #65
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I talk to my boat. Actually I talk to myself a lot too. I also converse with porpoises as they swim by, birds that land on the boat or come close enough to be worth chatting up and upon occasion, floating logs.

I channel Joe Cocker and sing to my boat -- "You are so beautiful -- to meeeee!"
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I already do a lot of maintenance so little more would be fine.

Otherwise, a Pet Rock.
I'm a geologist (although I don't play one on TV) and I can tell you definitively that some pet rocks do not play well with others!
Caveo silicis! Etc! Exclamation point! (Pet punctuation)

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I'm a geologist (although I don't play one on TV) and I can tell you definitively that some pet rocks do not play well with others!
Caveo silicis! Etc! Exclamation point! (Pet punctuation)

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Oh I don't know ... you could bang 'm together and have a rock concert...
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The best pet would be one the could be trained to tail the winches
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But then there is the issue of finding a place for the litter box.

My cats' litter box will be place in one of the head, it's easier to clean up
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Pet Rocks don't play fetch worth a damn.
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Nor are they good swimmers.
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Nor are they good swimmers.
Yeah, but they can scare burglars away. BAM- right upside the head  Although they have been known to turn on their owners- so watch your toes.
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How about guinea pigs? Small, quiet, don't eat much, n the pellets are pretty cheap and compact. Plus they multiply and are a great source of protein. Lotsa recipes out there for guinea pig.
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Lotsa recipes out there for guinea pig.
That is a meal you would have to be pretty desperate to eat.

But it raises a good point, keeping larger mammals as pets could keep you alive in dire straits. Better than eating your first mate.
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