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Old 03-06-2014, 06:43   #1
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A Farewell to a Renown Sea Dog

Last month my old dog learned a new trick. I could set him down without his leash and call out, "stay",- and he would! This turned out to be a prelude to his heart failure and I buried him in a friend's back yard yesterday.

Zorro was better known than myself aboard Aythya. He had once been rescued by another boat after swimming for two hours having slipped from our deck. He was applauded by all those at the Tiki Bar drinking under the Cinzano umbrellas when he jumped from the bow of my dinghy and wrapped the painter around a cleat. Twice I heard crew on neighboring anchored boats, unknown to me, call to Zorro by name.

He was a great lookout.


When you are next called to "splice the main brace", raise a glass to a good old sea dog.
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I'll miss seeing him around the marina. Sorry for your loss.

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Sorry for your loss
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Sorry for your loss. We lost our Lab a few years ago . . . still not over it.

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So sorry to hear it. Losing a pet is so incredibly difficult and I hate that you have to go through it.
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Best memorys. Sorry for your loss
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Really sorry. Some don't understand how a good dog is as much family as anyone could be. Time heals, but it really sucks in the mean time. We lost our Buffett almost 2 years ago and not many days go by that I don't think of her. Here's to Zorro.
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Really sorry about that

But, how did you train him to do the painter thing? I'd like to give that a go...
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Sorry for your loss. I lost my furry sailing buddy, a very salty cat, a few years ago...still miss him.
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Really good sailors are hard to find Zorro
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Our pets are part of our lives - so sad to hear of Zorro's passing to biscuit paradise.
My avatar is of my best buddy in his younger years. He is over 13, showing his years (me too) and as much as I'd love to have him around forever .......
Unfortunately, he hates being aboard so has spent very little time there with me. I can put up with that.
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I'll bet he had a great life with you and he sounds like he was a pretty special member of your family and the sailing community.

I offer a farewell salute to a good sailor.
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