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Captain Chris with Chessie and Fred aboard the back deck of SANDY HOOK
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Many of you hear us tell tales of Big Head Fred and his sister Chessie. They are our two children who went off to college a few years ago...before we had digital cameras. With a gentle nudge from my dearest Aunt Susie I have digitalized a few photos so we can share these wonderful beasts with those of you who are also animal lovers.

As you can see, Chessie and Fred were Labs. At 60 and 95lbs they are NOT what you might think of when you conjure up the perfect boat dog. But they sure made you smile.

When we moved aboard back in 1995 most everyone asked us what were we going to do with Chessie and Fred. Our response was,"What would you do with your children? You'd take them with you!"..So welcome aboard to Chessie and Fred.

Yes, it took some ingenuity and yes, sometimes our hearts were not really into the dinghy ride for their late night business trips aboard with them was much more fun than without them. Easier? Not so much but definately more entertaining.

Enjoy the photos and thanks to Aunt Susie for the nudge...

Alyse's mom visiting with Chessie when we first moved aboard. Check out that groovy couch.
Aunt Alyse with a very young Caitlin and Fred out on Lake Ponchartrain, New Orleans LA.
Hurricane preparedness. Chessie found her spot on the couch UNDER the sailboat while Fred looks bewildered...things get crazy when a storm is brewing and everything is stowed below decks. Animals sense the turmoil.
Chris hoisting Fred the elf down the steps at Christmas time in Jacksonville, FL. We were living aboard on the hard for 4 months and Fred was afraid to climb up and down the shipyard ladder.
Who's that peaking his head around the side deck?
Check out the front paw- electrical tape works for about an hour. Oyster shells can do a number on the soft pads of a crazy dog who has boundless energy. Nothing like the smell of wet dog too.
Such an innocent look! How could we ever leave him ashore??
Fred is the one on the left. The other two are Alyse's slippers, Lima & Romeo (Left and Right)

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