Moving onshore.

House moving is both an exhausting time and a time of anxiety. Yet it can be an exciting time. I no longer have big bulky furnitures to move as what is on our floating home Micasa is built-in. Beds, dining table, settee, and even the fridge is built into the kitchen cabinet. The kitchen is […]

The Sailor Dog is swallowing the anchor?!! 

“Swallow the anchor” is a nautical term for retiring from sea life and settling on land. What?  The Sailor Dog will be a sailor dog no more?  My fault really! Sailor Dog will go where I go and it is almost time for me to live onshore again.  At least for a while. The condo […]

Toilet training, on a boat.

No, not for dogs but for people! The toilets or heads as they’re called in proper nautical term, on most sailboats are below sea level.  Water, usually sea water (fresh water is too precious to wasted flushing toilets), is first pumped in from the sea, then this is subsequently pumped out.  This process flushes the […]

When your boat speaks to you and your dog doesn’t.

When an seasoned sailor and friend helped me sailed Micasa from Langkawi (in Malaysia, where I first bought her) to Puteri Harbour, a stone’s throw away from Singapore, he told me, my boat will speak to me.  I was a little puzzled.  Months later I understood what he meant.  Every boat has its own rhythm, […]

Knowing you, knowing me!

One of the many things to consider when adopting an adult dog is that it will have already developed its own character. A personality that would have been formed without your presence. The dog will not know your likes and dislikes and hopefully the adopted adult dog is sensitive enough to change its habits to […]