Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ahoy Charlie

Ahoy, Charlie and cyber paw friends aboard the Hi-Jinx. Arrrg it is Essex, Aka Black Dog the Pirate with my First Nephew Deacon welcoming you to Key West or Cayo Hueso as the Spanish called it. Cayo Hueso means "Bone Key," which is perfect for any dog or cat. So sit down, have a bone to chew on. We have some water for the dogs and some milk for the cats or you can have some pirate-dog grog.

We hope you are enjoying your cruise around the Gulf of Mexico and the Colliebbean Sea. During the early 1800's Key West was known as the Gibraltar of the West due to its strategic position in the Florida Straights.

There are many dog friendly bars and places. As for you cats make sure to check out the polydactyl cats at the Hemingway House. They are a sight to see.

A seven-toed Hemingway Cat from Wikipedia

Argg, Pirate Dog Eyes

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon


The Cat Realm said...

AHOY Essex and Deacon!!!!
What a great welcome for the Hijinx!!! I am so glad we are cruising by your place - I want to try that pirate dog grog!!!
Will you show us around a bit? And the next time you have to come with us!!!

Islay said...

What a wonderful post - thank you Ess..I mean Black-Dog, sir! Wow, I had no idea Key West was so full of animal adventures! I'm having a great time, and thanks for the grog - arrr!

licks & slobbers

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Hey guys, I was too early, was I? Probably jumped boat too soon. Love your hats!! You reckon if we all wear them we would be arrested for pirating?

Have to try that grog!

Islay said...

Don't worry, Momo; I've thrown out a life ring so you can float along behind the boat!

Asta said...

Hello Collies
I was about to go to snep..I thought the pawty was latew on fwiday...but I saw that some fwiends wewe staggewing awound the boat, and I asked them and they said it was youw delicious hewe I am Ahoy collies!!!
Thank you fow youw hospitality..this is agweat cwuise
smoochie kisses

Asta said...

Essex and Deacon..I bwought some cheese fow hows doovwes if y ou'd like some pleez help youwself
O do piwates not eat cheese??
Um I should have checked that out...key west is vewy'we lucky to live hewe
Hi Momo, and Karl and Charlie I finally woke up..I must have been snoozing below deck and then I heawd all the commotion..
Let me just splash some cold watew in my face


Arrrggg, we are so happy to have guests. We hope all the cats enjoyed visiting the Hemingway House. It is the cats meow.

Momo, you were on time. We were just a little late. We must have been on Conch Time. We were glad to chew a bone and drink some pirate dog grog.

Dog Speed

Essex & Deacon

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thank you for the lovely welcome. The milk is most appreciated. ~Scylla & Charybdis

My brother Whiskers was a Hemingway cat. Me and Mommy still miss him a lot. This pirate grog is good stuff, I'll have another, if you don't mind. ~Socks

Jans Funny Farm said...

Wow, Black Dog, this grog is sure good. No, no more. I just wanted a taste so I can say I've had some pirate grog in the Colliebbean. But I will have some milk to wash it down, thanks.

It's been a blast traveling on the HiJinx and making new friends.

Jan's Funny Farm

Jans Funny Farm said...

PS - Love that pirate hat!

The Cat Realm said...

Emil was so happy to meet cats that have bigger paws than his! He has these HUGE toes and we tease him sometimes, hahahahahahaha!
As you can see - we slept over - I didn't think it would be safe to cruise with all the pirate dog grogs I had... hahahahahahahahahahaha
Thank you for the great party - and mark you calendar for May 30: Ruis and my big wedding party!!!!

Mack said...

That cat with the big feet is awesome!

Sassy Kat said...

Ahoy you two! Any friend of Charlie's is a friend of mine. We have been boating around on the Hijinx and visiting so many nice furries. Was nice meeting you. You are really great!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for your next post.. you 's are having soo much fun.

lots of licks


Islay said...

Hic! what a party! I was having such a hard time counting the toes on those cats - I can only count up to three, and the confusion was getting to me - I think I had too much grog!

Thanks for the wonderful time, Black Dog and Deacon, and everyone!