Hello all, I’m Onyx or as some of you know me “boat security” aboard Miss Lone Star. It has been brought to my attention that I am to do my “business” in a new place that I am not sure I approve of. Over the last several months whenever I go outside, First Mate or Captain will say “take a break” as soon as I start to go. Now I know when I hear them say “take a break” that I have only a minute or two to complete my going, before I am banished to the back yard or made to hold it. I’m not sure why the Chief Stew and Un-able Seamen are not put outside when they don’t make it to their potty spot, but we will be discussing this matter later.
Yesterday after Church, Captain and First Mate took the little pups and I out to Miss Lone Star to make sure she was in ship-shape, (she wasn’t). We were going over improvements, they were taking little of my suggestions which will most likely result in us sinking. Miss Lone Star got underway and I alerted First Mate that I needed to “take a break”, Captain slowed down and First Mate pointed to the swim platform and instructed me to “take a break”. I knew immediately what she wanted me to do, I spun once and alerted that I wanted to “go” on dry land, but there was no turning back. So there I was on the swim platform about to give up the little dignity I have left.
I did it, First Mate squealed like a pig and clapped her hands. I received one treat and was showered with praise from the whole crew. This would be the most accolades I have ever received for my deification. I have been wondering why First Mate had been marking my morning rituals with a “take a break” for sometime now. The translation between human and dog has taken repetitive training with First Mate, but now she is almost fluent in dog.