Sunday, April 25, 2010


For a few years,
our sweet sissy
has been assisting with
living history displays
and sailing classes
aboard tall ships.
She started out as a volunteer
on the Pilgrim in
Dana Point Harbor.

She now lives aboard
the Irving Johnson,
which is a training vessel,
through the LA Maritime Institute.
Some of you or your children
might have been aboard this ship.
No she is not a pirate,
nor does she dress
in fancy dresses.

Because sometimes she might
have to do the dreaded job
of cleaning out the bilge.

But this is her favorite job -
climbing the mast to furl the sails.
She is the one who is topmost
(makes our Mom's knees quake)

This is a job she loves

And you can tell it
by her beautiful smile.

We love our sissy!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi


Sue said...

What fun. The Water Dogs think they'd like to visit her on her ship.

Ms. ~K said...

Wow, your sissy totally ROCKS the boat!!!!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

1000 Goldens said...

The LOVE shadow might be the best photo EVER! You are a star Sissy and lucky to love what you do :)

Benny and Lily said...

What an awesome job sissy has. We were in the harbor yesterday for the Dana Point Wag a thon..Funny!
Benny & Lily

Asta said...

Youw Sissie has a bootiful smile and the coolest job evew!!!
I bet you'we pwoud if hew.
Loved seeing those pictoowes
smoochie kisses

Bouncing Bertie said...

Yes, a most beautiful smile. And very chewable hair I think! (Which is, of course, a compliment).
Toodle pip!

Ginger Jasper said...

Very beautiful and doing a job she loves.. That is great.. Looks a brilliant job.. Hugs GJ x

scotsmad said...

How wonderful to find a job you love. I bet you miss her lots. Did she get to see the puppies?

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

pajudie said...

WOW - what a great job to have. Looks like she really enjoys it - and that's one of the secrets of life - enjoy what you do!!!
Judie, Duncan & Hamish

Oskar said...

What an amazing job your beautiful sissy has!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What an interesting job!!! We don't think our Mom would like to go up that high at all. We understand why it makes your Mom nervous.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

I would love that job, and climbing to the top would be the best part!

houndstooth said...

I would love that job, and climbing to the top would be the best part!

Maggie and Mitch said...

How cool that she lives aboard that gorgeous ship! She's very brave to climb so high! Our mom gets dizzy just thinking about heights!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

the booker man said...

i'm glad your sissy has a super cool job that she loves! it'd be totally funsies to go visit her. do they let doggies on board??
the booker man

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing that!

We all know smiles are khontagious!


The Strawberry Mallard said...

What a wnderful way of life...if I had my druthers...Beautiful face, that radiates pure joy...ahh to be that age again ;o)
Hugz, Nancy & menagerie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That really looks like a wonderful job!!! Holly would like it and mom would love to ride on it!!! Beautiful!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Bella the Westie said...

What a beautiful post about your sissy! Thank you for sharing :)

Love, Bella.

Hollie and Janie said...

What an amazing and cool job your sissy has! I cannot believe how high up she is!! She does have the prettiest smile!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Scotties,
You all have a beautiful sissy!!!
How great she loves her job!!!!!
If I were her age I would love that job too!!!
Gardening is easy Lynn, all you have to do is think of each plant as a living being. They need the same things we need. They love to be petted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Petsitgal said...

Hello Scotties,
What a Awesome Job, and a Awesome life! Got to like Heights to climb all the way to the top!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ehy guys....your sis has the best job ever!!!!!
And her smile is sooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!
We would love to ride on it!!!!!!

Ehy guys....we missed you tons!!!
But we read all your posts....
The babies are soooo cute and they're grown sooooooooooooo much....

And we loved a lot your post in Java's memory....what a great story!!!!

Please dear friends.....forgive us for our absence.....we hope mommy could help us soon with our blog!!!!

Don't forget us ok???

TAke care and have a wonderful week!!!!
Tons of love and kisses!!!!

Abigail said...

Oh my, I have thought she was special. Now I see why, a nomad like us.

BRUTUS said...

Wow - she works AND lives on one of those cool ships? Neato! How lucky your sissy is to live her dream!

Brutus the Frenchie

Wyatt said...

Great Pictures! Thanks for sharing!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Here are the facts as we see them:

Your sissie has a beautiful smile and beautiful hair.
Your sissie has a cool job.
Your sissies has a wonderful family!

And we are looking forward to meeting you!

Don't give up on us ... we're still here. Just really busy getting ready for graduation and visiting family and a trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone and college orientation and a long trip to Florida! Wow!

Hugs to everyone!
Jake and Fergi and Family xxxxoooo

Sunshade said...

That is soooo cooool (my mum says). YOur sissy is lucky to get to travel around and be on the cool boat!! Tell her to be very careful climbing that sale pole ok?

Sorry we haven't been able to check bloggies regularly, I had to have surgery and STINKY is driving me nutty through the recovery...

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Dory and the Mama said...


Your Sissy is AWESOME!!

What an adventurer she is!!


Sierra Rose said...

Wow! What an amazing and interesting job! Beautiful sailboats! We are sure she is on a safety line while climbing the sails, no?

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Mango said...

That is so exciting! She is doing what she loves I bet! How wonderful is that?


John Gray said...

have you read this?
The Power Of The Dog
by Rudyard Kipling

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie--
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find--it's your own affair--'ve given your heart for a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!);
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart for the dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve:
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long--
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

Rachel said...

Your Sissy is awesome! What a cool job.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Your sis looks like a great sister!

Love the photos!

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