Hi Koxka, sorry for the alarm on that. I sent Peanut an email to find out what happened and to make sure Pericot was ok and when she responded she told me that he and Boots were having a grand old time chasing each other around the deck. They had both "gone feral" and were just acting goofy and chasing each other. Seems little Pericot was going really really fast when he turned his head to see if Boots was keeping up (seeing as how Boots has a bit more, shall we say, girth, than Pericot ). When he turned his head back forward he saw the edge of the deck and the railing, but since the deck is wood, which provides no grip at all for a kitties claws, he tried to stop and turn, but all hope was lost. He went flying under the railing (seems the ship has not been totally kitty proofed) and into the ocean!
Originally posted by koxka
Any repport on how it happened would be appreciated. . I hope he didn't make anything silly.
The good news though, is that Boots was his partner in crime, and seeing as how Boots lives with a fireman and two rescue(d) doggies, he knew just where to go for help. As you can see by the above pics, Smokey was the nearest available (since Cinder was in the lounge practicing her dancing with Joey) so without hesitation, over he went. As Smokey was putt putting back with Pericot on his back, the crew lowered a lifeboat so the two could be brought back up on deck.
She said everybody was standing around in total shock until Smokey jumped in, then everyone started cheering and rooting for him. When they got back on board Pericot was wrapped in a warm towel and shuttled off to the medic area for a good check up and Smokey was treated like a hero with everyone giving him high 5's and slapping him on the back - yes, all the kitties were doing this. They figured if this doggie was willing to risk his own life to save a kitty, he was quite ok in their book. All that is, except for Boots, who was at the outer edges of the crowd rolling his eyes and muttering under his breath, something about how that durn Smokemutt gets all the glory all the time and how he'd never be able to live it down at home. That durn Smokemutt would probably lord it over him forever, making him give up the good sleeping spots and expecting 1/2 of all treats Boots gets, etc.
So, alls well that ends well. Whew! Thank goodness Cinder and Smoke boarded when they did!
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