A Severed Achilles Tendon and a Stray Cat Stuck in the Bilge! NON-STOP CHAOS!!

A Severed Achilles Tendon and a Stray Cat Stuck in the Bilge! NON-STOP CHAOS!!

After our plumber’s horrible seizure onboard No Tan Lines last week, we all made a pact that the following day would be a boring one – one devoid of any drama whatsoever. But, alas, that was not to be…probably because we forgot to KNOCK ON TEAK!

The next morning, Managing Editor Brian Whiddon called me from his boat, saying he’d be late for work. He is NEVER late for work. What happened? Well, let me start at the beginning…

Exactly one week prior, Brian said he was hearing a “bell” on his boat. One night, he even texted us to ask if our cat, Rambo, may have followed him home, which is literally just a few feet down the dock from the floating “home office.” But, he had not. Rambo was comfortably curled up in our salon so, of course, we told Brian he was NUTS. He was babysitting Pookie at the time (his brother’s dog). He said Pookie heard the bell, too. So, laughing, we told him he AND Pookie were nuts.

Brian knew he wasn’t crazy, because Pookie heard the bell, too.

Fast forward a week to Brian’s phone call. He said, “I was right! There IS a cat on my boat!! I can hear it meowing!!!”

Read the rest of this story, and see more photos, on Angela’s GotNoTanLines.com boat blog RIGHT HERE.

We are wishing all of you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Kwanzaa, and a beautiful Boxing Day! We’ll be right here next week, happily recovering from the holiday mayhem. 😉

Big ho ho hugs to all!



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One Response to "A Severed Achilles Tendon and a Stray Cat Stuck in the Bilge! NON-STOP CHAOS!!"

  1. pamelaallegretto  December 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Here’s hoping the rest of your holiday week is smooth sailing! Cheers!