I am a veterinarian by trade, and a sailor and live aboard by divine will and stubborness. I dragged my unsuspecting 7 year old cat, Logan, into this crazy life, and together, we are figuring things out as we go along. Our home since September 2014 is a 1973 Challenger 32 sailboat. What I lack in experience and expertise I make up with in enthusiasm and humor. I think if you can turn your OOPS into a funny story it takes the sting out of it and makes it a more memorable learning lesson for you and entertainment for everyone else! It has been said that the difference between an ordeal and an adventure is in the attitude (I can only find this quote attributed to Bob Bitchin), and hopefully these posts will be full of adventure!
As for the name of Tiny, it started with a very tall nurse and her very short doctor and the entire hospital staff eventually came to refer to me as Tiny Doctor. (It actually began as tiny little baby red headed doctor. Bless you Jamie for keeping me in check.) Eventually the name migrated to the boat, became Tiny Skipper, and finally just Tiny.
My first mate Logan, a devilishly handsome black cat, has a few of his own stories to tell as well. He is acclimating to living aboard, but unfortunately the seafaring life is not one that is coming to him naturally. He is rallying nicely with the aid of his sarcastic brand of humor and a hiding place in the back of the quarter berth.