Hey Whitey, “Ahoy Ye Land Lubber!”
I learned that phrase this week on my adventure. Wait until you read this one! I left the mainland and drifted off into the wild blue yonder! It all started on a sunny Florida morning when I traveled down to visit the King Fisher Fleet in Punta Gorda.
First stop was with Miss Susan. She is the ticket mate and wanted to discuss the fare. She was all smiles when she realized it was me, Mighty Lou, wanting to step aboard. We chatted for a few moments while she admired my new nautical cape. She waived the normal charges for the cruise just for the honor of having me sail with them.
The first order of business was to scope out the marina. Looked good from this angle. Everything secured, weather clear, it was a go.
You can never be too safe, so I made sure there were enough life preservers aboard. Everything checked out.
Captain Ralph Allen took his seat. I, Mighty Lou, was his first mate. He conferred with me before we set sail.
He stepped away from the wheel for a minute. I figured sailing wouldn’t be too hard for a caped hero with super power. I donned my shades because it was pretty sunny out.
You’ll notice my new nautical cape has matching captain’s cuffs so I was totally ready.
Captain Ralph was still away from the wheel, so I made my move. It was easy to see clearly with my shades on. The controls didn’t look that difficult though the steering wheel had me a little concerned.
Then I started thinking, why should a super hero do all the work? Wasn’t I supposed to be the VIP passenger and have my “people” take me for a ride? Of course. Mighty Lou is the guest of honor so I gave the wheel back to Captain Ralph. Between you and me, I think he was grateful I made that decision. Some of the other boaters were a little nervous as well. But no one was as nervous as the fish. A cat in a fishing boat? How much worse could the day get for a fish?
I took one more minute to feel the Captain’s seat and then I gave it back to Captain Ralph.
You see these huge dolphins? Do you see how small I look when they made me sit on these crab traps? Why would these humans put me, Mighty Lou the Caped Super Hero on a crab trap? I gave them the mighty regal pose, but I was not feelin’ it. Huge dolphins wearing pirate outfits? Really.
Captain Ralph was quite taken with me. He took this photo himself. I think I was probably the most Purr-fect First Mate he has ever had.
Bon Voyage, My Good Buddy.
Good day, Matey (Mighty Lou),
I’m not sure how to address you anymore-you wear so many different hats! Pretty impressive cape and cuffs buddy. You do look very dashing in your nautical outfit. Looks like you had a great day on the high seas. While you were out having fun on that big ship, I was home helping make centerpieces for a Cat Depot event in November. Believe it or not, I’m really good with flowers! They are also fun to chew on.
My mom took a couple of the finished arrangements to her meeting last week and you just have to see what happened! They allowed a girl cat to be at the meeting. Her name is Petunia. Well, she jumped right up on the table and dove into the flowers! Then she saw your picture on the side and stopped dead in her tracks! I could read her mind. “Who is that handsome dude?” You have become a celebrity, Mighty Lou!
All the centerpieces are complete now, except for the cat pictures. A kitty who now has or has had problems of some sort will be featured on each centerpiece. You are there because of your diabetes and deafness and me because I had a broken leg. This should help make humans aware that we are just as adoptable and need forever homes too! Great idea, huh??!!
Well, I have to go rest now. Guess I’m getting old. All that flower arranging pooped me out.
I know you are adventurous, but please don’t call that Nik Wallenda guy and try to walk on the high wire! I’m not sure even your Cape would get you through that!
See ya next week, Captain Mighty Lou!