Wednesday, April 1, 2009

If you're thinking of it...

That's Mark Sanford's boat. Or his house. Or both.

According to this article in the New York Times, boat owners -- like their thoughtless, selfish, and criminally ignorant counterparts in the dog world -- are leaving their charges out in the wild to be ravaged by nature or lack of nurture.
Look. We've been through this before. You have an unused or underused 38-foot schooner or Baltic trader or 43-foot reproduction barque and can't keep it anymore because you had to give back your bonus money. Don't just scuttle it in the channel where it'll be an unsightly wreck or hazard to navigation.
Give it to me.
I already have your cat.No more polyester faux-brocade!!!
The conditions at the shelter were less than adequate.

4 comments:

bigsam27 said...

so is a cat boat considered a 2-for-1 deal?

ThirdMate said...

Well... With housecats, we'll need a houseboat. (thanks for that link!)

Andrew Weiss said...

Don't tell my old man about this. He's been dreaming boat dreams for decades now and might be tempted to do something foolish (for a guy forced into retirement by a ruptured disc).

He already has a cat. An orange and white feral foundling named "P.J."

ThirdMate said...

For those lurkers outside of Massachusetts, I assure you that there are some people here who don't think about boats or use the name "PJ."

Some.