Looking for crew?
Knowing the big changes that Rebecca and I have coming up in our life, several people have asked what we are planning on doing with our 3rd crew mate, Samantha. For those who aren’t familiar with her history, we adopted this little boat cat last summer when another cruising couple were no longer able to take care of her. She has been a great addition to our family but unfortunately, many of the charter guests who we will be catering to in the future may not feel the same way. We thought long and hard about this subject but have come to the conclusion that if we really want to do a professional job as a charter crew, and give Samantha a stable place to live, we really need to seek out another family for her to live with. This saddens us but in our eyes, it’s the right thing to do.
In the immediate future, we are looking for someone to look after Samantha sometime early July for about a month as we sort out the delivery of the Leopard. As can be attested to by any of our friends who have visited our boat, Samantha is a very well-behaved cat, social and affectionate. She has not been around other animals though so it would be best if she was cared for by someone without other pets. She is also a boat cat who has never lived on land so those on a boat would be preferred. As we are also looking to have someone adopt her later this season, if that interests you more than babysitting her for a month, we can talk about that too. We expect to be in Grenada by early June.
On a related note of interest to other cruisers, this past season we travelled with Samantha to Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat, St. Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, the BVI and USVI. Not a single country hand an issue with us having a cat on board. In fact, I think only 2-3 of those countries even had a spot on their entry forms that asked about a pet!