Jolie’s Blog

August 25th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

 EVERBODY LOVES JOLIE. . . THAT’S ME!

Jolie aka Seadog

Jolie aka Seadog

My name is Jolie.  This picture was taken as I set off on my first off shore sailing race–I was the only dog to compete in the 2007 Marblehead to Halifax Race.  Next thing I know, I’m on my way south on the Caribbean 1500 Rally–8 1/2 days off shore with only a tray to pee on–what was my family thinking!!!

Here we are leaving for the Caribbean--I'm not smiling

Here we are leaving for the Caribbean--I'm not smiling

 Once we arrived, the Caribbean was pretty neat–nice and warm.

We hung out

We hung out

Here I am at St. Jean Beach in St. Bart with Auntie Susie and Richard
I visited St. Jean Beach in St. Bart with Auntie Susie and Richard
Foxy himself greeted me at his bar in Jost Van Dyke

Foxy himself greeted me at his bar in Jost Van Dyke

I’m now a 11 years young  Coton de Tulear–not to be confused with a Maltese or Bijon Frise–traveling the Med.  My roots are in Madagasgar but I was born in the back seat of a car in CT–it’s a long story. 

My family calls me “Sea Dog” because I took to living on Destiny like a duck to water.   Truth is, I really don’t like to swim and even baths are a pain sometimes.

Venice Spa Day

Venice Spa Day

Would you want to be seen looking like this?  At the same time, I do like to look nice–I’m kinda “girly” so put up with a lot of grooming.

Jolie Gets Groomed

Carol Brushes Me A Lot

My Italian Punk Look

My Italian Punk Look

Since we have been living on Destiny full time my hair is very short–makes me feel like a puppy again.

Jolie July 4th in Stromboli 021

I have a very important job on Destiny–I make people smile.  I also keep track of things that are used on the boat, like the winch buddy and help with dishes. 

Jolie & Winch Buddy
Jolie & Winch Buddy
Prewash--this is hardly like work.

Prewash--this is hardly like work.

 One of my favorite spots to sleep is in front of the control panel for the auto pilot, but I have other favorite “wedge” spots as well.

Jolie's Favorite Wedge Spot

My All Time Favorite Wedge Spot

The best wedge spot while underway

The best wedge spot while underway

My Nickname is "wedge dog"

My Nickname is "wedge dog"

I have flown thousands of miles under an airplane seat in my Sherpa bag without complaint to accompany my family.  They tell me that traveling internationally is challenging at times for the paperwork and expense, but well worth it.  I agree!  I have been in France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, and most of the islands in Croatia already, not to mention most of the Caribbean islands.  Now I’m in Turkey, and I like it alot.

My Sherpa Bag is very cozy

My Sherpa Bag is very cozy

Look at some of the cool things I get to do. 

I get to ride through airports

I get to ride through airports

I visited Piazza De Ferrari in Genoa, IT

I visited Piazza De Ferrari in Genoa, IT

I visited a Fortress in Hvar, Croatia

I visited a Fortress in Hvar, Croatia

I rode in a Gondola in Venice

I rode in a Gondola in Venice

I visited a Roman Coloseum in Pula

I visited a Roman Coloseum in Pula

I visited a castle in Italy

I visited a castle in Italy

I sat in sidewalk cafes--on the sidewalk!

I sat in sidewalk cafes--on the sidewalk!

 

On days that I am not sightseeing in exotic places I get to do other fun stuff.

I go kayaking

I go kayaking

I love to go fast in the dinghy!!

I love to go fast in the dinghy!!

I ride in my bike basket

I ride in my bike basket

I watch sunsets

I watch sunsets

I rock climb

I go on picnics

 I have a daily routine on the boat.

Morning Stretches and. . .
Morning Stretches and. . .
take naps to stay fit!

afternoon naps keep me fit!

I’m very good at getting people to feed me too.

This works everytime

This works everytime

This is my Snoopy on the roof impersonation--especially good at dinner time

This is my Snoopy on the roof impersonation--especially good at dinner time

 

Staring at food gets me a nibble too

Staring at food gets me a nibble too

I also make a lot of friends.  Here are some pictures of me and my “amigos”. 

Celeste is one of my favorite amigos--we used to work together

Celeste is one of my favorite amigos--we used to work together

 

My legal amigos: Ann, Celeste, Mom & Elaine

My legal amigos: Ann, Celeste, Mom & Elaine

Zia Angela and Elisa are my grooming amigos

Zia Angela and Elisa are my grooming amigos

This is my sailing buddy, Dudley

This is my sailing buddy, Dudley

John & Cyndi from Glass Slipper are really cool--they even dog sit.

John & Cyndi from Glass Slipper are really cool--they even dog sit.

Jorge and Isabel live on Excalibur.  I give Isabel kisses and Jorge gives me crackers.

Jorge and Isabel live on Excalibur. I give Isabel kisses and Jorge gives me treats.

Bahadir & Nur are my new Turkish friends.  They live on S/V Tutkum with their dogs, Salty & Odie

Bahadir & Nur are my new Turkish friends that I met in Croatia. They live on S/V Tutkum with their dogs, Salty & Odie

Since we arrived in Turkey I have made new friends of both two and four legged persuasion.

I met Stephanie & Chloe on vacation--they live in Istanbul

I met Stephanie & Chloe in Bozukkale--they live in Istanbul

Some cruising dogs are BIG!

Some cruising dogs are BIG!

This guy loved me, and he was French. . .but I couldn't see it working

This guy loved me, and he was French. . .but I couldn't see it working

My new Turkish girlfriend is shy!

My new Turkish girlfriend is shy!

I met Mug & Wendy in Marmaris--their boat is called "Tropical Bird"

I met Magne & Wendy in Marmaris--their boat is called "Tropical Bird"

In Seliminye I made new friends on the M/S JUST US

In Seliminye I made new friends on the M/S JUST US

Batuhan & Baran are my new Turkish amigos

Batuhan & Baran are my new Turkish amigos

My family loves me and takes good care of me–of course, there was the time that I went missing in Croatia when I jumped off the passeralle, but that was really my fault–the ice cream shop was too tempting. 

They say people look like there dogs.  What do you think?

They say people and their dogs look alike. Personally, I think I'm cuter.

Don't you think we have the same eyes

Don't you think we have the same eyes

I'm definitely Daddy's little girl

I'm definitely Daddy's little girl

My extended family loves me too–they are my super amigos.

Grampy was my all time favorite sailing buddy--I miss him a lot

Grampy was my all time favorite sailing buddy--I miss him a lot

 

Grammy & Aunt Mary Ellen visited me in Italy

Grammy & Aunt Mary Ellen visited me in Italy

 

Auntie Datesy &  Cousin Phoebe love me bunches

Auntie Datesy & Cousin Phoebe love me bunches

Me with Cousin Ariele and Auntie Laurie

Me with Cousin Ariel and Auntie Laurie

Cousin Betsy Loves me too

Cousin Betsy Loves me too

 

Mostly what I do is just be me.  I’m one lucky Coton because EVERYBODY LOVES JOLIE.

Am I Cute, or What!

Am I Cute, or What!

In fact my family loves  me so much they had an oil portrait done in Bodrum.  I’m one lucky dog.

Jolie Portrait

Jolie Portrait

  1. October 6th, 2009 at 17:19 | #1

    Love this blog!

  2. October 12th, 2009 at 18:07 | #2

    What a blast from the past — Ann LaDolce and Elaine Epstein??? WOW! Everyone looks beautiful!

  3. Tara Devi
    May 21st, 2010 at 10:21 | #3

    Definitely cute! Made me smile all over!
    We are missing you – also your two “guardians” – here in Ermioni! Love – Renate & Werner
    p.s. still trying to fix a few things on the boat, but enjoying the fresh seafood that is delivered here every night by the fishing fleet (a shopping bag full of fresh prawns for EUR 5.oo). Maybe we will meet you again should you come down here with your Mom & Auntie.

  4. Beverly Kennedy
    July 28th, 2010 at 17:07 | #4

    Uncle David wanted me to tell you he misses “Judy”!

    Great blog! We miss you and Kent, too.

  5. Stephanie Kansu
    July 28th, 2010 at 17:55 | #5

    Very happy to see our picture with Jolie!
    I must say she is one lucky dog to have so much love!!
    Love the potrait that was done of her in Bodrum.

  6. M/s Just Us From Selimiye
    August 15th, 2010 at 20:06 | #6

    Hi Jolie.We met you in Selimiye İstanbul and your father told us about your website and we took a look right away because we wanted to see your pictures.We loved your pictures with your family in your boat…We are very happy to meet you and your family and hope to see you and your family again.Have a nice long trip!
    Ahu Begüm
    Just Us
    With Kisses

  7. susan king
    October 4th, 2010 at 18:46 | #7

    hi met you jolie with youre dad Kent in fethiye,was on the boat moored beside you for one nightIt really cheered me up to see youre photos as am back in rainy Ireland, missing the sun and the sea.best of luck to you all in youre travels.susan

  8. Tara Devi
    November 9th, 2010 at 12:15 | #8

    Love the portrait! Renate

  9. Francis Muise
    January 17th, 2011 at 05:24 | #9

    Hey Jolie,
    You sure have set yourself up well.
    Makes me very jealous!!

    Yoda, a Nantucket Pug!!!

  10. Tara Devi
    March 24th, 2011 at 08:17 | #10

    Jolie and Santa Claus – what a matching pair!
    Just wanted to know whether you are already back in Turkey. Our plans for the EMYR are still up. Let’s stay in touch!
    Renate

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