These are the voyages of the sailing vessel Pétillant. Her original eight-month mission: to sail from Baltimore to France via Florida and the Bahamas, to successfully navigate the shoals of the French douane, to boldly go where few Maine Coon cats have gone before was completed in 2008. Now she is berthed in Port Medoc and sails costal Spain, France, and the UK during the summer months.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dante reloaded

Well, the previous post regarding Dante was a bit premature.  He was back on the boat for only about 4 hours when he started to throw up again, so back he went into the carrier, and we pushed to the head of the line for the ferry.  The vet decided to keep him overnight again, and then for a third night, before letting him come home today(Saturday).  He now thinks that maybe Dante had a stomach ulcer.

He responded very quickly and positively to the antibiotic that is used to treat stomach ulcers, and is now eating like a horse.  He is also back to normal, wanting to go outside the boat, and very awake and aware.  Calypso is very suspicious about him, because he smells very different (we wonder if they washed him with something).

He is doing well, and we have made an important discovery - it is easy to pill Dante - he eats the antibiotic in his wet food, and the two times we had to do the manual pill, it was easy.

The flags are all up, we just finished the first grand meal of the Cruise, and we are ready to start the cruise.  The boat is fully watered, we found and fixed a significant leak in the bow that was driving us nuts, and we have a reservation for the 3 Chimneys on Bastille Day.

Off to Tobermory tommorrow.

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