16 October 2008

Kit Kat and Whisper in Grenada

We've arrived in Grenada after a hectic couple of weeks getting Whisper put back together in Trinidad. We were really glad to leave the dusty and unbearably hot boatyard and actually quite glad to leave Trinidad itself. The water was dirty and full of trash and oil and there was quite a lot of crime on the island (a Swedish couple who were on vacation got chopped to death in their condo by teenage robbers last week).

Kit Kat, however, had a great time in the boatyard. She had been staying with our friends Tom and Maureen on their boat Tillywhim (which was on the hard right next to Whisper all summer). She had been very well-behaved all summer long and never went off their boat. Well, as soon as Kit Kat got back on Whisper she decided that she wanted to explore the boatyard, and we'd find her prowling around eating grass and getting dusty.
On another note, some of you may have heard that KitKat has been really sick. The short of it is that she has cancer. We finally were able to take her to the vet here in Grenada today, and they believe that she has a good chance of recovering, but they have to do some pretty major surgery. So poor Kit Kat is in for another shaved tummy it seems.
Kit Kat will go under the knife sometime early next week so we'll kick around here in Grenada until the end of next week. Then we'll probably start heading north.

Meanwhile, hurricane Omar has been wrecking havoc north of here. We're hoping that our friends in St. Martin and the Virgin Islands are all OK. The Hurricane Center shows that Omar went straight up the Anegada passage, and passed somewhere in between St. Martin and Virgin Gorda. Hopefully this means that they didn't get hit too hard.


PriscillaHowe said...

Joe Fish (three years after his own kitty breast cancer) sends a gentle healing pat and a purr to Kit Kat, and to you.

Ellie said...

Poor Kitkat. We are sending her thoughts of love and sunshine.

Lee Winters Cruising Blogspot said...

Although my sailing Siberian Husky Georgia would appreciate chasing Kit Kat once she is better she wishes her all the best at the vet.

Amy said...

sniff..sniff.. Mamie wants to give KitKat a big hug, I really hope everything works out. On a happier note I love the prowling pose in the tall grass :)

Helen Miller said...

Kris and Hans, congratulations. Today is 2 years since you set sail and you are still going strong. I know its a lot of fun but also hard work physically and mentally. This is what you chose and I hope it lives up to your expectations. Did you really know what you were doing when you left MD? (No answer needed)
Love, Mom