Dinghy devil!

Far too often for my liking we pick up an uninvited hitchhiker. This particular hitchhiker is otherwise known as…


… the dinghy devil!

I really don’t like the dinghy devil because he is always rude, he makes loud cawing noises, he frightens away the small, pretty birds and scares my friends the fish away. Not to mention the fact that he acts like he owns my dinghy! I asked him politely to leave and he just thrust his head in the air as if he hadn’t even heard me.


After a bit of deliberation as to the best way to deal with the situation, I pulled in the painter line (the tow rope we use to keep the dingy attached to Nocturne). Suddenly the devil thought better of his evil ways and flew away.



Once I’d verified that the dinghy was safe and devil free I enjoyed a very relaxing evening. Until the next time dinghy devil!


Bisous Bailey


  1. I am falling in love with your cat!


  2. You’re so ferocious! What a pesky little hitchhiker…the dinghy devil.


  3. You tell him Bailey! Wooooo! Ku


  4. It’s ok Bailey… I am not a fan of the dinghy devil either!! Obnoxious little food grubbers! 😉


  5. Bailey you are such a galient cat so brave and took things into your paws and got the situation resolved, good job, I love you Bailey! enjoy your day!!
    Purrs & Hugs
    Karren & Digger


  6. hope he didn’t leave any bird poop on the dinghy! The pose of you with your crossed paws is just too cute. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette


  7. I think that dinghy devil is just enjoying life at sea like you are Bailey! However, in addition to his other irritating habits I bet he also leaves dinghy devil poop on your dinghy which I’m SURE is as unwanted as his visits are!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy


  8. Those gulls look like nasty creatures! And I bet they don’t even taste good.


  9. Those “dinghy devils” are annoying – even to us here on land! They steal the bread that my Mommy’s giving to the swans!
    Good thing you’re on watch for them, Bailey.
    Purrs, Sundae


  10. Bailey, that Dinghy devil thinks he’s the mayor of the sea, but you really got him there. I have a dinghy devil as a friend. He thinks he’s the mayor or our shed, but, guess what..he thinks! Pawkiss 🙂


  11. Well done Bailey…


  12. Those dinghy devils are all over the world! They annoy us everywhere and even try to steal our food.
    That last photo looks more like some scheming than relaxing 🙂


  13. That’s the style, Bailey. You tell that little devil who is boss.


  14. Bailey he is indeed a devil..but just think..usually they hang around when there ARE fishies…he may in fact be an early warning device…fishies ahead..well maybe but still..i say to him Avast ye Matey! 🙂


  15. Eeoww bailey Banisher of Dinghy devilz n other sea munsterz!!! You did a pawsum job dere. Yer Hu’manz ust be so proud of ya n happy to have ya on da job!!!
    Me gotta tell you Mum swooned over yer ‘crossed pawz’ photo n she said “Oh Nylablue look at dem sweet chocolate pawz…” Me haz to agree ya haz da lubliest pawz me haz ever seen!!!
    happy siailin sweet boy.
    Lub Nylablue n Sherri-Ellen xo


  16. Don’t feed them, or they’ll be back!


  17. Nice post, I can remeber when I worked on boats, we had to do work on boats that were moored. For some reason the gulls would pick certain to hang out on and really made a mess. It was tricky getting on the boat and walking around for the decks were slippery and the goal was not to fall on your butt and get it all over you.



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