The Mermanettes



07/24/2015 Last Sunday, after seeing Marcia’s photo of one of our puppies swimming, we decided to throw the pukers and pee-ers in the truck and go to the lagoon at Parrot Tree to see if we could get them in the water.

Hah!! No issue there, they were crazy in love with the water and jumped right on in.

Once we took their leashes off and I went out in the water, they were all over me.
Holding 3 wet 20# pups is not easy
To say they loved the water is not sufficient..
My baby boys
so much love for these guys
And we have noses
They got out and ran around in the sand but as soon as I ran in the water, they charged me.
Gringo going to Bill
Max doing his shaking thing
The lagoon

It was the most fun thing we have done with them. We plan to take them again this Sunday with Rob and Lisa and their pups, Sable and Bandit, our boys brother and only sister.

I have been walking them each separately, teaching them to sit when I stop. It’s going quite well actually and it’s getting me some much needed exercise. Next is teaching them to come when their name is called. Then I will instruct them on the finer points of making me a vodka fresca with fresh rosemary in it.

Thanks Deb Murphy for the phrase “mermanettes”

It was a semi pain when we got home from swimming b/c they all needed baths so I took them in the downstairs shower that has a hand held shower thing and a nice big seat. It worked out well scrubbing them while sitting at their level. Once they got bathed and semi dried off we put them outside on dry bedding and they crashed hard..

This is the most recent batch of dog chow. It’s chicken, zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes and green beans. Gourmet food for over their Kirkland dry food.
This is their newest treat, 32 oz plain yogurt, 3 bananas, 1 c. peanut butter, blend well, put in ice cube trays and freeze. They LOVE them!!
How many of my Flower Child friends remember this? Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Oil Castile soap, it’s the best. Back in those days I never used anything but this stuff. I ordered some my last trip home and use it for my showers and to bathe the dogs. I can honestly say I have read every single word on this label and believe me, there are a LOT of them!!!

I finally gave in and paid AGAIN for my license plates. The country of Honduras has our plates but doesn’t “know how” to distribute them so this is their solution:

A) Spend the $$ and go to Tegus and get them

B) Pay a middle man to go to Tegus to get them

C) Buck the system and have your car confiscated.

Yes Lin Coyle, it’s true. You can’t make this shit up.

I got stopped again on the way home from preparing for the Senior Luncheon on Tuesday, he spoke no English so I think that helped me blather my way out of the situation.

In the end I chose option B, it cost me $90.00, they gave me a paper to keep the police from towing my car and letting me stranded by the side of the road. My plates should be here in 2 weeks. I find it hard to believe that a country with the highest crime rate and jails full of hardened criminals is incapable of producing an abundance of license plates. Welcome to paradise…

Max is the smallest, but not really small at all. He’s a love.
Gringo is getting so big, he’s the heaviest of our 3 pups
And my boy Barrio
Licking the bowl clean that the banana popsicle mix was in.

On Monday I ran some errands, got an extra memory card for my camera and went in Ace to look for a “dog hair” broom of sorts. I found something I thought would work so I bought it. When the guy ran my card, the machine was out of receipt tape so he re-ran it on another machine. I asked him if he didn’t just charge me twice, he said no. Today I looked at my credit card bill and OH YES HE DID. I disputed it online, printed everything out and am going to go show it to the manager. Stoooppid.

I have a lot of photos to post from the preparation the day before and of the actual luncheon. I’ll save them for another post. I’m off to get cleaned up and meeting Nidia and Jeanie at BJ’s for an afternoon drink, then it’s dinner at a friends house..

Have a great weekend, especially to all of my friends who eagerly anticipate FRIDAY!!! I hate to say this, but most days I have no clue what day it is. It just doesn’t matter all that much..

By Ledfutt

Living on an island was a life long dream of mine. In 2012 I moved to Roatan and lived there for 4 months, went back to the US, packed up our belongings and sold our house. In Oct of 2013 we moved there permanently. Our house was completed in July of 2014 and we moved in. After 6+ years, I was ready to go back to the US. I made the move in Dec of 2019 and my husband came a year later. Here we are in Arizona, waiting for our island house to sell so we can sell this place and move on. I guess I'm more like a traveling mermaid.


  1. man, the pups are so cute. If I were there I’d take one in a heart beat, unlike you however, I’d be teaching them something a little easier for them, say a 2 fingers of Glen Livet neat.

  2. That is adorable the love the water so much! We had a Lab that absolutely loved the water, too. Those pups sure do get lots of love and have healthy diets 🙂

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