"I don't really know anything about these blog things, and I'm sure these writers are going to act like they wrote this, but we all know the truth...this is my blog, and I wrote it. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. I was born on October 31, 2007 on that really weird night when everyone dresses funny and wears scary masks (people are SO weird!) I've also heard my dad, Zack, say my name is Jack O' Lantern, but I don't get it. I just answer to Jack.
I've heard people on the ship say that ship mascots have long been a part of maritime history and they have long been a tradition on the JOHN W BROWN. That's another blog post. My dad sometimes brought me and my Black Lab brother, Kooper to the ship. But then Kooper got sick and died in 2011. My dad and I were sad, so he started bringing me to the BROWN a lot more. I have tons of friends on the ship and one of my favorite people is the Captain. I get to stay with him and his family sometimes, and he adds yummy people food to my kibble (shhhh...don't tell my dad). I follow the Captain around the ship, in fact, as soon as I get aboard, I run up to see if he's in his quarters, and if not, then I'll come back down and go visit everyone. Some crew actually thought I belonged to the Captain. How silly is that?!
So, I am an Australian Cattle dog/Blue Heeler. My dad tells people that my 'kind' are highly intelligent and need to be a 'working dog'. I do love to be moving and running and I also know that I can out smart some people I know. I go everywhere on this ship, even down to the engine room. Once some police were doing training and their dogs would not come on the ship. So my dad had me show the dogs that the gangway was not so scary and soon those police dogs were following me up to the deck.
Here are some more pictures of me. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm the bees knees. I'm pretty cool. Well, thanks for reading my blog. I've got to go check out Amazon...I heard there is a special on balls. My dad thinks my lack of thumbs keeps me off the internet. Little does HE know....
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