This is a true story as told by Steve Russell about leaving our drinking hose on the dock and how he returned home.
Waldhose Is Home!!! The true meaning of being part of the Loopers Assoc. (AGLCA) shines with the help from everyone that made it possible for Waldhose to return to Gypsies Palace.
The Saga unfolded after he got home. Because something just didn’t add up, we decided to get to the truth. After he got home, we had a “Water Boarding” session and he ran at the mouth with the facts. Here is the whole story:
We lost Waldhose in Jekyll Island around April 15th. We realized he was missing the day after we left. We remembered that he was connected to the water system which was across from Gypsies Palace. That is why we thought that we had accidently left him there. As it turns out, it was more than that. He actually hid because he was jumping ship! Now we know why. You see, when Waldhose joined us he worked his butt off. I soon realized that we had stretched him to his limits.
So, I decided to make his life easier and would find him a mate. Someone that he could “connect with”. They could have a real “attachment” and work together. I got on my computer and logged in to www.Match-hose.com . There she was, Ava Gardenhose, a Long, Slinky, no Kink drink of water. The perfect Match… well, almost. Waldhose had been known to be Kinky at times.. but still, like all Matches, almost perfect. I saw the problem starting when we got Ava Gardenhose home. There he was, curled up on the dock with a couple of kinks. I thought “Oh Boy”.
It started when I tried to get the two to connect. Waldhose wanted to cross thread and Ava wouldn’t have anything to do with it so I separated them. I also noticed that he was possessive of Gypsies Palace and no slick female end of going to change that! Because of all the attention given to her, at Jekyll Island he decided to jump ship and get away from Ava Gardenhose. When we realized that he was missing, along with his close companion Aqua Filter, Debbie got on to the AGLCA Meets Application to see if any Loopers were at Jekyll Island and could pick him up and help deliver him back to us. Even if they couldn’t get him to us, we thought that it was better that he continued his life doing the Great Loop rather than sitting at a marina.
Debbie found out that Lucky Ducks just docked there. They agreed to find Waldhose and help to bring him to us. After searching, they found Waldhose hiding at the marina. Apparently, he realized he made a mistake and wanted to come home. He had it made with this own room on Lucky Ducks. They attached a floating rubber ducky to the neck of Aqua Filter as a PFD in case they got stopped for a safety check. But they could tell he was sad when they figured he had been crying, finding water drops on the bed cover. As they moved along, they met up with Adagio who helped by picking up Waldhose and carrying him north.
He was so happy that he cried there too but they had rags to wipe up the tears of this clown. With a stop in Coinjock, he was invited to dinner but declined when he found out they served Prime Rib… he’s a vegetarian. Then, they met up with Donna Mae who helped move him closer to us over 3 days.
They ran into Happy Happy, a great couple, who let us know that Waldhose would be onboard with them along with the pets that were onboard. Now Waldhose is a little shy of Cats and Birds so he kinda hid off but was willing to help in any way he could. They tempted him with taking him to Washington DC for the FBI director confirmation hearings. but there was some question about passing security. I felt he could get by. We found out that the Trump administration heard about Waldhose going to the confirmation via Tweeter. If the new FBI director wasn’t approved they would feel they got Hosed, so that trip was canceled.
After that, Dream Boat Annie offered to help him finish his trip. The report was that Waldhose was so appreciative that he woke up early and with filtered water, made coffee and washed dishes. We were in Annapolis at the Chesapeake Yacht Club and I got a call that they were in Annapolis at Pier 7 so we ran over and picked Waldhose up.
He was so excited that he wrapped around me and gave me a big hug and a very wet kiss! He was so appreciative of everyone that helped him get back home. Everyone had written on the connection hose between Aqua Filter and the dock and Waldhose wants to mount that in his sleeping quarters. Now, Waldhose and Aqua Filter have accepted Ava Gardenhose and the “threesome” is working out quite well. They have a very attached relationship between them and never want to be separated. So life is good and we are continuing the Loop.
Thanks to all those that helped return our hose. We had a lot of fun with this!
“ To The Loop!!” (The Clicking Toast of Adult beverage glasses)