Photo: Nellie looking pretty good matching in with the ship's decor
It took a while to find her but there she was hiding under the dinghy. We had to drag her out by her tail to sign the papers but right now she's legal, Nellie is now officially the ship's cat.
She's complained about one or two things but nothing we can't deal with and, despite what she tells you, Nellie's been given her proper rights as a cat under international maritime law. She's gonna be on the night watch most of the time in charge of vermin and stuff like that, she's not being overly friendly just now but even so, all the signs are looking good.
Nelly Nelson, Nellie for short, is what her papers say she's called. We had some explaining to do on the documents about why she was first called Nelson, when Nelson went for the snip the veterinary said it might be best if we called her Nellie. That might not seem important but she needs her own passport and stuff like that.
Of course she's filed one or two complaints about a couple of things, about being abducted and forced against her will, being press-ganged when nowadays that's not legal but we're dealing with all of that. She eats her fill every day so things aren't that bad.
Now that she's crew she's got her own crew list profile, even though she's a cat it keeps things legal. You can check this out if you want to, especially
if you're one of those cat people.
But don't you be fooled now...
Read Nellie's Crew Profile >
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