Fond as I am of clever wordplay and other dashing habits never a truer title was typed at 1:30 in the morning. We have landed back in New Zealand and have struck down an anchor at the most salubrious K9 Heaven.

An exclusive lodging for our four legged friends, K9 Heaven offers dogs a fantastic retreat from the rigors of urban life and time out from over exuberant owners. It offers us a brief respite before finding employment, provisions, medical supplies, letters of marque and other such necessities for ocean going adventures with piracy on the rise.

For the foreseeable future I shall brandish and bandy my usual banter with insights into some of the resident and regular canines of heaven. It is a dogs life after all.