The only time that Commander Merlin has ever left RV-103 was in her escape craft/shuttle called PC or Pet Carrier. It was time for her to experience her first Extra Vehicular Activity or EVA.
The crew of RV-103 helped Commander Merlin into her harness and tether with minimal blood loss, though the crew did require stitches at the local ER. Then it was outside to new adventures!
As soon as we set Commander Merlin on the ground she fell right over. We stood her up and she fell over again! Obviously she wasn’t going to cooperate for us. After much coaxing, Commander Merlin stood up and walked around a little bit with a “gleeful” look on her face as you can see in the picture below.
Later that night, we closed and locked the door to the crew bedroom. We could hear a distinct growling on the other side that sounded a bit like Commander Merlin though none of us had the courage to go and see.