He just floats through life (literally). Sure, he greets larger vessels as they enter Halifax Harbour and provides tours for intrigued tourists visiting Nova Scotia, but overall it's pretty smooth sailing for the happy-go-lucky tug.
He was once the star of a children's show, named after him, that originally aired for eight seasons, producing 130 episodes shown in 80 different countries. He lives a life of celebrity, recognized as an icon on the Halifax waterfront for his trademark smile that brightens everyone's spirits. He's maintained his high profile in his post-TV days just cruising around the harbour as a premiere attraction for tourists.
And now his easygoing, care-free lifestyle's gotten even nicer. While most Nova Scotians prepare for cooler temperatures and snow this winter, Theodore's enjoying the sunny, warm days in Florida.
I'm sure it's great work if you can get it!
If you can't make it to the parade, click here to find out how you can watch it from home.
He'll be in Florida for most of the winter before heading back up the East Coast with the Tall Ships 2012 Festival, making it back to Halifax in June.
Follow along with Theodore's adventures online this winter and spring as he documents his travel experiences on Twitter, Facebook, and his blog.
Nova Scotia for the summer, Florida for the winter. Not much wonder why Theodore's always smiling, is it?
Justin Dickie is a public affairs co-ordinator with the Halifax Port Authority. Follow the Halifax Seaport on Twitter and like it on Facebook!