Cue Cute on the Seal Shore

MOH and I took Bud for a walk along the beach yesterday afternoon and were approached by two women asking us to put our dog on a lead.
I was a bit annoyed until one explained why.
There was a seal pup on the beach and it looked like it was injured.
Anxious in case our dog charged it, they were just asking us to be cautious.

How I wish I had my camera.
This pup was pretty young as it still had its fluffy fur, and it was beautiful.
Images from google.

The ladies were most concerned and decided to phone the seal sanctuary for advice.
We kept Bud away, though MOH tried to approach it to see if it was indeed hurt.
It started to head towards the water’s edge, then turned round and came back again.
Meanwhile, the lady on the phone was told that sometimes the pups come up onto the shore to have a rest, and more than likely Mum was around somewhere.

The pup gave us all a final glance, then made its way into the water and swam off.
A few minutes later we saw it immediately in front of us but quite far out and it seemed quite content.
Then seeing another dog walker I’ve become chatty with, we mentioned it to him and he said he’d seen it to our left. We think that he had thus seen the pup and we had seen Mum looking for it as there was no way it could be in two places at once or have covered that distance in a few seconds.

Talking to a lady on a mobility scooter who I have also got to know by sight, she said that it’s actually the breeding season and not to be surprised to see them on the beach.
The sanctuary isn’t far away so I think I might drop in and brush up on my seal knowledge (and of course remember to take my camera with me every day now!).

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Cue Cute on the Seal Shore

  1. colinandray says:

    Re the dog lead incident. Isn’t it interesting how easy we can emotionally react, before understanding the circumstances. One would have thought that logic would dictate quite the opposite. I have been working on that for years now and, while much improved, can still get caught “off guard” periodically! 🙂

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Awh! I would love to see seals close up!
    Wow! Buddy is a Big Dog!! I do love Golden Retrievers!

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