Today is Thursday 18th March

Good morning one and all. Hope your day has started well and if you don’t have any sunshine, at least warm and dry.

We walked down to the beach this morning to check on the seal pup as it was still there last night and we were concerned. Phone calls to the seal sanctuary, including their emergency mobile, were fruitless, so we tried the police non emergency line only to have a five minute jargon before getting put through to their switchboard, who in turn put me through to control and another multi option menu followed by a recorded message advising of a minimal fifteen minute wait.
There was nothing else we could do, so with a heavy heart we came home, anxious and unhappy.
Hubby sent an email to the seal sanctuary as soon as we got in with our observations, the time and concerns.Β  We read some information on their website that it is not unusual for pups to be away from their parents, but if the situation hadn’t changed in 24 hours, to report it.

Enlargement of one of yesterday’s pictures

Neither of us slept that well, so after getting up, having showers and breakfast, we were walking down to the beach around 8.30. I took a pad and pencil to make notes of grid references, my camera, and of course my phone. We walked up along the back road to make a note of the name of the hotel that backs onto the prom, then made our way to the ramp down onto the sand.
There were heavy duty tyre tracks on the beach, especially round where we’d seen the pup.Β  The dune where it had been lying was clean and we noticed flipper and tail tracks leading away, so followed them. They went down to the water’s edge, so the pup had found his way back into the sea which was a relief.
When we got home, Hubby sent a short email to the sanctuary to let them know what we’d seen this morning.

Take care and keep safe everyone.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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14 Responses to Today is Thursday 18th March

  1. I’m the same way. If something is going on with an animal, any animal, I’m upset until it’s resolved. Can’t shake it or put it aside. It’s just who I am.

    • I know. It shows in your recent posts about the stray cat. Have you heard anything more about his forever home?

      • Yes. The rescue person took him to the house on Monday. He pooped all over the carrier because he was so scared. He found a place to hide at the new house. The rescue person said the adopter is a very nice person with a nice house so I’m hopeful. She will need to give him time to get accustomed to his new digs and I hope she understands that. It will take at least a month. Most people want cats that immediately jump into their laps. Not sure if he will ever be a lap cat.

      • Poor puss. Hope he does settle in. It takes a while to adapt. It’s different with kittens or pups because it’s their first/only home but with a stray you don’t know what’s gone before. Hope you hear some good news in due course.

  2. I’m so encouraged to read about the pup. *phew* He was lucky to have fallen in your notice though because if there had been trouble, you guys were the ones who would DO something and not just wring your hands and whimper. Thanks for being an angel with skin (we’ve all heard of angels with fur) who cares about the critters! ❀

    • Thanks Melanie. I thought people would like an update. We had an email from the seal sanctuary today and they were aware of him, had checked him over, but were keeping an eye on him. They thanked us for our tracks observation this morning.

  3. Paula Light says:

    Happy ending! 🀩

  4. willowdot21 says:

    You have both done all you could in the circumstances , did the Seal Sanctuary get back to you at all πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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