Today is Sunday: August 1st

The White Bunnies of August are here as we kiss goodbye to July.
Hope your day has started well. Ours has been lazy.
Sundays of long ago meant lie ins, a hot bath with bubbles and a good book, then a Sunday roast à la Mum with fruit pie and custard for afters. Tea was the only meal of the week we could have our dessert first as it was jelly and fruit, maybe with ice cream, sandwiches and in later years sausage rolls, followed by either a victoria sponge or fruit cake, again made by Mum. Sunday evenings were spent playing cards or board games, unless the footie was on and then Mum got out her knitting.  Happy days.

We both had showers this morning, then after breakfast we went for a walk thinking because it had been raining and not exactly brilliant sunshine, the beach wouldn’t be too busy.
It wasn’t exactly quiet, but not as busy as it has been, though we still had the overspill from the beach huts onto the walkway. It was fun to watch the kids running up to the retreating waves and then turning in a bid to escape them when they rolled in again. Quite a few swimmers today, and as always, all were outside the marked off safety flags. The RNLI were doing their Sunday practice runs and had a good audience. I hope they got some donations today.

We came back through the park and there are few ducks at the moment. The geese are reducing in numbers and it is only the last broods of the year here and the two resident pairs. We were angry to see a tourist encourage his playful black labrador puppy to chase Fred, the goose with the damaged wing who cannot fly. Luckily he was in a group of others and they hissed the dog off sharpish. Maggie never bothered the geese or the ducks, and I know it is instinct for some, but we were mad at the owner, not the dog.
Walking round the lake, we came across our greylag/Canada goose pair and their babies.

Pictures used previously on my blog

My, how they’ve grown and are now beginning to take on the colouring of their parents.
I was taking some pictures when the lab and his family came round the corner behind us, so Hubby and I closed ranks on the geese so that the dog couldn’t get to them.
There was another family of geese and babies on the bank by the car park which was where they were headed, and the dog lunged at them. The adults however hissed and flapped, but the owner made no attempt to control his dog or pull it away, the ignorant fool.
Hopefully I got some good shots and will do a post later.

Take care everyone and keep safe.

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 Today is Sunday: August 1st

  1. The owner of that dog is an ignorant fool. There seems to be an epidemic of them these days. Too bad there’s no vaccine for that. I’d be first in line.

    • Hi Fransi.
      It annoys me to see owners deliberately encouraging their dogs to chase the geese or the ducks. It’s not funny and geese can do some serious damage if they feel their young are threatened. Also as geese form creches, there are likely to be more than 2 adults joining forces to protect them. I’m not daft and keep my distance, but do talk to them all the time and they seem to tolerate me! I hope I got some good shots today.

      • Whether it’s geese and ducks or anything else, owners — like parents — are responsible for the proper behaviour of all the beings in their lives — whether they are dogs or children or anything else. It’s as wrong for a dog to essentially threaten a little duckling as it is for one child to bully another or for a tourist to trash public property. None of it’s acceptable.

  2. I’d probably have told that fool of an owner off sharpish. Asked him what the hell he was doing teaching his dog such a bad habit? I am of two minds as to what the reaction would be though. Either that twit would get angry and might be aggressive too (towards you) OR he’d show his true colors and slink off but learn nothing. What is the news on Geraldine? Did she just disappear one day? I love the photos, you have quite an eye for nature shots! 😀

    • If his dog had lunged at the geese I was photographing, he would have had a mouthful from both of us.
      No news or sighting of Geraldine, but then a lot of the ducks have gone for the summer anyway, but we know not where. needless to say if she returns she will be photographed and put on my blog! Got some good shots of the geese today which will be posted shortly.

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