Saturday, December 7
This morning I was up at dark thirty and was headed out to check on a seal that has been resting at a nearby beach for the past 2 days. She and I sat quietly together as the sun rose over the island of Oahu. I thought how different the sky must have been 72 years ago as Pearl Harbor was under attack.
Remember those past and present heroes.
Friday, November 29
I told them not to go, the crowds would be big, the lines would be long, parking would be a nightmare. Did they listen???
Exploring the Wailua River
Look out, here comes the crowd
Look at them all lined up
kayaks all up and down the river
the parking lot was jammed.
Peeps everywhere, but it's oaky it's a big river!!
Even with my warning they went anyway. Yes, up the river with a paddle!!
Bet you thought they went shopping didn't you. LOL
It was a beautiful morning on the Wailua River. They paddled 4 miles round trip. Mom said the last 1/2 mile was into the wind--so she's one pooped pup. Next time they go they'll take their shoes and hike to Secret Falls.
Hope you had a great Black Friday.
Thursday, November 28
Twas the day before Thanksgiving and guess what??
I didn't have to wear any of those hats, but...
Schatzie and I were subjected to baths, pedicures and an ear cleaning. Mom said something about us smelling like dogs. Hello Mom, we are dogs!!
Once we were finished getting all pretty mom put us out on the lanai to warm up and then she left us.
Yes, left us!!
She went exploring. She'd gotten a message about helping to get some derelict fishing nets off the beach, so off she went. She does that stuff so our marine mammal friends don't
get entangled in the nets.
after the net cleanup she went to the Northeast shore of our island.
If you look really close at the above photo (just above the center of the photo)
you might be able to see the
Kilauea Light House.
Here you see Gary, another monk seal volunteer mom caught up with, he's checking out RN44.
Can you find the seal??
How about this...hey mom, zoom in so they can see it
a beautiful arch
Mom found this Hono, (that means turtle). Isn't she a beauty!!
Gary says she usually hauls out with her bo, but not today :(
Here's K.C. or as the scientist call her RK28
just enjoying a snooze on the beach.
Mom also saw a couple whales ( she didn't get any photos) they were a bit too far out to get good shots so she just used her binoculars and watched the show.
According to her, they saw a number of pectoral slaps and 6 breaches. These were the first whales mom has observed this season.
t'was the day before Thanksgiving...
Mom saw 3 seals, 1 turtle, her first whales of the season and we got baths!!
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Gracie and family
Tuesday, November 26
Monday, November 25
Last week when poppy visited our farm mom had him find and bring back our stocking hats.
I told mom that it's plenty warm here in Hawaii and we no longer needed them.
She seemed to have other ideas.
I'm trying to look pitiful.
is it working??
I've had just about enough of this
it's coming off
there, free at last!!
good grief mom we live in paradise.
We don't need no stinking hats!!