Wednesday, September 23

Summer has ended...

My official summer monitoring duties ended with this little monk today. Gary, our regular volunteer  is back from his summer mainland job. So I will be monitoring another seal area beginning later this week.   It was a bittersweet walk from the beach back to the car.  I so enjoyed watching our 4 seal pups grow and explore.  Don't worry, I will still go and check this area occasionally, it just wont be the 3 times a week that I've done for the past 4.5 months.  Hey RG58, I'll be down the coast a bit if you wanna come visit 
Be safe "Rocko" 
Going to miss this little face.
Sea Cucumber squirt gun !!
Showing off his bling....stay safe "Rocko"

Tuesday, September 22


Nature is so amazing and yesterday proved that once again.
Our little seal RG58 or as I like to call him "ROCKO" continues to explore the world. Yesterday he had time with a green sea turtle. The interaction was right out of NATGEO.

Excuse me Mr. Honu, mind if I share the beach with you for a nap?

Sure Kid, Just give me a little space okay!!
Okay Dude!!

Do you know any good places for tako?

Mr. Honu, I really am sleepy!!

Hey Kid, just go to SLEEP

Sweet Dreams Mr. Honu

and this my friends is how it should be.....PEACE!!

Sunday, September 13

Fall Roster Announced...

It is with great pride that we introduce our 2015 Fall Stuffie Team.  Earlier today, Schatzie and I were forced to choose our fall stuffie team. It was a difficult decision since we had 30 stuffies in our basket.  Mom said we had to reduce the team to half. I screamed HALF!!!!  So we nosed thru the basket and decided on the following sixteen. She was right, a few of the stuffies really did need to make the trip to the Stuffie Bridge. So they were wrapped carefully and will be picked up tomorrow by the big yellow truck. God Speed good and faithful stuffies you gave your all and we are truly grateful.

 In no particular order here is the Fall Team, freshly washed and dried;   Pink, Goofy, Mr. Bill, Ducky, Arnie, Ziggy, Ribbit, Ally, Penguin, Sock, Sid, Lamby, Raffy, Hedge and Choppy and Baby.

I know 16 is not half, but after some pleading mom gave into our Sweet 16 demand!!  Please note that Mr. Bill and Goofy are on the DL.  Mr. Bill has a  back injury and Goofy has lost his eyes. We were finally able to convince  mom that those two just couldn't leave the team yet despite their injuries. After all, they had made the trip from the mainland with us over two years ago and we couldn't bare to release them from duty--not yet!!

In case you are wondering why we had to reduce our Stuffie Roster.  Mom was reading Murphy and Stanley's mom's Facebook page today. Their mom said she was going to start reducing her "stuff" by one item a day. So my mom thought it was a great idea and decided to start her downsizing with our Stuffies! Why didn't she start with all her shoes?!?!?!? Guess she played the MOM card.  Wonder what great stuff mom will throw out tomorrow!!

Love, Gracie, Schatzie and the Sweet 16!!

Tuesday, August 25

Ladies and Gentlemen....

We have a WEANER!!! Our little Hawaiian Monk Seal known as PK4 was weaned today at age 6 weeks. Here are some of my favorite shots of the day. This little monk sure does make me smile.
My mom left me today.....

I got sand in my mouth!!!

I found a stick
Looks at all my sticks
Tidal wave!!

hey, where'd all my sticks go??

Sticks make nice pillows

Tuesday, August 18

Clean Stuffies make me smile!!

5 weeks today....

Our little  Hawaiian Monk Seal PK4 is 5 weeks old today. 
 A few of my favorite shots from my monitoring session.
Hope you enjoy.
How I found them

Our little monk sure is growing

He's so fat that he can hardly roll over

Hanging with MOM

He is a little demanding when it comes to lunch time


Finally, LUNCH!!!!

Tuesday, August 11

My Summer....

Sorry for the absence this summer.  I've been spending 3 days a week out monitoring 4 new Hawaiian Monk Seal pups.  I know, tough job, but heck somebody has to do it.  Actually, there are many volunteers that have spent countless hours watching these adorable little monks. Wanted to share some of my favorite shots (thus far) of them. They all have distinct personalities and just make me smile.


RG58---calling for lunch!

RG58 --surf rider


RG58 and Momma RH58



RG22 and RG13


and this my friends is what has kept me from blogging....