Thursday, December 19

Pups on Patrol...

If you remember from yesterday I told you we were out on Pup Patrol. If you look really close you will see one of the 1100 Hawaiian Monk Seals left on earth.  Can you see him??
Let me help you....
 I'll let mom zoom in for you.
This little guy is known as 8HY or as we like to call him
8 Hotel Yankee!!  We don't know how old he is for sure, but his size indicates that he is probably . 3-4 years of age. He has been hanging out on these rocks since Saturday. Just sleeping all day and then he heads out on adventures or to eat during the evening.  He is really green, probably getting ready to molt (he will shed his entry outer fur and skin) then he will be a shinny new gray/silver color.
It's a stressful time for them and they need lots of rest during this process.
and then....
Well not only did we have 8HY, but we also found Sam snoozing just
 a short distance down the beach. He's looking great.
Enjoying a nice late afternoon snooze. 
 wow, you can almost count all his whiskers.
 If you are wondering, we were not allowed out of the car while mom was checking on these guys. It's dangerous for both us and the seals. We all carry icky germs that could be potentially life threatening so mom let's us view from the car and then took us home so she could come back and take these photos.  We like to abide by the rules!!

Wednesday Seal Update: 8HY was again out on the outer rocks snoozing and unfortunately Sam was no where to be found and believe me, we LOOKED!!! Maybe tomorrow.

Hope you enjoyed Pups on Patrol!!
Love, Gracie and Schatzie


  1. We think your pups on patrol are so cute! We didn't know that they shed their skin. We gotta hear more about that!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. they are wonderful and so sweet and i love that whisker shot... very sad there are only 1100 left.

  3. Only 1100 left... I sure hope they make a comeback. Nice group of pictures!

  4. Beautiful mammals. Mom was there and never saw a seal. She's nutty

  5. He's taking a nice nap!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. How amazing! I'd forgotten about the molting, maybe you can get an "after" photo of 8HY! Smart dogs to stay in the car, so right about the germs. I had heard even lower numbers (in the 300s) for how many seals were left, glad it's a bit higher but still extremely endangered. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Lady wonders if we are part seal cause we like to nap a lot too! Thanks for sharing your seals with us! Lee and Phod

  8. The one photo looks like he might be snoring. What a life! Too bad there are so few left!


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