Monday, September 13, 2010

Hurricane Earl's Power and Allure

Hurricane Earl appears tame as we stopped to look at this beach a week or so ago. This Labrador Retriever(LR)was sitting patiently for his stick to be thrown.















With a heave ho, the stick was launched into the air and into the fury of the ocean. Without any hesitation, the LR leaped, turned and dove into the waters.

Everyone with salt water in their veins knows that during a hurricane the 'rip tides' (as they are referred to know-a-days) can suck you under in a flash......







....which is exactly what happened here with LR. You can see the head of LR and that's all we saw for what seemed ages. The strength of the surge was dragging LR into a stony furrow and holding LR in place. At the same time the water was draining back into the ocean and choking poor LR. What can I say...but ....plain...dumb human...once again!

Continuing on with this questionable fun seemed so odd to me. We dogs know how to have fun but when Mother Nature intervenes then we are at her mercy. We need our humans to use commonsense and protect us from danger.





I watched and wondered what could have happened. We drove off mystified.



11 comments:

  1. That's awful! Too bad your Daddies didn't chew that jerk's head off! That poor faithful dog!

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  2. It is amazing how some dog owners seem to be clueless about the dangers of the water and I am sorry you had to witness such a scary event. I do hope the labrador retriever had a "sit down" with his owners about the dangers of the rip tide!

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  3. How cruel! That just breaks my heart!

    Liz

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  4. Oh my goodness! Poor LR! I'm glad you have smart owners who would never put you in jeopardy, Sophie. We see a lot of dumb humans in the horse world too.

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  5. People can be so DUMB sometimes. It's a good thing your dogs are so smart. Too bad that LR was so obedient. I hope he ended up OK.

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  6. Some humans just don't think! We hope they learned something.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  7. That was such a horrible cruel thing to do to the poor dog! We hope he was okay. The stupidity of humans never ceases to amaze us.

    take care
    Clive and Murray

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  8. How stupid!? Your one lucky pooch to have a set of Daddies that know better. :)

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  9. How cruel! some hoomans are just plain stupid!!!

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  10. Oh, the poor baby! I hope that he was ok. You're right, we humans need to be very careful that we don't ask more of our fur people than they can do. Uggg, I see it with the horses all the time.

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  11. The human was obviously oblivious to the danger....next time Sophie, tell your daddies to point the dangers out....or throw the human into the water and watch what happens!!!!! I hope the LR was OK after you left....nice to see you again sweet girl!!

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