Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Beach Boy (and the day I saved my dad's life)

Hello there my super-troupe of fur-pals!!

I am so happy to have made such a pawsome new group of friends, and many of them are all the way on the other side of the world!!

But as you all know, I live Down Under in Australia, and I must admit that sometimes I get a bit jealous when I see photos of my blog friends playing in snow, meeting strange animals, or getting one of those delicious looking Chewy boxes that seem to be everywhere... (Come on Mr Postman, surely you can get one of those over the ocean to me?!)

Thankfully though I'm a glass half-full kind of guy, and I do know how to appreciate what I have (unless one of my friends has a larger treat than me - that means war).

Ignore those other guys... give me the treats
And one thing I do appreciate, is how close we are to the beach!

Just a short walk from home and I can be digging in the sands, snorkelling in the shallows, and sniffing through the seaweed and seashells!!

A true blue beach boy
If I'm not digging or sniffing, you'll find me being a super intrepid little guy, clambering over the rocks even when mum doesn't want me to...

Get the lead off me mum, I only fell off the rocks once before...
In fact I love the beach so much I will even go there when it's windy -

So windy... can't control my beard....
And when I have a friend come and visit, it's the first place we'll go!

 Stick with me fur-friend, I'll show you the best spots....

So when mum suggested we go for a beach date the other day, I couldn't get her out the door fast enough!!

If you don't hurry up mum I'll drag you there....

The adventure started off brilliantly:

I stalked seagulls...

Get out of here you pesky birds...
I dug in the sands...

Look at that sandy nose!!
And I kept a watch on the ocean - from a safe distance of course...

Hmmm... looks choppy out there...best I stay on dry land...

But then the day took a dramatic turn.

I was happily running along the beach, when I noticed something that made my heart stop!

My papa was stranded miles out... in the middle of all that deep water!!

How did he get stuck out there??!
I spotted him straight away, and I knew at once that he needed my help.

What could I do?

I had no choice but to get him out.

Now I'll be the first to admit, when you're built like a brick with short and stumpy little limbs, swimming doesn't come naturally...

No..this doesn't look like a great idea...
But I had no option but to be brave -

So I mustered all my courage, and took on the waves.

Don't worry papa... I'm a-coming!

As you can see, I worked my hardest.. taking on the huge waves which were lapping up around my tummy... and racing up and down the shoreline to shepherd my papa back to safety.

It was exhausting - but finally, finally I managed to get him out!

Wet, tired, but relieved...
And (even though he insisted he'd just been for a "swim") I could tell that papa was so grateful I'd saved his life - 

Yes, you should be hugging me. I'm a hero.
All in all, it was an exhausting day...

And I have no doubt there's a bravery medal on its way to me very soon.

Yes. That does suit me.
Until next time!


"...because there's nothing minor about being a Morris..."

40 comments:

  1. Way to go!

    I try to save me momma from our pool - I watch her VERY carefully. I has no idea why she wants to get wet on purpose.

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    1. Hey Kinley!
      I'm glad to hear you watch your momma in the pool... but why do they insist on getting wet on purpose?? It makes no sense to me!
      Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

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  2. You have some great beaches Morrie,I love the beach too!Lucky for me Mummy says the water is to cold so I don't have to worry about saving her,xx Speedy

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    1. Hey Speedy!
      You sure are lucky that your mummy doesn't like to swim - I'm still puffed after trying to save dad!
      Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

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  3. What a great job you did! You definitely deserve your medal. PS: the treats possibly leading to war.... Isn't that how you ended up with Tennis Ball Tummy??

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm really proud of my efforts too! ☺️
      But yes you are right about my tennis ball tummy... maybe I haven't quite learnt my lesson!! 😬

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  4. Wow Morrie what a BRAVE and HEROIC fella you are! I hope your Dad was generous wiv the TREATS are you saved him????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS I'm miffed that Chewy doesn't deliver to me in the UK either *sigh*

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    1. Thanks Princess Leah!
      Yes I have to hand it to him, he was at least forthcoming with some treats afterwards ... I even got some shark cartilage which I love!!!
      Hmm I agree about the Chewy boxes.. maybe we start a campaign?!

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  5. Bravo for being brave and saving your Papa! That was paw some.
    We live in Canada and Chewy won't send us packages over the boarder. We don't understand why not.

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    1. Thanks I'm feeling very proud of myself :)
      That's a shame to hear about Chewy not delivering to Canada though!!
      Your good friend Morrie :)

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  6. Yay - you're a hero, Morrie! I wish I had my own beach to run and play on.

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    1. Hey there Molly!
      Do you live near the beach? It is good fun to sniff and dig - lots of weird things wash up on the sand... one time I even found a whole fish!!!
      Lots of licks, Morrie :)

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  7. You have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
    We are glad you were there to save your papa.

    xo Astro

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    1. Hey Astro!
      I do feel lucky after I wrote that blog because I am super close to the beach... hopefully papa keeps the treats coming!!
      Your good friend Morrie :)

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  8. Gosh Morrie you are SO BRAVE facing those enormous waves.
    And you would love our beach in Aberdeen, where it is ALWAYS windy.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS I know how you feel about missing out on all those Chewy treats...

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    1. Thanks Bertie!
      They were huge waves weren't they?! And I really risked my life and limb to try and get in there..
      Aberdeen sounds great!!
      Your good friend Morrie :)

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  9. See now, YOU have something we will never have unless we move. We are nowhere near the beach, not at all!!! And we just know we would love to run on that sand. Of course, IF we get snow, we really do love that a lot.

    Great job rescuing Dad - those waves were mighty fierce.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    1. Hi Lightning, Misty and Timber!
      It's been good writing that post actually because lots of my blogville friends have reminded me how lucky I am to be so close to the beach!
      I do love your photos of snow though!!!
      Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

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  10. Morrie I am TRULY impressed that you were able to rescue your Dad from those vicious waves and WET water. For sure you need a BRAVERY badge! The beach must be a great spot to have so close to home.....for me it would be like a giant litterbox!

    Hugs, teddy

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    1. Hey Teddy!
      So glad you understand how brace I was... I really don't like getting wet and yet I went right in there!
      A giant litter box is very funny thought!!!
      Your good friend Morrie :)

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  11. dood !!!! we wood lovez ta livez by dde beach ......think oh de fish...25/8/366 !!! N 984 PAWS UP for rez cue in dad !!! we iz veree proud oh ewe....ewe dee serve that medal; de keyz two de car N steak everee day !!! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Oh steak everyday sounds great !! I think I'll tell dad to start coughing up the treats!!
      Lots of licks, your friend Morrie :)

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  12. Wowwwwwzer buddy you are a hero, and your dad has such a big smile about it, we can tell he is very very proud of you!!! Mom loves your beach and since she is rock/shell nut kind of person is jealous of where you live, I myself would trade my sibs to live there....just saying......stella rose

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    1. Thanks Stella Rose!
      And yes I do think he was proud - hopefully you can get to a beach one day soon!!!
      Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

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  13. well we have never been to a beach so you are very lucky and so very brave to save your papa!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Hey Hazel & Mabel,
      I can't believe you've never been to a beach!! You will have to make sure your pawents take you soon because it's my absolute favourite place to go!!
      Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

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  14. well we have never been to a beach so you are very lucky and so very brave to save your papa!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Gosh I can't believe you haven't been to a beach Hazel & Mabel!
      You will have to make sure your pawents take you soon because it's a super fun place to go and you will love it!!
      Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

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  15. Great life-saving attempt! We only have the river and a rather rocky beach, but we meet up with about 11 go 15 dogs on the weekend and race around like mad! We'd love to go to a real beach sometime.

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    1. Thank you! I'm quite chuffed with my efforts too :)
      The river sounds like good fun though!!
      Hopefully your pawents take you to a real beach soon!!
      Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

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  16. Wow, you're so brave! Way to go!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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    1. Thank you Margaret!
      I'm feeling very proud of myself :)
      Your good friend, Morrie!

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  17. That was a darn good rescue, ya done good! Hey pal, snow is no fun at all, at least where we live!

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  18. We have snow and it is not as much fun as it looks. Give me the beach any day. You look so happy and you are the best looking thing at the beach

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  19. OH MORRIE! You are a true HERO fursure!!!! I don't knows what your Pops would do without your help! Probably still be treading water! ☺ I knows what you means about the snow Morrie....we don't gets any here eithers. sigh. butts, your beach I thinks is tons better! I bets there are pawsome smells to sniffs, and lots of burdies to chase..heheheee
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  20. Mee-you Morrie doggie yur trulee a HERO fur resckuin yur Pappaw!!!
    Well dun!
    Where mee livess inn Canada wee getss lotss of snow....it iss a lot of fun to play inn butt sumtimess so-o cold it iss not fun at all.
    LadyMum said to tell you that you reminded her so much of Scott McGhee Brigaddon her Scotty furend shee tooked care of fur 6 monthss (way back inn '89 whenefurr that was...)
    You brott a BIG smile to her face!
    Sinseerlee, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum :)

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  21. Wow! What a brave fellow you are!

    I'll be glad to send you pictures of all our snow this winter.

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  22. Hello Morrie - sorry this iz so late. Well yeah, we git thoze Chewy boxez butt u haz gotz a most beautiful beach. We iz in Kansas so there iz no beach here x-cept at our lake an'our mom haz NEVER taken us there. Wood love 2 b able 2 go 2 a beach sumtime. You wuz so furry much brave 2 werk so hard 2 git your dad out of harm'z way. Yes, u shood git a medal an'lotz an'lotz of yummiez.
    Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

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  23. What an amazing story, definitely a brave boy! Keep up the posts, loved reading this!
    Henry

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  24. Condogulations, Morrie! You were so brave to save your daddy out in the middle of the sea! We have lots of beaches here in San Francisco, but you won't catch me anywhere near the water. My daddy would be on his own if he decided to "go fur a swim"! BOL!!

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