We took the pups to the ocean today so they could enjoy a great run and we could do some beach combing.The weather was very pleasant with just a few people on the beach.
We had worked our way around the bay and came close to the rocks that start the edge of the jetty.
We purposely timed our adventure to be the same time as the low tide. The chance of finding some real shell treasures is much better at that time.
We hunted and strolled along the water line and planned to turn back when we reach the edge of the jetty.
The pups were running ahead of us having a wonderful time. Maggie was doing her best to keep up with Mistaya and tried to go everywhere she did.
I was just about 20 feet from the jetty when I saw the two of them running in the sand at the edge of the large boulders of the jetty. To my horror they were running along the jetty where it curved out into the sea. At that moment a large waved caught me by surprise and I tried to climb up on the boulders to get away from it. It was of course, to fast for me and the water rose up above my knees.
As I scrambled up a few feet I realized Mistaya and Maggie were no where to be seen.
Can you here me crying right now???
I screamed at JW and then screamed Mistaya's name knowing that Maggie would not be far behind her.
There appeared Mistaya just inches from the surf and no Maggie in site.
I yelled for Mistaya to climb up the boulders and she did. Just then I saw Maggie struggling to get her footing at the edge of the large boulders. They were so much bigger and taller than she was. She climbed up one, then another just as the waved washed up onto the boulder she was standing on. I saw the water as it was rising above her belly line and thought I was going to loose her. We both called for her to keep climbing and with the help of all her precious Guardian Angels she did. The look of fear on her face was almost more than I could bare as I could not get to her.
That wise little pup some how knew to keep climbing as it was getting her away for the water.
As I found the safety of the dry sand Maggie came running down around the jetty boulders and I am not sure which of us was the happiest to see the other. I pulled her into my arms and told her how sorry I was and that if need be I would have jumped in to save her.
She gave me a few sweet licks then headed off to find Mistaya and they ran back down the beach to safer sand.
I shook all the way home from our adventure. And I suspect that Maggie will not find any reason to venture close to the water from now on. And that is okay with me..we will stay well above the water line from now on.
Thank god for puppy Angels