Friday, February 17, 2012

Those you meet on the beach

It’s past the middle of February and this was the first visit to the beach for a while.

It has been so dreary, cold and windy recently and my back has stopped me leaving the house but on Thursday there was an unexpected glimmer of late winter sun. Wanting not to waste it, we all headed beach ward. …me dosed up with pain killers and a positive mind set …and camera in hand bag.

Kristofer, who feels the cold, didn’t seem to notice …and Robbie found the huge rocks made a perfect castle on which to be king.

When you have kids with you, people tend to talk and if they have dogs they let the boys pet them.

I had already caught this chap in this photo but now he had he stopped for the boys. They were three beautiful greyhounds but the two on the leads were so scared of everything and especially the boys. We apologised and said we didn’t want to upset the dogs and maybe he should go but thank you for stopping.

He said the boys should just stroke the other one, as he had not been mistreated …just lost his tail. We looked a little shocked and he then told us that he rescued and then re-homed abused and abandoned grey hounds. Both had been starved and abused to badly that there was a fear they would not survive. They were now beautiful healthy animals but unfortunately the two on the leads would never be able to be re-homed. He thankfully has chosen to keep all three, as they had built up a trust with him and each other and at home, when no one is around, they are happy seemingly normal dogs. …a lovely ending to what could have been a tragedy.

Have a great weekend …hope the weather is not too bad for you.

Take Care xx.

12 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

I am going to have to come back to view your pictures ... For some reason internet is on a go slow ... But the beach ... You lucky lucky lady ... I plan to live near the beach one day! Sorry that your back is playing you up ... I cannot imagine anything worse ... And John has had serious problems with his ... So I know it can affect virtually everything you do! Gentle hugs ... Xxx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love the photos of the beach! I am so wanting it to be Spring! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Carmen said...

I think people that do these horrible things to animals should have the same done to them :( Thank goodness for people like the man you met - lots of patience and love.

weaverpat said...

I'm so glad to hear you decided to take the boys to the beach. I just hope you are now not in pain from the trip. It seems like it's been a long winter so getting outdoors for a while when the weather is hopeful is a treat.
Bless that man who rescued the greyhounds. No animal deserves to be mistreated. It's so sad when their faith in humans has been broken to the point that they trust no one. Hopefully he can give them the loving life they need to recover.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a neat man you met. I adore Grayhounds and have owned three through the years. They were retired racers who if not adopted are destroyed. It is so sad. They are very sweet dogs that try really hard to be lap dogs.
They are brutal on cats though for they are sight hunters and instinctivly hunt and kill smallish furry creatures.

I Wonder Wye said...

Sweet dogs. I have heard they have great dispositions. So glad they now have a good 'forever' home. Thanks for posting the photos - love to see different places around the country...

JoZart said...

Aaaawwwh! and Aaawwh! lovely story and aren't you glad you venture to the beach? Beautiful photos of magic moments. I hope it did you good and you came home uplifted.
Off to an open, anything goes, workshop today... speak soon,
Love Jo x

famfa said...

What a lovely post. Beach looked great. What a nice man

LadyBug said...

Isn't it wonderful living near a beach :) I love visiting our beaches in the winter, when all the sunbathers and holidays makers aren't about. Such a sad story about the greyhounds but thankfully they have found a wonderful new home where they will be loved and cared for Px

Elizabeth said...

Aren't you glad you went off to the beach that day, the boys no doubt benefited from the fresh air and you got to meet that really interesting man. No dog, or any other animal for that matter, deserves to be treated badly and I am so glad there are people like him rescuing these abused dogs. Hope you are feeling a bit better and your back is improving. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth x

Alison said...

What a lovely trip to the beach you had Angie! Hope you have a good, pain-free weekend! xox

Jo Power said...

Just popped by to say "HELLO".
Haven't your GS changed such lovely photo's xx