Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"

Tuesday night was our second night for Dylan's obedience training.  Sit/Stays were the order for the night and Dylan excelled.  Breaking only once when the instructor had us walk behind our dogs and come to our dogs right side.  GDA doesn't have us do that, so she was a bit confused.  But settled in and did fine the rest of the night.

Sit Ubu, sit!
Wednesday was a fun day as Chris had booked us on a whale watching trip out of Long Beach.  I have to say that having lived in L.B. for 42 years, this was our first time doing this.  But, we made up for lost time seeing two pods of grey whales heading south towards Cabo.  Six whales in total along with bottle nose dolphins and common dolphins.  Throw in a few sea lions and harbor seals and it was quite a day for our Dylan.

Sittin' on the Dock waiting for her first boat ride
When the captain was introduced, we discovered he had been a fire boat captain for L.A. Fire and of course Chris had to meet and introduce him to Dylan.
Meeting Captain Stan.

We were leaving the dock and two bottle nose dolphins came into view.  Dylan got very excited.

Two bottle nose dolphins just submerging

Then it was off to catch us some whales.  With in 45 minutes we had two gray whales in sight.  There were 3 in this pod and then another 20 minutes later, three more appeared.  

Dylans' ears were a-flappin' in the wind

Two grays right off the coast.

Heading in we came upon a pod of common dolphins and Dylan was in heaven.  With dolphins jumping all over, she didn't know where to look.

Finally, it was time for a bit of relaxation and some gumbo at Bubba Gumps.  Chris and I were 20 for 20 on the Forrest Gump trivia questions our waiter threw at us.  I got a free refill.... of ice tea.


Looking for Capt. Dan
A great time!  We are planning to see the blue whales this summer.  

1 comment:

Denise said...

First off, that Dylan has an enviable life. Wow. Sooo cool. And secondly, Tom is in shorts. Our high today is 29.

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful things you are doing. I may not comment often (my computer won't let me due to its age) so I have to wait for Steve's to be free!

Thinking of you all!