I took these photos when we had the thunderstorms and heavy rain a few days ago.
Dusty’s turned into a real water baby. He can’t pass a puddle without lying down in it. But it helps keep him cool in the current heat. You can see from the ripples in the water that he's wagging his tail, but what you can't see is that he's chewing the fuzz off his tennis ball!
He had his six month check-up last Friday which our vet practice does free for all puppies and kittens registered with them. A young lad doing work experience was in with the vet which I thought was lovely.
I mentioned to Jo that a couple of people had remarked that Dusty is very skinny. She laughed and said he is perfect in weight and size and to take no notice! And he’s going through a “leggy” stage.
Saw this chap stranded on the beach today.
He’s a Compass Jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) – have to admit I looked it up! It was low tide and he must have been on the beach for 4 or 5 hours, but my husband picked him up carefully and placed him in the water. NOT advisable – didn’t know they were stingers till I looked them up when we got home.
We’re more likely to see the Common Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita).
When I was a child, I was never allowed to swim in the sea until we saw jellyfish in the water. My mum would say it was a sign that the Gulf Stream had given up its filth and the water would be warm enough. We kids used to patrol the beach, desperate to find a jellyfish so we could go swimming.