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We Love Dogs.

In this photo provided by the Navy, Conner Lamb squats next to Nick Haworth's 1 1/2-year-old German shepherd Luna, who fell overboard from his boat in the ocean off the Southern California coast in February, arrives at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Luna was found Tuesday on San Clemente Island, a Navy-owned training base. Haworth was working on a boat two miles from the island when Luna disappeared Feb. 10. (U.S. Navy via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo provided by the Navy, Conner Lamb squats next to Nick Haworth’s 1 1/2-year-old German shepherd Luna, who fell overboard from his boat in the ocean off the Southern California coast in February, arrives at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Luna was found Tuesday on San Clemente Island, a Navy-owned training base. Haworth was working on a boat two miles from the island when Luna disappeared Feb. 10. (U.S. Navy via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

That’s an amazing story.

The 11/2-year-old German shepherd was spotted Tuesday on San Clemente Island, a Navy-owned training base 70 miles off San Diego.

The blue-eyed pup disappeared Feb. 10 as Haworth, a commercial fisherman from San Diego, worked on a boat two miles from the island.

“They were pulling in their (lobster) traps, and one minute Luna was there, and the next minute she was gone,” said Sandy DeMunnik, spokeswoman for Naval Base Coronado. “They looked everywhere for her. They couldn’t see her. The water was dark, and she’s dark.”

More:

http://borepatch.blogspot.com/2016/03/a-german-shepherd-lession-in-survival.html

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/luna-708569-island-demunnik.html

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Dog Fight!

Dogs, being dogs.   And happy.  Good dogs.

IMG_0258In the first corner, we have pebbles.  Good pebbles.  My wife wanted to name her “Taquila.”  I will tell that story later.  Maybe.

Anyway, pebbles is very happy to be united with her mother, Sophie.

IMG_0275Next up, Sophie.  Pebbles’ mother.  Just as dopey.  Very loveable.  A big flower.  A pushover.  Though, the first time I saw her she ran at me full-bore across a yard and skeerd the you-know-what outta me.  Something about a strange dog running at you outta the darkness.  That gets your attention.  That had a happy ending though.  She is a wall-flower.

Fight!

IMG_0267IMG_0265IMG_0269IMG_0270It is fun to see mother dog teach daughter dog.  Sophie does. Well, notice how they fight laying down.

I have seen sophie drop the hammer when we are on walks and some strange dog runs up in a fury.  Sophie wins.  Pebbles stands aside.  The dynamic is quite amazing. Alien dog runs away.  Sophie does what is needed, amazingly.  The kids (pebbles and piper – the kids) keep to the side.  The humans did too, it happened so fast.

They are sweet and I wish I could show video.  Happy dogs.  Happy times.

FullSizeRenderPosing for the camera.

We love them.