Friday Fun: Shih Tzu Rescued From Rocks

Not exactly fun, but a very happy ending.  Long distance paddle boarder, Charlie Head, spotted the little Shih Tzu stranded on rocks by the incoming tide.  Charlie interrupted his attempt at a 600 mile row from Cornwall to London to rescue the very lucky pup.  No one on shore was aware the dog was out there.

Many dog owners seem to think their dogs don’t need to be kept safe around water.  However, even the strongest swimmer is no match for rip tides and any dog will eventually tire & drown in just calm water.

Hypothermia is probably the biggest threat to a dog’s safety in water.  A dog’s coat loses its ability to insulate well when wet.  The water doesn’t need to be extremely cold for hypothermia to set in.  Temperatures that would be fine on land can be deadly in water.

A water temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) often leads to death in one hour, and water temperatures hovering at freezing can lead to death in as little as 15 minutes…Water at a temperature of 26 °C (79 °F) will, after prolonged exposure, lead to hypothermia.

Get your dog a good life jacket!  One that is secure and keeps their head above water—not all of them are good.  I’ve posted previously about our favorite life jacket.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Shih Tzu Rescued From Rocks

  1. Hi Michelle, thank you for your commitment to what God has caleld you to do! I am in search of what God expects of me and how I start living instead of just surviving. I am married to a good man that loves the Lord and we have 2 adorable children ages 5 and 7.I am lost in the days filled with making breakfast, lunch and dinner (we are a very healthy family, so mealtime is a full time job), cleaning, homeschooling, children activities, wifey considerations, ministering, accountant for our business, etc. etc. It’s too much!I have very little time for myself. Although I know God would not put on me more than I can bear; it’s not the bearing it because I have been doing that for almost 11 years; I am just tired of bearing it! I know it’s a runon sentence, but that is how it runs on in my life!I need to stop this roller coaster and catch the next train heading to BALANCE. The Lord has required us to homeschool (although I am mostly doing it), change our diets (I do most of the cooking) and for me to do the accounting work for the business (which I didn’t know anything about and had to learn. I am grateful because I think it is important to know the mechanics of your finances and what Ceaser expects, but it is just something else to learn to do in my life that is already filled with other things that are not my cup of tea), etc. etc.Well I have needs too and I have tried, planned and commanded to allow time for my needs, but if I get it, there is usually a penalty attached to it that I am left to deal with. I need a project that is my own to claim and I am passionate about, whether it is something volunteer, but preferably income generating. I want to get back to going to a hairdresser (I have been doing my own natural’ hair for almost 2 years and it’s not being properly managed), getting manicures and pedicures. These things have not been affordable far too long. I was accustomed to my weekly hair appointments followed by manicures and pedicures when I wasn’t married. I didn’t realize that getting married and my husband’s career choices and our decisions of having children were going to be a trade-off. I knew the frequency would diminish, but just not exist was not considered! I am not a materialistic person, and I don’t mind a budget, but this is constant treading water which is ridiculous for any queen to have to indore. We don’t spend a lot. It always seems to go to the grocery store to buy healthy food, or something with the children, etc.. We don’t have a lot of clothes and I don’t really care for shopping unless I have to. I buy things very carefully so I can coordinate with other clothes we already have. Most people think we have a lot clothes, but that is a trick my mother taught me years ago. We don’t own a lot of shoes either.We consistently tithe our 10% faithfully and joyfully. I think we could do less offering and giving sometimes, but that is between my husband and God.Speak to me, because I haven’t received a Word from the Lord yet on the topic. I also have not found anyone that I can really talk to. What I have gotten, is either a spiritual talk, the sympathy walk or the nosey ear. I find a lot people do not really want to be real with themselves, including my darling husband, which causes a serious communication issue. Where are the folks that can admit to their baggage, look to get rid of some bags and tell a good story so we can all laugh? I have listened to him and others around me say things that I was there to see, just for them to speak as though they had no idea that they caused the situation. People just don’t want to own up!!Well, I am not one of those people, so I need to know: I helped to make this messy bed, but I don’t want to lie in it. I want it made up and enjoy my life. How do I do that?

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