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ANIMALS by KRISS on 17 march 2018

WHO LETS A DOG DROWN Saturday morning, today there is no school and we don’t have to open the shop.
Cool I can stay in bed late (8h30) and head to the shower of the marina.
I’ve been dreaming of a shower for the last 3 days and couldn’t find a minute to go.

Tom and Kate join me in the Dinghy while our 2 daughters, Rose and Amy stay with Belle our border collie on the boat.
It’s a beautiful morning, I know it’s supposed to rain later but for now we all enjoy a ray of sunshine.

When we reach the showers many groups of divers are preparing for either a baptism or a dive.
This is a booming business here with scores of divers during the weekends.
As we get out of the shower and head back to our dinghy (that still needs the engine fixed), we come across a group of divers on a large zodiac with maybe 10 people already suited to dive, they are boating out of the marina.

We know the owner (by sight) and he waves hi.
As he does so he casually tells us there is a dog in the water in the marina.
We look puzzled and in the rush of thoughts ask him if it’s ours.
He replies he doesn’t know and goes away.
I ask him the colour and he confirms camel.

Not wasting any second we paddle back to Celedon like maniacs and shout at the girl to look for Belle in the water around the boat.
Rose is all in panic and starts shivering and crying.
Amy keeps her calm and looks around.
As she seems nowhere to be found I jump on the boat then off the boat again on the wall and start looking at the bottom of the sea.

I’m dreading the worst, I can picture her little body drowned at the bottom.
As I keep walking further I suddenly spot her in the distance, struggling to swim.
She’s on the other side of the marina and I guess someone over there will go quicker and I start shouting and waving.

As a result Belle spots me and starts swimming to me.
At the same time, Tom and Kate spot her as well and Tom paddles out with the dinghy to get her.
A minute later she was back safe on the boat with a towel around her and only a few bruises and deep state of shock.

This is when I had her safe that I suddenly gathered my thoughts and realise that if we hadn’t had the luck to bump into the diving group or if I hadn’t spotted her she would have drowned.
She was exhausted when we got her out.

And then it occurred to me.
This whole group of 10 people already clad to dive in the water spotted her minutes before we rescued her, they had a boat and a powerful engine, all the means to go and get her and none of them did anything.
I rest the responsibility of this on the captain of the boat.
After all he’s the one in charge.

Seriously what’s wrong with this planet these days, what possible excuse can you have not to rush to rescue a drowning dog in a marina ? I have been working my head around that one for the last few hours and can’t find any explanation.
I tried to find the guy, I didn’t, I sent him a message (polite), he didn’t even reply.
Was he late and rescuing our family dog would have seemed unprofessional or did he just don’t give a damn about it.

No definitely I am in a furious anger ! I am opened minded and will post the other side of the story if it comes to me.

#liveaboard #dogonboat #humanrace

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