Sunday, July 17, 2016

I went galumphing!

Yes friends - today I did my first real galumphing since my foot saga began. I got to the bottom of the boardwalk and with a couple of woofs and a big smile I was off and running - the wind was blowing through my furs, the sand was flying behind me and my feet were a dancing across the beach - it felt sooooooo good. It made the Mom smile and laugh big time to see me galumphing again.

As luck would have it - we arrived at the breakwater just as the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS-6) was coming back into dock. It has been moored at Mayport for the last few months  doing some sea trials. This ship is referred to as a stealth ship because of its unique design and it underwent the first of three shock trials in waters off Florida on 16 June 2016. A charge of 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg) was set off at around 100 yards (91 m) with the ship wired with around 260 instruments to record the effects. I must point out I was feeling so happy I stood on the rocks and barked at this ship when it went by and the guys on board waved back at me - how cool was that!

Now something else you may notice weird in the photos is the sky - the pics were all taken within moments of each other - but looking to the east the sky was dark and cloudy and then a simple turn to the west is was bright and sunny - gotta love Florida weather :)




21 comments:

  1. Looks like you're a happy boy, Reilly! Anyway can you give me your address? I made you a birthday card.

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  2. that are super news!! I'm so glad you did your furst galumphing and you greeted this fabulous ship... it looks super interesting in your front-shot!!!

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  3. Wow! How exciting! I think I'd stand on shore all day and wave at them!

    The sky is beautiful!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

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  4. I am so glad that your foot has healed and you are off to the beach for some galumphing! This news made my day happier!

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  5. OMD! You barked at the ship and the Navy boys waved at you??? That is the coolest thing ever! Glad you are back to galumphing!

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  6. Yea!!! We knew you could do it.

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  7. We're happy to hear you are back galumphing on your beach.

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  8. Oh Reilly, I am thrilled that you had a proper galumph!
    (I bet Mom was so happy too).
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  9. How wonderful that you were able to take off and feel the wind through your furs!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. Woo Hoo - that makes us smile too, Reilly!!!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  11. Hari OM
    Wunderfurs!!! Happiness is a galumphing outing... and the spotting of a stealth ship &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  12. So glad you are feeling like your old self again and that your foot is healed! Have fun!

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  13. We are SO HAPPY to hear that you galumphed!!!!
    Cammie!

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  14. Pawsome! Happy galumphing days are back for you Mr. Reilly!

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  15. We are so very happy for you, Reilly! You have us smiling bigtime☺

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  16. that is the most PAWESOME NEWS!!!!! xoxo DakotasDen

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  17. How wonderful Reilly!! you got to galumph!!! yay!!!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  18. That is so wonderful you are able to run around again. I bet you thought it would never happen!

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  19. Oh happy galumping Rielly! So cool that ship was just waiting to welcome you back. Mom wishes she could have seen you. Love Dolly PeeS: Sorry we've been absent mom's been dealing with a broken phone for a week.

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