21 August 2008


I am very sad tonight. I just heard that the baby whale was euthanized. Poor little guy. They had named him "Colin." I was really hoping Colin would be rescued. I did send out a lot of positive thoughts, as did my human K, but I guess that was not enough. I should have had K call Australia and tell them that I would take him in. I have room in the pool since I don't swim in it. I would have shown him how to eat and drink and I would have been his friend. I really don't have any friends here so it would have been nice to have Colin here with me. I am so sad he had to be put down. There are some amazing humans in this world, though. There were many humans who were working on ways to save Colin, including some humans who designed machines to feed him. An Aboriginal "whale whisperer" named Bunna Lawrie, of the Mirning tribe from the Great Australian Bight, came in to comfort the little guy by singing humming, tongue-rolling ancient songs. During the singing Colin came to the side of the boat and lifted its head and allowed Bunna Lawrie to pat and stroke him. After Colin swam off to nuzzle a nearby yacht Bunna Lawrie said that Colin "felt really lonely and wanted to be with his mother and family" and that Colin is "missing the big fellas." That part of the story makes my human cry. I was really hoping for a happy ending, especially since I keep hearing a lot of bad things going on in the world right now. But at least Colin had Bunna Lawrie to communicate with and I am sure that brought some comfort to the little guy. Swim free and strong Colin! I wonder if there is a "Suka whisperer" out there somewhere. I think K needs help sometimes in understanding me. I'm just sayin'...


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I know -

My mom was said too -

BTW, woo have to know I love your kholours!

They are sooooo MOI aussi!!

Have a great weekend!!!


Kodak the Eskie said...

Hi Suka, I am very sad about that little baby whale too. I was hoping that they could bring him into a zoo/sea world type area where they could help him. I am glad they ended his suffering. Poor baby.

On another note, you mentioned in a note to me Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. I used to live on the west side of Lake Calhoun back int the late 1980's and used to run those lakes all the time. Just last month ran in the Hennepin/Lake Classic 5K. Fun! This weekend we are headed to Ten Mile Lake in Hackensack, MN. It's just 10 miles south of Leech Lake (Walker, MN). Very beautiful with lots of pines. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Kodak

Tracey and Huffle said...

We are very sad about Colin as well, especially since we live only a few hundred kilometres from where he was. The nice people at SeaWorld tried to save him but he was too sick. Would you like me to come over and keep you company?

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat