Erin Cummings and her two-year-old rescue dog Kuta love to hang out on the white sand beaches of the isolated Western Australian coastal town of Esperance.
Erin’s boyfriend rescued the dog when he found her in poor condition wandering around the streets.
Now this lucky dog is part of a beach-loving family and gets to join Erin on her paddleboard every morning. Life is good! It seems like Paradise!
Dolphins are common along the Esperance coast, and as they paddle on the water, the dolphins follow them and swim around them.
One day the dog jumped off the paddleboard because she wanted to check out the dolphins. “She doesn’t get to see the whole thing, she just wants to know what these little fins are,” Erin said. “They’ve brushed her, they’ve touched her, they’ve given her a little nudge.”
The number of dolphins in a pod usually ranges from just a couple to as many as 30 or 40 in a group. The dog has made friends with them and they love to play.
Then one day the dog was riding on a friend’s paddleboard when a seal suddenly appeared and started swimming around the board.
The dog quickly joined the seal in the water. Erin was worried about what might happen, but her worries were unfounded. Before long the dog and seal became best friends.
“The seal would swim one way, go under her and swim the other way, so they were playing with each other,” Erin said.
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