On this day, when I arrived, mom and pup slept snuggled next to the plastic fencing we installed to protect them from curious dogs. Soon, as the pup grows stronger and starts exploring more water and beach, I figure we’ll have to extend their protected area. It’s a bit like the crawling stage of toddlers. They go everywhere. It makes the life of a volunteer busy–running up and down the beach with signs and ropes–and adds a few grey hairs to my head. I don’t mind.