It was such a lovely sunny, winter’s day that I decided to take Little Monkey on a nice long walk to the common, where there are open fields and trees.
I follow Sarah and Choppy on many of their dog walks. Choppy always poses so nicely for the camera and smiles away. I thought I’d see if I could capture a few photos of my own dog, Little Monkey, on one of our walks, so I took my trusty Canon camera along with me, tucked in my pocket especially for any photo opportunities that might arise.
Here is my dog, Little Monkey, on the way to the common; not exactly looking at the camera, or actually not at all! Obviously something much more interesting off to her left.
And off to her right too!
And even behind her, once arrived at the common.
Well, after all this sitting and behaving, she was let off the lead to do her own thing.
Any squirrels here?
OK I’m gonna try over here!
And here she is trotting back to me after squirrel chasing. But oops! She is in the restricted roped-off area! This is delicate fynbos (see previous post Fynbos) that must not be disturbed. She wasn’t to know, as she leapt the rope barrier in a single fluid bound, chasing the squirrel, that was also unaware of the restrictions!
Well, I like to think she did not do too much damage, as she’s not that heavy and her weight is distributed over all four feet.
Finally, after all those ‘bloopers’ and running free, I snapped the perfect shot, on the way home.
This is her sweet, contented face. So many scents tracked down, so many squirrels chased; the perfect outing.
post script: Hats off to Sarah and Choppy for their amazing captures, not just on dog walks, but dressed in all sorts of hilarious clothing too. I always thought it must be tricky to take these photos, but now I know exactly how hard it is.
Please note: No squirrels were harmed in the making of this post!