Monday, January 19, 2009

You'd think it was spring!

The past few days have been fabulously sunny and WARM here in the Fraser Valley.

The whippets and I have had wonderful walks lately and I keep wishing I could maneuvre a camera amongst the leashes (and I only have two) to take goofy photos of the dogs during our walks.

The problem however is I have a girl that walks surveying everything within sight, anticipating a squirrel up that tree, a cat under that car or on that doorstoop, another dog out walking that must be met - and she doesn't miss a thing. The other portion of the problem is I have a boy that basically trots (well, usually paces) along, checking out smells that must be covered - but not with the total ATTENTION levels of the girl.

And when the girl sees something of interest her entire body starts vibrating and it's not always obvious if she'll keep quiet or if she'll start barking at the spied item.

And it's usually at that point that the neutered boy makes his move to attempt some initial love moves directed at the girl. Who has no idea that anything is happening in her world other than whatever it is that she's kicking up a fuss at!

So the camera stays at home.


Jenn And The City said...

We can't even get out the front door without experiencing this phenom.

PeachMelba said...

I can't believe how simillar Miss Becca and Bella really are! Bella does this every time she is on lead.

Can't wait to see you at the National! We will have to do dinner and drinks one night!


Tismee2 said...

I sympathise whole heartedy. My two have extending leads when out in the fields and you can bet one - or both will find something to wrap the leads around geting tangled. My camera usually stays at home too but sometimes I feel brave.

Yvonne Sovereign said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, the artist's get-together was fun, something I thought about for a long time before actually getting it together.
As for your whippet walkies, well having a camera along would be cool, but I can understand it would be difficult. I have enough trouble getting good whippet shots when they are loose in the yard! There are always the ones that want to jump on me, the ones that want to stand between my legs (what? Take a picture mom? not if I have anything to do with it) and the others that are moving too fast. Geez....