May be not always on their belly…

…however, being prone…

is a skill learned early in life.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Prone




One thing is for certain.

There is no lingering…

…when a Labrador and food come in contact.

Even if absolutely chock-a-block full,

they manage to ‘take care/possession’

of said bounty, until there is room.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Lingering




express one’s opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way.

I used to work with someone who fitted

this description perfectly….especially

after a few glasses of amber fluid! 

One memorable day he stopped 15 or 16 people

in mid-conversation,

so maybe around 5-8 conversations,

to point out a dog sitting with its feet crossed. 

He continued to tells us that this

was a sign of a good dog as its owner

had trained it to sit in that manner. 


He was deadly serious!


So, every time I see one of my dogs

sitting with crossed front paws

I comment to MGW on

how well trained it is.  😀

 I have included these images of my poorly trained dogs…

simply to give you an idea of what I am speaking about.

 Both Candi and Taji are asleep however,

their paws are crossed in the same way.

I just could not find an image

of either one sitting with its paws crossed.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Pontificate 



When Candi adopts this pose,

her gaze is fixed on one,

of two or three things.

First up she is waiting for her (fetch) rope to be thrown.

She is either gazing at the

thrower’s eyes, hands or the rope.

I try very hard to get her to run one way

then throw in the opposite direction.

I don’t catch her out very often.

It’s almost a game within a game.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Gaze