dog walking

the act of a person walking with a dog,

Fortunately, our backyard is large enough for Candi

to exercise as much as she likes.

Whether simply running at full pace,

or chasing after and catching…


…a favourite toy….until exhausted.

While Candi runs to burn off her energy,

Taji favours armchair style exercise.


It is very seldom that Taji…


…gets involved in actual exercise…

…as these images depict.

Having said that, about two years ago

we had a change of neighbours.

They brought two miniature dogs with them.

A male and female.

For some reason, the three females

co-exist peacefully, either side of the fence.

However, add the male to the mix and suddenly

we have four dogs charging up and down

the fence line until they tire of their play.

Tahi is usually first to toss it in, as 200 metres

at full speed is about all she can do.

However, Candi and the little foxie last a lot longer.

 The fence line to which I am referring is

around 97 metres end to end

and their run varies in length.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Dog-Walking







having or showing a tendency
to be easily angered


Irascible is not a word I would use

to describe any labrador

I have had anything to do with.


I am more likely to use the words good-natured…

…when describing ours, or any, labradors.





the state of becoming worse
or more serious;









relating to or used in poetry



We have often stated the Candi (our Kelpie)

is like poetry in motion when running.

Labrador Taji, on the other hand,

is a real Galumpher.


For readers who have never heard of

Galumpher (or Galumphing)

by Australian author Margaret Clarke,

please check out this link.

Galumpher is a wonderful children’s book

that engages all emerging

and young readers.



has an  ‘as new’ copy advertised


Galumpher’s Colouring book


the Children’s book to which

I am referring above


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Poetic









feeling strained as a result of having demands
persistently made on one; harassed.

Come on and play. Run!…

This goes on any time

Candi is feeling energetic and

Taji just wants to be a labrador,

which is all the time on both accounts.