February 15, 2019
Photographing even one sunset will
provide a photographer with a diverse range
of colour depending on when the photo was taken.
This shot was around five minutes
after the sun had dropped out of sight.
I’m sure tomorrow night Mother Nature
will provide us with a different experience.
Maggie was smitten with her.
Maggie treated Taji much differently to Candi.
Maggie played with Taji and showed her how to behave.
Maggie showed Taji how to sleep…
…and how to protect the house from looters.
There hasn’t been a Magpie to feed for
several years thanks to young energetic dogs.
It almost seemed like they knew they were related.
Or perhaps it was just Labradors being Labradors.
The above definition of ‘durable’ aptly describes
what an Australian Kelpie is supposed to be.
A hardworking pooch.
However, after ten to fifteen minutes of
chasing a rope around the backyard…
…the only thing Candi wants to do is sleep.
Somehow I don’t think she would have made it on the farm.
She even strikes this pose on a sunny day in mid-winter.
And back in the day I think I could have outlasted her in summer.
She may be following Taji’s lead though.
…sitting like this…
…is really dreaming of,
and hoping for,
…when they will be big enough
to be fed first.
Once upon a time there were two young dogs
who decided that chasing or two vehicles was good fun.
Only one or two white trucks.
As we don’t have a front fence it was
imperative to stop this behaviour.
So every time they chased, I would head out with my
loudest voice and tell them to get to their kennels.
Growling and telling them what bad dogs
they were was all part of it.
They were tied up for ten or fifteen minutes.
Soon they decided that it was better not to be
growled at and to have more freedom.
Now I don’t even need to exit the house and they will
go to their kennel on command and sit and wait (no chain)
until they are ‘released’ or they think they
have served long enough in the ‘penalty box’.
Initially their idea of a penalty did not coincide with mine
and they served further time.
They are now more prudent about when
it is ‘safe’ to leave their kennels.
I’m not sure if they are reasoning.
However, I do know the reason for their ‘punishment’
has worked and they are better behaved
although at times loud while they are free.
Do they sound like anyone you know?
Candi has speed…
However, every now and then Taji wants
to join in the game of fetch.