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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Finally ...

... a blog post NOT related to the 52 Weeks for Dogs project!

It seems like the only blog-time I have allotted myself over the past few weeks is to keep you all updated on the photography project. As much fun as that is, that is not what this blog is about! It's about the crazy antics that my boys get up to.

So ... back to the crazy! And by "crazy", I really mean "your average run at the park". Sorry to get your hopes up.

The weather is beautiful here today, despite the overcast gray-ness of it all. It's warm enough to venture out to the park without worrying about frozen paws or frostbitten camera trigger-fingers.

The boys were thrilled to get to run at the park again. It's been either too cold or too hectic to get out for runs as often as they would like. And luckily for us, despite the fabulous weather, the park was pretty empty. Apart from a couple of kids tobagganing down the hill (read: small mound) and a couple more having a snowball fight in the distance, we had the whole place to ourselves. I like this park because it is usually pretty empty, and whatever kids we do happen across tend to either ignore the dogs or want to throw a ball for them. Both of which are perfectly fine with me! The park is also big enough that the barking fool (ie. Gio) can bark his fool head off all he wants, and while I am sure that some of the surrounding houses can hear him, they are far enough away that it isn't too distracting or annoying. (I hope!)

So, there was lots of running ...


And for Gio, running = barking, so there was lots of that, too ...


Then Romeo wanted to play "King of the Castle" with the snow piles, a game that Gio finds no real joy in and grudgingly tolerates ...

I was occasionally throwing snow clumps for the dogs to chase, when one magically turned into a stick!!
This resulted in more running ... and barking ...


So what, you may ask, is the eventual outcome of all this barking?

Glamorous spittle strings, that's what!

4 comments:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

OMG, that photo of Gio barking is awesome!! And I really like the last one too! :)

CanyonView Shelties said...

I think Romeo likes King of the Castle so he can feel like a big boy, lol.

Nat said...

LOL, I love those photos of Gio with his mouth wiiide open as he barks! And Romeo is too cute with his fur a-flying. Great photos!

Dawn said...

Does Gio bark the whole time he runs? Silly boy! He looks so happy! So does Romeo!

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