So, amazingly, even though Lu has been in season for the last 2-3 weeks, nothing much has changed around here. Call me irresponsible, but I’ve been going to the Field and taking her out to secluded bush places around town… so far, I’ve not seen a single other dog interested in her. Except for Mal, who, despite being desexed and having never had ANY clue about what ‘it all means’, has not been able to keep his nose out from under her tail for the last 3-4 days. Yuck.
Anyway, the torture is nearly over so soon we’ll be able to run with The Pack again without worrying about making Whizzies or Australian Collies. Today there was a distinct possibility of Australian Dingoes, which would have been interesting, but she was on lead, so it was ok.
Yesterday we headed up to a pine forest, which I always like because there’s really limited animal populations in pine forests, so I can kind of relax on the whole ‘my dog is going to run off chasing things’ thing (unless you’re Penny who apparently doesn’t need to worry. Maybe Lu can teach Badger how to hunt, too, since she taught him to use his nose so well…). But… pine forests are just… forests full of pine-trees. Not the most interesting photographic fodder.
So today, for fun, we headed back to where we found snow with the pack, knowing full well there’d be no snow but wanting to check out the scenery and the little meadows and such anyway.