Mini halfventure today – went up to the pine forests with Penny and also Kim, so we had 9 dogs altogether! Big pack times!
It’s awesome up there. The forests are open without too many sticks, and dirt-bike tracks for eXtrEme cornering skillz, and a lake and NO KANGAROOS TO CHASE!
Possibly emus. I’m doubtful.
Anyway my photography was horrible today – I’m using my old camera again as we took the other one back to Costco so I can get a super shiny awesome one but in the meantime I’m cursing the limitations of my shoddy one. Not that it’s shoddy, it just doesn’t do so great in low light with fast moving subjects. Possibly it would be better with the other lens but then I have no zoom. Dilemmas. So anyway, enjoy this compendium of mildy-irritatingly-blurry to full-on-need-spectacles-levels-of-blur.
Such high quality photography skills here.
This one is quite artistic I think. I’ll call it: “Pan transcends consciousness amidst a sea of chaos and confusion”
More super rad photography.
Badger can run sideways
Also Badger can run sort of crouching.
I must have pressed a button on the camera and changed the white balance because it suddenly wanted to make everything look like the evening. Also we found a rickety A-frame in the forest.
Penny channels Tarzan.
Look guys! All my ‘stay’ work has been paying off! How pretty is this!?
BUSTLE BROs RUN!
Look at them Bustlin’.
Such little border collie brothers
Badger does weird leg things
Nic ran away to get the dogs to run back to us…
… but then he ran off into the bushes and they all followed.
Such a mess of dogs.
And then we did it again but this time we called the dogs and if you play these photos through quickly it’ll be like a little stop motion film.
Here they come!
Oh shit Badger moving very fast…!
Holy crap border collie!
Oh no, Lu and Pan coming very fast!
TERRIFYING LAST MINUTE DIRECTION CHANGE FROM THE DOG WITH NO CORNERING SKILLS AND ONLY ONE EYE.
Running like a mad thing!
RUN ON YOUR MINIATURE LEGS LITTLE COLLIE!
GO GO GO GO!
Pan says: “I KNOW YOU HAVE THE F-ING PINECONE JUST THROW IT DAMNIT!”
A series of action shots #2… Lu managed to get the thrown pinecone and away from the pack very fast…
And somehow MAL was close behind!
Go you snooty fool!!!
And then a Badger!
Go dogs go!!!
Sight-hounds coming fast AND A BABY BORDER COLLIE KEEPING UP!!!
HOLY CRAP LOOK AT HIM!
And then time for some swimming…!
LOOK!!! A photo that suggests that Mal is about to jump in the water! But it was all a lie. He didn’t really jump in the water.
As close as Loki got to swimming.
So many dogs doing so many things.
LOOK LOOK!!! ANOTHER photo that suggests Mal was about to jump in the water! And he didn’t!
And then Lu stole this bong bottle off Pan and played keep away…
Look Loki, you have rear-feet separation. Keep that up.
And a cool extended stride.
And after Lu stole the bong bottle and carried it around, she got bored of it but then went CRAZY and just played keep away WITH HERSELF as the target.
LOOK AT HER FACE SHE’S SO CRAZED.
And by the end had ALL the dogs trying to catch her. God she loves to be chased, but hasn’t really ever done it with this lot. Ducking in and out of trees is her FAVOURITE – but mildly terrifying if you consider how she’ll break if she smacks into one.
I… don’t know what happened to Dash and Flynn. They disappeared.
Loki has this cute little lip-lick he does when he knows food is on the way.
And now Loki is actually sleeping on the couch- I think he’s going to be a couch and bed cuddler when he’s bigger – one of those dogs that wants to be right next to you all the time.