Move It!

We headed out to the field Saturday afternoon, newish camera in hand.  The goal?  Get a video clip of the gang flying around the field at warp speed.  Two problems with my plan.  First, the pups had been busy all day — they supervised while I picked up branches from the last storm and then they insisted on following the mower for three hours while I whacked the grass down, so they were tuckered out before the project really got started.  And the second problem?  I am lousy at video photography!!  I got motion sickness just reviewing my twenty second clips.  I need to work on this.  Lots.

I wanted to talk about movement for some reason … maybe I was thinking of all those Olympic athletes that make movement look easy.  Maybe it was because my own movement is currently compromised by unhappy back muscles and nerves.  Who knows.  I just wanted to talk about the freedom of movement and the absolute joy that dogs express when they are having a good romp.  But we will have to save that until I can figure out how to video eight dogs in a two acre field without the viewer needing Dramamine!

And so … here are the still shots of the venture.  It was a pretty day.  The grass is still green in mid-August.  It was less then 90 degrees out.  All good in the end!

Snickers on the prowl for tasty treats left by the local wildlife.
Snickers on the prowl for tasty treats left by the local wildlife.
Snickers and Maggie working the territory in tandem.
Snickers and Maggie working the territory in tandem.
Daisy, Yippee and Emma are no fools -- they know who has the real treats!
Daisy, Yippee and Emma are no fools — they know who has a pocket full of real treats!
Jackson takes a break from the action.
.  Jackson takes a break from the action.

Moving or still … pictures of these guys just make me happy.  They give me a giggle.  I hope you have a dog (or eight) in your life that gets you moving and make you giggle too!

 

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