Thursday, September 22, 2005

Louise loves yardsales

One of the things we like to do on our weekends is browse yard sales. (Otherwise known as Garage Sales.) For Louise, this is a fantastic opportunity to get extra attention from strangers, as well as to hopefully sniff out a few more baby toys to play with. Also, we usually run into some other dogs.

Louise loves meeting other dogs, although they aren't always so fond of meeting her.

But on this day, Louise discovered a cat, and strangely, the cat didn't just run away. This cat was very interested in what Louise was up to. It was also smart enough to stay just out of reach. Louise begged and pleaded to get a 'closer look' and kicked up such a fuss that she and I had to temporarily leave the garage sale for a 'prayer meeting.'

I guess cats will be cats which means they will usually want to taunt dogs. I know ours do, from time to time. And dogs will be dogs, by consistently taking the bait, just like Louise did here.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Sitting in the sun

Sitting pretty
We paused to pose for some pictures along our daily walk.
Well here we are on a sunny Friday afternoon. We were practicing some off-leash trainging, reviewing commands like heel, sit and stay. Generally speaking, she's pretty good so long as there aren't distractions.

Today was a good day for Louise, because she managed to get her picture in the local paper. Yesterday the United Way held a fundraising event, and the newspaper photographer was there to capture her photo.

Sadly, it wasn't front page colour, like she hoped.

Tiresome photoshoot
Louise only has so much patience for photoshoots.
Still, she had a fun time meeting the volunteers. One of them kept telling Louise she reminded him of his wife. We weren't sure if he was being nice or not, but nobody got upset, so we let it go.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Morning walk in September

Originally uploaded by iTripped.
Our schedules have changed, and I don't get to walk Louise in the mornings as often. This is due in part to her desire to sleep in later and later each day. She really can be quite lazy in the mornings.

But once I get her up and we get moving, she's ready to go. Just before I took this picture, Louise had stopped to sniff at a bush and was in the process of catching up to me. I wasn't sure if the picture would come out, but here it is.